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Here is a delicious stage 2 baby foods recipe, "Chickpea Spinach puree"! It's rich in vitamins, proteins & antioxidants. Suitable for babies above 8 months.

Chickpea Spinach Puree

Chickpea Spinach puree is a delicious stage 2 baby food rich in vitamins proteins and antioxidants. This healthy and nutritious puree is easy to make and suitable for babies, 8 months and up. It serves as a wholesome and filling meal to the baby.
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Course: Puree
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Hemapriya


  • Baby spinach leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Garlic - 1-2 cloves
  • Chickpeas - 1/4 cup


  • Rinse the chickpeas and soak them in enough clean water over night.
  • Next day drain and pressure cook the chickpeas with fresh water for 2-3 whistles or until well cooked. You should be able to mash the chickpeas with your fingers on cooking.
  • While the chickpeas are getting cooked, clean and wash the baby spinach leaves thoroughly. Heat 1 -2 cup of water in a sauce pan. Once the water is hot, add the washed spinach leaves to it along with the garlic clove. Allow the leaves to cook in boiling water for 2 minutes. Put off the flame.
  • Remove the leaves from the hot water and add to a bowl of ice cold water. This step is optional but it ensures the lush green color of spinach leaves is restored and also cools the leaves prior to making its puree. Also remove the garlic cloves from the water.
  • Next in a grinder jar, pulse the boiled chickpeas, garlic cloves and blanched baby spinach leaves to get a smooth puree. You may add the water used for cooking chickpeas to thin out the puree as per the desired consistency.
  • Heat the puree again and serve it to the baby, while warm.