Jaulo : Nepali baby food

Since I started solid food for Chhori, I have given her Jaulo, Nepali rice veggie puree which is high in nutrition and quite filling too. It is so easy to make and versatile that I thought it would be helpful for any mum so I’m sharing the recipe here.


  • 4 table spoon of rice
  • 2 table spoon of red lentils
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)(optional)
  • 100 gm of broccoli (replace with any veggie your child likes)
  • Pinch of salt (optional)



  • Heat the pressure cooker on medium heat and add ghee. Let it get hot and add turmeric powder.


  • Wash rice and red lentils.
  • Add the rice, lentils, broccoli and salt to the pressure cooker.


  • Add 2 cups of water, close the lid and let it cook.
  • Let it press for 5-6 whistles.
  • Once done, check if the rice is soft.

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  • Put the mixture in a blender and make it a fine puree for baby under 7 months and coarse for baby between 7- 10 months. Older kids can be given the jaulo mashed using a spoon.


  • This can be made with any other veggies or lentils so it will be very versatile options for the baby and easy for the mum.
  • Store in container and can be used up to 3 days when store in the fridge.


Take care,
M from nepaliaustralian


15 responses to “Jaulo : Nepali baby food

  1. Hi, thanks for the recipe. It’s so helpful as I was going through all the websites to make homemade traditional Nepalese food for my 8 months old. Tired of commercial baby cereals, they don’t last long and are expensive. Just wondering if I can store in freezer like other puree and I heard that its better to refrain Babies from Salt, sugar and fats (butter) until they are 1. Please suggest, thanks 🙏

    • Thank you for reading my blog.
      I used to make enough for 3 days and freeze them and it was fine. If you don’t like to use butter or salt, you can make this without them and as the baby grows older can add them for taste.

  2. Looks good. I would not suggest anyone to add salt though, as babies should not have any salt before they are maybe 12 monyhs old. (It can damage their kidneys)

  3. we just started on solids but he is not so interested in eating any solid food. Any tips to get him interested?

    • I normally give Chhori a piece of carrots or celery when she is not very interested. So when she opens her mouth to eat that , I also feed her other foods. I know it is not always easy but make sure he is hungry enough when you give him solid food .Good luck.

  4. I remember going through preparing such foods for our kids so, so well lol

  5. I would absolutely eat this – how delish!

  6. why dont you try Baby Led Weaning approach? you could find a lot of help online. I am not saying Purees are bad, but you could try BLW and decide for yourself.

  7. Excellent! You should turn this into something bigger. There is hardly any baby food blog in cyber space.

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