I second Baby - led weaning . Your LO must atleast 9 months old now . I did the same mistake of feeding soft Khichdi, mashed food etc . As a result , my kid refused to eat any substantial solids till very recently. I wish I had introduced baby friendly solid foods since the beginning . When ever you get back from work, put a few things like sliced bananas , small apple slices , cheese bits , plain boiled rice in front of her . Let her explore . There isn't much you can do during the office hours but be consistent about it when home .