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Amaranth as baby food.

Discussion in 'Infants' started by theoffice, May 14, 2014.

  1. theoffice

    theoffice Bronze IL'ite

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    I got the following info from wholesomebabyfood.com
    Eight Months and Older
    GRAINS & SEEDS: Amaranth - Barley - Buckwheat - Flax - Kamut - Millet -
    Oats - Pasta - Quinoa - Rice - Wheat - Wheat Germ - Sesame - Spelt

    I have never heard of Amaranth but I was surprised to know that it is a part of Indian cooking. any one tried for their little ones, any recipes or ideas how to make.
    I see this grain is available in amazon, shall I buy that.?
     
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  2. Ganthimathi

    Ganthimathi Gold IL'ite

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    Amaranth in Tamil is Mula keerai and if it is grown bigger then called Thandu keerai. In Hindi it is Chaulai sag.
     
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    theoffice Bronze IL'ite

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    But it is a flour that is available here. I heard it is used in north during navratri day fasting. It is gluten free.
    ANy idea about recipes for babies.
     
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    ramyaramani Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    You can add it to rice cereals or multi grain cereals. Add amarnath flour to the cereals that you cook over heat. Do not add it to ready made cereals. If you are making pancakes, dosas, rotis you can add this flour to the batter/dough. Just a little bit since it adds kind of stickiness.
     
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    I saw that amaranth in wegmans today. It looks like sooji.
    there are some youtube videos, the procedure is to soak them for few hrs and cook for 15-20 mins. water to grain ratio is 1:3.
     

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