Suitable: 8 months + baby
Carom Flavoured Potato Rice for Baby / Toddlers
Though potatoes are high in carbohydrates, they belong to the category of complex carbs. They make a very good baby / Toddler food. I started giving carom flavored potato rice to my younger son when he turned 8 months. I just started with a tablespoon of this and slowly increased the quantity. I always serve him this for lunch and I give him no more than twice/thrice a week.
As my little one grew up, I changed it to a rough texture and thicker consistency. White potatoes are bad for colicky babies, but adding carom seed pow reduces colic and is a very good digestive aid. It is absolutely safe to give carom seeds pow to babies after 6 months of age. It even keeps babies away from building up phlegm, after all phlegm is undigested food that ferments forming toxins in the body. For me and my family, carom seeds work wonders for indigestion and cold. If you want to know more on how exactly to use carom seeds for babies , kids or adults, read here
2 tbsp. long grain rice
50 Gms white potato
1/8 carom seed pow (ajwain)
135 ml water (depends on the type of rice that is used)
A pinch of salt (optional)
A pinch of Turmeric
Method of cooking
1. Wash and soak rice for at least half an hour, drain and measure 135 ml water, add peeled potato and pinch of salt
2. Pressure cook it for 4 whistles or you can cook even in a slow cooker or heavy bottomed pan till the potatoes turn mushy. If cooking in an open pan need to add more water (approximately another 90 ml) and fully cook till the rice and potatoes turn soft.