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How to introduce Milk Roti/Chapatti to babies | Roti Porridge for 1 year old baby

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Is your baby already 1 year old? How quickly time flies! It feels like it was just yesterday you were struggling with all the baby food as well
as feeding your baby milk staying up at nights.

It has been quite a tedious job ha … so now since your baby is one year old now , your baby can join you for a family meal.When it comes to meal , roti and rice is the most important part of a regular meal in our Indian family.
So lets start with roti/Chapatti slowly and steady first with milk , then with dal and later on with veggies , curries or meat.

So how to begin roti for your baby. Here is a simple recipe to start with.
Check out the video for the detail step by step procedure.

 

Ingredients

1 small size roti
pinch of sugar(optional)
3/4 cup milk or as required (breast milk or baby formula).

Directions || How to introduce milk roti to babies.

Chapatti/roti with milk:

1. Boil about 1 cup of milk.
2. Add a pinch of sugar to sweeten the milk as babies love sweetened food.
3. Now make small pieces of chapatti /roti and dip them inside the sweet milk.
4. Leave it for half an hour so that it softens completely.
5. Grind it in a mixer to form a smooth paste.
6. Feed these roti porridge to your child.

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How to give eggs to baby| 4 Egg recipes for babies | 9 + months baby recipes

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Eggs are a perfect single-ingredient food. It is an excellent source of iron which contains protein,easy to prepare,
they are a convenient and healthy source of fat, and other nutrients such as biotin which are important for growth
and a healthy body. Eggs are a top source of protein for children and are easy to make and serve.

Changes in Introducing Allergenic Foods like Eggs to Babies

Recommendations for introducing eggs to baby are changing! A 2008
and many studies done after, indicated that waiting to introduce eggs to your baby
may not prevent any atopic (i.e. eczema) disease(s).
Many are now suggesting that babies may be introduced to whole eggs
from the start (for those with no known history of food allergies and/or egg allergies).

 

Parent can introduce eggs in their baby’s diet at around 8 month . You can either start with puree
or mash one hard-boiled or scrambled egg and serve it to your baby. Ensure you cook the egg well to kill
any harmful bacteria.
For a more liquid consistency, add breast milk or water. Around 9 months plua, scrambled egg pieces
are a fantastic finger food. It’s fast and easy breakfast not even for babies but for all ages 🙂

4 best recipes to cook Eggs and Egg Yolks

Mashed Egg Yolk

Ingredients

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula

Directions to prepare Mashed Egg yolk

Boil an egg in a water till its cooked well.
Take out the egg and cool it.
Peel the shell off and separate white egg from an yolk.
Discard the white part and mash the yellow egg yolk well.
Add tiny bit or around 1 tsp breast milk or formula to the mash yolk and mix well.
Serve it to your baby,

Mini Egg Omelette

Ingredient

1 large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Mini egg omelette

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a little butter in a frying pan.
Gently pour the hin layer of egg mixture egg into the pan.
Cook for a couple of minutes on a medium heat. Flip it over and cook for an other minute on the other side until completely set and slightly brown.
Allow to cool slightly, you can cut it into small finger size pieces and serve it to your baby.

Scrambled Egg

Ingredients

1  large egg
1 Tsp breast milk or formula
1/2 tsp pepper powder
Butter

Directions to prepared Scrambled Egg

Break an egg and separate the yolk from the white.
Add a little of baby’s milk(breast milk or formula) to this and beat using a fork.
You may also put a little pepper to it if your baby likes.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat and add egg mixture. Use a spatula to move egg mixture around in pan to scramble as it cooks.
Keep cooking until eggs are completely cooked through.
Use spatula to transfer eggs to a plate to cool. Chop into tiny bits and serve to baby.

Homemade Egg Custard

Ingredients:

1 large egg
1 cup milk (breastmilk if possible or baby formula)
1 tbsp sugar

Directions to prepared an Egg Custard

Pour the milk in a pot and heat up on low-medium heat. Don’t allow it to be too hot or boil.
Whisk the egg yolk well and then pour the whisk egg and sugar into the milk and start stirring. Reduce the heat to low.
Keep stirring to prevent it sticking under the pot and curdling.
Once it starts to thicken, continue stirring until you get your desired consistency. Add more milk if it’s too thick.
Let it cool down before serving .. Serve warm or chilled ! ..

