Easy Healthy Sprouted Ragi Flour Recipe for Babies

This healthy sprouted ragi flour recipe can be used to make ragi porridge for infants. Made using 10 super ingredients this is a great first food for babies. This ragi sprouts powder can be used to make ragi porridge, cookies, dosa, ragi rotti, pancakes and many more recipes. Learn all about the health benefits of this wonder grain and how nutritious it is to babies and toddlers.

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Organic Sprouted Ragi Powder

A rich and healthy sprouted grains powder including ragi, wheat, barley, jowar, whole green gram and groundnuts is the best wholesome food that can provide all the nutrition required for babies and toddlers. This is a traditional recipe from my mom and my kids enjoy them a lot. My picky eater also eats it without complaining when she does not want to eat anything.

Use this healthy powder to make a few healthy recipes for babies including ragi porridge, ragi roti, ragi dosa, cookies, pancakes and more.

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What do you need to make this sprouted ragi flour recipe?

The best is to prepare this healthy powder in bulk and store it so it can be used in other recipes. Here’s what you need to make this special sprouted grain flour. This recipe makes a kilogram of health mix powder:

  • Ragi (Finger Millets) – A wonder grain that is gluten-free and extremely healthy rich in protein, iron & fibre. I have used 250g of finger millets in this recipe.
  • Jowar – Great grain to boost immunity and help with digestion. I have used 250g of jowar in this recipe.
  • Wheat – High in fibre and helps with digestion. I have used 250g of wheat in this recipe.
  • Whole Green gram – High in protein adds flavor and more health to the recipe. 250g of whole green gram is used in this recipe.
  • Groundnuts – Another high protein grain. This ingredient can be eliminated if there is any allergy. Make sure to check for peanut allergy before making thsi for baby. I have used 250g of peanuts.
  • Cashew nuts – 100g of cashew nuts adds some calories to the recipe for babies.
  • Almonds – 100g of almonds adds good calories and nutrition for babies.
  • Carom seeds (Ajwain) – 10g of ajwain or carom seeds help with digestion and baby colic.
  • Pepper – 10g of pepper introduces a flavour to the recipe.

Alternately, you can choose to use the ready ragi flour, jowar flour, Barley flour, Wheat flour, green gram flour, and other ingredients powdered to make this wonder grain powder.

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Instructions to make ragi sprouts powder

  • Wash & soak Ragi, Jowar, Wheat, Barley, Whole green gram, and groundnuts separately in water for 10-12 hours.
  • Drain all the water and tie them separately in a thin cloth to sprout overnight. Alternately place it in an airtight container until it sprouts. I even sprout them in instant pot.
  • Sprouted grains should be dried completely.
  • Dry roast each ingredient separately in a light flame till it turns golden brown.
  • Roasted ingredients are all powdered either in a flour mill or in a mixer grinder at home.
  • Mix them all well. Sieve the powder in a siever to make sure fine grains pass through.
  • Cool it down and store it in an airtight container.
  • The Ragi flour is now ready to be used to make porridge or any other recipes.

Tips Sprouted ragi

  • If you live in a cold country, sprouting grains can be hard. Use an instant pot to help with sprouting. You can tightly wrap the grain in an airtight container and use yoghurt mode for 24 hours to see beautiful sprouts.
  • This power powder can be stored in an airtight container for a year. Make sure to store in a dry place.

FAQs Sprouted Ragi Malt

1. Is sprouted ragi good for babies?

Sprouted ragi is known to digest easily and is highly recommended for babies and toddlers. They also have an increased nutritional value by increasing vitamin C after sprouting which helps with easy iron absorption in babies.

2. Can ragi be given to babies daily?

The answer is yes! However, every baby is different. You can try introducing slowly and watch for any constipation or other digestion issues by giving a couple of spoons for 2-3 days. In case you do encounter constipation, add powdered pista or add plums, pineapple or any fruit starting from P to help with constipation in babies.

3. What is the difference between ragi flour and sprouted ragi flour?

Ragi flour is a simple ragi powder while sprouted ragi flour is powdered ragi after sprouting. While both are very healthy and loaded with fibre, sprouted ragi is rich in vitamin C helping with iron absorption and helps with easy digestion.

4. Is ragi heavy for babies?

While some do find it hard to digest ragi, ragi in their sprouted form is known to be easier to digest. And this recipe with all the rich ingredients can help boost babies weight.

5. Why is sprouted ragi better?

Ragi after sprouting is known to digest well and has an increased nutritional value. The increase in Vitamin C in sprouted ragi is known to help with iron absorption and hence is recommended to give sprouted ragi powder for babies.

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Sprouted Ragi Flour Recipe

Rashmi Madhwaraj
This healthy sprouted ragi flour recipe can be used to make ragi porridge for infants. Made using 10 super ingredients this is a great first food for babies. This ragi sprouts powder can be used to make ragi porridge, cookies, dosa, ragi rotti, pancakes and many more recipes.
Prep Time 2 d
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 2 d 1 hr
Course Breakfast, Dessert, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 1 kg

Equipment

  • Blender/ Mixer Grinder

Ingredients
  

  • 250 g Ragi (Finger Millets)
  • 250 g Jowar
  • 250 g Wheat
  • 250 g Whole Green gram
  • 250 g Groundnuts
  • 100 g Cashew nuts
  • 100 g Almonds
  • 10 g Carom seeds
  • 10 g Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Wash & soak Ragi, Jowar, Wheat, Barley, Whole green gram, and groundnuts separately in water for 10-12 hours.
  • Drain all the water and tie them separately in a thin cloth to sprout overnight. Alternately place it in an airtight container until it sprouts. I even sprout them in instant pot.
  • Sprouted grains should be dried completely.
  • Dry roast each ingredient separately in a light flame till it turns golden brown.
  • Roasted ingredients are all powdered either in a flour mill or in a mixer grinder at home.
  • Mix them all well. Sieve the powder in a siever to make sure fine grains pass through.
  • Cool it down and store it in an airtight container.
  • The Ragi flour is now ready to be used to make porridge or any other recipes.

Notes

  • If you live in a cold country, sprouting grains can be hard. Use an instant pot to help with sprouting. You can tightly wrap the grain in an airtight container and use yoghurt mode for 24 hours to see beautiful sprouts.
  • This power powder can be stored in an airtight container for a year. Make sure to store in a dry place.
  • Alternately, you can choose to use the ready ragi flour, jowar flour, Barley flour, Wheat flour, green gram flour, and other ingredients powdered to make this wonder grain powder.
Keyword ragi flour porridge, sprouted ragi flour, whole grains flour for baby

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