How to make Carrot – Rava Porridge for 6 months+ baby?


During my school and college days , I used to skip my breakfast if it was Sooji/Rava/Semolina upma :(. Upma felt so sticky, boring and sleepy menu for me till I discovered I could make interesting and tasty delicacies with rava/semolina other than upma. This enlightment struck me,when I started research on my baby food recipes 😛

Initially I didn’t give my baby anything with rava as I personally do not like it, but it was my maid who suggested  to try out rava porridge in different ways so that I can feed my baby to be happy, full and healthy :). Here is a  good healthy recipe for your little star !

Semolina is enriched with Vit  E & B, and improves the healthy functioning of kidneys. Carrots are rich in betacarotene, Vit A , minerals, anti oxidants and dietery fiber. Jaggery is rich in iron and ghee provides flexibility to your LO’s body.

FYI. I do not add any milk in the porridges I make, you can add breastmilk or formula if you want. I prepare it in water (Don’t give cow’s milk as a main drink till your baby is 1 year old)

Things Required :

1. Medium carrot ( red or orange ) – 1

2. Rava/Semolina/Sooji – 2 tbsp

3. Jaggery – 1 tsp ( I do not add sugar in my baby food )

4. Ghee – 1/2 tsp

5. Water/BM/Formula milk – 1/2 cup



  • Clean and pressure cook carrot until tender
  • When cooled, blend it to a puree.Keep it aside
  • Roast rava with ghee in a kadai until brown
  • Add jaggery, and the carrot puree along with milk/water  and keep stirring so that no lumps are formed
  • Let the mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes and when it starts separating from the kadai , put off the heat
  • Feed your baby with a little warmth. You can get the required consistency for your baby by adding adequate amount of water/milk.

Have you tried this yummy recipe for your baby ? Do share with us 🙂


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Sangeetha loves balancing her personal and professional life. These days, the major chunk of her time is spent on listening to 'how to beat the Piggy from robloks'; thanks to her 8 year old daughter.


  1. Hi sangeetha,

    Your articles are so helpful. My baby is 8 months old. Can i give her jaggery. So I read some where babies below 1 year should not give salt and sugar is that right

  2. My kiddo just completed 6 months.dnt hav a clue what to give him now.i am solely breastfeeding nw.when and how do I weane him to solids

  3. Hi. This is awesome blog. A great help to all the mums nd wud b mums.
    my son is 6+ Nd touch wood he is giving good response to watever i give him to eat.

    made porridge nd to my sup he finished it so fast. He is bit creepy bout sweets. He eats but not hapily. But he ate this. If u can share more rexeipes

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  5. Good one.I prepared this for my one year old baby this morning for her breakfast.I havent started on other milk hence used water.
    she liked it ;).

    Thank you for the receipe.Waiting for some more receipes for breakfast (with broken whear (or) suji)

  6. Swati Singh on

    Hey Rohini loved the stuff you share on your blog…I have a 1 yr daughter and it feels so good to get these easy recipes and product reviews here…

  7. Rohini Rahul on

    Very great work from u sangaeetha…… These queries are there for a young mother .. Thanks a lot.. esp recipes… Keep Going … all the Best.

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