Teething Biscuits


Ingredients
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup jaggery grated,
1 teaspoon poppy seeds,
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon desiccated coconut (optional)
5 tablespoons ghee, melted

Method
1. Sprinkle the poppy seeds on a greased round plate. Keep aside.
2. Melt the ghee in a frying pan and add the wheat flour, stirring continuously till it turns golden brown in colour.
3. Remove from the flame and add the jaggery, cardamom powder and coconut. Stir well.
4. When the jaggery melts and the mixture is still warm, pour it into the greased plate with poppy seeds and spread it evenly.
5. Cut into diamond shapes while still warm.
6. Store in an air-tight container when cool.

APPLE PORRIDGE

Ingredients
3 tablespoons quick cooking rolled oats
1/2 cup milk
1 tablespoon jaggery,
grated1/4 apple,
1 teaspoon butter

Method
1. Heat the butter in a pressure cooker and saute the oats for 2 minutes.
2. Add the milk and 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
3. Add the jaggery and apple pieces while the porridge is hot and mix well, using a whisk. Serve lukewarm.

Ragi / Raagi Porridge

Ingredients;-
Ragi
Ghee
Jaggery
Milk
Method:-
You can soak it for 12 hours, then drain and put it in a cloth. Keep it moist so that it gets sprouts. This will take another 12 hours. Then dry roast it or dry in the shade in a hot place. Then powder it finely, sieve well.
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If you get fine quality powder, that is best.
Take 2 or 3 spoons of powder, add water and make a smooth, watery paste. Then keep over slow flame and keep on stirring. This will start to cook and solidify. The color will change, you will know. A nice aroma will come. Take off from fire. Add a little ghee, jaggary taste. If you are feeding him semi solids you can add milk to it. Feed when warm to the baby. You can add a little boliled and mashed potato, carrot and other veggies the same way or with a little salt instead of jaggery
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Dates walnut halwa

Dates 3 cups

walnut 1 cup(1/2 plus 1/2)

ghee 2 tsp

milk 2 to 3 cups

Boil milk well and keep in sim for 30 mts so that it will reduce a bit which is enough.

Either you can grind the entire amt of nuts with dates or grind dates with one portion of nuts. Rest of the nuts, grind and keep aside to sprinkle finally.

Now, take the milk, add ghee, ground mixture and keep in cooker for a whistle and sim fire for 20 to 25 mts so that the milk color and flavor will change like we put some condensed milk. Switch off the fire and when it is cold, add the remaining ground nuts and stir for a min on the stove, switch off. The consistency should be thick like halwa.

No sugar or extra ghee and hence, the elders too can take it a tsp everyday as dates is rich in iron and walnut, read that it will help to fight disease and promote health. Not only that, was told that it helps to reduce bad cholesterol and to decrease blood inflammation.

You can substitute almond too in the place of walnut as badham too has very good properties.

Since it has nuts, better start from 1 to 1 1/2 yrs

BARLEY WATER

Barley is a protein rich cereal and is very good for your baby when weaning begins. Flavour the barley water with jaggery which is a rich source of iron. Also squeeze some lemon juice into it to provide the much needed vitamin C that protects your baby from coughs and colds.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon barley
2 tablespoons jaggery grated
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

1. Pressure cook the barley with 2 cups of water and the jaggery.
2. Wash, cool and liquidise it in a blender.
3. Strain and allow to cool completely.
4. Add the lemon juice.
Mix well and serve lukewarm.

Oats Porridge

2 heaped tbsps of Oats
2 badam pieces and
1 cashew piece ground to smooth paste (Note : These Nuts Only for 1 yr plus)
1 cup milk1 spoon sugar or
2 spoons honey (Please dont use honey for 1 yr below babies)

Cook the oats in low flame in milk for 4 minutes & when the milk is heated put the finely ground smooth paste of the nuts & sugar or honey and let it be in the low flame for 1 more minute.Let it cool to room temperature.
Ready to feed !

