Kanji Maavu for Babies (Baby Cereal Powder Mix)



Javvarisi or Sago -8 cups
Boiled Rice (idly rice) -4 cups
Pottukkadalai (fried gram) -2 cups
Salt -2tbsp
Cardamom -1tsp
Omam(oregano) -1tsp
Ghee -1tsp



  1. Apply ghee on sago, roast it and keep it aside.
  2. Dry roast the rice until it get pops up and keep it aside.
  3. Just roast very lightly the fried gram dhal and keep it aside.
  4. Dry roast omam, salt and cardamom individually.
  5. Mix all together and grind it smooth powder in the mixer grinder.
  6. You can store the powder in a dry container for many months.
  7. Take 2tbsp of powder mix it with 1 cup of water in a pan then place it on the stove on medium flame.
  8. Stir the mixture continuously with a whisk so that no lumps form and it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
  9. Cook it until it gets thickens and become glossy.
  10. Serve it warm to childern that are 4 months and older.


  1. If you want you can add sugar while cooking.
  2. You can also add panangalkundu (crystal palm sugar) which is very good for health.
  3. In Hindi omam is called Ajwain.
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