We are starting the 24th edition of Srivalli's Blogging Marathon today and looking back, its been 2 years since I joined this club!In 2011, the first edition started as a month long marathon.I was travelling during the first week of the marathon and I still remember how I ran to the Internet cafe at the Singapore airport to check out the posts!And now its 2 years and I have been a part of the group, blogging for this marathon,not missing a single month!
It is indeed nice to blog as a team and visiting fellow marathoners blog.We as a team have not only spoken or discussed about food,but also hold virtual parties like my baby shower and another bloggers bridal shower!In a way we have become more than a family now,being a part of the joys and sorrows and of course sharing our passion on cooking....
Anyways,when Srivalli announced the themes for this month, I badly wanted to do all the themes but since we have just 4 weeks, I was forced to leave out some really good ones.But what I chose are interesting too...
For Week 1 in the 24th edition of blogging Marathon, I have chosen Weaning Foods.
I have already written an elaborate post here on weaning foods, but there are very few recipes in my blog. So I am more than happy to take this theme this week. Like I have mentioned in some post earlier, I have shared a lot of food stuffs that Lil Angel likes and its now time to post some of Lil Dude's favorite.
Lil dude has just stepped into his 12th month and I have started experimenting on all sorts of flavors and textures in his food.
Today's soup is a very basic recipe that can be given after 6 months but be sure to Consult your Pediatrician before starting any weaning food for your baby
Carrot - 1/2
Beetroot - 1/4
Moong dhal - 1 teaspoon
- Peel the vegetables and chop them.Wash moong dal.
- Take the vegetables and dal in a vessel and add water [about 3/4 cup] and pressure cook for 10 minutes.
- Once cook puree the soup and serve luke warm
- Initially strain the soup and feed the clear liquid.As the baby gets older, pulse the soup in a blender and serve as a textured soup
- You can add a small bulb of garlic while pressure cooking the vegetables as the grows.
- Add a piece of potato and omit the dhal .Potato gives a different taste and adds to the volume of the soup.
- Usually there is no need to add salt to the infants meal. But add a pinch if you wish.
- Toor dal can be used instead of moong dhal.
- Drizzle a little ghee for extra calories and taste
- Last but not the least, don't forget the bib!It is sure to stain the cloths :)
Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#24
Labels: Beetroot, Blogging Marathon, Carrot, Goodies from veggies, Slurpy soups, Split Moong Dal Recipes, Vegan varieties