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CERELAC Lentil Soup

75 mins


• 30g Cerelac Rice (6months+) 
•  ¼ garlic clove, mashed
•  ⅛ small onion, finely chopped
•  1 tsp vegetable oil
•  2 tbsp red lentils (50g) 
•  1 tbsp tomato (25g), peeled and chopped 
•  1 tbsp butternut squash (25g), chopped 
•  1 cup of  water
•  Pinches of turmeric, black pepper, cumin to taste (optional)
•  Lemon for serving (optional)

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends exclusive breast-feeding for the first 6 months. Consult your doctor for advice on when to introduce complementary foods to your baby. Breastfeeding should continue for as long as possible after introduction of complementary foods.

Step by step

  • 15 mins
  • 60 mins
  • 75 mins
    Time total
    Lentil soup step1
  • Wash and soak the lentils for 30 minutes, then drain and set aside

  • Lentil soup step2
  • Chop the onion and butternut squash. Peel and chop the tomato. Mash the garlic

  • Lentil soup step3
  • In a small pot, fry the onion and garlic in the oil until translucent

  • Lentil soup step4
  • Then add the lentils, tomato, butternut squash, water, and spices (if using) and mix well

  • Lentil soup step5
  • Bring the mixture to a boil

  • Lentil soup step6
  • Then cover and simmer for 1 hour until the lentils are cooked through

  • Lentil soup step7
  • Towards the end, add the Cerelac and continue cooking for 1 minute

  • Lentil soup step8
  • Squeeze some lemon before serving

    N.B: Make sure to supervise your little foodie during feeding time and you can cut or shape the dish conveniently to his/her needs.

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