Baby food recipe 2: Mixed daal ghaavan / pancake (unfermented dosa) (Age 10 months and up)
- Toor dal (Split Yellow Pigeon Peas) - 2 tsp
- Moong dal (Split Green Gram) - 2 tsp
- Masoor dal (Split Red Lentil) - 1 tsp
- Chana dal (Split Bengal Gram) - 1tsp
- Rice flour - 1 tbsp
Dry roast the dals. Grind them to powder once they cool down. Add rice flour to dal powder and mix well.
This is your basic ghaavan mixture. You can now get creative and add any vegetable to it.
Plain ghaavan: Add salt, Jeera powder (Cumin powder) and water to the mixture.
On a skillet or tava, brush some oil and make ghaavan/pancakes.
Zucchini Carrot ghaavan: Grate some organic zucchini and organic carrot into the basic ghaavan mixture. Add some oregano, parsley and make ghaavan/pancakes.
To serve: I like to serve it with ghee. Cut the ghaavans into bite size pieces and generously add ghee and serve.
The basic dry ghaavan mixture can be stored in an air tight container and can be used as needed.
Any mom out there is welcome to try these out - of course as always, do keep in mind what your baby might be allergic to and as always, consult the pediatrician before introducing any new food.