Red Split Lentils (Masoor Dal)
Indian-inspired lentils the whole family will love and babies, too. Once the dal and rice are at the desired consistency, it's ready to eat or freeze. Make sure mixture is completely cool before freezing. I use freezer ice trays and small individual glass bowls with lids.
If you're not soaking the rice, cook it with 2 1/4 cups water.
The amount of water used to cook the lentils can be altered to reach the desired consistency. If using less water than directed, be sure to check on lentils frequently to make sure they are not drying out.
Substitute butter for the olive oil if desired.
To prepare for a baby, mix dal with rice and let cool. Mash or puree together. Whether you puree will depend on the size of the vegetables in dish. I usually puree the baby food when I use broccoli, but not peas.