Palak Ragi Roti

Palak Ragi Roti

It’s winter time and Palak Ragi Roti is one of the best foods for toddlers and even elders. It helps is easy digestion and is rich in vitamins. I have shared the benefits of Ragi for toddlers in my previous post. Today, I will be sharing benefits of Spinach as well as Spinach + Ragi for toddlers.

Nutritional Value of Spinach

NutrientsAmount (Per 100 grams)
Fibre2.2 grams
Proteins2.9 grams
Carbs3.6 grams
Natural Sugars0.4 grams
Fats0.4 grams
Magnesium79 mg
Potassium558 mg
Phosphorus49 mg
Iron2.71 mg
Sodium79 mg
Manganese0.897 mg
Copper0.130 mg
Zinc0.53 mg
Vitamin C28 mg
Vitamin B1 ( Thiamin)0.078 mg
Vitamin A469 g
Vitamin E2 mg
Vitamin K483 g
Source: US Department of Agriculture

Benefits of Spinach for Toddlers

  • Spinach is rich in water content and thus keeps the kids hydrated for longer time
  • The fibers present in spinach help in digestion and also reduces gastro problems
  • The Iron rich spinach strengthens bones and muscles of kids
  • Being the richest source of Vitamin A, Spinach helps is vision correction and proper vision in kids
  • Spinach has antimicrobial elements which help kids fight urinary infections
  • Rich in nutrients, Spinach helps kids fight off viruses and bacteria
  • Spinach kills the parasitic worms, which can otherwise harm babies

Palak Ragi Roti Recipe

  • Ragi Flour (Finger millet) – 1 cup
  • Wheat flour – 1/2 cup
  • Spinach, blanched n chopped – 1 Cup
  • Half Onion grated
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder  – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Ajwain – 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt as taste
  • Mix all ingredients in bowl. Gradually add lukewarm water to make a soft dough.
  • Set aside for half an hour to raise the dough.
  • Divide in equal balls to roll into slightly thick roti. Place on heated tawa, cook on both sides with medium flame. Apply ghee / low fat butter and serve hot with curd.

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