Once your baby has crossed the milestone transition to solid food, we’re sure you’ve been trying to get your baby to get a taste of all the flavours and spices out there. Also, if you’re a South Indian mum, you can’t wait for him/her to taste some of those scrumptious South Indian dishes. You’re probably wondering what to start with or if it’s healthy to go ahead with the idea. So, we’ve got a list of foods you can start with that are healthy and something your South Indian baby will just love. *Remember to look for baby appropriate recipes with not too many spices.
It is one of the most favourite and commonly eaten dish in South India, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. So why not start with this healthy and easy to make dish that contains no fat, no saturated fat and no cholesterol. It is soft and will be easy to digest for your baby. You can even add a few grated vegetables like beetroot or carrot to make it healthier and tastier.
2. Curd rice
Curd rice is brilliant for your baby. It helps boost digestion and immunity, and is perfect when your baby has an upset tummy, as it is cooling in nature. It’s a good natural substitute for probiotic and antibiotics during early stages of fever and also improves the absorption of vitamins and minerals from other foods. So go ahead and give your baby some yummy, cooling curd rice.
Upma is another yummy South Indian delicacy that is healthy as well as yummy. It provides the body with a great boost of energy and also a good source of iron. Adding minced vegetables to this will make this dish all the more healthier for your child.
This can be made as sweet or savoury and is full of nutrition. It is easy to prepare, tasty and has easily digestible fiber. Pongal is full of protein and is naturally low in fat and high in fiber. It is also one of the most popular traditional dishes in the South Indian cuisine.
This traditional South Indian dish is easy to make and yummy. It can be given to your baby with a variety of accompaniments, including fruits like banana, veggies like potato, or any mildly spiced gravy. Since it is steamed, it contains no oil, and is rich in protein and carbohydrate, which aids in boosting energy.