Broken Wheat Porridge for Babies and Kids

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broken wheat porridge

Editor’s Note : Today’s recipe is broken wheat porridge for babies and kids. Do you like broken wheat ? Personally I don’t like it in the form of upma , but when it is transformed into a yummy nurukku gothambu/ broken wheat payasam, I don’t mind gulping a glass or two :P.

Broken wheat also known as bulgarΒ wheat / daliya /cracked wheat is ideal for weight loss post baby as it is low in calories. But for babies we can make it a wholesome meal by adding whole fat milk , nuts and ghee. Even diabetic and heart patients can have broken wheat as part of their diet. For babies and adults broken wheat helps to reduce gas troubles and constipation.

Today’s postΒ is by Jayalekshmy who is a mom of 1 year old Rithvik . She loves to play with her bub and found out her passion for cooking post her baby πŸ™‚

Over to you Jaya πŸ™‚

BROKEN WHEAT PORRIDGE FOR BABIES AND KIDS

This is one of my one year old baby’s favorite dish. I used to give him this as mid evening snack on alternate days or thrice weekly. Broken wheat porridge is very tasty and nutritious for babies. Suitable for eight months and older kids .

broken wheat porridge for babies and kids
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Broken Wheat Porridge For Babies and Kids
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Ingredients
  • Broken wheat - 1.5 tbsp (wash and soak in water for two hours before cooking)

  • Dates - 2 or 3
  • Almonds - 3
  • Raisins(can use other dried fruits like apricot, papaya etc)
  • Jaggery syrup - as required
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook broken wheat ,dates (deseeded),almonds,raisins for three whistles.
  2. Once pressure is released ,peel off the skin from almonds and grind all the ingredients in a mixie to form a paste.
  3. In a pan add this paste,if required add the left over water in the cooker.
  4. Add a little jaggery syrup. Cook in low flame for one or two minutes
  5. Finally add 1tsp. ghee and switch off .Serve it little warm
Notes
Please soak almonds and raisins overnight
Hope your kids love it . Happy feeding πŸ™‚

About Author

A darling wife of Vijay Varadarajan and a lovely mom to Rithvik. A Biotechnology post graduate, Jayalekshmy quit her job the very next day she became pregnant. Realized her passion for cooking after Rithvik came into their life and now loves to experiment different cuisines. Her other interests are home interior decoration, gardening, internet surfing,a bit photography and whatsaap chatting with her loved ones.

35 Comments

  1. Deepika J Molleti on

    Hi, A very good article, well described. More than the article I’m interested to read about the author as I find myself extremely similar to her. Another coincidence that I shouldn’t miss is that my son’s name is Rithvik too!! I’d love to get in touch with her if possible. Any leads?

    Lots of Love,
    Deepika

    • Jayalekshmy V on

      Hi Deepika,

      Very happy to know this article is useful for you.

      Its interesting to know a person like me! Coincidence!!

      Glad to know about you especially as Rithvik’s mom.You can write to me via any of my BNB article comment section.

      Regards
      Jayalekshmy

    • Jayalekshmy V on

      Hi Jaseem

      Wait for one more month .You can try when your LO reach 8 months .

      Regards
      Jayalekshmy

  2. Hii I have one doubt since some telling we should give only the milk of broken wheat to babies after soaking it throughout night.but can v give the whole wheat after pressure cooking it?

    • Hi Aswathy,

      Soaking whole wheat overnight is very good .It make the wheat soft thus helping in extracting more milk without pressure cooking.If you are pressure cooking it, 2 hours soaking time is more than enough.

      Hope it clears your doubt.

      Regards
      Jayalekshmy

  3. Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

    I was a bit skeptical at first whether my baby will like it. But she loved it! Ate the whole bowl πŸ™‚
    Skipped the ghee and nuts. What else can we add into this? πŸ˜€

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  5. Hi Jayalekshmy, where do i get the jaggery made from Palm wine . Could you suggest me any particular brand or product.

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  8. yamuna balamurugan on

    hi such a wonderful n tastey recipe i love to prepare it my baby too like it , yes as anamika said kakupatti is the best one for babies and even for us that too new moms

  9. Dear Bindhya,

    This is the way i prepare jaggery syrup.Use jaggery made from Palm wine (what is called karippatti ) for babies and not the other one made from sugarcane.I just used to melt in little amount of water just to immerse it in low or medium flame until karipatti dissolves completely.Allow the liquid to cool.Strain it to remove the impurities.Store it in a glass jar in refrigerator.

    (Note:don’t add more water as it makes the syrup very watery )

    • Dear bindhya

      This is the way i prepare jaggery syrup.Use jaggery made from Palm wine (what is called karippatti ) for babies and not the other one made from sugarcane.I just used to melt in little amount of water just to immerse it in low or medium flame until karipatti dissolves completely.Allow the liquid to cool.Strain it to remove the impurities.Store it in a glass jar in refrigerator.

      (Note:don’t add more water as it makes the syrup very watery )

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