If you recall in my earlier post, I had mentioned that a mom of one and a half year old girl had asked me to post recipes that will help her daughter gain weight. I said I’ll look up such recipes and I started by searching for kheer recipes. I made carrot poha kheer first. After executing operation poha kheer successfully, I was a little more confident about making kheers. So as usual with Google’s help, I looked up a few variations of sweet dalia kheer recipe and then customized them as per my requirement. This time I cooked it correct the first time unlike poha kheer, which took three attempts. “Do not boil milk with jaggery in it”—lesson well learnt. 🙂
So far I haven’t added dry fruits in the kheer while cooking it. I place them on top of the kheer, and Devansh eats them first and then the kheer. As I had mentioned, he tends to swallow soft food without chewing. He can and does chew dry fruits when he’s eating them separately. But mixing them with soft food doesn’t work for him. If you are making kheer to help your child gain weight, then you ideally should add dry fruits to the kheer.
For smaller babies however, you should ensure that they’re in the form that can be swallowed easily. You can powder dry fruits like almonds, cashew nuts, and pistachio, and add them to the kheer. Chewing raisins can be tricky for smaller babies even if you cut them in small pieces. So you will need to customize the kheer based on your baby’s developmental stage.
This post was last modified on April 19, 2019 4:43 pm
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