Dal and Vegetable Soup (Toddler) by Tarla Dalal

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Dec. 20, 2013

This colorful soup is a good way to combine dal and vegetables, giving your little one protein from dal and iron, calcium, folic acid, vitamin a and fibre from vegetables. Serve it with whole wheat bread sticks and watch your baby dip them into the soup and munch them with relish.


Green moong daal 1 Tablespoon , washed and drained (split green gram)
Chopped tomato 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Finely chopped cabbage 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Chopped spinach 1 Tablespoon
Salt To Taste
Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
For garnish
Crumbled paneer 1 Tablespoon (cottage cheese)



1. In pressure cooker, combine moong dal, tomato, cabbage, and spinach along with 1 cup of water. Pressure cook for 2-3 whistles.

2. After the steam escapes, open the lid, cool slightly and then blend until smooth.

3. In a non-stick pan, transfer the mixture, season with salt, stir and bring to a boil.


4. Garnish with paneer and serve lukewarm with whole wheat bread sticks.


Add any vegetables your child likes to eat.

If your baby likes cheese, you can also add half slice of cheese to this soup.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 88Calories from Fat 6

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat %

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 463 mg19.29%

Total Carbohydrates 14 g4.7%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12%

Sugars 3 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet