1 year old baby food chart india

1 Year Baby Food Chart

| | by Dr Hemapriya

Congratulations, your baby has turned one! Introduce your toddler to a variety of new foods and flavors with the help of our 1 Year Baby Food Chart.

1 Year Baby Food Chart with Indian Recipes

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After waiting all these months, your little baby has turned one!!

This is a huge milestone – both for baby and the parents. Turning one now makes your baby officially a toddler, and he’s probably already toddling around the home – faster than you can catch him!

Your little one’s life is going to change as she continues to grow rapidly, and the biggest change is going to be in the area of food. From now on, your baby is ready to have all the foods that were restricted for babies under one. Which means it’s time for a brand new food chart!

By now your baby is already having most household meals except for those restricted foods and now you can go ahead and feed your baby everything you make for the rest of the family, with less salt and spices. Of course, it is important to consider things like food allergies and choking hazards, and we recommend consulting your child’s pediatrician in case of any doubt.

So the list of foods to avoid has significantly decreased, but toddlerhood brings with it new challenges, especially fussy eating. Your baby is going to be more adamant about his likes and dislikes, and you’ll have to use quite a bit of creativity to work around it.

Toddlers tend to have phases where they eat only one food and reject everything else. In this situation, nutritional deficiencies are a real risk, but you can keep them away by adding a supplementary food like a multigrain health drink or dry fruits powder which ensures many vital nutrients in a small amount.

It is recommended to continue breastfeeding for as long as you and your baby are comfortable, but if you are planning to wean, consider weaning your toddler gently to avoid distress. If you’re planning to start potty training, get all the tips in our ultimate potty training guide.

The food chart we’ve created here includes recipes common in most Indian households. Finger Foods still make the best snacks, and it’s also important to ensure your baby drinks sufficient water throughout the day.

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Use these food charts and plan your baby’s meals using a Printable Meal Planner. You can also keep a “Baby Food Diary” to track your little one’s favorite recipes and food allergies if any.  

Here are our most popular baby recipes:

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Check out baby food charts for other months here:

Have you downloaded our Free E-Book on 50 First Food Recipes for babies? Click here to download.

Disclaimer: The information presented here is meant as a guide and does not replace professional medical advice. You should always discuss your baby’s dietary requirements with your doctor.

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Post updated on – 26 October 2019
Post first published on – 27 April 2015

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1 Year (12 Months) Old Baby Food Chart Along with Recipes

The average age for teething in children is between six to twelve months. With teeth, comes the ability to crunch and chomp down new, solid foods. But what exactly can you feed your baby?

Video: Food Ideas for 1 Year Old Baby

Also Read: Sample Meal Plan for 1 Year Old Baby

Foods for your Twelve Month Old Baby

There is no need to stress about preparing special food for your one year old. Whatever the rest of your family eats can be eaten by them too. You only need to take care to avoid as much salt in the food as possible. Of course, this does rule out most take-away and restaurant food, as they usually contain a lot of salt.

1. Cereal

All time classic! Cereals like flaked corn soften with milk and are easy to digest.Try to get whole grain cereal, as much as possible.

2. Cucumber

Cut up cucumbers are a rejuvenating snack anytime of the day. For your baby’s ease, the best way to cut them is lengthwise, making “cucumber-sticks” shaped like French fries. If it’s a hot summer day, a few cucumbers can easily prevent dehydration.

3. Dal

Dal is packed with protein, which helps in muscle development. Dal curry can be eaten with rice or chapatti and it doesn’t have a strong flavour. Be sure to cut up the chapatti into little nibble size pieces.

4. Vegetable Soup

This is easy to feed your one year old and it contains the goodness of all the vegetables you add in it. For instance, carrot soup would be good for the eyes, and potatoes contain fibre.

5. Soya

Soya granules are quickly becoming a standard substitute source of protein for pure vegetarians. The soft texture it becomes after cooking makes it an ideal food choice for babies.

6. Paranthas

A regular food for the family that can easily be eaten by the baby, too. The stuffing of vegetables or paneer makes it a balanced meal.

7. Chicken

Be careful to buy organic chicken, or chicken that is certified to be free of hormonal treatments. Over cooking the chicken to make it softer is a good idea for your toddler. Also, avoid strongly spicy flavourings, and tear the cooked meat into tiny bits, removing the bones before your feed it to your child.

