Pureed food feels unpleasant and unappealing but is recommended to elders sometimes. When we hear pureed food, an image of “khichdi” strikes our mind. But, did you know there are lots of other pureed foods too? that helps you keep full and are a good source of energy and protein. Let’s see some healthy and delicious recipes.

Curd rice


In south India, people prefer curd rice at the end of the meal as it keeps your stomach cool and fills you up. Let’s see how to prepare the curd rice recipe.

You’ll need:

Fresh curd: 1/2 cup

Cooked rice: 3 cups

Oil: 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds: 1 Tsp

Urad dal:  2 Tsp

Curry leaves: 6

Chopped green chilies: 1

Chopped coriander: 2 tbsp

Salt: to taste

Method of preparation:

In a large deep bowl, combine rice and water and mash it lightly. You could use a potato masher.

Add curd and salt to the rice and mix it properly and keep it aside.

Now, turn on the gas stove, add green chilies and curry leaves to it and saute it on a medium flame for about 30-40 seconds.

Add, the green chili and curry leaves mixture to the curd rice mixture and mix it well.

Finally, garnish it with chopped coriander.

You could serve it immediately or refrigerate it for an hour and serve cold.

Serve it with the pickles!

Bajra khichdi

This bajra khichdi is a Rajasthani recipe which you could enjoy as it is easy to swallow and tasty too because of the flavor of spices it contains. If you’re looking for a hassle-free recipe, then you have picked the right one.  Let’s see how it’s cooked.

You’ll need :

Bajra(black millet)- 1/2 cup (soaked overnight and drained)

Yellow moong dal(split yellow gram)- 1/2 cup (washed and drained)

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Asafetida – 1/2 Tsp

Salt- to taste

Method of preparation:

In a pressure cooker, combine bajra, moong dal, salt and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook it for 4 whistle

In the meanwhile, heat the ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, allow it to crackle then add asafetida, turmeric powder and saute it for few seconds.

Further add the cooked bajra- moong dal mixture, salt and mix it well. (cook on medium flame)

Cook it for next 2-3 minutes giving it an occasional stir.

The bajra khichdi is ready to eat!

Serve it with pickle, papad or yogurt.

Jowar, ragi and date porridge

These 3 super combinations are great when you want to intake lots of protein. Did you know, jowar improves immunity, is gluten-free, improves digestion keeps your heart healthy while ragi is rich in fiber that helps a lot in losing weight and diabetes. On the other hand, the date contains high disease-fighting antioxidants and is the excellent natural sweetener that means you no longer have to eat those artificial and extremely dangerous sweets to charm your taste buds. Let’s see how this super delicious plus healthy porridge is cooked.

You’ll need:

Whole jowar(white millet)- 1/2 tbsp (washed and drained)

Whole ragi(red millet)- 1/2 tbsp(washed and drained)

Dates- 2 (deseeded)

Method of preparation :

Take a pressure cooker, add whole jowar, whole ragi, dayes and 1/2 cup water in it. Now pressure cook it for 3 whistles.

Now, before you open the lid, allow the steam to escape.

Take the mixture and put in a mixer jar and blend it using 1/2 cup of water. Blend the mixture till it gets smooth.

In a broad non-stick pan, transfer the mixture and mix well. Now cook it on a medium flame for one-two minutes. (stir continuously)

Let it cool down slightly, serve lukewarm or serve it immediately.

Quick vegetable broth

If you’re looking for consuming lots of vegetables but having trouble to cook a specific recipe out of the veggies? don’t worry we’re here with a healthy yet delicious vegetable soup.

You’ll need:

Thinly sliced onion- 1/2 cup

Peeled and thinly sliced potatoes- 1/2 cup

Thinly sliced tomatoes- 1/2 cup

Thinly sliced carrots- 1/4 cups

Thinly sliced bottle gourd(lauki)

Finely chopped celery(ajmoda)- 2 tbsp

Butter- 1/4 Tsp

Whole black peppercorns(kalimirch)- 4

Method of preparation

In a pressure cooker, combine all the veggies, butter, peppercorns, salt and 3 cups of hot water. Pressure cook it for 1 whistle.

Before opening the lid, allow the steam to escape.

Finally, transfer it to a bowl and garnish it with coriander and panner(cottage cheese)

Papaya, pear and yogurt smoothie


You’ll need:

Papaya cubes- 2 cups

Pear cubes- 1 cup

Greek yogurt- 1/2 cup

Coconut milk- 1/2 cup

Sunflower seeds- 2 tbsp

Honey- 1 tbsp

Method of preparation:

In a blender, put all the ingredients and blend it well.

Blend till ingredients become smooth and frothy.

Papaya, pear and yogurt smoothie is ready.

Banana Apple smoothie

Banana, a potassium-rich diet helps to lower your blood pressure and eating banana helps to lower your heart risk by 27 percent. Plus. it is easy to chew for elders. Talking, about apple, they are extremely rich in antioxidants and reduce the risk of cancer, hypertension, heart disease, and diabetes.

You’ll need:

Chopped bananas- 1 cup

Roughly chopped apples- 1 cup

Chilled fresh curd- 1 cup

Ice cubes(optional)

Sugar- to taste

Lemon juice- 1 Tsp

Method of preparation :

Just combine all the ingredients in a blender and mix till it turns smooth and frothy.

Apple banana smoothie is ready!

Spinach soup

No one is unaware about the benefits received from spinach. It needs no introduction to its health benefits. Spinach is incredibly healthy as a spinach a day keeps a doctor away. Let’s learn to cook this spinach soup.

You’ll need: 

Shredder spinach washed and drained- 3 cups

Oil- 1 Tsp

Grated garlic- 1 tsp

Chopped onions- 1/2 cups

Low-fat milk- 1 cup

Freshly ground black pepper- to taste.

Method of preparation :

In a deep non-stick pan, add garlic and onions and saute for a minute (on medium flame)

After the onion turns golden, add spinach and saute on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes.

Next, add one and a half cups of water, and bring it to boil by giving it a good stir for approx 2-3 minutes.

Let it cool slightly and blend in a mixer till it gets smooth.

Transfer it to a deep non-stick pan, then add milk, salt, and pepper and give it a good stir. Cook it on a medium flame for 2 minutes.

The soup is ready to be served!

Dal Mughlai

Dal is the best recipe for the elderly’s. It is easily cooked and can easily be consumed by them. Dal prevents anemia, boost energy, maintains blood pressure and is also good for the heart. Let’s see the recipe, how it is cooked.

You’ll need: 

Arhar(toowar) dal- 3/4 cup

Chana dal- 1/4 cup

Chopped tomatoes- 1 cup

Bottle gourd- 2 cups

Turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp

Cumin seeds- 1 tsp

Chopped garlic- 1/2 Tsp

Chopped green chilies- 1 Tsp

Grated ginger- 1 Tsp

Sliced onions- 3/4 cups

Oil- 2 Tsp

Salt-to taste

Method of preparation :

Clean, wash, soak and drain the dals for 3o minutes.

Now, in a pressure cooker add, tomato, bottle gourd, turmeric powder and 3 cups of water and pressure cook till the dal tender.

In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add cumin seeds. Let the cumin seeds crackle.

Add garlic, green chilies, ginger, and onions.

Saute, them till the onion turns golden brown. You can sprinkle a few drops of water to prevent the onions from burning.

Add cooked dal mixture and a cup of water and let it boil.

The dal is ready to be served. Garnish it with coriander.

Dal can be served with rice.

Almost, all of the above recipes are easy to cook and easy to chew. These easy-to-cook recipes are delicious and healthy as well. Happy cooking!

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