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Baby Lentil Recipe: Veggie Lentil Baby Puree in a white bowl
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Baby Lentil Recipe: Veggies and Lentils Baby Food Puree

Lentils, rice and veggies in a "stew" are one of the easiest meals to make for your little one. This baby lentil recipe in India is called "khichdi." With some added spices for additional flavor, and a variety of veggies this is a one pot complete meal for baby.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 20 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 33.8kcal
Author: Anjali Shah


  • 2 cups dried lentils any lentil is fine, I've used red lentils, yellow split peas, and "moong dal" which you can get at the Indian store
  • 1 cup brown basmati rice you can also use white basmati rice or quinoa
  • 6 cups of water
  • 10 cups Frozen or fresh veggies I used 1 16oz bag of frozen broccoli, 1 16oz bag of frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, green beans), and 1 8oz bag of frozen cauliflower
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Whole milk organic yogurt optional, for serving


  • Put water, lentils, rice/qunioa, veggies, and spices into a large pot on the stove.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer and simmer 1-3 hours until it's the consistency you like, stirring occasionally.
  • (Alternatively, put all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for 4-6 hours)
  • Mash up, freeze in ice cube trays or store for 5 days in the fridge.
  • Serve with whole milk organic yogurt.




Expert Tips 
  • Allow the lentils and vegetables enough time to cook down until soft and mushy. This will take several hours on the stovetop, or in the crockpot.
  • Use a potato masher to puree the stew. Alternatively, you can place the lentils in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. It should have the consistency of a hearty soup or stew.
  • Feel free to adjust the spices and consistency based on the age of your baby!
  • This recipe makes 16 cups of food, which equals 256 tablespoons of food. Assuming your baby is eating about 4oz of food in each meal, this will make 64 meals for your little one!


Serving: 4tbsp | Calories: 33.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 2.3g