Ragi Nachni Porridge(7 + months babies)

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Ragi(Finger Millet) or Nachni is one of the immune boosting super-foods for babies and growing children.Feeding babies with ragi porridge helps to improve overall immunity and growth. Ragi is good filling food for babies.It’s a good source of iron and contains good quantity of calcium and amino acid. It benefits your babies with good healthy skin and hair.
Homemade ragi powder is one of the vital nutritious foods given to most of the babies from sixth month onwards. Instead of store bought powders, it is best suggested to prepare at home.
Ragi Porridge is an easy and healthy breakfast porridge for kids. Ragi and jaggery together make a sweet and delicious porridge.

Make sure that you consult a pediatrician before including ragi in the diet of your baby.

Preparation Time : 0 mins
Cooking time : 10 mins

Ingredients

0.25 cup (2 tbsp)Ragi Flour
1 cup Water
1 tbsp Jaggery

Directions || To prepare Ragi Porridge

Dry roast the ragi in a medium flame, until the nice aroma comes out. It would take 5 – 6 minutes.
Add jaggery powder and mix well. Cook until the jaggery powder melts down completely and mix with the
ragi.
Add a cup of water and cook until the ragi turns into a thick consistency.
Keep stirring in between to avoid forming lumps.
Garnish the ragi porridge with chopped nuts and dates (optional)

Baby recipes

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This is my first ever blog on home made baby food. I have been getting many request from my viewers and friends to share few baby recipes.The recipes which I am sharing have been tried by my both older and younger daughter when they were babies.I always preferred to go for home made purees as they are fresh ,hygiene and less expensive than commercial baby foods.

When should I introduce solid baby food to my baby ?

The Indian Association of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding as the exclusive source of nutrition
till 6 months of age. At around 4-6 months talk to your doctor and once the doctor gives you a go signal,
you can start solids for your baby.Your baby will also show you sign of readiness.

What kind of signs indicates that your baby is ready ?

1. Your baby will keep its head in a steady upright position.
2. Your baby is doubling its birth weight is a sign that your baby is ready.
3. Increase curiosity when they watch you eating food.
4. They hold their mouth open and imitate eating behavior.

Good hygiene practices before preparing baby food

Wash your hands and work surfaces(counter tops) before you start to prepare meals for your baby.
make sure you wash your pots , spoons , bottles ,bowls and spatulas, all the other equipment’s with water and
sterilize  it with hot water.
If your baby is eating finger foods or eating with his hands, wash his hands before he eats his meals.
Change kitchen cloths and tea towels frequently.
How to start your baby food ?
If you decide to start the baby food around 4-6 months, you ensure that the food should be in liquid form.
Introduce each new food after 3-4 days of interval , normally in India tradition baby is introduce with moong dal water.
Baby is fed with the same moong dal water for 3-4 days ,if everything goes fine like there is no allergies/rash or constipation
Baby can be kept on the same diet and then later introduce with new food after 4 days.

Babies should be start with fruits , vegetables and rice cereal for 4-6 months and then you can
introduce meat/fish slowly and gradually. There is no need to hurry ,take it very slowly
initially with one teaspoon and with one tablespoon or so. So here we go , try these recipes at home
and do share your experiences. I would love to hear back from you 🙂

Click here for baby food recipes Stage 1 (4 to 6 months)

Click here for baby food recipes Stage 2 (6 + months)

Click here for baby food recipes Stage 3 (8 + months)

Rice and Moong Dal water

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So is your baby ready for weaning , if yes ,the first think you should introduce to your baby diet is rice water
and slowly and gradually after 3-4 days start with moong dal water.Now why rice water ??
Rice water is good for treating diarrhea and it helps to treat constipation as its smooth on digestive system.
It helps to keep your baby dehydrated, you can feed your baby every 3-4 hours a day.
Next step is to introduce Moong dal water , now why moong dal ?? among all the lentils,moong is the most safe
and non allergic food,its one of the best food for your babies.It includes a good source of vitamins,minerals and protien,also it is easy to digest.


Watch step by step how to introduce both these food to your baby’s daily diet.
Please read the instructions before introducing any baby food.

Do share me your experience with your baby . I would love to hear back from you all 🙂 wish you all the very best.

Ingredients

For rice water

1/2 cup rice (please avoid basmati rice for your babies) I personally prefer using surti kolam.
1 cup water
salt
a pinch of asafoetida

For dal water

1/2 cup yellow moong dal
1 cup water
salt
1/4 turmeric powder
a pinch of asafoetida

Directions || How to prepare rice water

Soak the rice for 10-15 mins before cooking.
Wash well and add rice in a saucepan,add salt,asafoetida and water to it.
Boil until the rice is tender.
Strain the rice and collect the water.
Your rice water is ready.

