Khichdi -Moong Dal 1/2 cup Rice 1/4 cup, Cauliflower, Carrots and Peas – 1/2 cup, Hing (pinch), Dhania-Cumin powder (a dash), and ghee (as much as you like). 3 whistles and then a smooth blend.
You can make a variation of the above with some ginger garlic paste in it.
Purees that I have made for Tara so far –
Apple, Pears and Tofu – Add some cinnamon to Apple when you bake them. I toss my apples and pears in some melted butter and bake them for 40min at 350F.
Zuchini, Pears and Tofu – same as above. Add some cinnamon or rosemary strings
Parsnip, Turnip, Beets and Chicken – this has enough flavor on its own from the veggies. I pressure cook everything together. If the puree is too thin, I thicken it with some oatmeal cereal.
Parsnip, Squash and Zuchini with either pears or apple – add some chicken puree to it to thicken
Tomatoes Basil and Fresh Mozarella – grind all together. Add fewer basil to test flavor and then make it bolder as per your liking.
Cook tomatoes and cauliflower in some garlic with butter.
Cook potatoes and spinach in butter (dash of garlic)
Just potatoes – in butter and garlic
Some times I make a all-in-one puree — all veggies and two chicken breasts in the pressure cooker with some garlic ginger paste and lil salt. Beets add a lot of flavor to such purees.
Dosas — Tara loves her dosa. Making it in ghee it enhances the flavor considerably
Cook Carrots in butter and rosemary
Sweet Potatoes with Asian Pear
Add pesto to some zuchini puree and try that
Spinach, green beans, apple and potato
Roasted Squash with roasted shallots pureed into a soup
Tofu with any of these purees works well. So does fresh mozarella cheese.
I also made some chicken cacciatore – several recipes available on the internet. Add more veggies than the recipe asks for.
Cut up peaches really small and cover them with cellophan. Microwave for 3-5 min (depending on how ripe they are) and use it as a fruit topping with yogurt)