Monday, November 7, 2016

Ragi Porridge Recipe for Babies / Fingermillet Porridge Recipe

Ragi Koozh Recipe

This Ragi Porridge  can be started once the baby completes 6 months.We usually start with ragi porridge made with extracted ragi milk as in this post, but this is a instant version which can be done in few mins when you have homemade sprouted ragi powder in hand.But this age old method of making sprouted ragi powder is made from extracted ragi milk which is very good for babies.This recipe is from amma who inturn learnt it from her mother.

I usually feed this koozh with plam sugar candy powder or sometimes jaggery syrup.I have a separate post coming up for sweetners that can be introduced to babies.

Check other baby food recipes
Check other porridge recipes

But 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 paediatrician before introducing any new food.

Ragi Koozh Recipe

Ragi Koozh Recipe - Ingredients

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

Sprouted Ragi Powder - 2 tbsp
Water - 3/4 to 1 cup
Jaggery Syrup - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1/4 tsp
*NOTE:Please adjust the quantity as per your baby needs.

Method:

  1. Add 3/4 to 1 cup of water in a pan.Add sprouted ragi powder(I used homemade)to the pan.
    How to make Ragi Koozh Recipe - Step1
  2. It should be very watery like this.Whisk well so that there are no lumps.Add ghee to it and start cooking.
    How to make Ragi Koozh Recipe - Step2
  3. Let it cook in low flame,It will start to thicken , at this stage add your sweetner.I used palm sugar candy powder.
    Hot to make Ragi Koozh Recipe - Step3
  4. Keep cooking until it starts to coat the laddle as shown.At this stage switch off.The whole process will take 5-7mins in low flame.
    Hot to make Ragi Koozh Recipe - Step4
Feed warm along with few drops of ghee or as such.
Ragi Koozh Recipe

My Notes:

  • Ragi is heat generating food so add ghee and feed more water.
  • For babies over 8 months you can add ghee while serving itself.
  • Also ragi might constipate so adding ghee helps to avoid constipation.
  • Cook in low flame, make sure it gets cooked well.
  • This porridge gets thick after cooling down so switch off  accordingly.
  • You can skip sweetner and feed it as such too.
Ragi Koozh Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

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