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Baby dhal with pitta

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

  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • A little work
  • Serves 3


  • 125ml Red lentils
  • A glug of olive oil
  • 1 Onion
  • 500ml Water
  • 1 Sweet potato
  • ½tsp Coriander
  • ½tsp Turmeric
  • ½tsp Cinnamon
  • Pitta bread cut into 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.

If your dhal looks too dry at any point, add more water.


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