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Jan 24, 2014

How to Make Ragi Porridge for Babies / Finger Millet Porridge / Ragi Porridge for Babies / How to Prepare Ragi at Home for Babies / Ragi for Babies / Ragi Sari - Baby Food Recipes / 5 Month Baby Food


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Ragi is such a nutritional food for babies. It has high level of protein,calcium and minerals. It has lots of iron and a good mix of amino acids. It is a complete wonder food..So as my second solid food after my Apple Sauce, i thought of introducing maha ragi. When i decided to start giving ragi for maha. I was totally confused whether to give homemade, storebought..Then i raised a question on facebook and This is what everyone suggested..So i soaked ragi overnight, ground it, cooked it and fed maha. But later i came across a homemade ragi powder for babies. So i made that and now i am feeding that for maha. I will share that recipe soon. And i am planning to start store bought baby ragi powder when she is 8+ months. But many of you asked me to share the recipe for ragi porridge which is made from fresh ragi, so here i am sharing it. 


Ragi is very healthy for babies, it is filling and help your baby gain weight in a healthy way. Few things you have to remember before making this.

1)The consistency of the porridge which you make totally depends on you. You can make it too runnier and pour it bottles and feed your baby or make it little thicker and feed your baby using a spoon.

2) For this post, i have added sugar. But normally i use panakarkandu or karupatti as sweetner. This is how i do. I take a small piece of karupatti or a piece of panakarkandu in a saucepan, add some water in it and heat it up till it is melted. Then i strain that and add it to ragi milk and cook them together. 

Karupatti strengthens your baby bones. Panakarkandu helps prevending cold for your babies. You can even mix up a small piece of both.

3)If you feed a good bowl of this for your baby. Your baby will sleep peacefully for a good 2 to 3 hours. It is that filling.

4)Cook ragi properly. If you didn't cook it properly, it may cause constipation.  

5)Many people say ragi may cause constipation. But i am feeding the to my baby for 2 weeks now. And she is passing stool daily. 



How to introduce solid food to your baby:

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How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:

Start by sterilizing the bowls and spoons which you are going to feed your baby. Take the bowl and spoon in a large saucepan, cover it with water and bring them to a boil. Boil it rapidly for 5 mins. Now you can turn the heat off and leave them stay in the hot water till use.

How to do Ragi Porridge from Fresh Ragi:

I use 1/2 cup of ragi to make a good bowl of ragi porridge. I keep on increasing them as she days pass. You have to experiment on this measurement to know how much your baby can consume.


To make fresh ragi porridge. Start by washing fresh ragi by rubbing with your hands in lots and lots of water to get rid of dirt and other ucky stuff. Do this step atleast 4 to 5 times to make sure that your ragi is absolutely clean.

Now soak them in fresh clean water overnight.

Next Morning, drain them and take them in a blender. Add some boiled and cooled clean water to grind them to a smooth paste.

Take a clean saucepan, line them with a clean white cloth. Pour the pureed ragi over the cloth and let it drain. Squeeze with your hands so all the milk has been extracted from ragi.

Now take the sauce pan to stove and start cooking on low flame. if it is too thick you can add some water.

Cook them for 5 to 6 mins till the porridge is cooked and has become thick.

Now take them off the stove and add some sugar to taste. You can add whatever sweetner you use. I use Panakarkandu or Karupatti.

Now let them cool to warm, pour the porridge in sterilized bowl and feed your baby.

Pictorial:
Take ragi in a large bowl


pour water over them


Use your hands to rub the ragi to releaste the dirt from them


Keep on rubbing


Pour the ucky stuf out, and repeat the process for 4 to 5 times
Cover it with water


Cover with a lid


Leave them to soak overnight..This is soaked ragi


See the difference


Now take some ragi in a mixer


Grind them first


Pour some water


Grind them


Now they are done


Take a clean sauce pan


cover with clean cloth


Pour the ground ragi in


Now let it drain


You can help it a bit


Once you have squeezed,


This is left ragi milk


Put it on stove


Boil them


Keep stiring


It will get thick
Now add some sugar or whatever sweetner you use, just a bit


This is what it looks like


Always sterilize your vessel


Boil them well


Remove them


Pour the ragi in the bowl


Now feed your fussy baby:)

9 comments:

Soumya@Oishirecipes said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi....cleaning ragi each time is a difficult process. Better one is to clean in a batch and dry it in the sunlight for three days and keep in a air tight container.

I have also made ragi porridge..see this link..http://oishirecipes.com/2013/11/ragifinger-millet-kurukku-muthari-kurukku-ragifinger-millet-porridge.html

Diviya said... Best Blogger Tips

You can grind ragi in machine also ... After that remove unwanted things using dhoti.. place it in separate air tight container.. whenever s needed, you can take a sauce pan add some powder and some water/milk stirr continuously.. u then can feed babies

San said... Best Blogger Tips

Sprouted ragi is even better as its easier to digest and much more nutritious..It can be done the same process as you have done, except roast the sprouted ragi and then powdering it to store for a long time..

Coral crue said... Best Blogger Tips

awesome post. ragi is great for kids

shareatip said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi. Great food for babies. As for karupatti vellam (blackstrap molasses), do you use palm jaggery (pana vellam) or sugarcane molasses jaggery? Cane jaggery is cooling while sugarcane jaggery causes heat, but both help release digestive enzymes.Which goes better with ragi?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shareatipYou can use any, i used pana vellam

Madheeha Shanavas said... Best Blogger Tips

Very useful ... Thanks for the detailed post ��

resmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for the detailed post

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I am pediatrician... and we don't recommend sweeteners until the baby is atleast a year old!