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Baby food chart with recipes for 7 months to 1 year Indian baby & toddlers

By Swasthi on August 6, 2022, Comments,

Indian baby food chart along with a list of tried & tested 60 Indian baby food recipes. Thanks to the readers who led me to this post on Indian baby food chart. Before I take you to the details of the food chart and the food recipes, please be informed that this post is based on my experience. I have honestly expressed my views and opinions on easy baby weaning so that it could be helpful to new mothers.


Indian baby food chart

Please read the comments below before posting your queries since similar queries may have been answered.

Well, some of my tips might look like old wives tales since they are based on Ayurveda, but I do trust them in growing healthy and happy babies. However I suggest consulting your elders or pediatrician before you follow any new foods or tip that have been mentioned here.

For the past several years, I have been consistently sharing & updating baby recipes especially for a good weight gain. You can find all the latest recipes or ideas on the baby toddler recipes section.

Readers who have been asking for suggestions on foods to gain weight, please check this detailed post on best foods for weight gain in babies & toddlers.

Is this baby food chart suitable to my Baby?

This Indian baby food chart is a generalized one suitable for most babies. However i suggest you to use your judgement whether to include or not, certain ingredients in your babies diet based on your babies allergies, intolerance, appetite, likes and dislikes.

I have tried to link most Indian baby food recipes that I have posted earlier on this blog. Many were written almost 5 years ago and are updated regularly with new tips based on the readers reviews.

This Indian baby food chart was developed by me based on what i fed my 2 kids, whose birth weight was 3.3 kgs and 3.4 kgs. The ideas were basically drawn from the health and baby weaning booklets that were given to us during our visits to the singapore clinics, hospitals and few from clinics in Bangalore.

This chart is also suitable to babies who were preterm born or were underweight. However I suggest mums with such babies to consult a pediatrician if you are skeptical about these foods.

This post will be updated, to include tips and other information. You can leave a comment here if you want to know anything specific which will be answered. Please feel free to share or discuss your experiences, views, problems that you encounter while weaning your babies in the comment section. It could be helpful to other readers, it’s through sharing we can learn.

When to introduce food to baby – 6 months to 1 year

Here is a brief guide on the right time to introduce foods. But how to introduce them can be found in the recipe posts. Example: Oats or oatmeal – I have mentioned clearly how to choose them and the kind you can use and how to prepare it for a baby.

Baby foood chart swasthis recipes

You can find a a detailed baby food chart for 6 months old baby here along with recipes.

This Indian baby food chart and the baby food recipes have been developed for a good weight gain in babies.

Indian baby food chart for babies above 7 months or from 8 months

Wake up – 6 am
Milk – (skip milk if baby wakes up after 8 am, make a milk based breakfast from breakfast section)
Breakfast – 7.30 to 8 am
One of the following:

APPLE RICE CEREAL
RICE MILK CEREAL
SPROUTS VEGETABLE SOUP
MOONG DAL SOUP
 Egg, (Fully boiled or scrambled in very few drops of oil)(babies above one year)
IDLI with rasam or sambar (sambar for babies older than 12 months)
SET DOSA
ATTA HALWA (WHEAT CEREAL)
APPLE OATS PORRIDGE
VEGETABLE OATS PORRIDGE(blend it in a blender till smooth)
MILK OATS PORRIDGE
SAGO CARROT PAYASAM
 BARLEY KHEER
APPLE RAGI HALWA
RAGI MALT with badam powder
CHICKPEAS SOUP (babies older than 15 months)
BARLEY VEGETABLE SOUP (blend till smooth)
SWEET CORN VEGETABLE SOUP(blend till smooth)
CURD OATS
MOONG DAL HALWA (NEW)

Quick fix breakfast (for 8 to 18 months):

 Nestum rice (stage 1) with ALMOND MILK
 Nestum rice with homemade curd (plain yogurt), add water as needed while mixing
Mid-morning – 10 to 10.15 am
One of the following:

 Steamed apple (raw apple for babies older than 12 months)
 Banana or steamed kerala banana (if baby has cold)
 Papaya
 Chikoo (sapota)
 Avocado
 Melon
 Other fruits like watermelon, pears, oranges
or 2 tbsp of fresh HOMEMADE PLAIN CURD / YOGURT (3 times a week, avoid when the baby has cold & phlegm, prefer room temperature. As the baby grows you can increase the quantity)
Lunch for baby – 11.30 to 12.30 pm
Try using whole grains like

RAGI OR FINGER MILLET
 Broken wheat (daliya).
 Half basmati brown rice with half white rice.
 Soak them for about 2 to 4 hours in warm water before cooking. Discard the water.