For those using formula milk :

You can cook the oats in water & then once 4 minutes cooking is over , you can add the nuts paste , flavouring sugar & the formula milk and switch off. After it comes down to room temperature its ready to feed.This oatmeal is very tasty and healthy not only for babies , but for elders too. Its very rich in fibre content also.

The oats porridge recipe, you can mix cooked mashed apple, pureed/mashed banana pieces also while feeding the kid. It gives variety tasty flavour to break the monotonous taste everytime.

Sweet potato kheer

Ingredients:

Sweat potato
Jaggery
Elaichi Powder
Milk
Ghee

Preparation:-

- Peel sweet potato-cook in pressure cooker
- add jaggery and mash them- add elaichi
-while serving add milk till it becomes a paste.
-add ghee if you want.

Kanji Mix

Ingredients:

Fried Gram - 3 Cups
Boiled Rice - 1 Cup
Wheat - 1 Cup
Raagi / ragi - 1 Cup
Sabudhana - 1/2 Cup
Cashew Nuts - 15- 20

Badam - 15- 20

Dry Roast All The Above Seperately In A Kadai Till U Get The Smell . Let It Cool Down To Room Temp And Grind It Ito Fine Powder( Or Use Mixie And Seive It ) U Can Store This Powder For 2 - 3 Months Also

sweet Kanji

Take 1 Spoon Of This Powder And Add 1 - Cup Of Boiled And Cooled Water To It. Dissolve It Without Sny Lumps . Keep This On The Stove And Stir Continusly Till U Get A Shining Coat On Top it Will Become Pasty Add Sugar And Milk To It . Cool To Room Temp And Feed Ur Baby

Salt Kanji

Do The Same Procedure Instead Of Sugar And Milk U Can Add Salt And Curds And Feed Ur Baby.U Can Make The Consistancy Thick And Feed The Baby In A Spoon (Will Last For 3 - 4 Hrs) Or Add More Milk And Put It In A Feeder (Will Last For 2- 3 Hrs) When The Baby Is > 1 Yr U Can Start Adding Grouind Nutsgreen Gram Etc.. To The Mix.

Veg - Dal soup

Ingredients :
1 piece carrot,
2- 3 beans
1/2 - potato peas-
2- 3 white pumpkin ,
yellow pumpkin -
1 piece moong dhal -
1 spoon cabbage -
little jeera -
2 - 3 pinch ghee
2 - 3 drops salt to taste

Preparations:-

Take all the above in the cooker pressure cook for 2 -3 whistle . cool down to room temp and add grind it in a mixie add a drop of ghee and salt and feed ur baby.

Apple Milkshake (for babies above 1 yr)


Ingredients:

1 apple - peel off the skin ,

throw away the middle seed containing portion & chop it fine

2 glasses milk

4 tbsp sugar.

Preparation:

Put apple, milk and sugar in mixie, till apple is crushed completely.Chill the shake and Serve it cold.

Please avoid this recipe if your baby suffers from constipation.Most paediatricians dont recommend apple for constipated babies

Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

3 Tomatoes
Salt to Taste
Pepper fine powder
Chopped Mint Leaves

Method:

Peel away the skin of tomatos and boil them in 2 cups of water.Add chopped mint leaves and salt to the boiling mixture. Boil for about 10 minutes.Cool and blend the tomatoes with the help of a mixer.Using Sieve, filter the blended mixture & serve the soup.

Poha Kheer

Ingredients:-
½ Cup Poha (Flaked rice)
• ½ Cup Sugar
• 4 tbsps Ghee
• 1½ Cup Milk
• Cardamom Powder

Preparation:-
• Fry the aval in ¼ cup ghee till it changes color.
• Later boil the same in 1½ cup milk.
• Add sugar.
• Add cardamom powder and stir well and boil for 10 mins.

You can add raisins and powdered badam for flavour. But take care that you dont feed your baby nuts or raisins as they have choking hazard.

