Hazel's New Favorite

I sort of invented this based on a few different recipes I read and what I had from the farm this week. Dahl is an Indian lentil dish that is great for babies. It's high in iron, fiber, calcium and can be made out of almost any veggies you have in the fridge. You can use green, red or brown lentils, but I had black Beluga lentils on hand. All measurements are approximate.

Baby Dahl

1tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4c. chopped carrots
1/2 large white or yellow onion, chopped
1 small Yukon Gold potato, skin on, chopped
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2c. lentils
1tsp ground ginger
1tsp cinnamon
1tsp turmeric

Saute garlic in olive oil until fragrant. Add onions and carrots and saute on medium heat for a minute. Cover and let carrots and onions sweat for 2-3 minutes. Add potatoes and apples and mix everything together. Add lentils and spices. Stir and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, lower heat and cover. Let simmer until lentils are soft and water has been absorbed, about 30 minutes. Puree or mash to a consistency right for baby. This freezes well in ice cube trays. Hazel loves this! Sometimes I mix in some roasted sweet potato or squash.

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