Sweet Potato Lentil Mash


Sweet potato lentil mash

Yesterday when my husband called me from the grocery store and asked me if he would buy sweet potatoes for daughter , I had a quick recipe that came to my mind ; Sweet Potato Dal Mash or Sweet Potato Lentil Mash ! I was pressure cooking toor dal then for making dal fry . So I thought why I can’t mix both and make an awesome and wholesome dish for Anshika ?

Sweet Potato is considered to be one of the healthiest foods in the world . Amazing isn’t ? It is rich in beta carotene, calcium , potassium, folate and dietary fibre. Toor dal / Pigeon pea contains proteins and essential amino acids.

Sweet potato and toor dal could lead to gas in babies and adults. So here I have added 1 small pinch of dry roasted jeera/ cumin seeds to curb the gas. What are we waiting for ? Lets jump to the recipe.

sweet potato lentil mash

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Sweet Potato Lentil Mash
  • Sweet Potato - 1 medium
  • Toor Dal / Pigeon Pea - 2 tbsp.
  • Turmeric Powder - 1 pinch
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Dry roasted/whole cumin - 1 tsp
  1. Wash sweet potato and toor dal well
  2. Dry roast 1 tsp of cumin seeds on a tawa and keep it aside
  3. Pressure cook the unpeeled sweet potato, turmeric powder , cumin seeds and toor dal with water till it is thoroughly cooked
  4. Puree it in a blender once done
  5. Add water as required to achieve the required consistency for your baby / kid.
As its navaratri time, I am sure sweet potatoes are available . Please try out this recipe and let me know how your lil one responds to it.

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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. My 7 month baby doesn’t wanna take anything in feeding bottle how to make him use them. becoz it’s easy to feed in that for juices

  2. Hi Sangeetha,

    I really like the way you provided information about kids food .various varieties for babies,toddlers and kids.
    Thank you ! so much for your work. Whenever my son in not eating regular food I can open your blog and try new recipe..

    Thank you! so much.

  3. My son is eighteen months.at morning I give him milk chapati smashed.then lunch dal rice. At evening milk with vita marri biscuit or kheer and at dinner dal rice or soup. Rice.his weight is ten kg. Can u please tell me that whether his routine is OK and his weight is ten kg.is this OK or less.

  4. Hi Sangeetha, My one year old, doesn’t like anything pureed anymore.. Can suggest some more recipes for lunch n dinner. She’s bored with Khichadi now. Eats chapatti and veggie sometime with interest n some times, she just doesn’t want to eat it.. 🙁

  5. Hi Sangeetha,

    If I make this dish with one full sweet potato….my son wilk not finish in a day…Can you tell me how long I can store this in the fridge?…Also how long it can be carried in room temperature?…


  6. hi sangeetha,
    toor dhal n sweet potato combination looks gr8. pls suggest some more recipes to my 1 n half yr old daughter. she hates having food.

  7. Mukta from mummumtime.com on

    Sweet potato and tuvar daal interesting combination…would never have thought of it…I should give this a try 🙂

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