I grew up in the subcontinent in the 80s and was bf exclusively till 10-11mths then started solids of a little plain boiled rice and lentils and by 12 mths normal food I was on buffalo milk then as mum was in her 3rd trimester and her milk dried up.
My brother was exclusively bf till 10mths and his first food was semolina porridge. Again on normal foods by 12mths
No allergies, intolerances to food in either of us. At this stage we are both in healthy and not overweight. I do have some baby weight to lose though.