A thousand ideas run through the mind as soon as I see the Srivalli’s
announcement for the Blogging Marathon. These ideas rush out so fast that I
have to pen them down and then think about experimenting or giving a twist to
the regular recipe. When the ideas take shape to be cooked and clicked
something invariably happens. The power problem, the kids , family situation, last
but not the least, someone falling sick! Then I have to go back and re-think
the recipes that have to be put up.
This week I signed up for theme, Carrots in 3 different ways, and in
order to avoid the last minute need to change the recipe, prepared everything
well in advance and patted my back for this achievement.
Then today morning, when I was going about
preparing food for Lil Dude, it struck me that while I was immersed in ideas
that were complex and ‘had a twist’, I failed to see something that I did every
This dish is something that Lil Dude enjoys. I started with
a simple carrot dal mash and then he graduated to eating carrot-dal-rice mash. So
this is something I slipped my mind completely. While I have been sort of
documenting what Lil Angel ate through her childhood, I have nothing here about
Lil Dudes dishes! Well, again the plan of posting a cake changes to this simple
For Week #2.,with the theme - Carrots in 3 different ways
for the 23rd
edition of Blogging Marathon, my first ‘recipe’ is a simple weaning food.
Weaning foods are the
transition foods given to an infant when she/ he progresses from exclusive
breast feeding to other solid foods. At first the consistency has to be thin /
watery, and then pureed foods can be given. Later semi solid foods are started and
by the first birthday the baby can be given almost all the foods that an adult
takes with a little change in the level of spiciness and texture.
Read more about weaning foods here
Note : Consult the Pediatrician before starting any weaning food
for your baby….
Start with Moong dal as it is easily digestible when
compared to Toor dal and other dals. For the first couple of days, give a few
spoons of mashed dal alone preferably during the day time. Then add a few
pieces of carrots, pureed, along with the mashed dal. Slowly increase the
quantity of dal and carrot. Later on switch over toor dal.
So basically all you have to do is take a few teaspoons of
Moong dal and a few pieces of carrot
in a small bowl. Add some water and
pressure cook till both are tender. Cool and puree. Adjust consistency adding water.
Serve luke warm. Adding salt is optional.As the baby grows, a pinch of rosted cumin powder can be added.
Labels: Blogging Marathon, Carrot, Eggless Bakin Group, Goodies from veggies, Split Moong Dal Recipes, Vegan varieties