Recipes for Healthy Porridge for Infants and Toddlers


1. Rice Porridge

You will need:

½ cup white rice (washed, drained, and dried)
¼ tsp jaggery powder (optional)
1 cup water
How to:

In a saucepan, dry roast the rice over low heat until the rice turns light brown. Set aside to cool.
Grind the rice into a lump-free, fine powder using a grinder and store it in an airtight container. If your blender cannot process well, then sieve the flour and powder the coarse grains again.
Put water in a pan and bring it to a boil over medium heat.
Add two tablespoons of the rice powder to the boiling water and cook until you get a semi-thick paste.
Add jaggery powder and cook the porridge for another two to three minutes. Turn off the flame, pour the porridge into a bowl, and feed this delicious rice porridge to your weaning baby or toddler.
You can add breast milk or formula milk to thicken porridge’s consistency. It makes it delicious, creamy, and smooth. Brown rice can be used instead of white rice once the baby seems comfortable consuming rice.


2. Ragi Porridge

You will need:

1tbsp homemade ragi powder
¼ tsp jaggery powder (optional)
½ cup water
How to:

Add ragi powder and two tablespoons of water into a small mixing bowl. Mix well to prepare a lump-free and smooth paste and set aside.
Boil water in a saucepan over low heat. Add ragi paste with constant stirring and cook over low heat until the mixture thickens.
Turn off the flame and stir in jaggery powder, ensuring no lumps form. You can add formula milk as needed.
Transfer the porridge to a feeding bowl and feed warm.
You can add finely powdered nuts, dry fruits, or fruit puree to this recipe for babies older than seven months.