8. Fish

When preparing fish, always remember that frying it makes it lose a lot of its nutritional value, as opposed to using it in a curry. Like chicken, and indeed, more so, be very carefuhttps://parenting.firstcry.com/articles/paneer-for-babies-benefits-and-recipes/l to tear off the meat and make sure no bones remain, before you feed your child with it. Even the fine bones found in sea fish can get stuck in a toddler’s throat.

Also Read: Delicious Indian Food Recipes for 1 Year Old Baby

Video: Diet plan for 1 Year Old Baby

1 Year Old Baby Food Chart/Feeding Schedule

When planning your 12 month baby food schedule you do not have to go out of the way from your usual foods. If your weekly eating pattern has turned monotonous, this may be a good time to add a bit of colour to it, as your baby and you, both, need a well rounded, balanced diet. Here is a sample baby food chart:

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 1

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 2

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 3

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 4

Breakfast Dalia (broken wheat)

Dahi (curd) with jaggery + ½ mango


Jowar (sorghum)-wheat roti + chole palak + a few cherry tomatoes

Evening Dahi (curd)
Dinner Roti + sabzi + dal fry

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 5

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 6

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 1, Day 7

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 1

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 2

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 3

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 4

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 5

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 6

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 2, Day 7

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 1

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 2

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 3

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 4

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 5

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 6

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 3, Day 7

Breakfast Thalipeeth + milk
Mid-morning Rajgira (amaranth) ladoo

Jowar (sorghum) -wheat roti + lauki (bottle gourd) sabzi + chana dal + a few cherry tomatoes


Chana (chickpeas) powder mixed with dates ladoo


Roti + dal + a sabzi of choice + a few slices of cucumber

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 1

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 2

Breakfast Cheese vegetable pancake + milk

Chopped guava or boiled carrot cubes


Jowar (sorghum)-wheat roti + chole palak + a few cherry tomatoes


Mango/ strawberry yoghurt with oats or poha (flattened rice) soaked in dahi with mashed banana

Dinner Curd rice with cucumber

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 3

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 4

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 5

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 6

Diet for a 12 Month-Old – Week 4, Day 7

Video: 1 Year Old Baby Food Recipes

Best Baby Food Recipes for 1 Year Old

Make sure you get the chance to prepare the following dishes for your young one :

1. Fried Apple Rings

A quick, sweet snack!


  • 1 Apple
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 beaten egg
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • A pinch of salt

How to Prepare:

  • Mix flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and set aside.
  • Mix egg and buttermilk in a separate bowl.
  • Slice the apple into 1/4 inch thick slices discarding the core.
  • Mix the 2 bowls and dip the apple rings in them and deep fry them.

You can also coat the fried pieces with powdered sugar for older kids!

2. Besan Parantha

The high protein content in besan a. k.a chickpeas and the carbohydrates in paranthas make this a balanced way to start the day!


  • Whole wheat dough
  • 2 tbsp besan
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp carrom seeds
  • 3-4 tsp oil

How to Prepare:

  • Mix besan, onion, coriander powder, chopped coriander, carom seeds and garam masala.
  • Knead this mixture into a dough wth a bit of oil. (Do not add water!)
  • Use the wheat dough to make a chapatti and use the besan dough as filling.
  • Cook on a tawa with ghee.
  • Serve with butter or curd.

3. Ragi Laddu

Ragi is rich in iron and can help prevent anaemia by improving haemoglobin levels.


  • 1 kg –Ragi Powder
  • 1/2 kg – Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 kg – Pure ghee
  • Few Almond + cashew finely chopped
  • 2 cardamom powdered

How to Prepare:

  • Heat 250gms ghee in a pan and add the ragi powder to it.
  • Keep roasting on low flame for almost 45 mins till it becomes darker brown.
  • Add rest of ghee, chopped dry fruits and cardamom powder.
  • Fry for more 10 mins on low flame .
  • After it has cooled down, add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Shape into balls to form ragi laddoo!

4. Plain Khichdi

Khichdi is easy to make and can be made with many different bases, such as tomato khichdi, carrot khichdi, spinach khichdi, etc. Khichdi is traditionally known to be one of the first solid foods eaten by babies.


