Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Food -Ragi Malt, Ragi cherry

Baby food -Ragi Cherry
My kulla is seven months old, and  I made Ragi Cherry @ home. Now I really don't know why its called Cherry. This particular Baby food recipe is passed on to me from my grand mom . In the shop a 475 g Cerelac Ragi costs close to 190 Rs. But @ home, we can prepare it at a fraction of cost.

  1. Ragi -1kg
  2. Wheat -100gms
  3. Green Gram-100gms
  4. Almond-50gms
  5. Sabudana-50gms
  1. Soak wheat, ragi, green gram in a large vessel overnight
  2. Wash 2 to 3 times all the ingredients until you are  sure that its clean.
  3. Transfer them to a large sieve to remove excess water after washing.
  4. Tie ragi, wheat, green gram in a thin cotton cloth. eg:dupatta
  5. The sprouts starts to appear after about a day.
  6. Make sure to open the cloth and see it at least once a day, so that no  fungus develops.
  7. Keep it for another day so that you see  a few centimeter long sprouts.
  8. Now dry the sprouted ingredients in shade, that is  inside the room for a day or until you are sure that there is no wetness.
  9. Now roast, almonds, and sabudana .
  10. Grind everything into a fine powder .
  11. At the end of the exercise you should be getting almost white fine powder. 

    Sprouted Ragi

Sprouted Wheat and green gram

Ragi Cherry

Method to feed the baby
  1. Mix one teaspoon of ragi Cherry into 200 ml of cold water stir so that there are no lumps.
  2. Add 1/4 spoon of ghee
  3. Heat the water until it  boils and the ragi is cooked.
Note: Initially for first  few days feed the baby just one spoon of ragi serry only once a day. Only after you are sure that the baby has no allergy you can increase the quantity.Make the Ragi Cherry in semi liquid consistency.


  1. Hi,

    Very useful baby food recipe. Thanks for sharing. I have a 16 months old son and yes he has grown out of baby food! Wish I had seen this earlier! Loved our son's pet name :D

    Btw I'm Anu and I blog about my LO at

    Do drop by smtime :)

  2. Thanks for the recipe, infact it is not Cherry but Sari. In Karnataka it is called Ragi Sari.

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