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Now coming back to the recipe...This is a super duper health mix for your baby. You could buy decent health powder mix from shops. But i love to make it myself for my baby, because you get to know what goes into them and you can customize it as per your baby needs.
I added rice and pulses in my health mix. So i feed this porridge for my baby for lunch instead of giving rice khichdi. I made two versions of this powder, one savoury and one sweet.
For making porridge out of it:
you can mix couple of tblspn of this powder with some water and cook it for 10 mins on a very low flame till the rice and dals are cooked. Then you can add some sweetner to sweet one and salt in the savoury one..It is that simple.
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For getting a idea about how to cook this, check this link
How to introduce solid food to your baby:
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.
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Rice - 1.5 cup ( I used cooking rice, ponni brand)
Barley - 1 cup
Roasted Gram Dal / Pori Kadalai / Pottu Kadalai - 1 cup
Whole Black Urad Dal - 1 cup
Green Gram Dal - 1 cup
Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - 1/2 cup
Masoor Dal - 1/2 cup
Broken Wheat / Cracked Wheat / Dalia - 1 cup
Cashew - 1/2 cup
Badam / Almond - 1/2 cup
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Ajwain Seeds / Omam - 1/2 tsp
Cardamom / Yelakai - 10 pods (If using this, leave ajwain and cumin)
Take urad dal and green gram in a bowl and wash them well, drain and add to a dry pan and roast till it turns golden brown and dry. Remove to a plate.
Take masoor dal and yellow moongdal in a bowl and wash them well, drain and add to a dry pan and roast till it turns golden brown and dry. Remove to the same plate.
Take rice and barley in a bowl and wash them well, drain and add to a dry pan and roast till it turns golden brown and dry. Remove to the same plate.
Roast roasted gram dal till golden and remove to the same plate.
Roast dalia till golden and remove to the same plate.
Roast cashews and almonds till golden and remove to the same plate.
Roast cumin and ajwain till golden and remove to the same plate. If you are making a sweet one, leave ajwain and cumin and add cardamom to it.
I made two version, so i took half of the mix and added cardamom to one and roasted cumin and ajwain in another. Now grind them in a mixer and sieve it.
Store it a air tight container.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take green gram and urad dal in a bowl|
|wash it well|
|drain and set aside|
|heat a heavy bottom pan|
|add the dal in it|
|roast till it is nicely toasted and golden|
|remove it in a plate and let it cool|
|Now take masoor dal and moong dal in a bowl|
|add to the same pan and roast|
|roast till it is dry and golden|
|remove to a plate|
|now roast some roasted gram dal|
|let it turn a couple of shade darker|
|Now time to roast rice and barley|
|Wash it very well|
|add to a big dry pan and roast them|
|keep on roasting till the rice is well toasted and turns golden|
|just like this|
|remove to a plate|
|Now roast some broken wheat|
|roast till nice aroma comes from it..|
|remove to the plate and set aside|
|roast some nuts, you can add some badam too|
|Now comes the twist, if you want to make savoury porridge,|
roast cumin and ajwain
|When it turns little golden|
|If you want to make sweet porridge, |
add cardamom instead of cumin and ajwain
|Take the savoury version in blender|
|Add them to a sifter|
|remove to a plate and let them cool|
|Take the sweet mix in a blender|
|add them to sifter|
|remove to a plate and cool down|
|store in a air tight container..|