  • 2/3 cup rice
  • 1/3 cup moong or toor dal
  • Garlic – 2 optional
  • Hing – optional

How to Prepare:

  • Wash and soak the rice and dal in water for half an hour.
  • Drain the water.
  • Cook all the ingredients in a pressure cooker with 3 cups of water.
  • Serve with ghee

5. French Toast

A quickly readied snack suited for mornings and afternoons. Did you know that in most European languages other than English, the name for French toast, translates, literally, to “Poor Knights”?


  • 2 slices brown bread
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small pureed banana
  • ½ cup milk
  • Oil

How to Prepare:

  • Mix together milk, pureed banana and egg.
  • Beat the mixture well to a runny consistency.
  • Heat the oil in a pan.
  • Dip bread piece into mixture and fry.

6. Barley Porridge With Banana

This semi-solid recipe is filling and yummy, and your little one is sure to enjoy this and, ask for seconds.


  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 banana
  • 3 cups water

How to Prepare:

  • Add the water and barley in a vessel and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  • Release the pressure and check the softness of the barley. If it isn’t soft enough, let it simmer, until perfect.
  • Let this cool down completely and blend until smooth.
  • Chop the banana into bite sized pieces, add to the porridge, and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Feeding Tips

  • When using homemade baby food recipes for one year olds, do not be afraid to go for variety! Some doctors believe that staying with the same food for long can lead to them to become fussy eaters.
  • The “drawback” of going for a large variety of foods, is the increase in the possibility of your child ingesting some food that they may be allergic to. In most developed countries, allergy tests are a part of due medical process for babies. We would suggest you look into the options for the same!
  • Do not jump from liquid to solid food. Take it slow. Move from softer textures to semi-solid foods before going on to solid foods.
  • The best time of day to feed your baby solid foods is when they have just woken up in the morning or from a nap and are high on energy!
  • Do not disregard the advantage of having a high chair to feed a baby. Not only is your baby safe and secure, but it is ergonomically easier on your back too – much needed after 9 months of pregnancy and a year of picking up after your infant!
  • Its never too late to create a taste for healthy food for your one year old baby. It can take up to 15 tries before a child tries a new food. So, if they didn’t eat their carrots on Monday, don’t hold back from trying on Wednesday, and even next week!
  • Don’t force feed anything to your child. It’s possible that they may not be hungry or just not enjoy a particular food. If they continue to refuse any particular food over a period of time, its okay. Just like you like and dislike certain foods, kids do as well.

Eating healthy isn’t a chore; it’s a habit. And there’s no better time to start eating healthy, than when you literally start eating.


  1. Each child is different and so use these meal plans as a trusted guide as per your discretion. You can modify the meals according to your child’s preferences / requirements.
  2. Never force-feed a child.
  3. While preparing formula, please follow the instructions on the box and use the measuring spoon provided with it.
  4. While introducing solid food to a baby, initially, one needs to prepare watery gruels/soups. As a child gets older, the caretaker/ mother has to increase the thickness of the liquids slowly according to the child’s capacity to swallow. Foods that are too thick can cause stomach upset/ unnecessary load; while excessively watery food might cause the child to remain hungry.
  5. Some kids may eat less on some days and that is absolutely alright. However, if a child eats less for more than 3-4 consecutive days, please visit a doctor to guide further.
  6. A child may eat less during the teething phase or if he/she may not be feeling well. You could increase breast milk /formula feeds on those days. Re-introduce the foods once the child is back to normal.
  7. Don’t stop feeding if the child is suffering from diarrhoea.
  8. You can alter the taste of the food by adding some natural flavours like cinnamon, jeera powder, lemon juice, curry leaves etc. if the child doesn’t accept the food initially.
  9. If your child suffers from an allergy to nuts, gluten or eggs, please consult your doctor before feeding him/her any foods that may contain them.

