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Homemade Cereal, Broken Wheat Porridge Recipe for Infants, Babies and others

Updated on August 24, 2012
Give your baby home made cereal porridge
Give your baby home made cereal porridge

Broken wheat cereal porridge recipe for infants and children


Broken wheat – 3 tablespoons

Milk – 100 ml

Sugar – 1 teaspoon


Cardomom powder – a pinch

Raisins – few

Cashewnuts- 2 or 3

Almonds – 2 or 3

Cumin seed powder – a pinch

Jaggery – 2 teaspoon

Palm Jaggery – 2 teapsoon

How to make broken wheat cereal porridge

Put the broken wheat in 50 ml of water for few few hours. Now squeeze the wheat, straining out the wheat into the water. Water will turn milky. Wheat would become soft when soaked in water. You can therefore easily squeeze it out to get the white milk. This is termed as wheat milk. Now cook this wheat milk in a pan for few minutes. Now add 100 ml milk to it. You can add 100 ml, 50 ml milk, as how much you need. If the porridge is for an infant, add little amount of milk would be sufficient. Now cook the mixture by stirring well. Add sugar. Broken wheat porridge for babies is ready. Instead of sugar, you can add dates syrup as it is nutritious. You can also add cardamom and cumin seeds to it (both powdered). This will enhance the taste. Cashewnuts, raisins and almonds (in powdered form) can be added to improve taste and nutrition. A little amount of butter can also be added to this porridge.

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Another porridge recipe of broken wheat

This is a different broken wheat recipe. Prepare wheat milk as explained above. Now boil wheat milk. Add 1 teapsoon of jaggery to it. If you add jaggery, better do not add milk. Milk sometimes do not go well with jaggery. When the wheat milk-jaggery mix is boiled, add 2 teaspoons of coconut milk. Jaggery has innumerable health benefits compared to sugar. If possible add Palmyra jaggery (palm jaggery) as this is more nutritrous for babies than ordinary jaggery. Palm jaggery is highly nutritious for babies. In South Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala people use Palmyra jaggery in infant porridges. This is termed as karipetti or pana sarkara in India. You can add cardomom powder, cumin powder, cashewnut powder, and almond powder to it for making it tastier.

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Kids will like this broken wheat cereal porridge. This is easy to prepare, delicious and nutritious. This can be prepared differently, using sugar, jaggery and dates syrup as sweeteners. Kids can enjoy different taste on different times. This homemade cereal porridge is better than canned cereal for babies. I hate giving canned cereal to my baby. I prefer home made cereal porridge


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      zarin 4 years ago

      Thank U so much.. i'll try mixing sum sago in her porridge.

      do u have any more recipes like paneer, matar, potato that r palatable for babies? coz i found ur recipes easy to prepare. Thank u.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago


      yes, you can keep uncooked wheat milk..but do not keep for more than 3 days...

      adding sago in small amounts is ok...sago is gummy indeed as ur mom told...mild amounts wont make a difference...make the porridge more watery so that child can drink it easilt..

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      zarin 4 years ago

      Hello again, plz tell me can i store uncooked wheat milk in d refrigerator n use it d next day?? i wanted to squeeze out d milk n use it for a day or two, coz i don't get enuf time daily to soak d wheat for 5-6 hrs or will it spoil off?

      Also i tried ur 9 grain recipe, but i didn't aad sago as my mom told me it'll mek d porridge very gummy!! is it so?? but d porridge turned out great, my lille one liked it. Thank u so much for d wonderful n healthy recipe.

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      zarin 4 years ago

      Thank u so much for teking out time 2reply me. yes milk wasn't going with it so i tried with a pinch of coconut milk to give d recipe body, n it turned out well, my daughter liked it. actly my daughter is teething so shez a bit fussy with her food thez days! But my granny told me this wheat milk is hot food for babies, like it generates heat in d body it seems. so she asked me not 2give her on daily basis. Thank u though. tek care.

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      broken wheat would solidify in no need to add more water and keep would be cooked in few minutes...

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      dhannyya 4 years ago

      you can make salty version of broken wheat..but as you put salt you cannot add milk.. it would be a simple plain porridge of broken wheat milk in water..milk doesn't go with salt...

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      zarin 4 years ago

      hi there, i made this porridge as said above, but my 10 months old seems to like salty foods more, she dint enjoy sweet porridge. can u pls tell me how can i make salty version of this useful recipe. Thank u.

      and pls also tel me. wen i started cooking this wheat milk, within no time it solidified, is it so or am i going sumwer wrong?

      Thank u.

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      dhannyya 5 years ago

      thanks Vellur for the comment.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      This is a great recipe for babies. It keeps them full and is very healthy. My relatives and friends make this.