Carrots Semolina Porridge or Carrots Upma for Kids
Semolina Porridge or upma is a healthy and common breakfast item in any parts of India. This is light, easy to digest and keeps you full for long.Since these are light and easily digestible these are recommended for kids. When my kid turned 9 months I started giving him semolina porridge. But remember to keep this in flowing (semisolid) consistency. But as they grow up you can start giving them regular ones which is cooked for adults. To give variation and nutrition to the regular or plain upma, you can always add any vegetables. I prefer to add potatoes, cauliflower, green peas, green beans, carrots, beets to the porridge for my kid. This is one of the way we can add nutrition of green vegetables. Depending upon age of baby you can decide whether you need to grate the vegetables or keep chunks or small pieces. Below 1 year I would suggest you mash the vegetables completely as they can’t chew bigger chunks.
This recipe is as easy as plain porridge except only addition of hero ingredient Carrots. I have grated carrots and sauted the with onion and then added the dry roasted semolina. Add water as per required consistency. Lets make this easy & healthy carrots upma for kids.
Carrots Semolina Porridge or Carrots Upma
- 1 tbsp Clarified Butter or Ghee
- 1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds
- 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 Curry Leaves
- 1 medium Carrot Washed, peeled and grated finely
- 1 cup Water
- 1/2 Onion finely chopped
- 1 pinch Ginger grated or finely chopped
- Heat Ghee/ clarified butter in a pan. Add mustard seeds & cumin seeds and let them splutter. Add curry leaves, onion, ginger and saute till onions are translucent.
- Add grated carrots and mix them well. saute on low flame till carrots are soft and cooked properly.
- Add 2 tbsp semolina and mix them together. saute for a minute. Add 3/4 glass water. Add salt and let it simmer and cook till required consistency. Stir continuously to avoid any lumps in porridge.
- Turn off heat and let it cool before feeding your baby.
- Stir continuously to avoid any lumps in porridge.