5 ways to include ragi or finger millet in your toddler’s diet

These are quick, easy, tasty and your baby is going to love them for sure.

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Parenting-ragi Recipes For Toddlers-THS

Ragi or finger millet is high in nutritional quotient. It is a great food for your toddler as it imparts a lot of benefits to your little bundle of energy. Here are five easy, tried and tested recipes and ways to include ragi in your toddler’s diet.

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Ragi Porridge

Ragi porridge: This is every mother’s favourite weaning recipe. I tried it myself when my child was seven months old. You get ready to cook ragi powder in shops, but the healthier option would be to buy the millet, take two to three spoons of it roast it over a tawa or pan, make a powder of it, add little water or formula milk and little jaggery. You are on with a nutritional snack right away.  Also Read - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2022: 4 Signs Of Prostate Enlargement

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Ragi Roti

Ragi roti: Add ragi powder (previously roasted and ground in a mixer) to your regular flour and make the rotis. This is an instant way to include ragi in your regular diet.

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Ragi Kheer

Ragi kheer: Well, this is such as the ragi porridge where the water or formula is replaced with regular milk, which means you can offer this to your child only after one year of age. Ragi kheer doesn’t take too much preparation time. Add roasted and ground ragi to boiled milk and let it cook for a while; add sugar and raisins to it. Remove when cooked sufficiently from the flame and offer your kid to eat.  Also Read - 5 Routine Habits That Impact Sperm Count Of Men

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Ragi Ladoo

Ragi laddoos: This is one recipe I am proud of. Roast besan and keep aside, roast and grind ragi and keep aside, roast almonds lightly and make a powder of it. In a pan, heat jaggery in a pan, in low flame and allow it to melt. Add all the ingredients and keep stirring. Make sure there are no bumps. When all the ingredients are mixed well, take it out of the flame and let it cool for a while. Make small balls and give your baby one at a time.

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Ragi Upma

Ragi upma: Give your regular upma recipe a little twist by adding two to three scoops of roasted and ground ragi with loads of vegetables and seasoning of mustard. A healthy bowl is ready in a minute. Also Read - Newborn Screening Awareness Month: Protect Little Ones From Inborn Errors Of Metabolism