Congratulations… Your baby has turned 7 months old. Mommies confused? What solid foods should be introduced in this month? In this post I have shared best Indian solid foods for 7 months old Baby and tips on how to feed the food.

Before sharing best Indian Solid Foods for 7 Months Old Baby, let us know important tips on how to feed which are discussed below.

Important tips on how to feed solid foods to 7 months old baby:

  • Always give properly cooked, home-made, soft textured, easy to digest and fresh nutritious foods and not the hard ones as the baby’s digestive system is still developing.
  • In 6th month, solid food is given twice a day but from 7th month you can give thrice a day as proper breakfast, lunch and early dinner to your little one. Don’t feed anything forcefully to baby.
  • Breast milk and formula milk should be continued. Increase in the number of meals doesn’t mean that we should stop Breast feeding/ Formula milk.
  • As the number of meals increases the need for the milk decreases so you should not be worried.
  • Always remember to go by the “3-days wait rule” before introducing any new food to babies. 
  • If a baby develops any food allergy then stop feeding that food. Also, consult your pediatrician in such case. (Diarrhea, vomiting, constipation, rashes and too-much crying due to stomach pain are the symptoms in baby of any particular food allergy.)
  • Avoid feeding Cow’s milk, raw vegetables, nuts, too much salt and sugar before the age of one year. You may be interested in reading- Foods unsafe for your baby (below the age of 1 year)
  • Feed your baby when he is sitting in a proper sitting position. Make your baby sit on the high chair while feeding.
  • Be careful while feeding your baby as introduction of some solid foods can cause constipation or Diarrhea too.
  • Refrain your little one from watching TV, mobile phone, etc. while you are feeding anything to them. (If you will not follow this, then it will become their habit and they will not eat anything when TV is off)
  • Water intake is must for a baby. Intake of water must be 2 to 4 ounce per day (i.e. 60 to 120 ml). For tracking, you can feed water to him/her from a sipper which have markings. 2 to 4 ounce in a day doesn’t mean plane water alone. Foods like soups, dal paani, barley water, cucumber, etc. have water content. So, if you are feeding such foods to baby that have water content then few sips are enough in a day.

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Indian Diet Plan for 7 months old Baby 

At 7 months, you can introduce the below foods in addition to the 6 months food plan. So, here are Best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby. And trust me, all are very easy to make.

Best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby:

1. Oats + Apple Porridge:

Oats and apple are very nutritious and high fibre foods. So, their combination will be very nutritious meal for your little one.  Thus, it is one of the best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby.

Ingredients:

  • Oats (2-3 Tablespoon)
  • Cardamom powder
  • Milk (1 Glass)
  • Almond powder
  • Apple Puree

How to prepare Apple Puree:

  • Steam the apple for 10-15 mins.
  • Take off the peel of apple.
  • Let it cool down
  • Blend it in a blender.
  • Pour it in a serving bowl.

How to prepare Oats + Apple Porridge:

  • Boil water in a pan.
  • Add oats in it.
  • Add a pinch of cardamom powder.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of almond powder.
  • Add Apple Puree. Mix it well.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Add formula milk (optional) and mix it well.

2. Smoothie:

Curd is rich in calcium, minerals and vitamins essential for baby’s growth. Banana is the best choice when it comes to give to your baby as their first food. It helps in controlling diarrhea and treating constipation in babies. So, again smoothie is one of the best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby. Moreover, your baby will relish its taste.

Ingredients:

  • Curd (1/2 cup)
  • Banana
  • Almond Powder

How to prepare it:

  • Take yogurt/curd.
  • Add Banana in it.
  • Add almond powder.
  • Bend all the ingredients in a mixer.
  • Smoothie is ready to serve.

3. Suji Upma

As suji upma will have vegetables like carrots (which is rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, calcium and iron, improves vision and blood circulation), Peas (considered as powerhouse of nutrients), Tomatoes (rich in calcium and Vitamin K- helps in building stronger bones) and onions (packed with Vitamin c, good for heart and source of antioxidants), so it is best for 7 month old babies. Also, Suji (Semolina) enhances bone density, good for nervous system and excellent for heart as well.

Ingredients:

  • Suji Roasted
  • Ghee (1 tablespoon)
  • Peas
  • Carrots
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes

How to prepare it:

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add boiled veggies in it.
  • Add suji and water in it.
  • Mix them well and cook it on low flame for 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour it in a bowl and serve.

4. Oats Chilla:

Oats is an excellent source of fibre, calcium, protein and even some B vitamins. So, oats chilla is one of the best Indian solid foods for 7 months old baby.

 

Ingredients:

  • Oats powder
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas (boiled and mashed)
  • Potato (boiled and mashed)

How to prepare it:

  • Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Take a pan.
  • Put oil in it.
  • Pour the batter on the pan and on a low flame make a chilla.

5. Ragi Sheera

Ragi is highly nutritional food for babies. It has proteins, iron, calcium and minerals, so you can introduce Ragi Sheera to your 7 month old baby.

Ingredients:

  • Ragi Flour (2 tablespoon)
  • Gud (Jaggery) (1 tablespoon-organic)
  • Water (1 cup)

How to prepare it:

  • Mix ragi flour in water and break up the lumps.
  • Add jaggery in it and cook it on medium flame.
  • Stir constantly so as to avoid burning and forming lumps.
  • After few minutes the mix will be thick.
  • Switch off the flame and serve it.

