Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies
by Tarla Dalal
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This wholesome and satisfactory Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies makes a satiating meal for infants in the 8-9 months stage, when their activity level and appetite grows as rapidly as their body.
Also known as Dalia Porridge or Broken Wheat Porridge for Babies will keep babies satisfied for a couple of hours, and is also a very good source of important nutrients like energy, carbohydrates and iron.
Dates are used to sweeten this Dalia Porridge as they provide iron and fibre in substantial quantities.
When blending this Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies after pressure cooking, ensure to blend it very well so no pieces of dates remain behind. This can lead to choking in babies otherwise.
Enjoy how to make Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies recipe with detailed step by step photos below.
- Combine the bulgur wheat, dates and ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Combine the mixture and 1½ tbsp of water in a mixer and blend till smooth.
- Serve the bulgur wheat porridge for babies immediately.
Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies recipe with step by step photos
If your baby loves Bulgur Wheat Porridge (Dalia Porridge) then also try other semi-solid foods like
Start with Bulgur Wheat Porridge only when your baby is 8 months and above and is accustomed to Rice Water and Rice Mash as rice is easier to digest.
Begin with a small quantity and gradually increase the quantity of the Dalia Porridge.
Dates are naturally sweet, so there is no need for added sugar. It’s the habit that you inculcate in your baby which forms a part of lifetime.
At this time start reduce the number of breast feed so that baby gets used to other semi-solid foods like Broken Wheat Porridge.
Always sterilize all the equipments, bowls and spoons before cooking and feeding the baby.
For Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies, first wash the bulgur wheat with water to remove dirt if any. Bulgur Wheat is also called as broken wheat or dalia.
Drain out the excess water using a strainer. Discard the water.
Add the bulgur wheat into a pressure cooker.
Now 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.
If you have bought dates with seeds to make Dalia Porridge for Babies, deseed them first and discard the seeds. You may even chop the date at this stage.
Add the dates in the pressure cooker along with the broken wheat (dalia).
Add ½ cup of water to it for cooking broken wheat for Broken Wheat Porridge for Babies.
Mix well with the help of a ladle.
Close the lid of the pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
This is how the mixture looks after pressure cooking. Let the mixture to cool slightly before blending. But do not cool it too much as the Broken Wheat Porridge for Babies is not cooked hereafter.
Transfer the mixture into a mixer jar.
Add 1½ tbsp of water and blend it very well till the mixture is smooth. This is how the Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies looks after blending. Adjust the amount of water to be used to get the perfect consistency of a porridge.
Serve the Bulgur Wheat Porridge for Babies (Dalia Porridge for Babies) immediately. At this stage the porridge is lukewarm and has been pressure cooked well, so it doesn’t need any more cooking.
If your baby loves Bulgur Wheat Porridge, also try other weaning recipes for you 8 month old baby like Jowar Porridge for Babies, Rich Mash for Babies and Apple Stew for Babies.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per 1/2 cup
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