Baby dhal with pitta

Indian lentil dhal recipe, great comfort food suitable for babies from 10 months

dhal with pitta for babies


  • red lentils 125ml
  • Olive oil 1 splash
  • whole onion 1, small
  • water 500ml
  • whole sweet potato 1, small
  • Coriander 1/2 tsp
  • turmeric 1/2 tsp
  • cinnamon 1/2 tsp
  • pitta bread 20 strips


  • Step 1

    Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and sauté the onion for a few minutes until well softened. Add the remaining spices and cook for 5 more minutes.

  • Step 2

    Add 500ml water and stir, then add the sweet potato and lentils.

  • Step 3

    Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 20-30 mins, until the lentils are cooked.

  • Step 4

    Mash to the right constituency for your baby and serve with pitta bread strips.