Baby Food: Suji or Rava Vegetable Upma

2015/01/img_3490.jpgSuji upma is a good first cereal to introduce to your baby after your baby gets used to rice cereal mixed with vegetable/fruit puree. My toddler still loves this Upma ūüėä

As always, before starting any next new food, always wait for 3-4 days to make sure that your baby does not have any allergic reaction. If you have not introduced ghee to your baby yet, I would recommend you to check with your doctor before you add this to your baby’s diet

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup suji/rava/semolina
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp powdered Jeera
  • 1-2 black pepper powdered
  • 1/4 cup vegetable puree (I used green pea and carrot puree)
  • A few crystals of salt
  • 1/2 cup water

Method

  • Dry roast the suji adding a pinch of ghee and keep aside
  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the powdered Jeera and pepper. Saut√© for a few seconds
  • Add 1/2 a cup of water, few crystals of salt and bring to a boil
  • Add the roasted suji, vegetable puree and keep stirring to make sure that no lumps are formed and the suji absorbs most of the water. Try to retain some of the water content in the Upma so that is not too dry and easier to feed your lil one
  • Serve¬†immediately while warm, as it can get dry after a while

Tip 1: At the stage of 9-10 months a halwa consistency will make it easier for your lil one. Hence we are trying to retain the water content in the Upma. As your baby grows older you can cook the Upma until the water is absorbed

Tip 2: As your baby grows older and starts munching on finger foods, you can replace the vegetable puree with freshly cooked vegetables

Tip 3: You can adjust the salt and spice according to your baby’s/ toddler’s taste

 

Note: The information here is meant to serve as a guide and resource for starting solid foods for babies. It should not be be substituted for the provision or practice of professional healthcare advice and help. Always check with your pediatrician before introducing a new kind of food for your baby

 

 

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