This Baby Food Ragi Porridge is a sweet treat that your baby will love. Being rich in calcium and iron, it is a wonderful way to get your baby the nutrients they need while also tasting great! You might even sneak a bite in yourself because it is so tasty 🙂 We hope you enjoy making this simple dish and hope that your baby enjoys eating it.
We also have a delicious and sweet Ragi dessert for adults! Click here to see the recipe.
|Prep Time||3 minutes|
|Cook Time||7 minutes|
- 2 TBSP ragi ground into flour
- 1 1/2 TBSP jaggery powder
- 1/2 cup filtered water
- 1 cup milk not for babies less than one year old
- Boil the milk and keep it ready (making sure it doesn't curdle).
- Put the ragi flour into a saucepan.
- Mix together half of the water and the powdered jaggery. Boil in a separate pot or pan until it is completely melted.
- Then filter out the jaggery water using a strainer and add to the saucepan with the ragi flour.
- Add the rest of the water to the sauce pan and whisk everything slowly making sure that no lumps form.
- Cook the ragi flour mix on medium until the porridge turns dark brown in color and looks shiny. Stir it continuously while cooking otherwise porridge may stick to the pan.
- Stir in the cup of milk to the cooked ragi. (Skip this step if your baby is less than one year old).
- Boil the porridge until it thickens. Remove from the heat and allow it to cool down. (The porridge will become even thicker after cooling down.)
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.
- When you first introduct this porridge to your baby, increase the water quantity to 1 cup and make the porridge watery.
- Also, when you first start feeding your baby this porridge, try to avoid jaggery/ palm sugar/ palm jaggery or any kind of sweetener at least until they've reached one year old. Until then, you can add a small amount of sweet tasting, mashed fruits/vegetables like apples, banana, carrots, dates or raisins.