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Millet Porridge

 

Ingredients

 

Roasted bajra*** powder, dehusked . 30 g (2 tablespoons)

Powdered- roasted, greengram dal

Or lentil . 15g (1 tablespoon)

Powdered, roasted groundnut . 10 g (2 teaspoons)

Spinach (or any leafy vegetable) ** . 30 g

Sugar or jaggery . 30 g (2 tablespoons)

 

Method

 

  • Boil the leafy vegetable in water till soft, mash and strain through a clean cloth.

 

  • Add the millet, pulse and groundnut powders to the vegetable juice.

 

  • Add jaggery and cook for a few minutes to a semi-solid consistency

 

  • ***Bajra can be replaced by clean, dehusked jowar, ragi or any other millet.

The above recipes for infant foods can also be used as a supplement for pre-school children aged 1-5 years. Quantities of ingredients necessary for use a supplements for 100 children are indicated later in the appendix.

 

Adult food modified to suit children's needs

 

Many recipes prepared for the entire family can be slightly modified to suit the nutritional needs of children.

 

One such example is Rice kitcheri.

 

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