Recipe for Shallow fried Ragi fruit fritters/ Ragi Chews

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This recipe is suitable for babies 9 months and above who have already been introduced to Ragi, Banana and Sweet Potato in the standard recommended way

Ingredients

Ragi powder – 5 tablespoons

Ripe banana – 1

Boiled sweet potato – 1

Oil for frying – 1 teaspoon

Method 

Step 1 – Mash the banana

Step 2 – Mash the boiled sweet potato

Step 3 – Mix the mashed banana and the mashed sweet potato together

Step 4 – Add 5 tablespoons of Ragi powder to the mashed banana and sweet potato

Step 5 – Mix the Ragi powder with the mashed banana and sweet potato

Step 6 – Add a little bit of water and mix. The final consistency of the batter should be a dropping consistency

Step 7 – Smear the tawa/skillet with a few drops of oil

Step 8 – With a spoon – take a spoonful of batter and drop it onto the tawa/skillet. Keep the size of the chews small. Make them coin sized

Step 9 – Cook on one side for 2 – 3 minutes (covered with a lid)

Step 10 – Flip over and cook on the other side

Serve

Advantages of serving your child Ragi fruit chews

  1. Contains nutritious Ragi which is very gentle on the baby’s stomach
  2. Contains nutritious Banana which is very gentle on the baby’s stomach
  3. Contains nutritious Sweet Potato which is very gentle on the baby’s stomach
  4. Small size – suitable as good finger food
  5. Chewy texture – serves as an edible teething toy
  6. Builds self-feeding habit
  7. Keeps away fussy feeding

Enjoy making the Ragi chews and serving them to your baby.

By

Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS,MD

Dr Debmita Dutta MBBS, MD is a practising doctor, a Parenting consultant and the founder of the website www.whatparentsask.com  – a video based website that provides expert answers to parenting questions. She is based in Bangalore and conducts Parenting workshops and prenatal classes for pregnant parents in addition to her medical practice. She believes that parenting stress can be relived significantly when parents are well informed about their children’s growing brains and bodies.

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