Most websites and elders told me that you should try to get your toddler to eat the same food as the rest of the family. I started doing this fairly successfully for lunch. Devansh has been having the same lunch of sabzi-roti, kachumber, and curd as us for more than a year now. However, when it comes to dinner he prefers to stick to moong-daal rice or waran bhaat. Occasionally, he is OK with rice and daal too. So if we’re having daal for dinner, we make it slightly less spicy so Devansh can eat it. But if we’re having sabzi-roti for dinner, then he will have only 5-6 bites and then declare that he doesn’t want to eat. So I have to give him his varan bhaat. When I had started him off on solids, I was told that he should have a heavy dinner so he will sleep through the night. And he used to like moong-daal rice and eat it in good quantity. So more often than not I would feed that to him and that habit stuck.
Kalpesh and I like rajma chawal, but my in-laws don’t like it. Plus they don’t eat onion and garlic so we end up making rajma very rarely. But whenever I have made it, Devansh has liked eating it with rice. So till now, rice is a must for Devansh’s dinner. These days I am trying to get Devansh to eat sabzi-roti, parathas etc for dinner if that’s what we’re having. I would advise all new moms, to give varied food for dinner to their toddlers from early on. Otherwise like me you’ll be struggling to get your kids to eat the same food as the rest of the family later on. Anyways, without much ado, here’s the rajma masala recipe. I modify our rajma slightly to make it less spicy for Devansh. I have provided steps below the rajma recipe to make it toddler-friendly.
This post was last modified on April 12, 2019 7:24 am