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.
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:
How to sterilize baby feeding bowls:
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..
|You need very raw big banana|
|Cut both the ends|
|Use a knife make slashes in it, all the way through the skin|
|Take a slicer|
|start slicing the bananas|
|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|
|use a fine sieve and sift it|
|store this in a air tight container|