Pumpkin and Red Lentil Soup for Toddlers
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Indian
Rich in fiber & protein, this Pumpkin and Red Lentil soup is a warm and comforting food for your baby or toddler. It's also easy to digest for little ones!
  • 1 cup Pumpkin, peeled and cubed ,discard the seeds
  • 2 tablespoon red lentil / Masoor dal
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoon melted butter / ghee
  • Pinch of black pepper powder
  • Salt to taste (optional)
  1. Rinse the red lentils in clean water and soak for 10- 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, peel and roughly chop the pumpkin into cubes. Peel garlic clove and chop the onion.
  3. In a sauce pan heat ghee on medium flame. Add minced garlic followed by onion. Sauté for a minute.
  4. Add the soaked and drained red lentil. Stir well.
  5. Add chopped pumpkin and stir fry for another 1 minute.
  6. Add 3 cups of water and salt to taste (add salt only for babies above 1 year). Simmer the mix until both pumpkin and red lentils are cooked thoroughly. Put off the flame.
  7. Allow the cooked pumpkin to cool down to room temperature. Blend with a hand blender or food processor to get a smooth puree.
  8. Transfer the saucepan with the pumpkin puree to heat. Add a pinch of black pepper powder and allow the puree to boil. Put off the flame.
  9. Serve the pumpkin red lentil soup warm. You may add a little cinnamon powder to the soup while serving in case you are not adding salt and black pepper powder.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at https://www.mylittlemoppet.com/pumpkin-red-lentil-soup-toddlers/