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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Manni / Mixed Grain Cereal for Babies

Ingredients:
1 cup Wheat grains / Godhi
1 cup Millet grains / Ragi
1 cup Sorghum / Jowar/ Jola
1 cup Green Gram seeds / Hesaru
1 - 1.5 cups Crystal Sugar / Kallu Sakkare

Recipe:

Soak all the grains separately in water for about 8-10 hrs. Wash them separately in water for about 2-3 times and drain the water and tie them separately in cotton cloths for about 10-12 hrs.

Sun dry the sprouted grains for about 8-10 days.

Dry roast each grain separately in a pan for about 8-10 mins in medium/low flame.


Grind fried grains, crystal sugar in a mixer into smooth powder and mix them well. Store it in an airtight container.

For 4-6 months babies, add 1 tsp of prepared powder, 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and heat. Mix them well and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 2-3 mins. The consistency should be like that of milk.
For 6-10 months babies, add 1.5 - 2 tsp prepared powder, 1/4 cup of milk and 1/2 cup of water in a bowl and heat.

Mix them well and bring it to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 2-3 mins. The consistency should be like that of thick milkshake.
This can be served 2-3 times a day. The above mentioned ingredients will serve around 5 cups of powder.