Try one of the following

DALIA KHICHDI (vegetable broken wheat food)
SWEET PONGAL
VENN PONGAL(skip pepper, hing)
DAL KHICHDI with one of the vegetables: spinach, methi, pumpkin, carrot, ridge gourd, bottle gourd, tomato
METHI KHICHDI
TOMATO DAL KHICHDI (no veggies)
POTATO RICE
SWEET POTATO RICE (make the same way as potato rice, you can add a bit of jaggery instead of salt)
PLANTAIN RICE RECIPE (raw cooking banana with rice)
URAD DAL KHICHDI
VEGETABLE OATS KHICHDI
 CHICKPEA TODDLER MEAL for toddlers not for babies
INDIAN BABY FOOD with chickpeas and methi leaves (11 months, only for babies not having colic)
 Dal & mashed rice with TOMATO RASAMRASAM made with RASAM POWDER
 mashed rice with MOONG DAL RASAM or dal ka paani (bassaru)
 Soft mashed rice withDRUMSTICK SAMBAR or SAMBAR (15 months and above,mash up the veggies along with the rice, try using homemade sambar powder)

For a lighter meal, if the baby has colic

 mashed rice with dal ka paani with a pinch of ajwain(strained dal soup)
 Soft Mashed rice with milk
 Mashed rice with yogurt (avoid this frequently)
 Soft Mashed rice & banana (if needed puree)
 Mashed rice with TAMARIND / DANIYA RASAM
 Soft cooked carrot, mashed rice with daniya rasam
 sabudana porridge with salt and ajwain (vaamu / carom seeds) powder
 rice porridge with salt and ajwain powder
Mid noon – 2.30 to 3 pm
Fruits or steam cooked mashed veggies
Evening snack for baby -5 to 5.30 pm
One of the following:

 Large serving of Milk
 whole grain cereal
RAGI MALT WITH MILK (almond powder can be included)
 Millet porridge (will post the recipe shortly)
ALMOND MILK with powdered corn flakes or nestum rice (stage 1)
CARROT BABY FOOD (can skip almonds)
CARROT MILKSHAKE or CARROT JUICE SMOOTHIE (babies above 1 year)
Dinner – 7 to 7.45 pm
Please Note:
Feeding late can cause indigestion and the infant may not sleep due to colic. Avoid feeding heavy foods. Dinner should always be light, nutritious, mostly vegetable based.

 For babies from 10 to 12 months prefer light foods from breakfast section. Avoid egg & nuts.

 Babies above 12 months : Any foods mentioned in the breakfast and lunch can also be served for dinner.

Other options

 mashed rice with dal ka paani (strained dal soup)
 Soft mashed rice with milk
 Mashed rice, carrot with daniya rasam
 rice porridge with veggies
 Rice with dal ka pani (bassaru) and light cooked vegetables.
 Soft Rice with tomato rasam and light steamed or cooked vegetables.
Bed time – 8.30 to 9 pm
Large serving of Milk. Make sure there is a gap of at least 1 hour 30 mins in between the completion of dinner and milk. For babies above 12 months: If the baby is still hungry after the milk, can feed some light crackers.

 
Related post: how to make ragi flour for babies or toddlers’ porridge
 

Tips to increase the appetite in babies

1. Try to serve fruits 1 ½ to 2 hours before a meal. They tend to make the infant feel hungry naturally. Do not serve fruit with a meal.

2. Do not mix fruits with dairy especially milk. It leads to indigestion.

3. Babies need exercise, let them play and crawl or run around. Don’t confine them to a small area. For toddlers / babies who can walk, a small walk in the neighborhood before a meal can make them hungry.

General Tips:

1. If you have a very fussy baby, avoid milk in the early morning and serve milk based breakfast mentioned in the table.

2. Serving bread or any other baked stuff to babies, leads to colic or bloating due to the ingredients like baking soda, powder, yeast etc.

3. Limit crackers or biscuits to only once a day, avoiding is however better.

About Swasthi

I’m Swasthi Shreekanth, the recipe developer, food photographer & food writer behind Swasthi’s Recipes. My aim is to help you cook great Indian food with my time-tested recipes. After 2 decades of experience in practical Indian cooking I started this blog to help people cook better & more often at home. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cook I am sure Swasthi’s Recipes will assist you to enhance your cooking skills.

