This is a very simple sugar free porridge or pudding (kheer) for babies and toddlers prepared with semolina. I have added apples to add sweetness to the kheer. You can introduce semolina once the baby completes 7 months of age in addition to mother’s milk. Now to Rava (sooji) apple kheer recipe-
First, kindly check the tips and suggestions given in my “soup recipes for babies” before starting any new food for babies. Check my Soup Recipes for Babies
Wash, peel and core the apple. Grate the apple (red organic apple preferable) using a fine grater. Do this just before preparing the kheer to prevent discoloration.
Heat ghee and roast the semolina/sooji until you get an aroma of roasted sooji.
Add water and cook the semolina, stirring continuously on low heat. When it is almost cooked, add the grated apple and cook on low heat until the apple turns soft and the rava is well cooked. Mash it well with the back of a ladle or spoon. You may add more water if required.
Once it cools, you can add 2 tbsp of milk if required.
There is no need to add sugar as the apple will give the needed sweetness.
The consistency of the kheer can be adjusted by adding more or less water. For the first few days, let the consistency be thin, then you can give it semi solid. It is advisable to give it during the day time.
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