Babies need a lot of protein and calcium for a good growth and development. This multi grain or multi cereal homemade cerelac recipe is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, carbohydrates and vitamins. We would be using sprouted green gram, sprouted wheat and sprouted ragi along with a few other ingredients. Sprouted wheat is rich in protein and has a special amino acid called “LYSINE” which is not present in other general foods.
It also contains vitamin A and C, calcium, sodium and iron. Sprouted ragi is rich in protein with a special type of amino acid called methionine, calcium and fiber. Sprouted ragi has iron nearly 8 times than in cow’s milk. Sprouted green gram also contains fiber, iron and protein, but along with those nutrients, it contains vitamin K, C and a special type of Vitamin B called Folate which is useful in producing new cells and healthy RBCs. With the cereal powder available , we can make the cerelac in 5 minutes.
Preparation Of Cerelac Powder:
Ragi – 1 cup
Green Gram – 1 cup
Whole Wheat – 1 cup
parboiled rice – 1 cup
split gram – 1 cup
Badam – 10
cashew – 10
Soak the ragi, green gram and whole wheat in separate vessels overnight and let it to sprout for a day or two till the sprouts are clearly visible in all the three.
Let it dry in half shade or in sun for a day or two till the water is completely dried in all the cereals. If there is moisture in any of the cereals, we will not be able to preserve it for a month or two.
Dry roast all the sprouted ingredients, parboiled rice, split gram and the nuts separately till they become golden colour.
Let all the ingredients cool and grind it into a fine powder using a dry mixer grinder.
This powder could be stored for a month or two.
Preparation Of Cerelac :
cerelac powder – 2 tbsp
palm jaggery powder – 1 tsp
water – as needed
boiled milk – as needed
Boil the water and put the measured cerelac powder and let it boil till the cerelac powder forms a thick paste
Add the palm jaggery powder and mix till it dissolves and then add milk and let it cool before giving it to the baby.
This could be an ideal breakfast for a 10 months to 1 year old baby. Try this out!!!