Ragi (Finger millet) is a popular first food for babies in India. It is a gluten free grain and easy for baby to digest. Beyond the traditional porridge and ragi malt recipes, one can include ragi in a toddler’s diet by way of ragi pancakes, ragi dosa, or ragi ladoo. Here are some quick ragi recipes for toddlers that you can try.
RAGI RECIPES FOR KIDS
Ragi-Whole Wheat Chapati
BENEFITS OF RAGI
- Gluten-free and easy to digest.
- Rich in many minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron.
- Good source of protein.
- Rich in antioxidants.
Especially if you have a picky eating toddler on hand, adding ragi to diet can help fill in key nutritional gaps.
Most toddlers love sweet foods, and these ragi ladoos are devoured by the little ones without any fuss.
RAGI LADOO RECIPE FOR TODDLERS
- 1 cup Ragi flour
- 1/2 cup Peanuts
- 2 tbsp Jaggery powder/coconut sugar
- Roast the peanuts and keep aside.
- Roast the ragi flour until it releases a strong aroma and changes to a slightly darker color.
- Now add the roasted ragi flour, roasted peanuts, and jaggery powder to a mixer/blender and blend well.
- Apply ghee on your hands and make round balls with the mixture.
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I love making ladoos like these as part of my weekly batch prepped snacks, as an addition to our son’s snack box for school, or as an on-the-go snack for travel.
These are so simple to make and so nutritious for growing children. A must include recipe in your weekly meal plan.
Do try this recipe and share with other mothers you know.
Until next time