So here I am, introducing my own version of Multigrain Cerelac for 6+ months infants. Every mother worries about her child’s health from the day s/he is born. As per Indian traditions, we start introducing foods to our kids at almost 6+ months age. My daughter’s pediatrician is very strict to not introduce any packaged food or cerelac to babies at this tender age. And kids being kids, are very fussy about foods. I was clueless, as to how to give Kreesha a balanced diet at this young age.
So, one day, while I was feeding her, I thought of this experimented dish, which I call as ‘Multigrain Cerelac’. I prepared it, and trust me Kreesha used to love it. Initially, I started with 1 feed of this Multigrain Cerelac a day for 1 week, (as suggested by her paediatrician) just to check if she is allergic to any of the ingredient and how does her body responds to new introduced foods. Then, I started alternating this Multigrain Cerelac with other foods. Below, is the recipe for the same.
- 1 Cup Spoon Urad Dal
- 1/2 Cup Chana Dal
- 1 Cup Spoon Yellow Moong Dal
- 1/2 Cup Rice
- 1/2 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
Wash all pulses together 2-3 times. Then, wash rice separately 2-3 times. After washing, drain out the water and keep pulses to dry for 3 hours. Once pulses and rice are dry, dry roast them together till they are crunchy and turn goldenish. Now, add cardamom powder. Again, roast for another 2 minutes and keep it to cool. Once cool down, grind well to fine powder.
You can store this Multigrain Cerelac powder in an air-tight jar for as long as 1 month. This quantity is sufficient for 20 – 25 servings.
Take 2 tablespoon powder and add it to 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and make sure there are no lumps in the mixture. Boil 1 cup water, add the mix to it and bring to boil. Check for consistency and serve lukewarm. You can add salt to taste.