Friday, 27 February 2015

Bajra Porridge

Bajra, Pearl Millet or Black Millet, is widely grown in India. It is very nice kind of grain suitable for baby food and it has many names like

 Kambu in Tamil
 Pearl millet in English.
 Sajje/kambu in Kannada.
 Sajjalu in Telugu.
 Kambam in Malayalam
 Bajra in Marathi

Bjara porridge

After 8 months this grain can be started in baby food because it is easy to digest and high in protein and many minerals. Eating whole grains for babies is good thing to prevent many future diseases and improving immunity of the body. This wholesome and satisfactory porridge will keep baby satisfied for a couple of hours.

3 tbsp Bajra powder / whole Bajra (black millet)
1 tbsp Jaggery
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp. ghee/butter

1.Heat ghee in pan and roast Bajra powder till it slightly changes its color and gives nice aroma.
2.Add Jaggery and milk and keep stirring, so there should not be any lumps. Serve lukewarm.
3.For whole Bajra, pressure cook the Bajra with ½ cup of water for 3 whistles. Cool. Liquidize the cooked Bajra with ½ cup of milk and Jaggery in a blender till it is smooth in texture. Transfer this into a pan and bring to boil, stirring continuously so that no lumps remain. Serve lukewarm.

Bjara porridge

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