Recipes for a six to nine month old toddler


The toddlers and the young one’s cannot completely depend on mother’s milk and formula food for their entire life. They need to be started and taken on solid food slowly and gradually. The ideal time to start solid food for toddlers is from 4 to 6 months. During this time the gut and the digestive system of the baby gets ready to start solid food. Before that the digestive system of the baby is very weak. This is the time that you should start solid food for your baby. But, when you are about to start giving solids to your baby, the first and the foremost thing that comes to mind is what to give and what not to give to the baby. Here i am presenting a few recipes for a six to nine month old toddler.

The first and the foremost thing to keep in mind is that whatever food you start with, give the same food to the baby at the same time for a week. Than introduce another food. This way you will be able to know if your baby is allergic to some food or not. Make sure that when you start giving solids, the food is not too thick for the baby to swallow. Otherwise the baby might choke on it. Baby may get scared and reject solid food all together.

Recipes for six to nine months old toddler


Lentils and rice preparations


Toor dal ka pani

toor dal ka pani
toor dal ka pani

It is better to start solids with toor dal as it is easy to digest

Age: 6 months and more

Recipe :

  • Take a handful of toor dal and boil it in ample amount of water till the dal is cooked properly.
  • The water should be enough to cover the dal
  • Crush the cooked dal along with water of the dal

To this add a small pinch (equal to the small quantity on your nail) of salt, turmeric, hing (asofoetida) and one tablespoon of ghee.

Give this to your child around at lunch time. Lunch time is preferred so that the baby does not get colic at night.

Rice water ( rice osaman )

rice water
rice water

You can also give the cooked rice water to the kid which is very healthy.

Age: 6 months or more

  • Take a handful of rice
  • Cover the rice with water
  • Let it boil till the rice is totally cooked
  • After that crush the rice along with water that is used to boil.
  • To this add salt and hing (asafoetida)
  • You can also add some ghee

In the same way you can also prepare Moong dal pani and Moong ka pani.

Liquid khichdi recipe

liquid khichdi
liquid khichdi

Age: 6 months or more

Liquid khichdi is very healthy. It contains moong dal and rice.

  • Take a handful of moong dal
  • Take a handful of rice
  • Cover the mixture with water
  • Add turmeric powder, a pinch of salt and asafoetida
  • Pressure cook for ten minutes.
  • Add ghee to it and mix properly

The baby will love to have this khichdi


Basically you can take most of the vegetables and make a soup of it for the baby.

Potato tomato soup

potato tomato soup
potato tomato soup

Age: 6 to 9 months

  • Take half a potato and half tomato
  • Pressure cook them with little water
  • After pressure cooked crush them together with a hand blender or mixer
  • Add a pinch of salt and asafoetida

Tomato carrot soup

tomato carrot soup
tomato carrot soup

Age: 6 to 9 months

  • Take a piece of carrot and a piece of tomato
  • Pressure cook them together
  • After that crush them together in a hand blender or mixer
  • Add some salt and asafoetida

You can mix and match various vegetables and pulses like moong dal, toor dal and rice to make soups for the babies.

Mashed potatoes

mashed potatoes
mashed potatoes

Age: 7 to 9 months

  • Take one or two potatoes
  • Peel the potatoes and pressure cook them
  • After pressure cooking mash the potatoes
  • Add a pinch of salt, clarified butter and ghee

Babies will love this taste of potatoes.

Fruits and fruit juices

fruit juices
fruit juices

You can definitely give fresh fruit juices to your babies. Make sure that you are giving juice to your baby in the afternoon and you do not give milk to your baby immediately. The fruits are a little bit citric in nature and hence preferably should be given in the afternoon time.

The recipe of preparing fruit juice is as follows:


  • Wash and peel the fruit
  • Cut the fruit and take it in a vessel along with water
  • Take out the juice with hand blender or mixer or you can use juicer
  • Give it fresh to your baby
  • Do not refrigerate the juice before giving
  • Do not keep the juice ready for more than half an hour

Mango juice

mango juice
mango juice

If the mangoes are in the season, then they are a great source of nourishment for your child.

  • Wash the mangoes and keep them aside
  • Squeeze the mangoes and take out fresh juice
  • Do not add ice or water to it
  • Give it fresh to the baby

Mashed bananas

mashed banana
mashed banana

Age: 7 to 9 months

Bananas are high in calcium content and are also fulfilling for your baby

  • Take a banana
  • Mash it properly with a spoon
  • Give it to the child

You can give mashed fruits like sapotas, papaya etc.

Apple pulp

apple pulp
apple pulp

Age: 7 to 9 months

  • Wash and peel the apple and cut it.
  • Pressure cook the pieces of apple for 10 minutes
  • You can add a pinch of salt or sugar to it as per the baby’s taste.

You can also give pulp of pineapple to the baby. The preparation is same as apple pulp,

Chapatti (roti) with milk

roti with milk
roti with milk

Age: 7 to 9 months

  • Take as many roti as needed
  • Add some lukewarm milk. Crush them together with hand blender or mixer

This is a very fulfilling meal for the kid. You can also prepare rice with milk in the same manner. It will give the taste of kheer.

Make sure that as the baby’s age increases you have to change the consistency of food to more and more thick. You have to increase the solid part and decrease the liquid part.





Himali Parikh
Himali is Parenting Blogger and founder of She had done M.S in Molecular biology from University of New Haven (US) and was working with various Pharma companies. She had started this motherhood and baby care blog for helping other mothers.

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