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Homemade Millet Recipes – Nutritious and Healthy food for babies

Homemade Millet Recipes – Nutritious and Healthy food for babies

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 Millet is high in minerals like iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. They are highly nutritious and non glutinous and not acid forming foods. Hence they are soothing and easy to digest. It is least allergenic and most digestible grains available. As it is easily digestible, millets can be offered to infants once they complete six months of age.

When you start weaning your little one all you think about is giving them nutritious food. Being a new parent you will be on a hunt for quick to make recipes.

Millet Porridge:

Ingredients-

Any Millets of your choice (I used Little millet)

Water

Pepper powder/curry leaves powder- For seasoning

Salt to taste (If baby is above 1 year of age)

Ghee- 1 tsp

Procedure-

  • Roast 1 cup of millet on a medium flame until they turn golden brown.
  • Allow the roasted millet to cool down completely and grind it to a fine powder. Store the powder in an air tight container.
  • In a bowl, take 1 tbsp powder and 1 cup water and mix well without lumps.
  • Place the bowl on low heat and stir continuously until the mixture boils and thickens to a porridge consistency.
  • Season the porridge with pepper powder, salt and ghee.

Millet Kichdi:

Ingredients-

Any Millets of your choice (I used Little millet) – 1 cup

Moong dal – 1/2 cup

Jeera/Cumin

Pepper powder

Ginger

Asafoetida

Curry leaves

Ghee/Butter

Salt to taste

Procedure-

  • Fry millets and moong dal in a pressure cooker with ghee until they turn golden brown and aromatic. Add 3 cups of water and pressure cook it for 4 whistles and allow it to cool.
  • In a pan, add a little ghee, cumin, asafoetida, ginger, pepper powder and curry leaves to temper.
  • Add pressure cooked millets and dal to the pan and mix well.
  • Lastly, add a little coriander to garnish.

You can add veggies to the above recipe as well to add on nutrition. Chop carrot, beans, potato, cauliflower and pressure cook along with millets and dal.

Millet Dosa:

Ingredients-

Rice (I use sona masoori) – 2 cups

Any Millets of your choice (I used Little millet) – 1 cup

Urad dal – 1 cup

Toor dal/ Chana dal – 1/2 cup

Methi Seeds – 1 tsp

Poha – 1/4 cup while grinding

Procedure-

  • Soak rice, millets, urad dal, chana dal/oor dal and methi seeds for 8 to 10 hours and grind by adding poha at the last.
  • Ferment the mixture for another 6 hours.
  • Batter is ready to use with salt.

Finger millet laddu:

Ingredients-

Finger millets (Ragi)

Milk

Sugar

Ghee

Cashew

Procedure-

  • Roast finger millet powder till it gets aromatic in a low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and add powdered sugar, ghee, cashew, dry coconut and milk
  • Mix well and prepare laddus.
  • You can add more milk if it is not coming together.

Finger Millets (Ragi) Porridge Powder ( mixed dry fruits and lentils):

Ingredients for Ragi porridge powder-

Ragi – 500g

Moong bean – 125g

Methi – 25g

Soya bean – 125g

Wheat – 125g

Rice – 125g

Jeera/Cumin – 10g

Pepper – 10g

Dry fruits – almond, cashew, pista, dates (roast and sun dry and powder)

Procedure-

  • Wash ragi and dry it in a shaded area for a day.
  • Sprout moong bean.
  • Roast ragi, moong bean, methi, soya bean, wheat, rice, cumin, pepper individually and separately and make a fine powder.
  • Mix dry fruits powder to the finger millet powder and store it in an air tight container.

Procedure to make porridge-

  • In a bowl, take 1 tbsp powder and 1 cup water and mix well without lumps.
  • Place the bowl on low heat and stir continuously until the mixture boils and thickens to a porridge consistency.
  • Season the porridge with pepper powder, salt and ghee.

These were my nutritious and instant homemade recipes. I will be back with recipes from oats, quinoa and more.

Do let me know if you have any interesting recipes in the comments section below.

Until next time…

Sayonara!

 

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