Ragi Sari for a toddler

Ragi porridge for baby is a preferred food back home. Starting with the blander version and continuing it with a picky toddler can be hard. So I had to tweak the original recipe to make it more flavorful and nutritious. So here I am experimenting with a lot of ingredients to check what my little one likes. Finally this is what he liked!  Sure they grow up very fast. 

We will need,

Whole Ragi  3/4 cup
Cardamon 2 pods
Saffron a generous pinch
Almonds  10-13 lightly toasted

Method:
  • Pick and clean Ragi for gravel and dirt. Wash it in several changes of water. Drain well and dry it indoor till no trace of moisture remains.
  • Heat a thick bottom skillet. Throw in the Ragi, reduce the heat to medium-low. Keep stirring till the ragi is fragrant, about 15-20 minutes. Remove from heat. Throw in the saffron and cardamon. Spread it out on a plate to cool down.
  • Once cool enough to handle, grind it into a powder in a coffee grinder. 
  • Remove and store it in a glass jar. It stays good for at least 3 weeks.
  • Grind the almonds separately and store it in another glass jar. ( Vary of plastic after the BPA mess)
Prepare the Sari like you would the regular variety. Stir in ground almonds while the Sari is still warm.

9 comments:

Priya said...

Healthy dish,highly nutritious..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks for the recipe....nice

Hari Chandana said...

very healthy and delicious recipe.. look gr8 !!
Indian Cuisine

Rachana said...

Healthy and delicious!

Heather said...

Looks good enough for even "mom"! :)
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LG said...

ahaa...nan magange irli, nange tinnoke aase agta ide! looks yumm..hegide ri magana jote? nange time sigode illa. I am running short of time :(

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious and a super healthy bowl. First time here and love your space.

Smitha said...

@ LG..

Howdu ri! I make a wee bit extra for myself everyday!! Nangu tumba ista ri!

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...looks so easy to prepare and delicious.