How to Make Brinjal Vegetable for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Brinjal Vegetable Recipe

Mothers continuously try to introduce new and fresh vegetables to their kids. They should add the goodness of brinjal for kids’ meal plans. Preparing Brinjal vegetable for babies is easy and delicious that will appeal to the taste buds of small kids and toddlers. Full of nutrients, brinjal vegetables is suitable for their health and you can prepare it in no time. Being a popular vegetarian dish, with a few alterations, you can serve it to the whole family, and they will surely enjoy their meal too.

Cooking Time 

Type Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:10:00
Cook Time 00:17:00
Total Time 00:27:00

Cooking Method 

Gas Stove

Type of Meal 


Suitable For 

Suitable for babies older than 12 months old

Meal Schedule 

Lunch or dinner

Recipe Type 

Main Dish


Ingredients Quantity / Volume
Brinjal 1 medium size
Potato 1 small size
Cumin seeds ½ tsp
Onion 1 small size
Cooking Oil 1 tsp
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Turmeric powder` ¼ tsp
Coriander seeds 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds 1 tbsp
Coriander (for garnishing) 2 tbsp
Salt To taste


Preparation of brinjal vegetable is uncomplicated. Follow our step by step directions on how to make brinjal vegetable.

  1. Take the coriander and fennels seeds and roast it on a low flame. Once done, coarsely grind the seeds.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan, preferably non-stick one, and add cumin seeds.
  3. The seeds will start to crackle. Now add finely chopped onions.
  4. Saute the onions on a low flame for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Now add chopped potato, along with salt and ¼ cup of water.
  6. On a medium flame, let it cook for 4-5 minutes, keep stirring occasionally.
  7. Add the ginger-garlic paste now.
  8. Chop the brinjals and add to the pan along with 2 tbsp water.
  9. Mix it well and cover the pan.
  10. On a medium flame, let it cook for 7-8 minutes.
  11. Stir occasionally and ensure all ingredients get appropriately prepared.
  12. It’s time to add turmeric powder, coriander, and fennel seeds powder.
  13. Mix it well and cover the pan. Let it cook for another 2 minutes on medium flame while you stir the preparation 3-4 times.
  14. Serve it lukewarm and garnish it with finely chopped coriander.

Recipe Tips

Furthermore, we suggest you follow a few tips before and during the preparation of the simple brinjal vegetable recipe for the little one at home.

  • Wash all the vegetables thoroughly with water to remove any traces of chemicals.
  • Chop the brinjal, potato, and onions a little smaller in size such that the portions are easy for your toddler to chew and eat.
  • While roasting the coriander and cumin seeds, ensure that you do not overdo it.
  • Instead of the cooking oil, you can also use desi ghee or olive oil.
  • While cooking, mix the vegetables properly to have uniform cooking.
  • Also, do not forget to stir the preparation as suggested.

Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)

Nutrient Value
Energy 112 Cal
Protein 1.4 g
Carbohydrates 9.4 g
Fibre 4.4 g
Fat 7.7 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Vitamin A 119.7 mcg
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.9 mg
Vitamin C 13.2 mg
Vitamin E 0.2 mg
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 26.2 mcg
Calcium 20.7 mg
Iron 0.4 mg
Magnesium 18.8 mg
Phosphorus 46.3 mg
Sodium 5 mg
Potassium 201.9 mg
Zinc 0.3 mg

Health Benefits

Make it part of your child’s meal plan to avail the benefits of home-made brinjal vegetable baby food recipes.

  • Brinjals have fibre; it helps maintain bowel regularity in your child.
  • The calcium content of the vegetable promotes healthy bones and teeth.
  • Vitamin A in brinjal makes the immune system strong and supports the overall growth of your child.
  • Nutrients like phosphorous help in the growth, maintenance, and repair of tissues and cells.
  • Brinjal is a good source of carbohydrates too. It provides energy for your child all day long.

Buying Guide

  • Prefer buying organic products, be it vegetables or masalas.
  • Prepare ginger-garlic paste on your own, instead of going for the packed ones.
  • Avoid buying brinjals that are discoloured or have a scar on the outer surface. It indicates that the flesh inside is decaying.
  • Brinjal is a delicate vegetable, use the whole portion when cut. Do not put it into the refrigerator.

Brinjal vegetable is a nutrient powerhouse. Inculcating the right dietary habits at an early age will make your toddler grow into healthy adults. This brinjal recipe is going to win hearts.

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