Bottle gourd can be given to babies from 7 months of age and provides various health benefits such as supply of essential vitamins and minerals, cure for acidity and urinary disorders.



  1. Peel the skin and cut the vegetable lengthwise
  2. Remove the seeds at the center and cut into small chunks.
  3. Place the chunks into steamer and steam till it becomes soft.
  4. Mash it in hand masher or blend in a blender adding cumin seeds.
  5. Consistency can be adjusted by adding mother milk or formula milk.


  • Always check for allergy reaction and follow three days rule before introducing new food.
  • Introduce one new food at a time.
  • Sterilize the bowl and spoon before feeding baby.