6. Veg Khichdi

Veg Khichdi has so many vegetables in it which have their own nutritional values, so again it is best solid food to introduce to your little one in 7th month.

Ingredients:

  • Brown Rice
  • Dal
  • Onion
  • Tomatoes
  • Peas
  • Potato
  • Carrots
  • Beans
  • Ghee (1 tablespoon)

How to prepare it:

  • Keep brown rice and dal in water for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes throw the water.
  • Heat ghee in a pan.
  • Add chopped veggies to it.
  • Add brown rice and dal to it.
  • Cook it on low flame for 20-25 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame when it is cooked well.
  • Let it cool down and you can blend it.

7. Homemade Cerelac:

This is one of the most nutritious and healthy baby food. This food will help in gaining baby’s weight as well. Don’t buy ready-made cerelac when you can easily make it at home.

Ingredients:

  • Boiled Rice
  • Apple
  • Formula milk

How to prepare it:

  • Boil the rice.
  • Steam an apple for 10-15 mins then take off its peal.
  • Churn rice and apple in a blender.
  • Add formula milk according to the desired consistency.

8. Suji Kheer

This is best first food a mother should give to her little one. Suji (Semolina) enhances bone density, good for nervous system and excellent for heart as well. This is one of the best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old baby.

Ingredients:

  • Suji (2 Tablespoon)
  • Water (Double the amount of Suji)
  • Desi ghee (1 Tablespoon)
  • Almond powder (crush the almonds in a jar)
  • Apple puree (for taste as sugar is not added)

How to prepare it:

  • Dry roast Suji in a pan.
  • Boil water in another pan.
  • Add Suji in boiling water and make sure that there are no lumps of Suji.
  • Add desi ghee to it.
  • Add almond powder to it.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • If you wish you can add apple puree in it. Or you can add Breast milk or Formula milk to make it runnier. And it’s ready to serve it.

9. Ghea Soup (Bottlegourd Soup)

Ghea is the powerhouse of nutrients so it is considered as the best Indian solid foods for 7 months old baby.

Ingredients:

  • Ghea
  • Desi ghee
  • Onions
  • Tomatoes

How to prepare it:

  • Add Desi ghee in a pan.
  • Add ghea, onions and tomatoes in it.
  • Add water in it.
  • Let it cook for 15-20 mins.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  • Blend it with a blender

10. Chawal Ka Pani (Rice Water)

Rice water is a good source of essential nutrients. It is also a remedy to stop diarrhea in babies.

How to prepare it:

  • Take ½ cup of uncooked rice and rinse it properly to remove impurities and dirt.
  • Now soak the rice in water for 20-30 minutes.
  • After soaking it drain out the water and bring this rice to boil in 2 cups of water.
  • Boil it till 20 minutes.
  • Sieve the rice water in a soup.
  • Turn off the gas and let it be cool. Once it gets lukewarm serve it to your baby.

11. Mixed Vegetable Soup

You can also feed your baby mixed veg soup.

Ingredients:

  • Potato
  • Peas
  • Carrot

How to prepare it:

  • Boil the Veggies in water.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Blend all the veggies together.
  • Sieve it and serve it your baby.

12. Dal Soup

Dal is rich in protein. This is one of the easiest recipe and best Indian solid foods for 7 months old baby.

Ingredients:

  • Yellow Moong Dal (2 Tablespoon)
  • Water (1 cup)
  • Turmeric (1 pinch)

How to prepare it:

  • Soak the dal in water for 15-20 min.
  • Now put the soaked dal in cooker.
  • Add 1 cup of water and 1 pinch of turmeric in that. Close the lid of cooker.
  • Cook for 2-3 whistles and then switch off the gas stove.
  • Open the cooker after its pressure is released on its own.
  • Pass this dal water through the sieve so that your baby can easily consume that smooth soup now.
  • Make it sure when you offer to your baby, Dal Soup is not so hot.

13. Pureed Peas

Although Peas look small but it is a powerhouse of nutrients. So, it is one of the best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby. Although it can cause gas in a baby, so be a little careful.

How to prepare it:

  • Steam the peas for 10-15 mins.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Blend it in a blender.
  • Pour it in a serving bowl.

14. Pureed Carrot

Carrot is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It is also good for disturbed bowel movement hence it is a remedy to stop diarrhea in babies.

How to prepare it:

  • Steam the carrot for 10-15 mins.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Blend it in a blender.
  • Pour it in a serving bowl.

15. Pureed Pear

Pear is another good food for baby as it is a source of vitamins and minerals. Also, the babies can easily digest it.

How to prepare it:

  • Steam the pear for 10-15 mins.
  • Take off the skin of pear.
  • Let it cool down.
  • Blend it in a blender.
  • Pour it in a serving bowl

NOTE: These recipes are just an idea, you can make it in whichever way you want to.

So, these were best Indian Solid Foods for 7 months old Baby. Just remember to go by the “3-day wait rule”.

Happy Parenting!

About Isha Ahuja

I am Isha Ahuja, Nutritionist and Weight Loss Consultant. I am blessed with an angel who is 3 years old. In all the stages of my life till date I feel “PARENTING” is the toughest of all. This is the stage where every single parent wants the best for their tiny ones. No matter what professional/non- professional backgrounds we belong to when we become a mommy its altogether a new journey and a new research that we have to start be it breastfeeding, weaning, toilet training and everything related to upbringing of a baby. So, here I am to share my experiences and advises with the new parents which can help you all in raising your tiny ones and giving them the best what they deserve.

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