Baby food recipes – 6 to 18 months | Homemade Indian baby food recipes

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Baby food recipes – A collection of homemade Indian baby food recipes for 6 10 18 months babies. If you are a new mum, you can check this Baby food chart for 6 months baby. If you have a baby older than 7 months then you can check this Indian baby food chart for 8 months & above. You can also take a look at the best foods to gain weight in babies & toddlers. This post contains a list of all Indian baby food recipes available on this blog.

list of Indian baby food recipes swasthis recipes

I have also included a few sample baby food recipes in the recipe card. All the recipes are tried and tested and have been served for both my babies.

If your pediatrician has suggested you to start, then You can start with a single fruit, single veggie and then single grain. For more details please check this post on How to introduce solids to baby.

I highly recommend reading every line of the baby food posts on this blog as they can guide you extensively.

Baby food recipes – babies above 6 months

How to make baby rice cereal
Apple rice
Ragi porridge for babies
Apple Wheat porridge
Apple ragi (try ragi and apple separately first, then try together)
Khichdi for babies
Methi khichdi
Moong dal soup
Carrot almond baby food
Potato rice
Barley baby cereal
Sago carrot kheer for babies
Sabudana kheer for babies
Wheat cereal for babies
Soft idli recipe
Milk oats porridge
How to make ragi flour for babies
Oats porridge with vegetables (blend till smooth)
Sweet potato rice
Apple oats

Babies above 8 months

Sprouts soup
Urad dal khichdi
Raw banana rice
Ven pongal. please mash the rice well and remove the pepper corns. You can also puree it.
Curd rice. Puree if desired, skip tempering.
Curd oats
Moong dal halwa
Ragi idli

indian baby food recipes includes toddler recipes

Baby food recipes for babies above 11 months

These need to be pureed before serving
Dalia khichdi
Oats vegetable khichdi
Sweet corn soup
Barley soup with vegetables
Chickpeas toddler food
Chickpeas soup (for babies above 15 months)
Badam milk. pls consult your doctor and use buffalo or goat milk, avoid cow’s milk.
Set dosa
Banana milkshake
Lassi (avoid salt and sugar)
Neer dosa
Kambu dosa

Sample Indian baby food recipes

indian baby food recipe

Baby food recipes

Simple baby food recipes for 6 months to 18 months. I have shared only a few sample recipes in this card. For more recipes, please check the links mentioned above.
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes

Ingredients (US cup = 240ml )

Ingredients for 6 months baby food recipes 1 – Any one of the following (refer notes)

  • ½ banana
  • 1 sapota
  • ½ papaya
  • 2 tbsp cooked rice

Ingredients for 7 to 8 months baby food recipes 2 (refer notes)

  • 2 tbsp rice or 2 tbsps ragi or wheat flour
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 small apple or banana
  • 1/8 tsp ghee homemade (refer notes)

Ingredients for 8 months baby food recipes 3

  • tbsp rice aged rice
  • tbsp dal (toor or moong dal)
  • tbsp carrots chopped
  • 200 ml water
  • 1/8 tsp ghee homemade

Ingredients for 8 months baby food recipes 4

  • 2 tbsp rice
  • 1 baby potato or 2 tbsp chopped
  • 1 pinch carom seeds powder (ajwain powder)
  • ¼ tsp ghee homemade


Making 6 months baby food recipes

  • Make sure you follow the 3 day test rule for every food you introduce. Wait for the results until 4th day.
  • To make the baby food, Mash any one of the fruits – banana, papaya, sapota very well until smooth.
  • If desired add it to a blender and puree until smooth. To thin down add a few spoons of boiled and cooled water. Fruit puree is ready.
  • If using cooked rice, then puree together rice and any of the fruit – (banana, papaya, sapota or steamed apple) along with some boiled and cooled water. Fruit flavored rice is ready.
  • You can also feed only steamed apple. Peel and chop the apples. Bring half cup water to a boil and add the apples to it.
  • Cook until the apples are slightly tender just for a minute or 2. Cool and puree with rice or just the steamed apple. Apple puree is ready.

Making 7 months baby food recipes

  • Wash rice and soak in water for at least 30 mins.
  • Pressure cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 whistles. You can also cook in a pot until soft.
  • Apple flavored rice cereal : When the pressure goes  down, open the lid and add grated apple. Cover and cook for 2 to 3 mins. Cool and make a smooth puree. If needed add some boiled and cooled water. Add few drops of hot ghee. Apple flavored rice is ready.
  • Banana rice cereal : Cool the rice completely. Add banana and rice to a blender and make a fine puree. Pour few tbsps boiled and cooled water if desired.

