Baby Food 6 Months Plus- Homemade Baby Protein and Cereal powder

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Hi Ladies,

I would like to thank my darling friend Saps and her very sweet mom in law for sharing this recipe with me. It has really helped my little one gain some weight and she quiet likes the taste of it. It can even be given to grown up kids. Its really healthy and filled with proteins. Sprouting helps remove the gases in the grains.

It takes over 2 days to make this powder but its worth it. Give this porridge to your kids in the morning as it can be a little heavy.

So here is the recipe:


Ragi – 1 cup

All the other ingredients 1/4 cup

  • Rice
  • Green Moong Dal
  • Bajra
  • Cashew
  • Pista
  • Almonds
  • Fried Gram
  • Peanuts

Day one:

Wash ragi, bajra and green moong dal and soak in water for 8-12 hours. After that drain water and let it sprout. For sprouting tie the grains in a wet cloth it will spout fast. else you can leave it in a container, just remember to splash water once in a while.

Day two:

Wash rice and add to the sprouts, now let it dry in a cool place in your house. Sun-drying is the best but make sure you cover with a net.

Tip: To dry quickly place under fan and on newspaper.

Soak almonds, pistachios, cashews and peanuts in water for 1 to 2 hours. Peel off the skin of these nuts.And let this dry separately.

Now for the frying part:

  • Dry roast dried sprouts and rice mix and keep aside
  • Dry roast nuts and keep aside
  • Last dry roast fried gram, for very less time as its already roasted.

Now powder all the roasted cereals, rice and fried gram pass through a sieve.

Again powder nuts separately  and sieve (skip sieving for kids above 8 months). Mix the two and now you have your powder.

You can store it for 1 month. In my version I skipped using ragi as I already have sprouted ragi powder with me. reviewed here.

But next time ill add ragi too as I dont want to use ready made powders.

For porridge:

You need to add desired quantity of powder to water and boil for 2-3 mins.

The consistence is totally based on your child’s wish.

You can add salt, sugar or even milk or milk powder to this mix.

Do let me know if you have any queries.

The left over nut powder in the sieve is very tasty you can use it in sweets or curries.



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14 Responses to Baby Food 6 Months Plus- Homemade Baby Protein and Cereal powder

  1. Veena j says:

    Nice 1s … my lo is 8m nw…. jst had doubt, is it necessary to soak the dry fruits cant we just dry roast dem n grind on cooling? And den sieve it ….. any reason behind soaking…. just wanted to get it cleared coz i was just about to prepare d powder tonight

  2. jaya says:

    hi baby is 6 months old ..did u use normal fine sieve or muslin cloth

    • admin says:

      Normal Sieve.

      • Jaya says:

        Hi mam.. thanks a lot for your reply…I am preparing this powder for my baby …please tell me at what age you have given these cereals to your baby and in how much time this powder work for your baby to gain weight ..?

  3. Swathi says:

    Can I use jaggery powder instead of sugar..

  4. yamuna balamurugan says:

    hi can i use black raisins for my 7 mnth baby

    • Jaishri says:

      Raisins cannot be used as it is, you need to soak overnight and use the liquid from it in baby food. Or blend it very well in a mixer as its a hoking hazard.

  5. neha says:

    Pls mail me all recepies for baby at age 1year

    • admin says:

      Hi Neha, please subscribe to us by liking our page on facebook. Ill do a chart agewise for babies and post it here for the benefit of everyone. Thanks for your query.
      Actually babies at one year can eat everything that you eat with mild spice and if they dont have teeth pureed texture.. also please see our recipes page.

  6. Megha says:

    Wow jaish.. Such a healthy food… Must be yummy too… Hain na? :-)

  7. Jaishri says:

    Good idea Reks I.too will use raisins instead of sugar.

  8. reks says:

    Quite a healthy mix…
    We had started with ragi malt for my son too during his weaning stage. I used to soak black raisins in water and squeeze out the juice and mix it in the porridge. This was to avoid giving sugar and raisins also help relieve constipation.
    Now that his tastebuds have gotten wiser with age, he doesnt like it anymore.

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