Today i have come with my brand new recipe on Homemade Cerelac Recipe, 6 months baby food.
When our baby turns 6 months, it is the time that our baby has to start having Solid food. We often, turn into to commercially made Cerelac powder that is available in the market.
Though for convenience purposes and for having enough guidance that Cerelac powders can be easily made at home, many mothers buy these Cerelac powder they are unaware of how harmful these Cerelac powders are since these contain lots of preservatives to increase the shelf life of the product and these preservatives are harmful to our little ones.
And hence I have prepared this homemade Cerelac powder recipe which is made of rice, lentils, and some dry fruits. These are light on your baby’s tummy, are nutritious and protein, and are calcium-rich.
Homemade Cerelac powder:
1 cup rice
2 tbsp moong dal
2 tbsp masoor dal
2 tbsp black urad dal
2 tbsp horse gram
2 tbsp broken wheat(dalia)
Water for rinsing
Firstly, in a large bowl, rinse the Rice a couple of times.
Drain the water and on a kitchen towel, dry it under the fan for 30 minutes.
You can sundry it to speed up the process.
Now, rinse all the dal along with the almond and dry it under the fan or sun dry it.
Once the rice and the dals are dried, roast the rice for about 10 minutes.
Remove it from the pan and let it cool
In the same pan, roast the dals and the almond for about 10 minutes.
Remove this as well in another dish and let it cool.
In your mixer grinder, grind the rice and the dals and almond to a fine powder.
Sieve this mixture in a fine muslin cloth to remove any bigger chunks of dal or rice and grind them again.
Store this in an airtight container.
To prepare the Home Made Cerelac:
In a saucepan, add 1 tbsp of this mixture and add 1 cup of water.
Mix well so that there are no lumps.
Place it on the gas stove and cook for 10 to 12 minutes.
Once done, remove it from the stove and let it cool down to room temperature before feeding it to child
Home made Cerelac made with Sattu Mavu (Roasted gram powder)
The ingredients in Sattu Mavu are flexible and can be added or deleted as per the ingredients available in your region.
1 cup brown/white rice
1/2 cup black urad dal
1/2 cup moong dal
1/2 cup green gram
1/2 cup roasted gram
½ cup masoor dal
½ cup wheat Dalia
¼ cup sago
½ cup Horse gram
½ cup corn(optional)
½ cup almonds
½ cup cashews
Rinse all the ingredients and sundry or dry for 30 minutes on your kitchen towel.
Next, dry roast rice till the color of the rice changes to light brown
Dry roast dals to light brown
Dry roast all the remaining ingredients one by one
Remove it from the stovetop and transfer it to a dish and let it cool down
Once it comes to room temperature, grind all the ingredients.
Sift the powder through a sieve or fine muslin cloth to remove any larger chunks and grind these chunks once again and sieve them
Store it in an airtight container
How to prepare the Porridge:
Mix 2 Tbsp of the Cerelac powder with 1 ½ cup water, mix till no lumps.
Cook it on low flame till it is completely cooked.
You can add fruit puree or gur for flavor.
|Rice||Rich in dietary fiber and carbohydrate|
|Black Urad Dal||Good source of protein and Vitamin B complex|
|Moong Dal||High in fiber and vitamins|
|Sago||Rich in carbohydrates and has a rich calorific value|
|Horse Gram||Contains protein, fiber, calcium, and molybdenum|
|Masoor Dal||Rich in protein, fiber, iron, and folate|
|Wheat Dalia||Rich in carbohydrates, protein, and magnesium|
|Green Gram||High in protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium|
|Corn||Antioxidant, high in protein, fiber, protein, and vitamin B6|
|Cashew||Rich in good fat and magnesium, vitamin B6, and protein|
|Almond||High in protein, fiber, iron, and magnesium|
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