Bajra Porridge for Babies

Bajra Porridge ( Baby and Toddler)

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बाजरा पॉरिज - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Bajra Porridge for Babies in Hindi) 

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Bajra and other millets are known, rightly, as wonder grains because they are a treasure trove of nutrients. In this Bajra Porridge for Babies , bajra being rich in iron is very important to build the haemoglobin stores of your child.

In a porridge form, enriched with ghee and sweetened with dates, bajra becomes very appealing to your child too.

Before making the Bajra Porridge for Babies , keep all the ingredients ready and then start, because it tends to get lumpy and thick if not stirred continuously.

Enjoy how to make Bajra Porridge for Babies recipe with detailed step by step photos below.

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Bajra Porridge for Babies recipe - How to make Bajra Porridge for Babies

Soaking Time:  10 minutes   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 0.5 cup
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For Bajra Porridge For Babies
1/4 cup bajra (black millet) flour
1 tsp ghee
2 dates (khajur) , deseeded
For bajra porridge for babies

    For bajra porridge for babies
  1. To make bajra porridge for babies , combine the dates and 2 tbsp of warm water in a bowl and keep aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  2. Blend it in a mixer till smooth without draining the water. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a broad non-stick pan and add the bajra flour, mix well and and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the dates purée and ¾ cup of water, mix well using a whisk and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously.
  5. Serve the bajra porridge for babies lukewarm.

Variation: jowar porridge

    Variation: jowar porridge
  1. Use ¼ cup of jowar flour instead of bajra flour and proceed as per the recipe.

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Why Bajra Flour Porridge for Babies?

  1. Babies who have started weaning love to lick porridge. It is a smooth and soft textured purée. Weaning is an experimentation time for babies – in terms of flavours, textures and colours. The base of this Pearl Millet Porridge is bajra flour, which serves as a source of energy and nutrients like fiber, calcium, iron etc. for your tiny growing tots. This flour is sautéed in ghee. This too serves as a source of energy. Moreover it helps in bone development, brain development, nourishes the skin and aids in digestion too. All you need to remember is to not add sugar to the porridge, as this habit of sweet tooth stays with them lifelong then. 

For Bajra Porridge for Babies

  1. For Bajra Flour Porridge for Babies, first choose good quality dates. Select those that are smooth-skinned, glossy and plump. Avoid dates that are broken, cracked, dried, shriveled or sour-smelling. They are available with or without seeds, choose as per your convenience.
  2. If you have bought dates with seeds, deseed them first and discard the seeds. You may even chop the date at this stage before soaking.
  3. Place them in a small bowl.
  4. Add 2 tbsp of warm water to it.
  5. Cover with a lid and allow them to soak for 10 minutes. This step is important to make the next step viz. blending easier.
  6. After soaking, transfer the dates along with water in a mixer jar.
  7. Blend in a mixer till really smooth. Ensure that no pieces of dates remain behind, as that might lead to choking in babies. Keep this dates puree aside.
  8. Now to make Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies, take a small non-stick pan. Add ghee to it, switch on the flame and allow the ghee to heat.
  9. As the ghee melts, add bajra flour to it.
  10. Cook it on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Do not cook on high flame, else the mixture will burn. Keep stirring it continuously with a wooden ladle.
  11. As the colour of the bajra flour changes to light brown, add the prepared dates puree. The pleasant aroma of the bajra flour upon roasting is an indication that the flour has been cooked well.
  12. Add ¾ cup of water. Adjust the quantity of water to get the porridge consistency. The amount of water may be a tbsp more or less depending on the quality of the flour.
  13. Mix well using a whisk immediately.
  14. Cook Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies on a medium flame for 1 minute. Keep stirring it continuously, else it might turn lumpy. The mixture when cooked well will leave the sides of the pan.
  15. Cool Bajra Porridge for Babies (Pearl Millet Porridge for Babies) slightly and serve lukewarm to your little one.
  16. If your little one enjoys Bajra Porridge for Babies, also try other semi-solid foods like Jowar Porridge for Babies, Banana Mash for Babies and Papaya Puree for Babies.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per 1/2 cup
Energy163 cal
Protein3 g
Carbohydrates23.7 g
Fiber3.6 g
Fat6.2 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium2.9 mg

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Bajra Porridge ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)
 on 30 Jun 15 01:38 PM

Good way to add some iron to babies diet using bajra flour.. the texture of this porridge is just too perfect for babies from 8 to 9 months.