This is just roasting dal and rice in a tsp of ghee for quite a long time till it is golden and roasted. Now add some roasted cumin and asaofetida and powder them finely.
Things to remember before making this powder:
1)Make sure you roast the rice and dal well before grinding it.
2)Always make small batches, so the powder stays fresh always.
3)I store the powder in a air tight container in fridge.
4)This porridge can be given for babies who are above 6 months.
5)This 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)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.
8)You can add a touch of salt for taste and drizzle some homemade ghee.
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 Rice & Dal Powder:
Rice - 1 cup
Yellow Split Moong Dal / Pasi Paruppu - ¼ cup
Masoor Dal - ¼ cup
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - ½ tsp
Homemade ghee - 1 tsp
For Making Porridge:
Rice Dal Powder - 2 tblspn
Nuts Powder - 2 tsp
Water - ¾ cup
Salt to taste (optional)
Homemade Ghee - 1 tsp
Wash rice and dal in lots of water till it is completely cleaned. Drain it and dry it.
Heat ghee in a thick bottom kadai. Add in the washed rice and dal and roast them on a medium heat till it is golden. It will take around 20 to 25 mins.
Now remove them to a plate and let it cool.
In the same pan roast cumin and asafoetida for a couple of mins and remove them as well.
Now take everything in a blender and powder them finely.
Place a sieve over a place and sieve this mix. You will get some coarse crumbs, add that back in blender and powder again and sieve it again.
Once everything is done, allow the powder to cool and then store in a air tight container.
I store these in fridge.
When making porridge, i add couple tblspn of this powder and 2 tsp of the nuts powder. I mix them well with ¾ water and heat it. I cook this on low heat till it is cooked, it will take around 5 mins.
Now remove them from heat and allow it to cool a bit, you can add some salt and some ghee for taste and feed your baby.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Take rice and dal in a sieve|
|wash them very well|
|heat a tsp of ghee in a heavy bottom pot|
|add rice and dal in it|
|roast till the rice is puffed and dal is well roasted|
|a close look|
|now in the same pan|
|add some cumin|
|and some asafoetida|
|roast it for a couple of mins|
|once it turns light golden, remove it from heat|
|Now take rice dal mix in a blender|
|add cumin, asafoetida mix|
|powder them finely|
|place a sieve on a sheet of paper or plate|
|add the mix in|
|now take the coarser crumbs which you get
back into the blender and powder again
|rice dal powder done|
|store it in a air tight container in fridge|
|Now lets make porridge out of it...take couple
tblspn of powder in a sauce pan
|add some water and mix|
|Now take some of the nuts powder|
|add a tsp of that in|
|place it on stove|
|cook for 5 mins|
|remove and serve your baby..You can add some salt
and ghee in this