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hi,
what specific diet will help 14 month old girl to help in making his leg muscle strong so that she will start walking.

worried mother.

Thank you for sharing

Hi ,
I need to know sleep time in between solid and also wen to breastfeed or giv formula

Can I follow this recipes to my 2.5years toddler.

Can you suggest food that can be carried for 24 hours travel in flight

Hi swathi
My baby is 11 month ad she is not getting any weight even dor she eat too much she don’t add weight ad her skin is so bad

3.5 yrs baby girl, pl suggest kerala food items with quality & quantity

Hi Swathi,
My baby completed 9 month on l want to follow a proper rotunie with different healthy food recipe for her. Plz help me even as how often I have to give her solid and how much minimum should be given. It’s been nearly two months I have started solid for her I give her ganji kind of puree tyo I prepare of all dal mixed powder and I give her cooker rice which I grind n mix cooked veggies . I will be so much confused as wat to give her today like for bf n for lunch n snacks as she sleeps aft her bf for a while n even aft her lunch n evening as well. So I get confused as when to give solid n feed my breast milk n make her sleep ..if she won’t have a nap she won’t eat fully. Plz help me with routine plus recipe and frequency and qty plz

Hi Swasthi,

My baby is 11 months old. She doesn’t like to eat rice at all. I am unable to give a proper food schedule for her. Her day starts at 9AM or late or may be sometimes early. Please help with food timings for her. As she takes an hour to eat a meal. She only likes to eat Dosa, Upma. I am worried about her growth. She is active but i am worried about weight as this is growing age. She likes to drink more of milk, Its my feed. I dnt use formula. I am vegge, so she is not liking to eat non-veg. All other family members eat non-veg at home.
Please help me with the substitue for rice and food timings.

Hi Swasthi,

Hope you are doing good.Thanks a lot for your recipes.I have a 8 months old baby and am following the above food chat.So,can you please help me how to give ridge gourd, bottle gourd,Beetroot and Broccoli etc….I mean to say the way we are giving the pumpkin and other veggies or is there any different way do you have? Can you please explain?

Thanks in advance!

Great help! Thank you dear.

Hi my baby is 6 months and he doesn’t gain wait what should I gave herq

Hello mam,my baby turned 1 year, we want to switch to formula milk. Can you pls suggest any brand?

Thank you mam

Hi..usually my baby is passing stool once in a day since he started solids but today when I gave him papaya, he passed stool twice and the second motion was little red in colour as if of papaya colour..is it normal?

Hi mam, my 16 months old baby is not liking raw apple or steamed one so I started to feed with milk. Now I found this is wrong. how to make her eat in other way? Pls help

Thank you so much mam

Same question from my side also

7 -8 months babies needs 14 hours sleep when shall i make them sleep

I see 6 meals a day mentioned above. So when do we feed milk? 8 – 9 months old the baby will still need mother’s milk right?

6 meals a day is difficult.

Hi my baby is 6 months and he doesn’t gain wait what should I gave her

Hi Swasthi,
I’m a mom of 23 month old girl. How do I regulate her food schedule? She is not eating enough according to her age she is under weight. She just has no appetite. Whatever I offer her she won’t eat. Can I follow this food chart? The recipes would be suitable for her age? She won’t eat on schedule time so I offer food after sometime and that way her schedule is all messed up. Just met Gastroenterologist doc today and he didn’t find anything wrong.
Please help me putting her in back to good eating schedule and increase her appetite

Madam i am suma 9 month baby i have. Breast milk completly reduce i am giving moong dal kichdi and ragi malt. Baby not getting a wheight what to do plz tell me madam

Hi , I have 1 year old daughter and she is under weight, doctor say try giving her formula as she is breast fed baby she refused no matter what I do … I have tried your many recipes. She don’t eat same thing more than two or three days .I am so anxious.please help.

hi,
kindly guide me how can i add seasame in my 2.3 yr old boy diet.is it ok to give him?saesame seed or oil?

thnx alot for info and which time shd i give that shake?

Hii maam
My 1yr old baby…eats everything what i give..but in between and after each meal..he passes poop. Is this normal??is he has any digestion issues?

My baby is 2.4year old. She is 12kg.she doesn’t like rice and veggies. So I smash it together and feeds her for lunch. Is it ok for her health. Please give me advice.