Ratatouille for Babies and Kids


ratatouille for babies and kids

Have you the seen the advertisement where a kiddo asks his mother whether brinjal could be added in pizza and says he even asked whether his friends’ moms put it too in pizza. Moms try to squeeze in some veggies so that kids / babies would have it even without knowing it. I felt this is one such recipe . It is a hearty combo of bell peppers , bottle gourd, brinjal and tomato. Rich in antioxidants ,vitamins and minerals , this could be used as a side dish for older kids and as a puree to babies / toddlers. This recipe is Ratatouille for babies and kids.

This French recipe is usually baked or cooked in layers of veggies. Ratatouille tastes similar to Bhaingan ka Bharta , I felt. This is an excellent way of introducing babies and kids to brinjals , onions and bell peppers. Here we will see a simple recipe without baking.

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Ratatouille for Babies and Kids
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Brinjal - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 1 medium or 2 small ones
  • Bottle Gourd - 1 inch piece
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Butter - 1 tsp
  • Salt - a pinch (optional)
  1. Finely chop the onion and keep aside
  2. Wash , clean and cut the other veggies into cubes
  3. Heat butter in a pressure cooker and add sautee onions until it turns colour
  4. Add the veggies ,salt , water and pressure cook till its cooked
  5. Once cooled , puree it to a consistency required
1. This recipe is ideal for babies from 7th month onwards
2. You can add coloured veggies like yellow,red bell peppers,zucchini too
3. Here I have used a kadai and cooked it with lid closed till the veggies were cooked
4. You can use pressure cooker to speed up the process , make sure it is not watery
5. Instead of butter , ghee can also be used
How did your LO responded to this Ratatouille ? Do let me know.

About Author

Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. Hey Sangeetha,

    This definitely looks like a very healthy recipe. My doubt it if I can give this to my 8 mo baby. I have’nt started her on tomato/brinjal/bottle gourd. Can I still give this to her? or should I start each of these veggies and then make this?

    • Hi Andal ,

      Thanks for commenting and welcome to Bumps n Baby.

      It can be started for your 8 month old baby, you could start vegetable soups which has all mixed veggies in it and yes ratatouille too , just make sure you add clove of garlic to curb the gas here as you are giving it for the first time.

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