Making 8 months baby food recipes

  • Wash rice and dal in a cooker or pot a few times until the water runs clear. Add grated carrots and pour water. 
  • Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles on a medium heat. If cooking in a pot add more water as needed.
  • When the pressure goes down, using a masher mash the food to smooth. This is the stage you must be teaching you baby to eat mashed foods. Reduce feeding pureed foods. Add ghee to hot food and serve warm. Rice dal baby food is ready.

Making 8 months baby food recipes

  • Soak rice until water runs clear. Soak for 30 mins and cook along with potato until soft for 3 whistles. Mash the rice well and add ghee. Feed warm. To prevent colic you can add a pinch of ajwain powder. Potato rice is ready.


The nutrition values are only for the banana flavored rice. These are approximations only.
Please follow 3 day wait rule for every food you introduce.

Alternative quantities provided in the recipe card are for 1x only, original recipe.

For best results follow my detailed step-by-step photo instructions and tips above the recipe card.

NUTRITION INFO (estimation only)

Nutrition Facts
Baby food recipes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 45
% Daily Value*
Potassium 105mg3%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 3g3%
Vitamin C 2.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Hi swasthi, Wheat cereal recipe is taking to badam halwa page. I am sure you did not intend it that way.

Hi my daughter is 1 year now, just few weeks before she started liking food like very thin khichrhi and dal.
What else i can cook for her. Which has more healthy and little light to eat.
Plz suggest more recipes.

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Am Gabriella from Nigeria, this has been so useful to me , God bless you. My Son has been so sick lately , his recovery n eats well thank u for d recipes .

My babay age is 8 months old , now baby is taking only mms2 milk.
So now what kind of food shall I give?
Plz help me..out .

Hi! My baby’s age is 2 years. Can ypu please guide me what kind of food should i give to him ?

Hello Mam ….

Thank you so much ..I’m following you since long time back n ur recipes are just amazing .. bt now I was searching for baby food n suddenly a name with swasthi’s recipe appeared ..n got surprised..thanks a ton for helping a new mom like me ..

Just help me more by telling how to start new food baby is 11momths old

Hello mam, we are confused to feed oranges to my 11 months baby.. How much ammount can we feed and daily it can be given mam?

Greetings ✨ do you have a book?

Your website is beautiful, and I am very grateful for the baby food recipes. I’m a westerner who studies Yoga and Ayurveda, your blog helped me get my baby started on solids, thank you for you and the information!



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Hi, I just would like to say that I looooove your recipes. I’m not indian but I love Indian food. And whenever I’m cooking Indian food I always use your recipes. Now that I was searching for baby food recipes I was surprised to see that you have a lot of recipes for babies as well. Not only recipes but you also take time to educate people about the food and also first time moms like me on how to introduce food to my baby. You are just amazing!

hello mam thank u so much for this dedication towards new moms.. can u please tell me how to subscribe your blog?

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Thanks for the recipes swasthi sis. I am trying one by one for my 8 months old boy. He loves the food very much ?

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hi dr,
you have such a good space that is a real boon for new moms lik me….may i know how can i subscribe to your blog…sorry, i couldnt find any link…..
thank you

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Hello swasthi my baby has started 6th month 1 week before and I just wanted to follow your recipes as as u go very organized according to age?…now my query is for starting the rice cereal I forgot to roast it after soaking and drying directly i powdered so any alternative source for roasting pls kindly help

Thanks a tonne for ur response….

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Hi i am Ritu …my son is Aaditya is 3yrs4months he weighs 13.5kg and his height is 97cm….he is a very fussy eater….he falls ill frequently and is very skinny….he likes smashed food and dosent want to chew food….i am very worried…pls can you help and suggest a good diet for him

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Hi ,
My baby completed 3 months . Can I start giving her ragi seri,cerelac , apple puree and carrot puree from 4th month beginning onwards ?

Hi ,meri baby 2year ki hai o kuch bhi bina blend kiy ni khati us potty 3din p hota hai aur bhut hard mai us kya khilau ki o roj potty kre koi ghrelu upay ap btao

Plz help how to grow my baby weight she wont eat any food iteam
Plz say how can i solve this

My son is above 6 month and i want to give food now plz suggest for us

Thanks sir

Hey Swasthi,
My son is 2 & half year old. He is a very selective eater. He hasn’t got his back teeth yet. So he is finding great difficulty in eating solid foods still. He likes spicy food though. Please suggest some good recipes for him.
Worried mom,

I am worried about my child she s indian n she don’t eat our food n she only 1 year. I am black but married by indian so plz help m

Hi Swasti, I find the recipes very helpful thank u so much. I was really confused what to feed my baby she is 19 months. I have one question if Khicrdi cannot be given at night can u please suggest what can I give her for dinner ? I will be thankful as for now I give her Khicrdi . Thank u