Ragi Huri Hittu (Sprouted and Roasted Ragi) – 3 spoons
Jaggery – 3 spoons
Water – 1.5 glasses (adjust according to the thickness of the porridge you like)
Salt – pinch
Almonds – 8-10 soaked overnight
Boil to melt the jaggery in 1 cup of water and strain to remove impurities. Add salt. Mix the ragi huri hittu in about 1/4 glass of water. Peel the soaked almonds. Place the almonds and 1/4 cup of water in a blender and blend till you get a smooth mixture. Strain the mixture through a cheese/khadi cloth to separate the pulp from the milk. (Note: If you add the pulp to the porridge, it will not come together and become thick)
Bring the strained water to a boil. Add the water with the ragi powder. Allow the mixture to cook for half a minute and add the almond milk. Cook till the mixture thickens. Add water if the porridge is too thick for you.
Ragi is an excellent source of calcium, among other nutrients, for kids. Adding almonds adds a good source of fat, Vitamin E and many more nutrients for your child.