Mar 10, 2014

Raw Banana Porridge for Babies / Banana Porridge for Babies / Nendran Banana Porridge for Babies - Baby Food Recipes / Weight Gaining Recipes for Babies


As soon as i mentioned that i will post banana powder recipe for babies, i got so many mails asking to post them immediately. But i was difficult to find time to post it, finally i managed to get banana powder recipe and banana porridge recipe up at the same time..

This powder is so healthy, it helps in healthy weight gaining in your babies. Normally we feed ragi porridge for babies, and i am sure that babies will get bored because of the same food. So in order to make their food interesting and different, you can follow what i normally do.

I feed ragi porridge on one day, the next day i go for oats and apple porridge, then the next day i go for banana porridge, then i go for barley and apple porridge(recipe soon). This way your baby wont get bored of the same food. I am still looking for new food ideas for my baby. You can drop me a mail or comment if you have any recipes to share..

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) I use panakarkandu or karupatti as sweetner. 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)This wont cause constipation in babies. I am feeding this every alternate days to maha and she is passing stool daily.  

How to introduce solid food to your baby:

Read this

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 make Raw Banana Porridge:


Take a clean saucepan, add in 2 tblspn of karupatti. Now pour in 3/4 cup of clean water. Heat this up and cook untill the karupatti is melted.

Now take a clean bowl and add 2 scoops of banana powder. Add some clean water and mix it up till smooth. 

Now place a fine mesh strainer over the bowl and Sieve the karupatti liquid through this. Mix this well.

I washed the saucepan in the meantime. Now pour this liquid again in the saucepan.

Heat this on a low flame stiring continously. Cook this for around 2 mins till the banana is cooked and thicken.

Take it off the heat, allow it to cool down and transfer it to feeding bowl or feeding bottle and feed your baby..

Start by making this banana powder..Click this link

Take a couple of spoons of banana powder

Add some water

Mix it to form a smooth mix, this
way it doesn't form lumps
Now take karupatti in a sauce pan

add water

heat it to melt

once it is melted
place a strainer over the mixed bowl

strain this mix

Mix it up

Pour it back in the sauce pan

heat it up

keep stiring

It will get thick

Allow it to cool a bit

Serve warm to your baby


  1. Hi I am very fond of ur blog..I have 15 month old son..he looks skinny. Can I give him this porridge to him..

  2. Hi aarthi. ...its advised by peds that you should avoid giving the banana seeds to when preparing the banana pieces for drying one should try removing most of the seeds (obviously all can't be removed)...The banana seeds are very hard to digest for babies...also try avoiding extra flavours to the food. .as the baby should know the natural flavour of each food...later when you'd try feeding her banana as such, she will not like the taste and ask for sugar or other coatings. ..appreciate you that you are still preferring to feed your baby the traditional foods we grew up eating...but please look into this factor too...Not only does the flavouring habit pamper her taste buds but also as research proves may stand as a main reason for childhood obesity. ...I wish maha a healthy growing!!!!! :)

  3. hi arthi,
    this banana porridge have to be boiled well since the baby cnt digest it easily..even i give this for my baby she is 8 months

  4. What is karupatti.... Is ot supposed to be fed in Place of banana

  5. @Maanit GuptaKarupatti is a sweetner. It is also called as palm sugar

  6. Should be cooked well

  7. hi aarthi,
    can we add milk instead of water

  8. Hello arthi..will this banana recipe cause 100% weight gain in babies because my nine months old daughter is thin.

  9. @shahistha sheikhyes it cause weight gain moreover it is healthy wholesome food for your baby

  10. Hai new to ur blog...i made this banana porridge in milk nd added ma son is nt intrested in it..does karupetti cause any bowel irritation...he is one nd hlf yrs old..nd very thin

  11. @AnonymousKarupatti is really good for babies, it is good in iron.

  12. Hi aarthi ,
    I have started feeding this porridge to my six months old mrinalini. But one of my friend suggested that it might cause phlegm in children. Is it true ? The weather is pretty cold now. Can I give it to her ? Pls help!

  13. @Bhavanano i dont think so. this is what everyone feeds their baby here.

  14. Hi Aarthi...can I avoid any sweetener while giving this porridge to my 6 months old. Will it taste good? If sweetener is necessary which of the options are safe to give my 6 month old baby - karupatti/panankalkandu?

  15. @Shirintry feeding a spoon, if your baby likes it then no issue. if not try use jaggery or panankalkandu

  16. @Aarthi

    Dear Aarthi,

    If I want to prepare raw banana powder for business purpose, what other excipients would you think of to increase it's nutritional grade?

  17. Hi Madam, I have started this banana porridge to my 7 month old baby but i found whenever I gave him, after that he reduces his food intake for whole day. Final output of this powder which i made at home is not as white as your's(looked in pictorial), I mean my powder has some black ingredients mixed also( I think banana seeds also been added). So is that problem??

  18. @Labdhi ShahThanks for your mail. Raw banana is pretty heavy, so it is advisable to give in the morning. No issues with seeds, you can give that too. Make sure you cook them well.

  19. Hi Aarthi, now my lo have 8 months 15 days I am not introduce sweet or salt.... How I give this receipe

  20. @sathyajust make it plain and give..if she is not eating, you can add some pureed apple or pear for sweetness

  21. A very good thing you are doing. Thanks a lot.

    Can the banana be boiled before drying or ripened banana can be used?

  22. Hi wat r the travel foods we can give for babies...

  23. Hi ,
    Can this banana puree cause nose block or cold to the baby's.

  24. Hi , banana puree can cause the cold , nose block in baby....

  25. Hi can i use your date puree to sweeten this up?

  26. Hi Aarthi, My baby is 10month now, however she does not accept anything other than pureed food. From her 6th month only, i tried baby led weaning but she has not accepted. How do i introduce unmashed food?

    1. Just give small bits of chopped colourful fruits and let her pick and eat them. this will help them to eat solid foods

  27. Can I give this to my 5 month old baby


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