Mar 10, 2014

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


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I am really glad that the baby food series in yummy tummy is really helpful for many of you. Daily i am getting tons and tons of mails from viewers asking to post more baby food recipes. So decided to post 2 post each week, the post will be live on each monday. This is my post for this week, also check out the second recipe which is a banana porridge made using this powder. 


 Now coming back to today's baby food. It is made from raw banana which is also known as nendran, raw plantain, raw banana. This is a typical baby food in kerala. If you are looking for baby food ideas which helps in weight gaining in your babies, then this is best one. It helps in healthy weight gaining in babies.

Check this link for making porridge out of this..


Things to remember before making this powder:

1)Make sure you dry the banana well before grinding it.

2)Always make small batches, so the powder stays fresh always. 

3)You can store the powder in a air tight container in fridge too.

4)This porridge can be given for babies who are above 6 months.  

5)This banana powder doesn't cause constipation in babies.

6)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.

7) 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.

8)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.


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 Powder:
 


Take very raw, firm, big banana. 

Cut both the ends off. Use a knife and make deep slashes on the banana all over the skin. Now peel them. 

Then use a slicer to slice them into rough slices. 

Arrange them on a plate and place it in the sun for a good couple of days or untill it is completely dry. 

Now take them in a blender and powder them.Use a fine sieve to sift it.Store in a air tight container. 

For making porridge out of this powder, check this link..

Pictorial:
You need very raw big banana
Cut both the ends


Use a knife make slashes in it, all the way through the skin
Peel em


Peeled
Take a slicer


start slicing the bananas


all sliced
you can use anything to dry the banana


place the sliced banana in that


place in sun


it will take couple of days to dry the banana


now time to powder them


take them in a blender


powder it


use a fine sieve and sift it


store this in a air tight container


done..

72 comments:

  1. Hai aarthi, this s really a different n healthy recipie tooo... i never heard of dis type of powder though i m from tuticorin...sooon i ll try dis porridge for my 9 months old babe.she s bored of d same ragi ,rawa n wheat porridge.awaiting more recipies from u...

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  2. This is really great Aarthi...I liked it very much... I'm having 8 month old ..so its really useful for me.Post more like this.

    Renu

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  3. hi Aarthi,

    I follow your blog regularly and find your posts very useful as am also having 9 month old son. In this raw banana recipe you used some different sweetener what exactly it is, what u say it in English? My son regularly suffers from chest congestion you have any remedy to relieve the congestion? please post and thank u for your lovely recipes once again..

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  4. @Winston The sweetner is called as palm sugar in english. Rcok candy is a great medicine for chest congestion, add that in the porridge which you make as a substitute for sugar.

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  5. Hi Aarthi, how long can you store this powder for?

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  6. @shrutiYou can store this for 2 to 3 months. better store this in fridge for longer shelf life.

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  7. Hai..my banana was about to ripe so d powder become light brown in colour.is it safe to give.

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  8. @RadhikasubashMake sure the banana which u use is completely raw. But a little ripe is not a issue

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  9. Hi is it vazhaka or the exact kerala
    Banana u used?

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  10. @UnknownIt is not vazhaka..It is kerala banana in raw form.

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  11. Which banana should I use,other than Kerala banana

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  12. We shouldn't use ripen bananas??but we normally eat ripen ones know?awaiting ur reply....

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  13. @AnonymousNo dont use ripe banana use raw is prefered.

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  14. Hey aarthi... im a regular visior of your blog. I must say you are doing a great job.
    So I was going through this baby receipes And saw this banana one. When I was a kid I was fed this..and my mom says it is great For kids.. my son is 14 months and are on solids. We are currently in india for holidays and with a lot of changes my son is just not eating good. Every meal is a pain now and result is terrible. So I was hoping to try this. Do you suggest this for a 14 month old??

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  15. Hi aarthi. This banana can we get in chennai. What should we ask for?? This receipe makes baby gain weight?? I also wanted to know wheat has got gluten can we introduce that I have 7 . 5 Month old baby. I got gerber oats banana flavour can I start with that. Pls tell me

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  16. I m in uae here i wl nt get kerala banana wat cn i do
    Cn i use regular raw banana

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  17. @Anonymousyes u can use any long variety raw banana.

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  18. Hi aarti! Iam a mom of 9 months boy. Can I give banana porridge and ragi porridge on the same day for different meals?

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  19. Can i use monthan banana for this recipe? Thank you so kuch for ur wonderful recipes.

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  20. Can i give this 4.5 month old baby

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  21. hi how is this banana called in tamil? what should i ask for in d shop?

