Ragi Paste.

Ragi PasteThis is the age when the baby has just started having something other than mother’s milk. Ragi Milk is best and contains high quality of nutrients for a growing baby.  In India Finger Millet is knows as Ragi.  Ragi has the highest Calcium content,good fiber content and protein. This is a very good source of calcium for growing children and aged people who need calcium supplement.

 

Look at the figures below:

Nutritive value of Ragi per 100 g

Protein 7.3 g
Fat 1.3 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Minerals 2.7 g
Calcium 3.44 g
Fibre 3.6 g
Energy 328 KCal

It’s important to give things that are light to digest as well as nutritive. Salt has not been recommended in any of these recipes. Before feeding the baby with the suggested dishes please discuss with your doctor.
Ingredients:

  • 3 teaspoons of raagi powder
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ghee

Procedure:
To make raagi powder

  1. Soak raagi overnight, allow it to sprout.
  2. Remove skin and dry it in the sun.
  3. Roast in ghee and powder it. This powder can now be stored in an air tight container.

Cooking procedure

  1. When you need to feed the baby, mix 3 teaspoons of powder in equal quantity of milk and make a paste. Ensure there are no lumps.
  2. Now heat milk and slowly mix in the raagi paste stirring continuously.
  3. Add ghee, Stir for a few more minutes till the mixture comes together.

Variation
In this recipe, milk is preferred though you can use water too.
Please NOTE:
You can use more raagi powder or milk to alter the consistency of the paste as you like.

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