Moms… Happy 8 months to you and your baby..! Confused what to feed your baby? Looking for the food recipes for your little one? So, this post is a must read for you. In this post, Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 months old Baby and tips on how to feed the food are discussed.

Before sharing Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 months old Baby, let us know important tips on how to feed which are discussed below.

Important tips on how to feed solid food to 8 months old baby:

  • Always give properly cooked, soft textured and easy to digest foods and not the hard ones as the baby’s digestive system is still developing.
  • You can feed your baby thrice a day as proper breakfast, lunch and early dinner. Don’t feed anything forcefully to baby.
  • Breast milk and formula milk should be continued.
  • 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.(Diarrheavomiting, 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.
  • Feed your baby when he is sitting in a proper sitting position. Make your baby sit on the high chair while feeding.

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  • Be careful while feeding your baby as introduction of some solid foods can cause constipation or Diarrhea too.
  • Water intake is must for a baby. Intake of water must be 2 to 4 ounce per day (i.e. 60 to 120 ml).
[icon type=”icon-lamp”] You may be interested in knowing- Indian Food Chart for 8 Months Old Baby

At 8 months, you can introduce the below foods in addition to 6 and 7 months food chart. 

Know here Indian Food Chart Recipes for 6 and 7 months baby:

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 6 months baby

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 7 months baby

So, here is Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby. And trust me, all are very easy to make.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby:

1. 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 8 month old babies. Also, Suji (Semolina) enhances bone density, good for nervous system and excellent for heart as well.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Suji (Semolina) 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.

2. 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 food chart recipes for 8 months old Baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 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. And stir constantly until it gets thicken.
  • 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.

3. Broken Wheat Porridge/ Dalia

Dalia is a very nutritious option for your baby in his/her growing years. It is best suited for babies above 7 months of age.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Broken Wheat/ Dalia (2 tablespoon)
  • Milk (1 cup)
  • Apple Puree/ Banana Puree

How to prepare it:

  • Put small amount of desi ghee in pressure cooker. Heat it.
  • Then pour Dalia in the ghee. Now roast in low flame until it is golden brown.
  • Add full cup of water in the cooker and close the lid.
  • Cook it on medium flame. 
  • After 1 whistle, lower down the flame.
  • Let it remain on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Now switch off the gas. Open the cooker and add one cup of milk.
  • Switch on the gas and let the dalia cook for 5 minutes.
  • Apple Puree/ Banana Puree can be added for sweetness.
  • It is ready to serve to your little one.

4. Rasam Rice 

Babies can be introduced to Rasam as their first solid food because it is easily digestible as well as tasty.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Jeera (Cumin)
  • Garlic
  • Curry leaves
  • Tomato- 1 small
  • Fresh Dhania (Coriander)
  • Hing (Asafetida)
  • Haldi powder (Turmeric Powder)

How to prepare it:

  • Add ghee in a pan.
  • Add jeera, curry leaves, garlic, tomato and sauté them nicely.
  • Add hing and haldi powder.
  • Give a nice sauté.
  • Add 1 cup water and let it boil for few mins and switch off the flame.
  • Take rice and mash it.
  • Add Rasam in rice and mash it.
  • Add dhania after the flame is switched off.
  • Rasam rice is ready to serve.

5. Uttapam

It can be given to babies as finger food from 8 months. Thus, it is one of the best option for Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  •  Suji (Semolina)
  • Curd
  • Onion
  • Tomato
  • Fresh Dhania

How to prepare it:

  •  Take suji and add curd in it.
  • Mix them well and add water in it.
  • Add onion, tomato and fresh dhania.
  • Keep it aside for 10-15 mins so as to settle the batter.
  • Suji absorbs the water quickly so you can add water accordingly if required.
  • Meanwhile heat a non- stick pan on a medium flame and add few drops of oil on it.
  • After the pan is properly heated add the batter on it and cook it properly. Make sure that it should not remain uncooked from any of the side.

6. Smoothie: Apple/Banana Smoothie

Curd is rich in calcium, minerals and vitamins essential for baby’s growth. So, again smoothie is one of the best Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby. Moreover, your baby will relish its taste.

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Ingredients:

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

How to prepare it:

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

7. Dal Soup

Dal is rich in protein. This is one of the easiest recipe and best dish for your baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 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.

8. 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.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

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.

9. Ragi Sheera

Ragi is highly nutritional food for babies. It has proteins, iron, calcium and minerals, so you can give Ragi Sheera to your 8 month old baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months 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.

10. Vegetable Khichdi

Vegetable Khichdi has so many vegetables in it which have their own nutritional values, so again it is best Indian food chart recipes for 8 months old Baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

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.
  • Now put 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.

11. 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.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 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.

12. Oats + Banana Porridge

Oats are high in soluble fiber, calcium, B vitamins and protein. Oats is a great food to add to your baby’s diet as it is very healthy and easy for the baby to eat.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Oats (2-3 Tablespoon)
  • Banana Puree
  • Water (3/4 cup)

How to prepare it:

  • Boil 3/4 cup water in a pan.
  • Add oats in it. And stir constantly until it gets thicken.
  • Switch off the flame and let it cool down.
  • Add Banana Puree to it. The dish is ready to serve to your little one.

13. Suji Chilla

Suji (Semolina) enhances bone density, good for nervous system and excellent for heart as well. So, it is best to give to your little one.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Suji
  • Potato (boiled and mashed)

How to prepare it:

  • Take pan and pour suji in it. Roast it on medium flame till it changes the color slightly.
  • Once it cool down then pour mashed potato in suji.
  • Add water in it to make this consistent.
  • Take non-stick pan and put ghee in it.
  • Pour the batter on the pan and on a low flame make a chilla.

14. Vegetable Dalia

As vegetable dalia will have vegetables in it so the dish will be highly nutritious for your baby.

Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 Months old Baby

Ingredients:

  • Broken Wheat/ Dalia 
  • Carrot (chopped fine pieces)
  • Peas
  • Potato (chopped fine pieces)

How to prepare it:

  • Put small amount of desi ghee in pressure cooker. Heat it.
  • Then pour Dalia in the ghee. Now roast in low flame until it is golden brown.
  • Put all veggies in it.
  • Add full cup of water in the cooker and close the lid.
  • Cook it on medium flame. 
  • After 1 whistle, lower down the flame.
  • Let it remain on low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Now switch off the gas. It is ready to serve to your little one.

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

So, these were Indian Food Chart Recipes for 8 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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