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Ragi Urad Dal Porridge for Babies

By Hemapriya Natesan @MyLittleMoppet

July 8, 2019 Leave a Comment

Ragi Urad dal porridge is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe for babies and growing kids. Packed with calcium and protein, this homemade porridge can be introduced in a baby’s diet after 8 months of age.

Protein is something that is lacking in most of our lives, and the urad dal in this porridge takes care of it. It’s the perfect combination of ingredients that little babies and kids need for normal growth and development.

The best part about this porridge is that you can store the Ragi / fingermillet and urad dal / skinned black gram mix in an air tight container and use as required. So no matter how busy you are, you can always have a hot healthy meal ready in minutes!

Ragi Urad Dal Porridge

Ragi Urad dal porridge is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe for babies and growing kids. This calcium and protein rich porridge is very easy to make.

Ingredients for the homemade ragi urad dal flour / cereal:

  • 1/2 cup ragi / fingermillet
  • 1/2 cup urad dal / skinned black gram

Ingredients for Ragi urad dal porridge:

  • 1 tablespoon homemade ragi urad dal flour/ cereal
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of green cardamom powder

How to make Ragi Urad dal porridge?

Method for preparing homemade ragi urad dal flour/ cereal:

1. Dry roast the urad dal and whole ragi separately on low to medium flame.

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2. Allow it to cool down in a plate.

Ragi urad dal porridge

3. Transfer the roasted ragi and urad dal in a grinder jar and grind to a fine powder. Store this cereal in an air tight container.

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Method to prepare porridge using homemade ragi urad dal cereal

1. In a sauce pan take 1 cup of water.

2. Add 1 tablespoon ragi urad dal flour to it and whisk well .

Ragi Urad dal porridge

3. Now transfer this sauce pan to stove top and cook the porridge on low to medium flame for about 10 minutes.

Ragi Urad dal porridge

4. Keep stirring the porridge while cooking to ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Ragi Urad dal porridge

5. Put off the flame. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and give a quick stir.

Ragi Urad dal porridge

6. Allow the porridge to cool down a bit and serve.

Ragi Urad dal porridge

The porridge thickens further on cooling. So adjust the cooking time accordingly. The consistency of the porridge can be adjusted by adding more or less liquid.

Ragi Urad dal porridge is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe for babies and growing kids. This calcium and protein rich porridge is very easy to make.

When serving to babies below 1 year, do not add milk or sweeteners; instead, you can opt for cardamom powder or dry fruit powder for extra flavor. You can also sweeten it with homemade applesauce, mashed banana or a fruit puree. For older kids, this porridge can be made with milk and a natural sweetener like coconut sugar or jaggery and served as a  health drink.

Ragi Urad dal porridge is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe for babies and growing kids. This calcium and protein rich porridge is very easy to make.

Ragi Urad Dal Porridge   Ragi Urad Dal Porridge for Babies Save Print PREP TIME 5 mins COOK TIME 10 mins TOTAL TIME 15 mins   Ragi Urad dal porridge is a healthy and delicious breakfast recipe for babies and growing kids. Made with homemade ragi urad dal cereal and water, this porridge can be introduced in a baby's diet after 8 months of age. This calcium and protein rich porridge is very easy to make. Ragi / fingermillet and urad dal / skinned black gram are dry roasted and then cooled and powdered. This flour/cereal can be prepared and kept in an air tight container and used as required. For babies below 1 year do not add milk or sweetener, however cardamom powder can be used to flavor the porridge. Fruit puree may be added if desired while serving. For elder kids, this porridge can be made with milk and sweetener like jaggery and served as health drink. Author: Hemapriya Recipe type: Breakfast Cuisine: Indian INGREDIENTS
  • Ingredients for the homemade ragi urad dal flour / cereal:
  • ½ cup ragi / fingermillet
  • ½ cup urad dal / skinned black gram
  • Ingredients for Ragi urad dal porridge:
  • 1 tablespoon homemade ragi urad dal flour/ cereal
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of green cardamom powder
METHOD
  1. Dry roast the urad dal and whole ragi separately on low to medium flame.
  2. Allow it to cool down in a plate.
  3. Transfer the roasted ragi and urad dal in a grinder jar and grind to a fine powder. Store this cereal in an air tight container.
  4. Method to prepare porridge using homemade ragi urad dal cereal.
  5. In a sauce pan take 1 cup water.
  6. Add 1 tablespoon ragi urad dal flour to it and whisk well .
  7. Now transfer this sauce pan to stove top and cook the porridge on low to medium flame for about 10 minutes.
  8. Keep stirring the porridge while cooking to ensure it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Put off the flame. Add a pinch of cardamom powder and give a quick stir.
  10. Allow the porridge to cool down a bit and serve.
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