Spiced Lentil Puree

Some people dread cooking beans because they think there are too many steps in the preparation. That’s where lentils come in handy. When mixed with a grain they become a complete protein and lentils are packed with iron, important for the creation of white blood cells and antibodies. The vitamin C from the tomatoes aid in the absorption of iron.

Spiced Lentil Puree

Spiced Lentil Puree 

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Good for ages 9-12 months

Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup brown rice
  • 1/4 cup lentils
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes, canned or fresh
  • 1/2 cup cauliflower

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a 2 quart saucepan and sauté onion and garlic until soft. Add water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add brown rice, lentils, cumin and curry powder. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until soft.
  3. Add tomatoes and cauliflower, cover, and simmer an additional 10 more minutes.
  4. Allow to cool slightly, then carefully transfer to the Baby Bullet and puree until smooth.

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About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

Comments

  1. which type of lentil, yellow or green or black?

  2. Maurissa says:

    Not too spicy is it?