Millet Meal Halva for Children
Raggi or Ragi Halwa
Ragi is finger millet. It is a very nutritious cereal for children. Serves one child.
For one serving:
1 heaped tsp. ground millet seeds
1 cup milk (150 ml)
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ghee or butter
1 tbsp. raisins (only if baby is able to chew)
Wash and dry millet seeds and dry roast in a wok or karahi. Allow to cool. (You can make larger quantities, say 100 gm., and store in a jar in your cupboard.)
Grind to a fine powder in a grinder. You can make larger quantities and store in a jar.
Cooking one serving
Place ground millet in a small pan.
Add milk, sugar and ghee. Mix and cook on slow heat until it becomes semi-solid, like halva. Stir continuously to avoid burning. More milk may be added if the mix is becoming too thick. Cook for at least 3-4 minutes.
You can add mashed banana and raisins for extra taste and nutrition.
Serve luke warm.