Monday, 18 August 2014

Rice and Fried Gram Porridge - to ease an upset stomach in babies and toddlers

Rice and Fried Gram Porridge is a dish I recently learnt from my sister. This porridge is suitable for babies above 8 months old. This porridge is easy to digest and soothes upset stomach.

Please start with very small quantity/ serving of this porridge to begin with. Make sure your baby is not having allergic reactions and then increase the quantity as per baby's needs on the next meal.
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Yield : 4 Servings


  • 1 Cup Rice ( I used par boiled Rice)
  • 1 Tablespoon Fried gram  / roasted Gram
  • 2 Cups of water
  • a pinch of salt to taste


1. In a pan over low heat, add rice and dry roast it until the rice turns crispy and light golden color , stirring intermittently. Make sure not to burn the rice. It took 10 to 12 minutes for me on low flame

2. Transfer the rice rice to a plate and let it cool completely
3. In the same pan, dry roast fried gram for a minute
4. Transfer the fried gram to the plate and let it cool completely


5. Once cooled, grind rice and fried gram together in a food processor to super fine powder


6. In a pot, bring 2 cups of water to boil. reduce the flame to low
7. In a mug/ bowl take 3 tablespoons of the rice and fried gram powder we made at step number 5. Store the remaining rice powder in a air tight container at room temperature or refrigerate the mixture up to 2 weeks.To this powder add 1/4 cup hot boiling water and whisk thoroughly until the rice powder dissolves completely in the hot water without lumps


8. Now add this mix to the boiling water in a steady stream with one hand and whisk the mixture with other hand. Whisking while you add the mixture to the hot water is important , otherwise you will end up with lumps in the porridge and the porridge will not be smooth
9. Add salt to taste and let the porridge simmer for 5 minutes or until it reaches the required consistency
10. Switch off the flame and let the porridge become warm
11. Feed the porridge only when the porridge is warm/ chilled  enough for the baby
12. Note : If you wish you can add 7 or 8 cumin seeds as cumin seeds helps in digestion. Mint leaves on the top of the porridge of the image is only for food photography. Please do not add mint leaves in your baby food

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