Veggi Upma

Ingredients:-
1. Vegetables like beans,capsicum,tomato,Onion etc...Grate finely
2.1/4 spoon of Ghee
3. water/milk
4.salt to taste
5: Rava

Preparation:-
Take some oil/ghee in pan,saute all the vegetables till they are soft,than add Soji(salmonila),or Rava,mix rava by constantly stirring it and than add water and stir it for five min,add salt,and your Rava is readyNote(If u dont add these,and baby is below one year mkle it without vegetbles or blend vegetables properly in blender)

carrot kheer

Ingredients :-

1tbsp ghee

1cup grated carrot

2cups milk

2spoons sugar

pinch of elichi powder

Preparation :

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker add carrot to it andlet it cook for some time and then add the milk suger and elichi powder and pressure cook for 2 whisles. Let it cool and serve.

Rava Kheer

Ingredients :
½ cup of Rava (suji)
4 tablespoons of sugar
3 cups of milk

Preparation:-
First boil the milk and then add suji. Cook it in simmered flame, and keep stirring on to make sure rava doesnt form lumps.It should be uniform mixture. Cook until the consistency is semi-solid. Now,put the sugar sugar to the rava and sprinkle a pinch of powdered badaam(avoid badam if kid is below 9 months old) or elaichi. Let it cool to temperature acceptable by your baby and serve while mild warm.

Moong Kheer

Ingredients :

4 tbsp Moong dhal (Husk removed)
1.5 tbsp finely powdered Jaggery
1 tbsp finely grated coconut
1 tbsp ghee
1/4 tbsp elachi powder


Preparation :

Switch on the stove & place the cooking container. Add a cup of water & add the jaggery to it and let it mix uniformly.Once it is mixed, add the moong dhal & grated coconut and let it boil until very soft. Add elachi powder 2 mins before switching off. Add ghee on top after its cooked.

Serve after the temperature is correct for your baby to consume.

Jaggery is rich is iron & moong in proteins. Very Healthy for babies.

Mashed Banana Custard

Ingredients

1 cup Milk or Formula
1/2 spoon of Custard powderSugar to taste
Finely mashed banana - 5-6 nicely cut pieces (which would amount to 1/2 a banana)

Preparation

1st make a smooth custard paste by adding 5 spoons of milk to 1/2 spoon custard and then boil the rest of the milk (cow's milk) . When the milk is just warm add the custard paste & sugar.Let it mix nicely. Warm in sim flame for 5 minutes. In the meantime you can slice and mash the bananas. Add the flavoured sweetened milk to the banana mash and mix thoroughly




Ready to serve !

Dhood Kheer

Ingredients :
1 cup of softly cooked rice
1.5 cup of milk
3 tbsps sugar
Elachi/Custard powder for flavour (you get baby custard powder)

Preparation :

If it is formula that you are using :-
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Mix the softly cooked rice & formula milk sweetened with sugar and add just a little quantity of elachi powder for flavour.If you use custard powder be sure to add a little more qty. of water to the formula milk as custard powder will have a thickening effect.

If it is cow's milk that you are using :-
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Boil the sofly cooked rice & milk+sugar together under sim for 8-10 mins on the stove. 2 mins before you switch off , add the cardamom (elachi) flavour. If it is custard you are using for flavour, mix 1/2 tbsp of custard powder to 1/4th cup of milk & make a smooth mixture and then add this mixture to the rest of the milk + sugar and do the cooking.

Mixed Vegetable Khichdi

Ingredients

4 tbsps of raw rice
2 tbsps of moong dal (Husk removed)
1/2 tbsp of Finely grated Carrot
1/2 tbsp of Finely grated potato
8-9 pieces of Green peas

Preparation:- Put all of the contents in a container - Add required water & cook softly.Once it is nicely cooked, use a spoon to mash the greenpeas (carrot and potato will be already so soft) and the rice together. Add a tbsp of ghee over the cooked mixture and a pinch of salt to taste.Ready to Serve !!

Note : Beetroot contains high amt of nitrates and is not recommended until your child is 1 yr old.