Beetroot puree

Beetroot puree Recipe

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This root vegetable can be introduced in your baby’s diet around 8-10 months of age. Initially, you may need to feed your baby by making a simple puree like the one shown in this recipe and then later, provide beet as finger foods, or include in recipes with other ingredients like rice, khichdi etc. Your child is bound to get attracted by the lovely red color of beetroot.
Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 2 People 5 Minutes   15 Minutes

 

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh medium beet

Method

Step 1

Wash and then peel the beet.

Step 2

Cut off the tops and then cut the beets into small chunks.

Step 3

Place chunks into a steamer pan with just enough water visible through the steamer basket. You can even pressure cook them till 2-3 whistles.

Step 4

Steam until tender.

Step 5

Discard any left over water as nitrates may seep into the cooking water.

Step 6

Place into a blender or a food processor and begin pureeing.

Step 7

Add water as necessary to achieve a smooth, thin consistency.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 1/2 cup slices (85 g)

Calories 37 Calories from Fat 1
Total Fat 0.2 g 0% Saturated Fat 0 g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0% Sodium 242 mg 10%
Potassium 259.25 mg 7% Carbohydrates 8.5 g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1.7 g 7% Sugars 6.8 g
Protein 1.4 g Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 5% Calcium 1%
Iron 4%

*Based on a 2000 calorie diet.