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Sweet potato puree for babies

Sweet potato puree which can be given to babies after 8 months.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1
Calories

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized sweet potato
  • 3/4 to 1 cup water
  • a very tiny pinch of turmeric powder (optional)

Instructions

  • Trim the edges first then scrap the skin.Cut into round slices.
  • Rinse it well, then transfer it to a sauce pan.Add water.
  • Let it cook in low flame.
  • Cook covered until it becomes soft and mushy. Do not drain the water.Let it cool down for a while.
  • Puree it to a fine or coarse paste according to your preference.I made it semi fine.I used my blender to puree it, you can use mixie too.Feed immediately.

Notes

  • Sweet potatoes can be steamed/baked too.You can even pressure cook them with skin for about 2-3 whistles,then remove the skin and puree it.
  • Do not drain the water after cooking. Use that water to make the puree.
  • The texture can vary according to your preference.You can blend using mixie for a fine puree, for semi fine use a blender and you can handmash it too.
  • Choose a fresh, firm sweet potato
  • Red variety is preferred as its more sweeter.
  • After cutting the sweet potato immediately add it to water to avoid them from turning dull/black.
  • I added a pinch of homemade turmeric powder just to avoid dull color and amma insisted to add as it gives a mild flavour to the puree.But you can skip it too.