Directions || How to prepare moong dal water

Soak the moong dal for 10-15 mins before cooking.
Wash well and add moong dal in a pressure cooker,add salt,turmeric powder,asafoetida and water to it.
Boil till 3-4 whistle.
Strain the dal and collect the water.
Your dal water is ready.

Wheat Almond Porridge_lapasi

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Wheat Almonds porridge is a great baby food for your baby to be introduced at the age of 6 – 8 months

The reason being the first ingredient Almonds have a lot of healthy benefits like containing good fats instead of bad i.e. unsaturated fats, also almonds are also good for brain.

The second ingredient wheat is a rich source of carbohydrates.
Carbohydrate is used to generate energy that we require for performing any physical or mental activity.
Thus this recipe is a good energy source for your little prince/princess.

Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 5 mins
Serving 2 times

INGREDIENTS

For making wheat almonds mix powder

2 tbsp Wheat flour
¼ cup almonds

For porridge

1 tsp Ghee
2 tbsp wheat almonds mix powder
¾ cup Cows milk or breastmilk (for babies under one year )
¼ cup + ¼ cup water
sugar as per taste

Directions || To prepare Wheat Almonds Porridge

Wash the almonds thoroughly in a clean water.
Then heat a pan and dry roast the almonds for five minutes in low medium flame or until it changes its colour here and there.
Remove roasted almonds from the pan and transfer to a blender. Let it cool down for sometime.
Now Dry roast the wheat flour for five minutes in low medium flame for 5 minutes or until nice aroma comes.
Then switch off the flame and add the roasted wheat flour to the almond powder,blend it together and mix it well.
Once done, cool it down and store it in a airtight container.

Direction || How to make Porridge

Heat a sauce pan and add ghee in it.
Add mix powder to it and mix it well with ghee
Add milk(avoid adding milk if baby is not introduce to a cow milk or try using breastmilk) now to it and mix everything slowly with a whisk.
Next add 1/4 cup of water or upto desire consistency.
Make sure that there are no lumps formed. Cook the porridge in medium flame until everything cooked completely.
The porridge becomes thick after cooling down.So make sure you are turning off the flame at the right time.
Add sugar to it if you want to sweeten it else you can feed the baby directly , serve it lukewarm.

Note :

Sterilize the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
Boil cows milk if using in a vessel before using.
Try to use breast milk (for babies under one year )

Oats Apple Porridge_Lapasi

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Oats apple porridge is one more great baby food for your baby to be introduced at the age of 6 – 8 months

Oats is a whole-grain food which is rich in fiber ,its contains more soluble fiber than any other grain and
its works good on your digestive systems and hence prevents constipation.If you follow vegetarian diet , its the
best food for your baby as its equivalent to meat , milk and egg protein
Oats is one of the best nutritious food for your baby.

Apples can be started when baby turns 6 months old. Apples are highly recommended at this stage at its
good to avoid constipation and diarrhea’s. Apples are rich in dietary fiber ,apple is good to treat cough
and not to forget it apple is very good to solve dental problems.

So combining both the ingredients together , oats and apple porridge makes the best healthy morning
breakfast or snacks to keep your baby active for the rest of the day.

Do try this recipe and let me know your experience ?

Preparation time : 15 mins
Cooking time : 5 mins
Serving 1 time

INGREDIENTS

For oats powder

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

For porridge

1 tsp Ghee
2 tbsp oats powder
1 quarter of an apple
¼ cup + ¼ cup water
sugar as per taste

Directions || To prepare oats powder

Add 1/2 cup of cooking oats to a blender.

Blend it to a fine powder.
Store it in a airtight container.
Always keep oats powder ready,its very handy to prepare quick baby and kids food.

Directions || To prepare oats apple Porridge

Heat a sauce pan and add ghee in it.
Add oats powder to it and mix it well with ghee
Next add 1/4 cup of water or up to desire consistency.
Once oats is cooked well ,add grated apple in the mixture.
Add 1/4 cup of water to it.
Make sure that there are no lumps formed. Cook the porridge in medium flame until everything cooked completely.
The porridge becomes thick after cooling down.So make sure you are turning off the flame at the right time.
Add sugar to it if you want to sweeten it else you can feed the baby directly , serve it lukewarm.
Sterilize the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
Boil cows milk if using in a vessel before using.
Try to use breast milk (for babies under one year )