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Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies and Toddlers – Sweet & Savory

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Pearl Millet or Bajra is a wonder grain rich in Iron, Gluten-free, heart-healthy, and least allergenic. It’s well-advised for anemic kids and here I shall be showing a simple way of making the Bajra Porridge Mix and two ways you can cook them.

This can be given to babies above 8 months. I’m showing you the savory and sweet version of this porridge here today. For the sweet version I’m adding Natural Dates Powder to sweeten it up and for the savory version, I’m adding cumin powder and pepper powder. You can use jaggery or other spices as needed.

Millets are the most favorite foods for millennials as these are local superfoods and cheap too. They are naturally organic as most of them do not need pesticides to be safe and consume less water to be grown. It is hence ideal to include them in baby and kid’s food too. 

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Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies and Toddlers – Sweet & Savory

Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies and Toddlers - Sweet & Savory

Pearl Millet or Bajra is a wonder grain rich in Iron, Gluten-free, heart-healthy, and least allergenic. It's well-advised for anemic kids and here I shall be showing a simple way of making the Bajra Porridge Mix and two ways you can cook them.

Author:Kavitha Prashanth
Recipe Type: Porridge , Baby Food
Cuisine:Indian

Ingredients

  1. Pearl Millet/Bajra – 1 cup
  2. Urad Dal/Split Black Lentil – ¼ cup

For Porridge:

  1. Dates Powder – ¼ tsp
  2. Cumin Powder – ¼ tsp
  3. Pepper Powder – ¼ tsp
  4. Ghee – 2 tsp
  5. Water – 1 cup
  6. Milk – 1 cup

Method

  1. Take Pearl Millet in a thick bottom pan and dry roast it. You can use Pearl Millet/Bajra Flour and heat it for 5 minutes in case you do not find whole pearl millet grain.
  2. Roast it for 5 minutes on medium flame or until it splutters like popcorn or turns brown. Transfer it to a plate to cool.
  3. In the same pan add Urad Dal and roast it till brown.                                
  4. Transfer roasted pearl millet and urad dal and make a fine powder. Transfer the mixture and store it in an airtight jar for further use.
  5. For savory version: Take porridge mix in a bowl and add cumin powder followed by pepper powder and salt if a baby is above a year.
  6. Add water and mix it lumps free. Add ghee and turn on the stove and cook on low flame by stirring continuously.
  7. Stop it when you reach this consistency and transfer it to a bowl. The porridge thickens post-cooling so ensure to take it out of the flame as shown. Savory Pearl Millet Porridge is ready.
  8. For Sweet Version: Take Pearl Millet Porridge mix in a pan and add Dry Dates Powder or Palm Jaggery Powder.
  9. Add milk/water and mix lump-free. Add ghee and put on the flame and cook until the mixture thickens.
  10. Transfer to a bowl and serve post cooling.
  11. Pearl Millet Porridge Mix and porridges in two different tastes are ready to be served.

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Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies and Toddlers – Sweet & Savory

Can I give millets to babies Pearl Millet Porridge First food for babies starting solids for babies milllet recies for babies sweet pearl millet porridge savory pearl millet porridge

Method of making Pearl Millet Porridge 

  1. Take Pearl Millet in a thick bottom pan and dry roast it. You can use Pearl Millet/Bajra Flour and heat it for 5 minutes in case you do not find whole pearl millet grain.

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  2. Roast it for 5 minutes on medium flame or until it splutters like popcorn or turns brown. Transfer it to a plate to cool.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  3. In the same pan add Urad Dal and roast it till brown.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  4. Transfer roasted pearl millet and urad dal and make a fine powder. Transfer the mixture and store it in an airtight jar for further use.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  5. For savory version: Take porridge mix in a bowl and add cumin powder followed by pepper powder and salt if the baby is above a year.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  6. Add water and mix it lump-free. Add ghee and turn on the stove and cook in low flame by stirring continuously.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  7. Stop it when you reach this consistency and transfer it to a bowl. The porridge thickens post-cooling so ensure to take it out of the flame as shown. Savory Pearl Millet Porridge is ready.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  8. For Sweet Version: Take Pearl Millet Porridge mix in a pan and add Dry Dates Powder or Palm Jaggery Powder.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  9. Add milk/water and mix lump-free. Add ghee and put on the flame and cook until the mixture thickens.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  10. Transfer to a bowl and serve post cooling.

    Pearl Millet Porridge Bajra Porrdige Sweet Pearl Milet Porrdige Bajra Porddige 8 months baby food porridge for babies homemade porrdige gluten free porridge easily digestible porridge

  11. Pearl Millet Porridge Mix and porridges in two different tastes are ready to be served.

Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies and Toddlers – Sweet & Savory

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