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00:00 Welcome to the Spoken Tutorial on Non-vegetarian recipes for 6-month-old babies.
00:08 In this tutorial, we will learn - importance of introducing non-vegetarian complementary foods to the babies and
00:17 how to prepare non-vegetarian complementary foods such as-
00:22 egg puree,
00:24 fish puree,

raw banana fish porridge,

00:27 chicken liver puree and chicken carrot puree.
00:31 Let us begin-

Always remember that once the baby is 6 months old, nutrient requirement of the baby increases remarkably.

00:42 She requires up to 200 calories of energy from complementary foods.
00:48 Along with breastfeeding, complementary feeding should be started.
00:53 Apart from these, gradually, as the baby’s age increases -the quantity and consistency of the food should be changed.
01:03 Please note that while feeding the baby, the quantity of food should be measured using cups and spoons
01:12 as it has been explained in another tutorial of the same series.
01:18 When the baby completes 6 months - initially start with 1 tablespoon twice a day, then gradually go up to 4 tablespoons twice a day.
01:29 And, only well cooked, pureed form of the food should be given.
01:35 Now we will see, how non-vegetarian foods are important for the babies.
01:40 All the non-vegetarian foods are rich in good fats, protein and many other micronutrients.
01:48 These nutrients are essential for proper growth and development of the babies and their brain development.
01:57 The recommended foods to be given to the babies are cage-free poultry,
02:02 eggs, meat and all kinds of fish except for shellfish which can be introduced after 1 year of age.
02:12 Remember the following things in mind while introducing non-vegetarian foods.
02:18 Do not give any processed meat and raw food to the baby.
02:23 It should be cooked thoroughly.
02:26 And most importantly, while cooking baby’s food - always avoid using microwave oven.
02:34 We have discussed 6 month old baby’s requirement and importance of non-vegetarian complementary foods.
02:43 Now we will see, how to make these non-vegetarian complementary foods.
02:48 Let’s begin with our first recipe which is egg puree.
02:53 To make this egg puree, we will need-

1 egg and ½ (half) teaspoon ghee or butter.

03:01 To prepare it, take the egg and beat it thoroughly in a bowl.
03:06 Then, heat the ghee in a steel pot.

Pour the beaten egg in this steel pot and start stirring on a low flame.

03:15 Remove it from the flame in between as continuous cooking will burn the egg puree.
03:21 Keep stirring the mixture and cook it till it thickens.
03:25 Turn off the flame. And, the egg puree is ready.
03:30 Let it cool for some time and feed it to the baby.
03:34 The second recipe that we will see is fish puree.
03:37 For this, we require- 2 pieces of any locally available fish such as-

Black Pomfret,

Bombay duck,

White Pomfret and


03:50 Take 2 pieces of the cleaned and washed fish in a steel pot.
03:54 Add water till the fish gets covered. Keep this steel pot in a pressure cooker
04:00 and pressure cook it until 3 to 4 whistles.
04:04 Let it cool for sometime after which take the pieces of fish out on a plate.
04:10 Now, carefully remove all the bones.
04:13 It is utmost important that before feeding the baby, bones of these fish are removed as they can choke the baby.
04:22 Now, in a mixer, puree the boiled fish and feed it to the baby.
04:28 The third recipe is raw banana fish porridge.
04:32 To prepare it, we need 2 tablespoons of raw banana powder,

4 small pieces of Bombay duck or any local fish.

04:41 First, we will begin with the preparation of raw banana powder.
04:46 Take 2 raw bananas of any variety that is locally available in your area.
04:51 Peel them using a peeler. Now, cut these bananas into thin slices.
04:58 Dry these slices under the shade for 1 to 2 days until they become crisp.
05:05 Then make a powder of these dried raw banana slices in a mixer.
05:10 Sieve this powder and remove the seeds.
05:13 The raw banana powder is ready for use.
05:17 Next, to make a fish puree- follow the instructions as mentioned in the previous recipe.
05:24 After that, take 2 tablespoons of raw banana powder in a bowl.
05:29 Add 3 teaspoons of water and mix it well to avoid lump formation.
05:35 Add more water if required.
05:38 Now cook this mixture on a low flame for 5 to 7 minutes.
05:43 After that, add cooked fish puree in it.
05:47 Keep stirring the mixture and cook for next 4-5 minutes on a low flame.
05:53 The raw banana fish porridge is ready. Let it cool for some time and then feed it to the baby.
06:01 Now we come to the fourth recipe- the chicken liver puree.
06:06 To make this, we need 1 chicken liver.
06:09 Procedure: Start the preparation by taking washed chicken liver in a steel pot.
06:15 Add water till it gets covered.
06:18 Now keep this steel pot in a pressure cooker.
06:21 Pressure cook it until 3 to 4 whistles.
06:25 After it cools down, take it out on a plate.
06:29 Make a puree of the boiled chicken liver using a mixer and feed it to the baby.
06:37 Now we will see the fifth recipe- the chicken carrot puree.
06:43 We will need: 4-5 small pieces of chicken breast or boneless chicken and 1 carrot.
06:50 Start the preparation by taking washed pieces of chicken pieces in a steel pot.

Then add water till it gets covered.

07:00 Now, keep this steel pot in a pressure cooker and cook it until 3 to 4 whistles.
07:07 Let it cool for some time. And then take out the chicken pieces on a plate and let it cool.
07:15 Next, steam the carrot for 10 minutes and let it cool.
07:20 Make a puree of boiled chicken pieces and the steamed carrot together using a mixer.
07:26 Coming to the nutrient content of these recipes- note that, all these recipes are rich in-


07:36 DHA & EPA which are Omega 3 Fatty acids,
07:42 Choline,
07:45 Vitamin A,
07:49 Vitamin D,
07:52 Vitamin B3,
07:57 Vitamin B6,
08:01 Folate,
08:04 Vitamin B12,
08:08 Zinc,
08:11 Magnesium,
08:14 Iron,


08:21 Copper and Selenium.
08:28 These nutrients are easily available in non-vegetarian food sources.
08:33 Therefore they help in growth, development and strengthening the immunity of the baby.
08:40 This brings us to the end of this tutorial on non-vegetarian recipes for 6-month-old babies.

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