Home Made Cerelac: Baby Food

All parents want the best for their bundle of joy. I prepared this homemade cerelac for my niece and she loved it! I’m very conscious about what I feed my family. So I prepared this homemade nutritious cerelac, devoid of all the chemicals, preservatives. I hope this recipe helps/motivates new moms to prepare homemade cerelac for their bundle of joys.

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This cerelac is a wholesome food as it has got all the necessary nutrients along with immunity enhancing Ashwaghanda along with gas releasing Vavding. You can see the uses of vavding here -


Rice – 250g

Green Moong -200g

Brown rice – 125g

Whole Wheat -125g

Finger millet /Ragi – 60g

Toordal/pigeon peas – 50g

Dried green peas-50g

Ashwagandha -1 piece (if it is powder add 1 tsp.)

Vavding- 6 -8

Fenugreek seed – ¼ tsp.

Cumin seed- ½ tsp.

Black raisins- 3


Nutmeg- 1 small piece


Dry date – 2

Cashew – 2

Almond -10


  1. Measure all the ingredients, wash (rice, dal, peas, whole wheat and ragi) them under running water and dry them under the sun for a day or two.
  2. After drying, add other ingredients and powder them and store it in an airtight container.
  3. While feeding, heat ¼ cup of water, in a bowl mix 1 or 2 spoons of cerelac powder in a little cold water to remove lumps.
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  4. Now cook this by stirring in a low flame, when it is cooked, it becomes little shiny and thick, you can remove from the fire and add 2 tsp. of milk to adjust consistency.
  5. To this, you can add either jagerry or rock candy or for flavors can also add mashed banana, apple puree or strawberry puree.
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  6. If you want savory version, you can add little salt and tsp of curd.


If properly stored shelf life of this homemade cerelac powder is 3 months outside and upto 6 months in the fridge.

Vavding and Ashwagandha are available in all major Pooja item store (Grandhige shop) Or any Ayurveda shop.

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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