Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Phool Makhana Porridge for Babies - Instant Cerelac Recipes

Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies

This Instant Cerelac made with Phool Makhana / Puffed Lotus Seeds was on my mind since I saw this in babycenter website.I was also requested for homemade instant cerelac recipes by few readers so thought to share this porridge recipe which I tried recently. This porridge is a no cook version which will be very helpful for travel.Also Phool Makhana is very healthy and is suitable for babies.You can start feeding this porridge from 8th month.

I usually nbuy Makhana for mittus sake she loves roasted Makhana,once when mittu was having it gugu also picked one and tasted it and I was watching to know how he liked it and to my surprise he liked it too so tried this porridge mix confidently. As I expected he likes this porridge too yaay!! :)

I am just back from a short trip so will be sharing navaratri recipes soon.

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Check other porridge recipes

Please remember mothers feed is the best and its always good to start with other food only after the baby finishes 6 months.Always consult your pediatrician before introducing any new food.

Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies

Phool Makhana Porridge Mix for Babies - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Makes: 1/2 cup
Recipe Category: Baby Food | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Phool Makhana - 2 cups

For the porridge:

Phool Makhana Porridge mix - 2 heaped tsp
Water - as needed
Roasted Jeera Power - a very tiny pinch


  1. Measure and take makhana.Cut open each one and check if there is any worms or fungus...just check it.Then take it in a pan and dry roast it.Keep roasting in low flame, keep turning over for even roasting.
    How to make Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies - Step1
  2. Roast it until  it is crispy and is slightly golden.If you try popping one in your mouth,it should be crisp and not chewy thats the right stage.switch off.Cool down and transfer to a mixer jar.Powder it fine.If you want you can sieve it.
    How to make Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies - Step2
  3. It was fine only so I didn't sieve it.Cool down then store in airtight container.Now while making porridge : Take 2 heaped tsp makhana porridge mix then add roasted jeera powder.
    Hot to make Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies - Step3
  4. Add hot water,mix well until it forms a smooth porridge.
    Hot to make Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies - Step4
Feed warm.
Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies

My Notes:

  • You can even sieve the powder once if you prefer.
  • Makhana is usually bland, so I added roasted jeera powder.You can try adding either sweet or some flavouring to this porridge.
  • For sweet porridge,you can either add palm sugar or jaggery syrup too.
  • You can even add a drop of ghee which is optional.
Phool Makhana Porridge Mix  for Babies
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I like the instant porridge. I am waiting for gugu to grow so u will post more interesting recipes. My son is 1 yr old and refuses idly or dosai. Really confused what to give. But only likes porridge.

  2. Where can we buy phool makhana in chennai ?

  3. Thanks fur the recipe. I never used this makhana. Can you pl tell me if it must be washed before use


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