Dal Soup For Babies – Baby And Toddler Recipe

Hi Everyone!

I have a toddler who is really a fussy eater and she needs something new and different every day .Soup is something which she still likes a bit  .I am sharing one of the dal soup recipes which I recently made and that was the only thing which she had in the whole day. It’s a very simple recipe and all the ingredients are easily available in the household.


Lentils is one of the main and easy sources of protein and fiber for vegetarians. It’s a very simple recipe and one can experiment with many veggies and taste of the lentil soup won’t change too.


Baby and toddler recipe


Ingredients required For The Dal Soup:-(For 1 cup)

  • 2 tbsp split yellow gram (moong dal)(One can use masoor dal or split red lentils)
  • Salt
  • Turmeric
  • 1 cup water
  • Veggies such as carrot, spinach, bottle gourd(I generally prefer a small piece of carrot, 3-4 spinach leaves etc)
  • 1tsp butter/ghee
  • 1/4tsp cumin seeds


Method & Preparation:-

Pressure cook lentils, one veggie of your choice, water , salt and turmeric. Give it two whistles. Mash the dal/lentil or you can strain it for thinner consistency to get the clear dal soup.I generally try to make it a thick soup so that it becomes a whole some meal .You can add bit of water to lighten the consistency.

Take a small pan and add butter/ghee into it and 1/4th cumin seeds.Pour this in the soup .


So a very healthy and nutritious soup is ready to be served 🙂

I know this soup is prepared in lot of Indian homes but every one has a different method.So do let us know how you make your lentil soup 🙂


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  1. this is yum for mummies tooo. 🙂

  2. Deifnitely! only thing is i find dal really boring 😛

  3. This is so healthy bt my girl hates it…the nly way she takes dal ks when mixed wid other way 🙁

  4. I also cook this for my daughter, but with an addition of chappati. I make a thinner dal soup and immerse small pieces of roti in it in the evening, and at dinner time nearly after 3 hrs when the roti gets softened, i mash it and serve my daughter. she doesn’t like to chew roti with dal/sabji…but have it easily if mashed….but am sure after 4-5 months she will start to enjoy chewing roti too!

  5. lubna kallil says:

    Hi guys .. i wud like to ask u dt my son is 13 mnth old .. n stil i hav to grind his food like cerelac n feed him .. loads of cough is der in his throat he cnt sollow anythng properly dts y i hav to grind n gve him .. n except khichdi he doesnt wnt to hav anythng else ..pzz help me in dis ..

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