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How to make porridge using homemade cerelac powder for Babies |Sathu Maavu Kanji

Homemade Cerelac Porridge - Healthy homemade cerelac or multigrain porridge (sweet and salt) for babies using homemade cerelac powder/sathu maavu.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Baby Food
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani

Ingredients

For Sweet Porridge:

  • Homemade Cerelac Powder/Sathu Maavu - 2 tbsp
  • Powdered jaggery - 1.5 tbsp optional
  • Water - 1/4 cup + 1/2 cup
  • Boiled milk - 1/2 cup don't add for babies under one year

For Salt Porridge:

  • Homemade Cerelac Powder/Sathu Maavu - 2 tbsp
  • Water - 3/4 cup
  • Jeera Powder - a pinch
  • Salt - a pinch not recommended for babies below one year
  • Thin Butter milk - 1/4 cup made from 2 tbsp of curd & water

Instructions

Preparation

  • Sterilise the bowls and spoons used for feeding your baby in a vessel with hot water for five minutes and keep it immersed in the same vessel until use.
  • Boil milk (if using) in a sauce pan and keep it ready.

For Sweet Porridge :

  • Take 2 tbsp of homemade cerelac powder in a saucepan. In another cooking vessel, add 1/4 cup of water to the powdered jaggery and boil until it melts completely. Then filter out the jaggery water using a strainer.
  • Add the jaggery water to the sauce pan along with 1/2 cup of water. Whisk it well without any lumps. Cook the porridge in medium low flame until the colour of the porridge changed to brown and shiny. Keep stirring while cooking. This may take 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add 1/2 cup of milk (Skip adding milk if you are preparing this porridge for a baby under one year ) to the sauce pan and mix everything slowly with a whisk. Boil the porridge in low medium flame. Stir it continuously while cooking otherwise porridge may stick to the vessel. Boil the porridge until it becomes thick. Remove from the flame once done and cool it down. The porridge becomes thick after cooling down. So switch off the flame accordingly.

For Salt Porridge :

  • Take 2 tbsp of homemade cerelac powder or sathu maavu in a saucepan and add 3/4 cup of water along with salt and jeera powder. Whisk it well without any lumps. Heat it up and cook it with continuous stirring.
  • Cook the porridge in medium low flame until the porridge gets cooked completely shiny. Keep stirring while cooking. This may take 5-7 minutes. Once it becomes shiny and thick, switch off the flame and let it cool down. Finally add buttermilk to the porridge and mix well.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g