Quick recipe: How to make atte ka halwa for your baby

If you're also looking at introducing wheat to your baby's diet or are looking for new whole wheat recipes for your baby, atte ka halwa is worth trying.

The one thing I remember eating almost every other day while growing up as a child in winters was atte ka halwa that my mother used to make by adding jaggery (gur) and not sugar.

Years after when my own daughter was born and was a year-and-a-half-old, I started making atte ka halwa for her as well.

Aate ka halwa for your baby

I found out that not only she loved the taste of freshly made atte ka halwa, but would also be full for a long time. Adding gur to it made sure that she was getting natural sugar and not processed sugar and the goodness of whole wheat made it a sumptuous morning breakfast for her.

And it's so much better than feeding your baby food that boxes that have been packed months ago.

Besides, it also helps in soothing the throat and clearing congestion caused by a bad cough and cold. Yes, that's right! This is something my doctor advised when my daughter was a year old and was suffering from a bad congestion.

So, if you're also looking at introducing wheat to your baby's diet or are looking for new whole wheat recipes for your baby, atte ka halwa is worth trying.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup Atta

2 teaspoons ghee

2 tablespoons sugar or gur

1 1/2 cups of hot water

Method:

  • Take a deep kadhai and heat the ghee. Add the atta and roast it till it emits a nice aroma.
  • Stir continuously to avoid any lumps. Lower the flame and slowly add hot water while stirring continuously. You can also add a little milk for taste.
  • Keep the consistency a little liquid as atta ke halwa thickens when it cools down. Let it cool down and serve. You can also add some nuts and raisins if your child is older than a year.
  • Always give no more than a teaspoon of anything new to your baby, to make sure that the baby's body takes it well.

 

Watch this video for a step by step tutorial!

 

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[Video and grab courtesy: YouTube]