DIY Babyfood – Make your own Dhal
August 19, 2010 Leave a comment
Dhal is a traditional Indian food. You can add or omit ingredients from the following recipe as your baby prefers – dhal is a very versatile! You can serve it alone, with rice or, for older babies, with an Indian bread like nan or roti.
4oz (1/2 cup) red lentils
a dash of oil
1 small onion
1tsp grated fresh ginger
1 clove of garlic, crushed
around 16 fl oz (2 cups) water
1 small sweet potato
1/2 tsp coriander
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and saute the onion for a few minutes.
Add the garlic and the ginger and continue to saute for several minutes.
Add the remaining spices and cook for 5 more minutes.
Add 10 fl oz (1 1/4 cups) water and stir, then add the sweet potato and lentils.
Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 mins, until the lentils are cooked. If your dhal looks too dry at any point, just add more water.