Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Raagi Malt for babies / Finger miller and Benefits of Ragi Malt

Ingredients:

Raagi - 1 kg
Moong whole - 50mg
Rice - 50mg
Wheat - 50mg
Elaichi - 2
Clove - 2
Pepper - 2
Ajwana - 1/4 sp
Almond - 4

Method:
Soak Raagi, Whole moong, Wheat separately for 12 hours. Take out all the water and tie in a cloth to get sprout for 10 - 12 hours. Wash Rice. And dry Rice, Sprouted Raagi, whole moong, wheat in shade for 1- 2 days....

Roast all the ingredients for few min(lightly). Make powder.
Filter the flour using flour filter, then filter using a thin cloth. (for babies under 10months of age)
Filter the flour using flour filter for babies older than 10 months.


Preparing Raagi malt for baby:

Raagi Malt - 1tbp
Milk - 1/4 cup
Jagary - 1/4 tsp
Salt - 1/4 pinch (optional)
Ghee - 1/4 tsp

Method:

Mix all ingredients and cook for 3 to 4 min. until it becomes thick.
When it gets cool to room temperature then its ready to feed baby.

We can start Raagi malt for babies after they complete 5 months.....

For older kids ratio can be changed like adding more almonds etc.



Benefits of Ragi Malt:
      We all know Ragi is a hard to digest food, good for diabetic people and it digest slow…  how can it be good for babies?  The secret is, for Ragi Malt we use sprouted Ragi which makes it as a very light food for babies to digest.  Benefits are:

  • ·         Its a good source of Calcium.
  • ·         It is a good source of Protein.
  • ·         If we are adding Jagarry then it will be a good source of Iron too.
  • ·         It has natural fiber.
  • ·         Good source of whole grain.
  • ·         It contains good fat(Almond and Ghee) which is very much needed for brain development.

Last but not the least it’s a homemade cereal for our little babies.   The best time to start Ragi malt is during 5th or 6th month.
 

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