Bulgur Wheat Porridge ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)

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This wholesome and satisfactory porridge is good for your baby now that she is growing rapidly and her appetite is also increasing. It will keep her satisfied for a couple of hours. It is a very good source of important nutrients like energy, carbohydrates, calcium, vitamin a and iron. Dates are used to sweeten this porridge as they provide iron and fibre in substantial quantities.

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1 tbsp broken wheat (dalia)
2 dates (khajur) , deseeded
1/2 cup milk

  1. Pressure cook the bulgur wheat and dates with ½ cup of water for 3 whistles. Cool.
  2. Liquidise the cooked bulgur wheat and dates with ½ cup of milk in a blender till it is smooth in texture.
  3. Transfer this into a pan and bring to boil, stirring continuously so that no lumps remain. Serve lukewarm.

  3. Occasionally, you use 1 tablespoon of whole bajra (black millet) as a substitute for 1 tablespoon of bulgur wheat.
  5. You can also add 1 tablespoon of whole jowar (white millet) instead of the bulgur wheat.
  7. A combination of cereals like ½ tablespoon of whole jowar (white millet) and ½ tablespoon of whole ragi (nachni) will also be a good alternative.
  8. You can also experiment with other combinations like jowar, bajra, ragi etc.

Nutrient values for 1 cup
130 gm 229 kcal 5.4 gm 31.4 gm 6.7 gm 160.0 mcg 1.0 mg 228.8 mg 1.3 mg 5.6 mcg 0.2 gm

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 on 11 Jun 15 04:18 PM

My baby loved this porridge..Ton of thanks for this nutritious recipe.