Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam -Baby & Toddler Recipe above 10 months
The Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam is a classic way to introduce dal to babies/toddlers. Add a teaspoon full of ghee on top of the dal rice and see it vanish into your baby's tummy!
Dal is staple of any household in India - North or South. Each have their own recipes and enjoy them with rice or phulkas. But as parents we need to introduce our babies/toddlers with dal early on and the best way to do that would be through Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam.
The Dal/Lentil we have used in this recipe is split yellow moong dal which is light on a baby's stomach but gives them the protein that is required for their bodies. Yellow Moong Dal helps the babies by boosting their immune system, contains folate that is essential to brain development and contains Vitamins A, C, K, E and B vitamins.
If you like this recipe of Dal Rice for babies/toddlers, here are a few more recipes for babies/toddlers
- 1/4 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
- 1/4 cup Rice
- 1/2 cup Water
- 1 teaspoon Butter (Salted)
- Salt , a pinch
- Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
How to make Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam -Baby & Toddler Recipe above 10 months
To begin making the Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam, wash and pressure cook moong dal in quarter cup of water along with a pinch of turmeric.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and release the pressure naturally. Remove the dal from the pressure cooker and keep aside.
In the same pressure cooker, add 1/4 cup of rice with 1/2 cup water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
Once the 3 whistles are over, turn off the flame and release the pressure naturally.
Place a pan on low heat, add a teaspoon of butter. Once the butter has melted, add the cooked moong dal and a pinch of salt.
Mix the dal/ paruppu well and simmer it for 2 minutes and turn off the flame.
In a bowl add the cooked rice and cooked dal and mix thoroughly. If you baby prefers a more mashed consistency, use a potato masher and mash the rice before adding the dal.
You can also add a little salt to Dal Chawal/ Paruppu Sadam and a dollop of ghee and serve warm to your baby/ toddler.