Popular Homemade Ghee Recipes for Babies and more

Have you ever heard from you grandmother that she gave ghee to you when you were a baby? Or that some relative has suggested that give ghee to your baby for weight gain? Recently, we are coming across many young mothers who are asking how and when they can introduce ghee in their baby's diet. Another question of exactly what food to give to the baby has also been asked. Bodhishop.in is going to answer these questions! And if you have any more recipes, please share with us in the comments to help more new mothers.

Recipes using desi ghee for babies

  1. Dal Chawal

Take 1 small bowl of toor or moong dal and soak it in the water for 10 minutes. Now put double amount of water to this dal, add a pinch of turmeric and hing. Similarly wash and soak the rice as well. Add double or triple the water to the rice depending on your rice. Now pressure cook the both in separate containers for 3 whistles and then on low heat for 10 minutes. Once the cooker cools down, remove the dal and whisk it a little to blend it. Add some salt and water and boil it. You must add a teaspoon of ghee on rice and dal before serving. Add a few drops of lemon if you baby likes it. (My mother adds a small piece of jaggery to this dal. Although it is completely optional)

  1. Moongdal Khichadi

Take a small bowl of rice and moong dal. Wash and soak it for about 10 minutes. Add a pinch of haldi and hing to this along with some salt. Add a spoonful of desi ghee to it. Pressure cook the khichdi for 3 whistles and then on low heat for 10 minutes. For really young babies, just add a bowl of water to the khichadi and stirl it and bring to another boil. It will make the khichadi soft. You can give a tadka to the khichadi. JUst take a spoon of ghee, add some jeera, curry leaves and hing to it and put it on the khichadi.

  1. Sooji kheer

Take half bowl of sooji (take small bowl for less portions). Dry roast it in a pan for about 10 minutes. Don’t roast for too long. Just until it gets that pink colour. Add a teaspoon of ghee to the sooji and roast for 5 minutes and add 3 bowls of milk to the sooji. Keep on stirring continuously. Once the milk boils and the sooji is cooked properly, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of sugar as per your liking. You can some dry fruit powder for that extra dose of nutrition.

Special Ghee rice for babies

Ghee rice recipe

Ideally babies younger than one year should not consume any spices. So I am writing 2 types of ghee rice recipes here. (My four old cousin loves a ghee rice with spices)

  • Ghee rice without spices
  1. Wash 1 cup of basmati rice
  2. In a pan take 1 teaspoon of ghee.
  3. Add little jeera once the ghee is hot.
  4. Add the rice and saute it for 5 minutes.
  5. Now add 2.5 cups of water and salt to taste to the rice and pressure cook it for 3 whistles and 10 minutes on low flame.
  6. Once the cooker is cool, remove the rice and add some finely chopped coriander on the rice along with one more teaspoon of ghee.
  • Ghee rice with spices
  1. Wash 1 cup of basmati rice
  2. In a pan take 1 teaspoon of ghee.
  3. Add jeera, 2-3 black pepper corns, 2 cloves, 2 elaichi, half inch of cinnamon stick and a small bay leaf (these spice measurements are for a small bowl of rice enough for 1 adult or 2 kids)
  4. Now add the rice and saute it for 5 minutes.
  5. Now add 2.5 cups of water and salt to taste to the rice and pressure cook it for 3 whistles and 10 minutes on low flame.
  6. Once the cooker is cool, remove the rice and add some finely chopped coriander on the rice along with one more teaspoon of ghee.

When to introduce ghee for babies?

Generally babies can start having small amount of ghee once the are above six months. It is highly recommended that you speak to your pediatrician or an ayurvedic doctor before introducing any product in your baby’s diet including ghee. But once you are advised to give ghee to your baby, make sure that you buy only pure and authentic desi cow ghee.

How much ghee to give to babies?

Here is a widely used measure of ghee given to babies.

Age

Quantity

No of servings

6 months

½ teaspoon

2

10 months

1 teaspoon

2

1 year+

1 to 1 ½ teaspoon

3

2 year+

1 ½ to 2 teaspoons

3


Pure Desi Cow Ghee is the best for Babies. Ayurveda prescribes the consumption of pure desi cow ghee for infants as well as adults. The health and body of babies is very sensitive. Any adulterated product can cause harm to the baby. Hence, if your doctor has recommended consumption of ghee for your baby, you should only buy 100% pure desi cow ghee which comes with a guarantee. You should always check whether the ghee you are buying is pure, authentic and verified.

Which brand ghee is good for babies?

You can always rely on Bodhishop.in for getting pure gir cow ghee because every product on Bodhishop comes with Bodhi Guarantee.

Where can I buy pure Desi Cow Ghee?

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What is Desi Cow Ghee Price?

Desi Cow Ghee starts at Rs. 549/- Click here to check the prices for all our products.

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