‘I wish I could have some of that lip-smacking stuff too!’
That’s what every 11-month-old seems to be thinking, every time they catch a glimpse of some of that mouthwatering table food. Food they are actually able to try at this age.
This is also the time when you want to include ‘spices’ in their food. After all, Indian cooking is best characterised by the potpourri of spices it is well known for.
In this article, we will examine all things diet-related for your 11-month old, ranging from their diet chart to 11-month old Indian baby food recipes. But firstly, a look at what foods can be included in your 11-month baby’s diet.
The 11-Month Baby Food List
At the age of 11 months, the below foods can be introduced into your baby’s diet. This 11-month baby food list, introduces them to all the diverse food groups. It includes, but is not limited to, the following.
- Bottle Gourd
Grains and Cereals
- Phool Makhana
- Dalia (Broken wheat)
- All Cereals
- Yellow Moong Dal
- White and Black Dal (Chickpeas)
- Urad Dal
- Green Gram
- Toor Dal
- Soy Beans
- All Pulses/Lentils
- Cottage Cheese (Paneer)
- All dairy products except cow’s milk
- All meat that is in minced form. This includes beef and pork.
11-Month Baby Diet Chart
The following is an 11-month baby food chart that you can use if you want your baby to get all the nutrition they need, at this most crucial development stage.
Curd rice, mashed veggies
Chicken soup, toast
Peas and potato curry with 1 paratha
Dosa with Sambhar
Stewed Apple and Pear
Chapati with potato and capsicum bhaaji, and daal
Veg Pulao with curd on the side
Besan ka Cheela
Finely Sliced Banana
Khichdi with vegetables, curd
Pumpkin Curry with Chapati
Egg yolk on toast
Sweet Potato Fries
Peas Paneer with Missi Roti
Fish Curry Rice
Vegetable Soup, Rice
11-Month-Old Indian Baby Food Recipes
Now that we have seen what an 11-month baby food chart looks like, the need of the hour is whipping up some scrumptious Indian food recipes. This list of 11-month-old baby food recipes will give you some really great ideas for some classic 11-month baby food you can serve to your little one.
- ½ cup ragi flour
- 2 tbsp curd
- 2 tbsp grated carrot
- 2 tbsp grated cabbage
- A pinch of chilli powder
- Combine the curds with 4 tbsp water, mix well and keep aside.
- Combine the curd-water mixture with the ragi flour, carrot, cabbage and chilli powder, and mix well.
- Heat a non-stick mini Uttapa pan, grease it lightly using ¼ tbsp oil.
- Put a spoonful of batter into each of 7 moulds. Then, cook the Uttapas using 1 tbsp oil, till they turn golden brown in colour.
Sattu Apple Porridge
- 2-3 tbsp Sattu Powder
- 1 Apple, peeled and chopped
- Peel and chop the apple into tiny pieces.
- Boil the apple pieces until soft. Then drain the water and puree the apple into a fine paste.
- Add the sattu mix in another bowl. Add water and mix the sattu into a fine paste. Cook this paste on a slow flame for around 5 minutes, stirring continuously so the mixture doesn’t stick to the pot.
- Adding the pureed apples to the sattu mix, stir well for 3 minutes on a low flame.
- Serve that porridge hot!
- ½ cup suji
- 1 cup water
- ½ tsp powdered cashews
- ½ tsp ghee
- 1 pureed date
- Warm the ghee in a pan
- Roast the suji until it gives off a tasty aroma. Stir continuously to avoid burning.
- Add the date puree and water.
- After stirring to avoid lumps, add the powdered cashews.
- Serve warm.
- 1 finely chopped onion
- ½ cup rajma, soaked overnight
- 2 finely chopped cloves of garlic
- 1 finely chopped tomato
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp butter
- A pinch of black pepper powder
- Place a pressure cooker on heat and melt the butter. Adding the chopped garlic, sauté it for about a minute.
- Toss in the onions, stir fry till they become soft.
- Add the chopped tomato. Sauté till you get a pulpy mixture. To this, add the soaked rajma and sauté for a few minutes.
- Pouring in 2 cups of water, cook the rajma until it is soft enough to mash.
- After you have blended the mixture to a soup consistency, boil it.
- Add some lemon juice and even salt and pepper if you like, and voila! Soup is served.
Jowar and Bajra Vegetable Roti
- 2 tbsp jowar flour
- 2 tbsp bajra flour
- 1 tbsp chopped methi leaves
- 1 tbsp grated lauki
- 1 tbsp grated carrot
- ¼ tsp oil
- 2 tbsp ghee
- Combine all ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead them into a soft dough.
- Divide the dough into 4 equal portions. Then, roll out each portion into a 5-diameter circle using a little jowar flour for rolling.
- Cook each roti in a non-stick tawa using ½ tsp ghee, till brown spots appear on both sides.
At EuroKids, we believe that an Indian meal is rich in all the essential nutrients that are required for the development of children. Moreover, eating Indian food is a great way for them to foster an appreciation of their roots, even at the tender age of 11 months.