What Kind of Foods are Offered to the Baby During Annaprashan?

Annaprashan – First Rice Eating Ceremony:

There is a large variety of food that is offered to the baby during the Annaprashan ceremony. Some of them are:

  • Fried rice or pulao
  • Curd Rice
  • Sweet Pongal (Jaggery Rice)
  • Dal, sambar or rasam
  • Meat
  • Fish
  • Kheer or Payasam
  • Ven Pongal

A variety of food is served on the baby’s plate. Food for the prasad is usually Kheer, Payasam, Sweet Pongal if you want to offer sweet. Or it is plain mashed rice with ghee and some well-cooked dal if you want to include savory fare.

Some communities also choose to have an elaborate celebration and serve fried rice, pulao, vegetables, meat and fish along with kheer.

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