Also Read:

Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Baby
First Foods for Baby – What Foods You Should Introduce?
Finger Foods for Infants: When & How to Introduce?
Baby Not Eating – Reasons and Feeding Tips


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    Business dialogue “An Hour with the Trade Representative of Russian Children’s Products Industry: Russia – India” took place at the XII IDT Congress

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    As part of the XII Congress of the Children's Goods Industry, an online business dialogue "An Hour with the Trade Representative of Russian Children's Products Industry": Russia - Delhi" was held, organized by the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Association of Children's Goods Industry Enterprises. The main speakers of this session were Evgeny Ostapkevich, Head of the Operations Department of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India, Anna Krotova, Head of the International Economic Center, and Nikita Semenov, member of the Board of Directors of the Topol Group of Companies. Anastasia Vasilkova, co-founder and head of the direction for the development of export of goods and services of Choupette, moderated the hour with the trade representative.

    Yevgeny Ostapkevich, Head of the Operations Department of the Trade Mission of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India, spoke about the specifics of interaction with Indian partners and measures to support exporters provided by the Trade Mission of India. The speaker spoke about the general economic situation in India and the state of affairs in the Russian-Indian trade and economic cooperation, with a special emphasis on children's products that could be in demand in India.

    The expert named two categories of goods: children's toys and baby food, and explained why, according to the trade mission, they will be in demand in the growing Indian market.

    India's children's toy market reached US$1.2 billion in 2020. Of these, only 20% are produced in India, 80% are exported from other countries, primarily from China: the export of toys from China reached 600 million US dollars. According to analysts' forecasts, the children's toys market in India will grow by another 12% over the next 5 years.

    The Indian government is trying to stimulate its own production of toys, in particular, protective import duties. For some goods, the duty rate reaches 60%.

    Basically, toys in India are produced by small and medium-sized businesses. Clusters in which producers work on favorable terms are usually created by the states and they operate on the basis of a common message - "Make in India". Indian authorities give their producers significant preferences.

    In this regard, the Trade Representation recommends that Russian companies enter the Indian toy market, taking into account local realities - the prospect of localizing production in India, which will help to avoid barriers in the form of high duties and expensive logistics.

    The second interesting niche for export is baby food. The mentality needs to be taken into account here - Indians have a traditional way of thinking and don't really trust packaged baby food, especially for babies. But at the same time, the demand for baby food is growing along with an increase in the birth rate.

    In addition, in India, the number of working women who have to look for a replacement for traditional nutrition is constantly increasing. The main export segments, as seen by the Trade Delegation, are milk formulas, cereals for baby food and ready-made mixtures of vegetables and fruits. These prepared food segments are the fastest growing and are expected to grow by another 22% in the near future.

    Baby food, like toys, is subject to high import duties. The import of food products in India is controlled by a special division, and a license will be required for a particular manufacturer or supplier.

    In general, for all comers who would like to enter the Indian market with Russian goods, a "field" or "desk" study will be mandatory. If you come to the conclusion that your product will be in demand, study the sales channels - they often do not coincide with Russian ones. The third step is to bring products in line with international and Indian standards and identify partners correctly. The most reliable payment system when dealing with Indians is a letter of credit.

    The Indians discuss each clause of the treaty for a very long time, they do not make hasty decisions. When entering the Indian market, one should not expect an instant result, one must be prepared for lengthy negotiations, including on opening part of the production in India and creating jobs there.

    The Trade Delegation is ready to advise anyone who would like to enter the Indian market and can provide a partner search service with a preliminary check of interest. Together with the REC, the Trade Representation organized a special export support group.

    The recording of the event is available at the link.

    A conversation about how to properly enter and promote Russian manufacturers of children's goods in different countries, not only in India, will be one of the topics of discussion at the Secrets of Children's Marketing forum, which will be held on March 16-17, 2022.


    The Children's Goods Industry Congress is the main industry event of the year, which is held to organize a dialogue between business and the state, popularize the best practices of industry leaders, and form new tools for international and scientific and industrial cooperation. The event is held with the assistance and support of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Education and Science, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Labor, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Natural Resources and other departments.

    Representatives of the Russian and international children's goods market, industry experts and organizations were invited to participate in the XII IDT Congress in 2021. Participation in the event is free.

    The main topic of the XII Congress of the children's goods industry was the concept of sustainable development in the interests of childhood, which is reflected in the Action Plan ("road map") for the development of the children's goods industry until 2024, approved by the order of the Government of the Russian Federation No.

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