Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Baby food - Ragi porridge

lets have  a look on how to prepare ragi or finger millet for a baby's diet

Disclaimer:  following  is a basic recipe , always consult the pediatrician  before changing your baby's diet.
Cleaning the whole grain:
look for impurities rinse,dry properly and store t in an airtight container .

  • Start by soaking 1 tbs of this grain for a minimum of 4 hrs in enough water .
  •  grind this into a loose paste along with the water it was soaking in 
  •  filter the contents with a cloth or a strainer, and leave undisturbed for the next hour or so until  a layer of water gets collected on the top,
  • Drain the water alone into a separate container and discard.
  • Bring the paste into a saucepan, add water and keep stirring until it changes into a darker shade,also bubbles will start to appear on the surface to indicate that the ragi is cooked.
  • Stir in for a few more minutes ,if not sure whether the ragi is cooked follow this simple step : dip your hand into water and lightly touch the surface (taking care not to burn your hand) it should not stick if it is well cooked.
  • season with a little salt,and add sweetener of your choice.
  • finally turn off the heat and add milk if desired 
  • Adjust the consistency to your liking by adding more or little liquid to the recipe.
here is a quick video tutorial:

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