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Sweet Potato Poha Porridge Recipe for Babies & Toddlers

Sweet Potato Poha Porridge - healthy porridge recipe with poha aka beaten rice and sweet potatoes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Poha/Beaten Rice/ Aval - 1 cup
  • Sweet Potato - 1 medium sized
  • Jaggery - 2 tbsp optional
  • Cardamom powder - a pinch
  • Raisins- 1 tbsp
  • Water - as required
  • Ghee - 2 tsp


  • Measure and keep all ingredients ready. Wash and soak poha in water until its soft enough to mash. Squeeze the water completely from poha once it's soft. Wash & pressure cook the sweet potatoes for 3 whistles in medium flame. Open the pressure cooker once pressure released.
  • Heat jaggery in a pan with water till it immersing level.Switch off the flame once slight honey like consistency is reached. Strain the jaggery water using a strainer to remove impurities. This step is completely optional.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes well with a fork. Then transfer the mashed sweet potatoes to a sauce pan with cardamom powder and required jaggery water or plain water . Switch on the flame.
  • Now add soaked poha to it . Mix well and cook the porridge for 2-3 minutes in medium low flame. Then add ghee and cook it further for 2 minutes.
  • Finally add raisins or raisins paste to the porridge and mix well. Switch off the flame once done.


Serving: 3g