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  22. @madhaviIt is called as nendrapazham, yethanpazham

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  23. mam very useful!
    but doubt how to mix like
    cerelac or ragi poridge

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  24. @Mohana Parthipancheck this out
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/03/raw-banana-porridge-for-babies-banana.html

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  25. hi mam my son is not liking this but i have a lot of powder made already.can u suggest a recipe for adults using this powder?thank u

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  26. @madhaviu can make little runny drink with this using milk, add sugar to taste and nuts if you need and drink. It is really healthy

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  27. @Madhavi you can mix this with any oyher porridge or health mix and give. Hope ur kid ll like

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  28. The Nendran banana from which we make banana flour is Much bigger in size than the regular Robusta bananas. Flesh is firmer, silkier and sweeter. They have a distinct neck with thick green skin which turns buff yellow on ripening, and a pale yellow flesh. It is a popular variety in Kerala and the best verity is from Kanyakumari dist. Where it is relished as a fruit, used as a staple food as well as used to make the famous Nendran Chips and processed into several other value added products. It is a wonderful nutritious diet for easy digestion, prevents diarrhea & worm trouble and is especially given to infants due to their high protein content.


    I have the supplier contact details the below link

    http://banax.blogspot.in/2015/06/banax-now-in-instant-vanilla.html

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Nendran-Banana-powder-BANAX/363320953774267

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  29. Hi..my baby is 7months old...I made this banana powder and I have a doubt whether to cook it or just add hot water to the powder...as it would be easy while travelling!
    Thank u

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  30. Hi Aarathi...
    my baby 8 month baby is light weight..so which food is good to increase her weight..?

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  31. @vinu....th@

    Check this link
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/2014/08/homemade-baby-food-recipes-weaning.html

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  32. I have 7 month baby.can I give kerala banana porridge

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  33. Hi arthi. Should I ask for nendhrangai or nendhram pazham??

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  34. Hi aarthi,
    Thanks for the recipe.
    Since we live in an apartment i couldn't dry it in sunlight.Shall i dry it under fan?
    Thanks

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  35. Hi aarthi,
    Y cant we use ripened bananas instead of the raw ones for banana powder porridge. I bought raw bananas yesterday and it turned slighlty yellow in colour today. Is it ok to use it for banana powder?

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  36. @Anonymoussince u are dryning it , it is best to use raw..slight yellow is not issue. but dont use over ripe ones

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  37. Hi... I am in Europe, it is a cool place, we don't have much sunlight. Is it possible to dry the banana other than sunlight. Thanks

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  38. @AnonymousDry it under sun for few days and u can dry it in a low oven for several hours..

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  39. Hi I think your blog is a boon to all the new age moms who have no one To turn to for traditional homemade health foods... My son s 18 moms now and I can proudly say ever since he was 6 moms I have followed and implemented Baby foods from your blog.... And he s healthy and happy baby, a million thanks to you

    pls let me know if we can cover the banana slices with a clear plastic while drying to prevent from dust birds etc when we leave in terrace
    thank you

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  40. Hi... I have this prepared as chips and we powder it as and when required.. I've been told that the chips don't spoil for years and have some that were prepared 3 years back by family... But I'm not comfortable using chips that old.. Wanted to check your view on this

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  41. Can we use jaggery as sweetner
    Also I live in Gujarat, can we use our normal raw banana?

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  42. @Alkakerala banana is better. And jaggery can be used

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  43. @Nehau can store it fridge to be more safe

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  44. Really very useful receipe
    expecting more healthy receipes

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  45. Really very useful receipe
    expecting more healthy receipes

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  46. Can this porridge b given for dinner? Does it cause cold ?

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  47. @Rhodait is best to feed this for lunch of evening

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  48. Hi I tried this but even after drying it in sunlight for 4 days it's still sticky lightly.what to do ?

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  49. Hi.. I dried the slices and grind it but it smells like tamarind, don't know why?.. I saw kannan Kaya powder in malayi store, is nendrankaai and kannan kaya is same?

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  50. Hi aarthi,thanks for your recipes my son is 7 and half month oftenly he is getting fever and caugh any home remedies for him pls let me know..

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  51. @Chaithrau can give him panangkarkandu or give ajwain.

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  52. Hi aarthi, very nice recipe.. Can I use raw red banana instead of nendran

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  53. Hi..ma baby is now in her 5th month..shall i start tis feed!?

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  54. Hi aarahi...now since it's rainy season ..it's difficult to dry the raw banana under open air ..can I try then under the fan ? Will it get black in colour due to moisture ...pls reply ...thank you :)

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