3 Bottle Gourd Recipes for Babies (Healthy Lauki Recipes for Babies)

Feeding your baby with the wholesome hydrating foods, makes him/her energetic by keeping the hydration levels up. Bottle gourd or lauki is one among the best watery veggies which are 96% of water and also high in dietary fiber. Here are some interesting Bottle gourd recipes for babies (lauki recipes for babies) which are simple to make, yet highly nutritious and delicious.

The Astounding Health Benefits of Bottle Gourd/ Lauki

  • Has cooling effect on the body.
  • Good for heart health.
  • Regulates blood pressure.
  • Aids sound sleep by preventing sleep disorder.
  • Helps to prevent premature graying and maintains hair health.
  • Treats acidity.
  • Aids digestion and maintains gut health.
  • Let’s check on this exclusive list of finger licking recipes!

Bottle Gourd Recipes for Babies (Lauki Recipes for Babies)

List of Bottle Gourd Recipes for Babies

Lauki Recipes for Kids

Lauki halwa for kids is a super healthy recipe which is loaded with fiber and vitamins. It’s a no guilt dessert for kids as we have only used the natural coconut sugar from my little moppet foods which is absolutely free from added preservatives, synthetic colors and artificial flavoring. Coconut sugar is good to be added in baby foods and the best immunity boosting natural sweetener for babies above one year. This recipe is also filled with the goodness of dry fruits powder which is good for brain and body development. Adding dry fruits powder regularly in kid’s diet is the best way for healthy weight gain. This recipe is suitable for babies above 1 year.

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Ingredients

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  • Lauki/ Bottle gourd Grated – 1 cup
  • Coconut sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Dry fruits powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 Tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Milk – 3/4 cup

Instructions

Heat Ghee in a pan.

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Add grated Bottle gourd.

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Saute for 8-10 minutes in medium flame until raw smell goes off.

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Add Milk and mix well.

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Let it boil and stir for 10 minutes on low flame.

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Add dry fruit powder, coconut sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.

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Let it thicken desired consistency.

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Yummy & healthy Lauki halwa is ready.

This puree recipe is one of the best bottle gours recipes for babies and is extraordinarily healthy and gentle on little tummies. Lauki is the power house of nutrients and good to be added in baby foods after 6 months completion. We have also added moong dal, which is rich in proteins, fiber, calcium, potassium and iron. This creamy consistency is perfect for the babies who are new to solids. This recipe is suitable for babies above 6 months.

Ingredients

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  • Half of 1 medium sized Lauki (Bottle Gourd)
  • 1 tbsp Moon Dal
  • A pinch of Jeera (Cumin) powder

Method

Wash and peel the Lauki.

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Cut the peeled lauki into small cubes.

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In a pressure cooker, add the lauki and moong dal with 50 ml of water.

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Cook for 1 to 2 whistles on a medium flame.

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After it cools, add jeera powder and either mash it or blend it to make a soft puree.

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Bottle Gourd Dal Soup for Babies

Soups are comforting and an easily digestible food for kids and is good to be given to babies even during cold, cough or fever. This recipe is energy rich and appetizing. It’s good to keep the baby well hydrated.We have also added the basic spices to enhance the taste and nutrition. This creamy soup recipe is easy to make and palatable too!

Ingredients

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  • Cubed bottle gourd – 1 cup
  • Moong dal (soaked and drained) – 2 tbsp
  • Shallots – 2
  • Garlic – 1 small clove
  • Cumin seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Water – 1 cup

Directions

In a pressure cooker, heat a tbsp. of ghee and add cumin seeds.

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Let it splutter.

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Add shallots and garlic. Fry until translucent.

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Add cubed bottle gourd and moong dal.

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Saute for a few seconds.

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Add 1 cup of water.

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Pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.

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Mash well with a masher.

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Add piping hot water to obtain required consistency.

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Serve the soup warm.

Here are some interesting Bottle gourd recipes for babies (lauki recipes for babies) which are simple to make, yet highly nutritious and delicious.
Lauki Recipes for Kids

Try this yummy and nutritious bottle gourd recipes for babies (lauki recipes for babies) according to the baby’s age and let us know how they enjoyed it!

Here are some interesting Bottle gourd recipes for babies (lauki recipes for babies) which are simple to make, yet highly nutritious and delicious.
Lauki Recipes for Kids

Can babies eat bottle gourd?

Bottle gourd/ lauki is safe to be introduced to babies after 6 months completion.

Is it safe to feed bottle gourd daily?

Bottle gourd is water rich and good to be given on a regular basis.

Is lauki halwa good for health?

Yes, it’s absolutely healthy if made with the natural sweetener like coconut sugar/jaggery.

Can Lauki be given to babies?

Yes, Lauki has high water content and can be introduced to babies as first food, which is after 6 months completion.

Lauki Halwa for Kids

Bringing you a super healthy dessert recipe, which is highly nourishing and scrumptious as well! Our Lauki Halwa for Kids is suitable for kids to adults.

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: Indian

Author: Hemapriya

Ingredients

  • Lauki/ Bottle gourd Grated – 1 cup
  • Coconut sugar – 1/4 cup
  • Dry fruits powder – 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee – 1 Tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Milk – 3/4 cup

Instructions

  • Heat Ghee in a pan.

  • Add grated Bottle gourd.

  • Saute for 8-10 Minutes in medium flame until raw smell goes off.

  • Add Milk and mix well.

  • Let it boil and stir for 10 minutes on low flame.

  • Add dry fruit powder, coconut sugar, cardamom powder and mix well.

  • Let it thicken desired consistency.

  • Yummy & healthy Lauki halwa is ready.

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