Are you looking for a delicious and nutritious way to get your baby started on a healthy diet? Try Steamed Dosa for Babies [How to make Dosa Batter for Babies] – it’s an essential part of South Indian diet and your baby will love it!
Dosa is the best energy rich foods for babies, as it’s filled with the natural carbohydrates and minerals. It is also rich in proteins, vitamins and micro nutrients. Adding urad dal and fenugreek makes the recipe calcium and iron rich as well. It’s easily digestible and safe for tiny tummies. Dosa batter can be used as it is or fermented. Fermentation can increase the nutritional value of dosa. When the batter is fermented, it automatically creates a probiotic effect. Dosa is good to be given for breakfast or dinner. It is suitable for all age groups from 6 months completion.
How to make Dosa Batter
Try to avoid getting the dosa batter from outside, as it might have baking soda in it. Making Dosa batter is very easy, there are 2 different methods.
- Idli Rice – 4 cups
- Urad dal (whole) – 1 cup
- Methi Seeds – 1 tsp
Soak rice and dal separately for 3 hours and grind them separately. Whole urad dal works out very well if you don’t get it, then spilt urad dal also can be used. First grind the dal, it must not be in very smooth consistency, then grind rice to a smooth consistency and mix them. Add water as needed. Add salt and allow them to ferment in a large bowl in a warm place for 6 to 8 hours until the batter raises up.
You can also make dosa batter without idli rice. Here is how.
- Rice – 3 cups
- Urad dal – 1 cup
- Poha – 2 tbsp
- Methi Seeds -1 tsp
Soak the Rice in hot water and Dal in normal temperature water. All other procedure are same as above except you can soak Poha 15 minutes before grinding.
Note – Please remove a small quantity of batter without adding salt for babies.
How to make Steamed Dosa for Babies?
- Dosa batter – 1 Ladle
- Ghee – 1 tsp
1. Sterilize all the utensils that are being used for cooking and serving using either Sterilizer or boiling them in hot water.
2.Heat the Tawa.
3. After it is hot, spread out the batter just as a small circle.
4. After the holes arise, pour ghee around the sides and over the dosa.
5. Cover it with a lid and cook.
6. After a minute or so, lift up the lid, you can see a spongy dosa, remove it.
7. Steamed Dosa is ready.
For babies who are starting solids, at first mix the steamed dosa for babies with little hot water mash and feed. After 7th month you can feed dosa with Chutney powder for babies or tomato onion chutney for babies.
The approximate calorie intake for 1 small steamed dosa for babies is around 100 calories. Steamed dosa for babies recipe is versatile. Lots of variatients can also be done as per your creativitiy. When baby grows you can explore the different methods. While making steamed dosa for toddlers to adults, salt can be added to the batter. We have not added salt as it’s for babies above 6 months.
You will definitely love the delicious and nutritious steamed dosa recipe for babies, that is perfect and wholesome for babies. This dish is packed with nutrients and is loved by all. Get started today and enjoy the deliciousness!
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I give dosa to my baby?
Dosa can be introduced to babies after 6 months completion (saltless batter).
Is dosa good for babies?
Yes, it’s an energy and nutrient rich wholesome food for babies after 6 months completion.
Can 6 month old eat dosa?
Yes, dosa is good to be introduced after 6 months completion. But please make sure to prepare with the batter with no salt.
Does dosa cause gas in babies?
Dosa will not cause gas in babies. It’s easily digestible and nutritious.
Can steamed dosa for babies be given to babies daily?
Yes, steamed dosa for babies can be given daily. But it’s important to introduce all the foods and including lots of varieties is also important. And hence, it can be given twice or thrice in a week.
Steamed Dosa for Babies [How to make Dosa Batter for Babies]
- 1 ladle Dosa batter
- 1 tsp Ghee
- Sterilize all the utensils that are being used for cookingand serving using either Sterilizer or boiling them in hot water.
- Heat the Tawa.
- After it is hot, spread out the batter just as a small circle.
- After the holes arise, pour ghee around the sides and overthe dosa.
- Cover it with a lid and cook.
- After a minute or so, lift up the lid, you can see a spongydosa, remove it.
- Steamed Dosa is ready.