Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Indian Snacks Recipes: Home Made Baby Food | Ragi Pudding For Toddles and Preschoolers

Ragi or what we call Finger Millet is very rich in proteins and calcium. All Doctors advice parents to give Ragi products to kids. I have already given one recipe of Ragi, Wholesome Porridge, which can be given to kids of age below 3 year. But as kids grow up, their taste buds also become active. J. They would want a change. So here is another healthy and delicious recipe of Ragi, which my son loves to eat as I call it Ragi Chocolate. It is also known as Ragi Halubai, or Ragi Duddali in Konkani.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Servings: Many, It can be preserved in refrigerator as well.

  • 1 cup Ragi(Finger Millet)
  • 2 table spoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup jaggary
  • 2 cups water
  • About ¼ teaspoon crushed cardamom
  • 3 table spoon chopped nuts 
  • 1 table spoon ghee for greasing

  • Mix Ragi powder, Cocoa powder and water thoroughly and pour it into a heavy bottom cooking vessel/kadai.
  • Keep on stirring as it should not form lumps.
  • Add more water to get the consistency for around 10 minutes.
  • Add jaggary now, keep on stirring for another 15 minutes.
  • Add cardamom and chopped nuts.
  • Now it will start thickening.
  • Grease a plate with little ghee and pour the mix.

  • Make a medium thick layer so as to cut it into pieces.
  • Ragi chocolate is ready to serve.

 PS:  It is a soft chocolate, which preschooler would love to eat.

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