Curd Rice Thayir Sadam (Dahi Bhaat) - For Babies & Toddlers Over 10 Months
A classic Indian Dish of Rice and Curd mixed together serves a perfect meal for a baby/toddler who is 10 months and above in age.
It is a universal fact that all babies love Curd/Yogurt. The smooth creamy texture of curd/yogurt and the subtle sweetness of it, makes them want more than just one bowl a day. Curd/yogurt is the best probiotic that nature has to offer and keeps the gut of the person consuming it healthy. It helps generate good bacteria and aids in proper digestion of food consumed.
So this classic Indian recipe of Curd Rice, also known as Thayir Sadam or Dahi Bhaat is perfect meal to start off with for babies/toddlers who are 10 months and above. Around the time babies/toddlers turn one year old, they tend to show preferences towards the meals/food that they like. So it is important to include curd as part of their diet and one way is to include Curd rice in it.
Serve Curd Rice to babies/toddlers over 10 months along with a vegetable like Carrot Poriyal For Babies for a complete meal.
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- 1/2 cup Rice
- 1/2 cup Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
- 1/4 teaspoon Ajwain Powder
- Salt , to taste (optional)
How to make Curd Rice Thayir Sadam (Dahi Bhaat) - For Babies & Toddlers Over 10 Months
To begin making Curd Rice for babies, firstly wash the rice thoroughly in water and keep it soaked in water for 20 minutes.
In a pressure cooker, add the soaked rice and 1 cup water. Let it cook for 4 whistles and allow the pressure to release naturally.
Once the pressure has released, open the cooker and cool the rice on a plate.
Once the rice has come to room temperature, mash the rice well either with your hands or with a potato masher.
Next, add the curd and give it a good mix. At this stage you can even add a pinch of salt if you child prefers salt in it, otherwise you can skip the salt.
Once the curd rice has come together, sprinkle the Ajwain Powder on top. Ajwain powder, help in soothing gas in your baby.
Serve this curd rice to babies/toddlers over 10 months along with a vegetable like Carrot Poriyal For Babies for a complete meal.