Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Nachni / Ragi (Finger Millet) – best feed for babies


My babes is 6 months old, my mom has introduced to baby Ragi / Nachni porridge. In English it is called Finger Millet Porridge. Nachni is the best feed not only for babies but also for elders – this is my mom’s favourite and medicinal receipe. This has been going on for very long by my grand-ma as well and the receipe has now been passed on to us.

Mom gives baby Nachni / Ragi porridge in the afternoon. Nachni / Ragi is best if you powder it at home. What my mom does is – she buys the whole nachni / ragi and then washes it, spreads the nachni / ragi on a dry piece of cloth dries it in sunlight and finally powders and stores the ragi / nachni flour in air tight container. She prefers to follow this method rather that buying the ready made flour from the market.

Receipe of this wonderful porridge is : She prepares the porridge by adding one teaspoon of nachni / ragi powder, 1 cup milk and little water – depending on the consistency add jaggery for sweetening and just a pinch of salt. Then keep it on slow fire and keep stirring till done to avoid formation of lumps.

This is the best feed one can give their babies. So mums and would be mums – don’t forget to introduce this wonderful meal to your lovely babies.

8 comments:

Jesal H said...

Can you pls. share how much nachni I hsould give my 5 m.o. daughter?

thanks so much!

jesal

Bijal said...

I do give my 8 month old nachni on alternate basis...I add jeera powder and little salt to one or more tablespoon of nachni and mix it with water or some vegetable puree for breakfast. She loves it.

Anonymous said...

is nachani bajra ? would u pls tell me what its urdu name is , i would like to give this porridge to my son but this term nachani is different for me .

pari said...

nachani is not bajra. arabic name for nachani is Tailabon. bajra or pearl millet is not so easily digestable for babies.

Mamatha said...

Thanks for the wonderful recipe of preparing the flour and the later recipe from the flour. I was searching actually for preparation of nachni flour. You have even mentioned how we can use it later. I want to try something new to my baby, thanks once again.

kaarmukhil said...

This one more step will be more nutritious: when u spread the nachni in the wet cloth, take care that it sprouts atleast an inch before u dry and grind it...

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Greetings!
I think that Finger Millet Porridge is an excellent way to give meals to babies.
Thanks to your blog, I learned an important lesson today.
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Anonymous said...

Grt.thnx.learnt frm u alot bot nanchni