Carrot Poriyal/Sabzi for Babies and Toddlers 10 Months and Above
A great way to introduce normal adult food to babies if with the preparation of this recipe of Carrot Poriyal/Sabzi as a side dish along with Dal Rice or Curd Rice.
Carrots are a great starter meal for babies, they are easy to digest, great source of Vitamin A and C that are essential to a baby's overall development. When they are babies, the best way to feed them is by making a puree. Babies love looking at the colour and enjoy the sweet taste of carrot.
To a toddler who is over a year old, it is important to introduce normal adult food as this is the age they are learning and appreciating the tastes and textures of food. So this recipe of Carrot Poriyal/Sabzi is a perfect way to introduce the flavours of Asafoetida and curry leaves to them. This Carrot Poriyal can be side dish to a main dish like dal rice or curd rice.
Serve the Carrot Poriyal as a baby/ toddler food along with a meal of baby/toddler curd rice and or baby/toddler dal chawal as a complete meal for your baby toddler who is above 10 months and older.
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- 1 Carrot (Gajjar)
- Salt , a pinch
- 1/2 teaspoon Butter (Salted)
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 1 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
- Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
How to make Carrot Poriyal/Sabzi for Babies and Toddlers 10 Months and Above
To begin making Carrot Poriyal/Sabzi for Toddlers, wash and peel the skin off the carrot.
Cut them into small pieces and set aside.
In a pressure cooker add 2 tablespoons water and add the chopped carrots into it with a pinch of salt.
Cook the carrots for one whistle and release the pressure of the cooker immediately. Set aside.
In a pan add 1/2 a teaspoon of butter and allow it to melt over medium heat.
Once the butter has melted, add 1/2 a teaspoon of mustard seeds and let it crackle
After the mustard seeds have crackled, lower the heat and add a pinch of asafoetida. Add finely chopped curry leaves into the pan.
Next add in the cooked carrots and give it all a good mix.
Cook on low heat for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.
Serve the Carrot Poriyal as a baby/ toddler food along with a meal of curd rice and dal chawal as a complete meal for your baby toddler who is above 10 months and older.