Rava Kesari for infants

I have a ten month daughter who is primarily responsible for my new found love for cooking and baking. Today I introduced her to rava and I can safely say it was a moderate success.

My funda is usually to introduce her to new food by mixing it with something she already eats and loves. This makes the introduction easier and does not have me running to alternatives.

So what I did today –

1/4 cup Rava

1 cup Water*

3 tsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Ghee

1-2 Bananas

Roast the rava in 1/4 tsp ghee till light brown. Mix water and sugar and put it to boil. Once the water is boiled simmer the flame and add the roasted rava spoon by spoon. If you add it at once, the water will boil over and overflow from the vessel. Mix the rava and the water till it achieves a paste like consistency. Switch off the gas and add the remaining ghee. Mash the bananas in a cup or bowl. Add the rava and mix.

If the consistency is too hard then add some water so that it is easy to feed your little one. Since my daughter loves banana, I added that to the rava. You can even boil and mash an apple and add it to the rava.

* Water is usually taken at 2 to 3 times of the quantity of rava depending on the rava quality. It is better to boil little more water than needed. If the rava is not fully cooked in the water (2 times of rava) then additional water can be added.

Hope you enjoy!

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