Easy homemade Indian baby food recipes

Making your own homemade baby food is quite simple. It is usually more affordable and healthier than buying it from the store. Preparing nutritious baby food at home also makes you feel good about feeding your child.

A variety of simple purees, combination purees, porridges, healthy milk mix powders, snacks, soups, beverages, rice dishes, and more are suitable for newborns between the ages of 6 and 12 months. These dishes are simple to make at home, wholesome, and fresh compared to store-bought items that usually contain harmful ingredients.

You can feed your tiny tot nutritious food with the help of this collection of the best baby food recipes. Here are a few ingredients that can be used for baby food and some recipes that you can opt for.

Best Foods That Can Be Pureed

Practically any food can be pureed for your baby. However, the ideal foods to start with are sweeter fruits or vegetables, such as:

  • Avocados
  • Green Beans
  • Peas
  • Butternut Squash
  • Zucchini or Carrots
  • Pear
  • Sweet Potato
  • Apples

You can introduce grains and sweeter fruits much later to avoid getting your kids accustomed to certain food types.

The following general guidelines to make purees can be used for any vegetable and fruit:

A Step-by-Step Guide:

  • You should wash the fruits and vegetables you intend to purée.
  • Put them in a pot with just enough water to almost cover them after cutting them into cubes about 1/2 inch in size. As an alternative, steam them in a saucepan with a steamer basket.
  • If steaming, cook them until fork-tender (easy enough to mash). Simply put a lid on the pot and bring it to a boil if you’re cooking them in water. Once the fruits or vegetables are soft to the fork, reduce the heat and simmer them, covered.
  • If steaming, add the fruits or vegetables to a blender along with part of the steaming liquid.

3 homemade baby food recipes:

  1. Avocado Puree

Although avocado aficionados among millennials are well known, guess what? Avocados are kids’ favourite too. Making avocado puree is simple and nutrient-dense, making them a great option for baby food.


  • The avocado can be processed in a food processor or mashed with a fork.
  • Wrap/cover, divide into ice cube trays, and freeze.
  • The ice cube can defrost by being placed in a bowl over a bowl of hot water on the counter or thawed in the refrigerator the night before usage.
  • When defrosted, combine with water, breastmilk, or formula to achieve the appropriate consistency.
  1. Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potato, butternut squash, and pumpkin are three extremely healthful orange vegetables high in fibre, carotenoids, vitamin C and potassium. Additionally, babies generally adore them. However, one of the most well-liked cooking techniques is roasting sweet potatoes in the oven until they caramelize and then pureeing them.


  • Prepare your potatoes and preheat the oven: Set the oven to 400 F. Put potatoes on a parchment-lined sheet tray, flesh side down.
  • Baked Potatoes: Fill the sheet tray with 8 ounces of water. Roast until soft, about 60 minutes. The potatoes ought to be browned and bubbling. Allow the potatoes to cool for ten to fifteen minutes so that you can handle them easily.
  • Peel off the skin and scoop out the flesh before adding it to a blender with roughly a cup of water. Until the mixture is smooth, puree it. Use just enough liquid to make the puree smooth but not so much that it takes on broth consistency. Pour the pureed food into ice cube trays, let it cool, wrap it up or cover it, and freeze it to store.
  1. Zucchini, Apple and Carrot puree

This puree is sure to be a hit with your little one. With the addition of two apples, and two mild and moderately sweet vegetables like zucchini and carrots, it becomes even more delicious! It’s the ideal puree to incorporate into your baby’s oatmeal.


  • Wash every piece of produce. Slice each half of the zucchini lengthwise into eight pieces. Peel the carrots. Cut each half into eight pieces after dividing lengthwise. Slice the apples in half and remove the stem and seeds. Divide each half into eight pieces.
  • To a big pot, add water and vegetables. Cook for 8 minutes on high while stirring occasionally. Cook the zucchini and apples for a further 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Blend everything by pouring it in. Blend until smooth or until desired consistency is reached for the pureed zucchini.
  • Pour into ice cube trays, let cool, then wrap or cover before freezing. At room temperature, serve.
  • You can serve this with the best oats for babies in India from Slurrpfarm. Their oats powder is healthy and preservative-free.

You can freeze these purees and use them alternatively to enhance your baby’s taste buds and have a diet change from porridge.


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