About this recipe:Homemade Cerelac Powder for Babies - Homemade powders are always good for babies that don't add any artificial flavors & preservatives . This is the healthy and natural weight gaining homemade cerelac powder which is mixed with sprouted millets & nuts for 8 or 9 months and above babies.
Sprouted Ragi / Finger Millet / Kezhvaragu - 1 Cup
Sprouted Pearl Millet / Kambu - 1 Cup
Dry Ginger Powder / Chukku or Sukku Podi - 1 tsp
Blanched Almonds / Badam Paruppu - 1/2 Cup
Pistachio or Pista - 1/2 Cup
Walnuts - 1/2 Cup
Peanuts / Groundnuts / Verkadalai - 1/2 Cup
Cashew Nuts / Munthiri Paruppu - 1/2 Cup
Gram Dal / Pottukadalai or Porikadalai - 1/2 Cup
Take all your ingredients
I used store-bought blanched almonds. If you don't have blanched almonds see how to do below.
How to blanch almonds
Place almonds in a bowl.
Bring water to boil in a pan and off the flame.
Pour boiling water to cover almonds.
Let it sit for 1 minute.
After 1 minute drain the water and rinse it under the cold water and drain again then pat dry.
Remove the skins off from almonds.
Line a cloth on the floor or mat, spread over the almonds evenly and let it allow to dry completely.
If you have sprouted millets ( Ragi & Pearl ) flour at home , you can directly use them. I used sprouted dried millets.
Roast all the ingredients of sprouted millets, nuts, and gram dal one by one nicely and keep it aside to cool completely.
Take roasted peanuts & rub in between your palms to easily remove the husks from the peanuts.
Now, take a mixer jar or food processor and grind at regular intervals of ragi , then pearl millet, followed by gram dal, pistachio, walnut, cashews, almonds and then peanuts one by one along with dry ginger powder. Do not grind the nuts continuously it will start to leave the oil.
Let the ground mixtures allow to cool completely. Store it in an airtight container.
Use dry spoon every time you take from the container.
Your healthy homemade cerelac powder is ready now.