Baby food: Dhal for Beginners Baby food: Dhal for Beginners

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(8 months +)
Don't raise your eyebrows! This intensely coloured purée is packed with nutrients, and the ground spices provide flavour without heat. Let your older kids dip strips of naan, whole grain toast or pita in this as a snack.

  • Portion size 500 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2009



In saucepan, bring vegetable broth, red lentils, and ground coriander and turmeric to boil; reduce heat, cover and simmer until lentils are tender, about 15 minutes.

Stir in potato, carrot and cauliflower; simmer, covered, until vegetables and lentils are very tender, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

In blender or food processor, purée lentil mixture to desired consistency. Serve warm or at room temperature. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

Makes 2 cups.

Nutritional facts Per 1 tbsp (15 mL) : about

  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 10.0
  • Total fat 0 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 0 g
  • Total carbohydrate 2 g


  • Iron 1.0
  • Folate 4.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
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Baby food: Dhal for Beginners