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.


This homemade ragi is somewhat a good and easy desserts recipe we could serve for dinner.

Thank you very much. .I didn't know that we can add ragi with cocoa powder. ..lovely combo...will try it soonfr my son

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