Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Baby Food- Organic Pumpkin Millet Porridge 金瓜小米粥


This millet porridge was introduced by Wendy. She is very creative in preparing nutritious baby food. I'm a new mum who is still in the progress of discovering food that suits my baby's taste buds. So far, I know she loves red apple, banana, and carrot. She hates potato, yes very much indeed.

My girl at 10 months plus, still not ready to consume the normal savory porridge which is not pureed. She prefers smooth puree that is not too thick. For this pumpkin millet porridge, it is pureed before feeding.

Now a days, my baby is fed on savory meat and veggies porridge on weekdays by my mum, while on weekends, I'll introduce new ingredients to her diet.

Organic Pumpkin Millet Porridge

Ingredients:
2tbsp of organic hulled millet
20gm organic pumpkin flesh
2 cups of water or more (I top up additional water when the water reduce throughout the cooking)

Steps: 
1. Bring water to boil in a saucepan.
2. Add pumpkin and millet. Bring to a boil.
3. Leave it simmers under medium flame. Top up additional water if needed.
4. The porridge will be ready after cooking for about 40 minutes.
5. Leave it cool a bit before feeding baby.

Optional:
Blend the porridge into smooth puree.

19 comments:

daphne said...

awww..what a dedicated mum u r! I bet it taste just as delicious for adults too LOL

tigerfish said...

I like millet and usually mix them with other grains - brown rice, barley when I cook my porridge. It is good that you introduce nutritious food for your bb.

TasteHongKong said...

I like millet with rice, and also with pumpkin, savory or sweet. Hope it have promoted good sleep for your baby, which is supposed to be a benefit of it : ).

Priya said...

Wat a healthy and super filling porridge.

Food For Tots said...

What a nutritious porridge you made!! Instead of blending the porridge, you can use the tip of your spoon to press it lightly before feeding her. This will slowly help her to pick up her chewing skill. Maybe you can try brown rice porridge for a change. Wash and rinse the rice, then air-dry (or oven-dry). Then blend until powdery and keep in an air-tight container. I used slow cooker to cook porridge for my son. It's a great investment to me. ;)

live sports said...

nice work

Amy said...

This sounds wonderful for your little one. I miss my babies at 10-months old. :) Enjoy while she's little. They grow up too fast. Happy Friday.

Little Inbox said...

Food For Tots, thanks for the tips. I'll try to prepare the brown rice by this weekend. I have a small slow cooker purchased when she was 4M old. Have not use it yet.

WendyinKK @ Table for 2..... or more said...

I have some butternut squash in my fridge, can cook like you too tomorrow for my boy.
My boy loves sweet porridge or smooth savoury ones.
I tried introducing slightly granula but he doesn't mind not finishing his meal.
I'm not very experienced also la, haha, my 2 girls were fed a lot by their baby sitter during the early few months. But that time I also never think much about introducing other grains. Being the typical Chinese, all rice porridge, LOL, and savoury ones too.

biglietti juventus said...

good post

Anonymous said...

Where can i buy organic hulled millet?

Little Inbox said...

Organic hulled millet can be found in Organic shop or organic corner in super market.

Jobless Girl said...

Supper healty food for a baby n looks yummy too...

wholesome baby food said...

nice recipes for applying ,,, that bro

deedee said...

i wanted to ask where to get the organic millet too, and just saw the answer. thanks for sharing the recipes! :)

Rose Mummy said...

Hi
Can this porridge be frozen in fridge and warm up to be eaten when requireD? Store for how long?
thanks much!

Little Inbox said...

Rose Mummy, I have not tried to do so. I'm afraid I can't provide you an answer.

youlivelife said...

Is 2 tbsp enough for baby? My first time doin this so wanNa be sure.will millet becomes more when cooked?

Little Inbox said...

youlivelife, I suggest you try with 2 tbsp first. Later you can adjust accordingly. The serving is just nice for my girl.

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