Ragi, BLW food for Babies

Ragi for First Baby Food Recipe

Ragi BLW Food for Toddlers. Millets are slowly regaining popularity and for all the right reasons. Finger Millet (Ragi) is an extremely nutritious millet and a wonderful first food to offer your babies.

Finger Millet (Ragi) has different names in other Indian languages. In Kannada, Telugu and Hindi, Finger Millet is commonly called as Ragi, also as Mandua/ Mangal in Hindi, Kezhvaragu in Tamil, Taidalu in Telugu in Telangana region, Kodra in Himachal Pradesh, Mandia in Oriya.

Traditionally Ragi kanji or Raji porridge has been a staple food offered for babies and toddlers. This was also one of the very first foods we introduced to S.

Why Ragi as BLW first food to toddlers?

Ragi is the extremely rich in calcium, good protein and excellent nutrient value of Ragi are all beneficial for toddlers particularly for vegetarians. Ragi is an excellent source of natural iron as well. It has good amounts of calcium which helps to strengthen the teeth and bones of kids. It is also rich in antioxidants and helps improve overall health.

How to choose the right Ragi to buy?

There are a lot of Ragi brands out there, but we would recommend to select one that makes Ragi flour from sprouted Ragi. This is important as sprouting increases the protein and iron content of Ragi. Sprouting also increases the vitamin C levels which help in easy absorption of iron by the toddlers.

Can I make Ragi flour at home?

Absolutely. You can check out our Sprouted Ragi Malt Powder recipe here.

How to make Ragi porridge?

You can check out our Ragi porridge recipe here.

I heard Porridges aren’t for BLW. Can I follow baby led weaning and still give Ragi BLW porridge?

Yes, absolutely. You can make a halwa like consistency of the Ragi Porridge and offer it on preloaded spoons to your baby.

What other Ragi based BLW food I can offer my baby?

You can actually make a variety of foods with Ragi. You can check out the below recipes for ideas.

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