How to Make Peas and Potato Subji for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Peas and Potato Subji Recipe

We all love to eat potato and peas subji. It tastes delicious and can be cooked in no time. If your little one loves this subji and you want to make it for him, then find out how you can make it healthy and nutritious! You and your child can enjoy it with roti and dal and rice.

Cooking Time

Type  Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:10:00
Cook Time 00:20:00
Total Time 00:30:00

Cooking Method


Type of Meal


Suitable For

Weaning babies older than 11 months of age

Meal Schedule

Lunch or Dinner

Recipe Type

Main Dish


Type  Quantity 
Potatoes ( chopped roughly) 2
Green peas ( boiled) 1 cup
Onions finely chopped 1
Tomatoes finely chopped ½ cup
Red chilli powder (optional) 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala 1 teaspoon
Black pepper powder (optional) 1 teaspoon
Ginger and garlic grated 2 teaspoon
Green chillies ( slit vertically) 2
Oil or ghee 1 tablespoon
A pinch of salt


You can follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to make peas and potato subji:

  • Boil the roughly chopped potatoes and peas and place them separately in a bowl.
  • Heat oil or ghee in a pan then add in the ginger, garlic and green chillies (optional). Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Next, add the onions and sauté for another 2 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  • Add in the tomatoes, chilli powder (optional), garam masala and mix well. Cover with a lid and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy. Wait until the oil leaves the sides of the pan.
  • Add in the boiled potatoes and peas and some water. Give the subji a nice stir and mash it well, if feeding it to your baby.
  • Add a pinch of salt, if needed and mix again.
  • Let it cook for some time then serve it to your baby.

Recipe Tips

This homemade pea and potato subji baby food recipe will taste even better if you follow the tips given below while making it:

  • Chop the potatoes to medium-sized pieces so that they cook well and your toddler can chew them.
  • Make sure you add salt when you cook the peas and potatoes.

Nutrition Information (Per 100 Grams)

Type  Value 
Calories 220 kCal
Carbohydrates 28.5 gms
Protein 4.4 gms
Fat 10.9 gm
Fibre 5.7 gms
Sodium 22.8 mg
Potassium 717.7 mg

Health Benefits

Check the health benefits of peas and potato subji for toddlers:

  • Peas are a rich source of Vitamin C and fibre. Hence, eating peas can build your toddler’s immunity and improve his digestion level.
  • Peas are an excellent source of Vitamin K, folate, potassium, iron and niacin. These are essential nutrients that are needed by the body for an extraordinary dietary proportion. Peas can also help improve the bone health of your child.
  • Potatoes being a rich source of carbohydrates can fuel your baby’s brain.
  • Potatoes contain Vitamin B that puts the carbohydrates to work, which can thus provide energy to your baby.
  • Potatoes contain Vitamin C that is needed for healthy skin, bones and hair.
  • The folate in potatoes helps in building healthy red blood cells.

Buying Guide

Remember these things while buying the ingredients for peas and potato subji:

  • While buying potatoes, make sure they are firm. Buy organic potatoes as they are free from chemicals and pesticides. Refrain from buying sprouted potatoes.
  • You can choose to use frozen peas. But if you are using fresh peas then make sure that you wash them properly.
  • Buy fresh and firm onions.
  • Buy ripe tomatoes as they will cook faster.
  • Buy sealed packets of chilli powder and garam masala and check the expiry date on the packaging before buying.

A unique combination of carbohydrates and essential vitamins, this subji is a perfect food to feed your baby once you wean him. Your little one will enjoy it with dal and rice. You can mash the subji and serve it in a bowl. He will relish the taste and ask for more in his own language!

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