How to make Ragi Milk Powder For Baby
Take ragi in a vessel and wash it by rubbing well with your hands. It has lots of mud so repeat the process 2 to 3 times unless it is clean and get rid of all dirt.
Then soak the ragi in clean water for 12 hours. Keep it covered (with provision to some air to enter) while soaking. After 12 hours, open it. The color of the ragi will be slightly changed after soaking.
Then drain the water completely. Transfer the drained ragi to a blender. Add 1/4 cup of water to it and blend for 2 minutes.
Again add 1/4 cup of water and grind it till smooth.
Now extract the ragi milk by straining using a cheesecloth. Squeeze out the milk entirely by stirring with your hand. Discard the ragi and collect the milk in a saucepan. Repeat the process if necessary. You can also use a strainer and press with a spoon to extract the milk.
Transfer the extracted ragi milk to a container. Close it with a lid and keep it undisturbed for 30 mins. After 30 mins, water flows on the top.
Drain the water alone and transfer the remaining thick ragi milk to a tray.
Dry it under the sun for 2-3 until it dried completely and begin to split. Cover it with a thin cloth to avoid dust. Then transfer the dried pieces to a blender.
Grind it to a smooth powder
Sift the ground ragi milk powder using a sieve. Then dry roast the ragi milk powder in the pan for 3-5 minutes or until it is hot to touch. Switch off the flame once done, cool it down and store in an airtight container.
How to make Ragi Porridge For Baby with Homemade Ragi Milk Powder
Take 2 tbsp of homemade ragi milk powder in a pan and add 3/4 cup of water to it.
Add in few drops of ghee. Mix well with a whisk. Make sure that no lumps are formed.
Cook the ragi in low flame for 5 to 7 minutes or until it is thoroughly cooked. Once the ragi is cooked, it will be thick and glossy. Let it cool down and feed your baby warm.
Healthy ragi milk porridge is ready to feed your baby.