Homemade Cerelac: 5 Nutritious Recipes for Your Baby Health!

Cerelac has been the primary food suggested to babies starting on solids, ever since we were kids. The favorite food of many kids, it comes in a variety of flavors which your little munchkins would love to relish. However, a fact that many moms are not aware of is that this easy to feed, quick and nutritious food can be made at home easily. Let’s find out 5 best and easy Homemade Cerelac Recipes for infants.

Yes, Homemade Cerelac is definitely healthier as well as quite simple and easy to make.

Mothers need to be conscious of what they are feeding to baby. So, what could be better than a homemade cerelac, where you can be sure of every ingredient you are putting in. So mommies, get ready to prepare nutritious, delicious and mouth-watering 5 homemade Cerelac recipes for infants in no time.

5 Homemade Cerelac Recipes for your Infant’s Health

Cerelac Made Of Poha And Fruits

For a baby just starting on solids, it is preferable to stick to basic recipes and not opt for food items that the baby might find a bit hard to digest. Therefore, this recipe could be among the first foods you can introduce to your little one.


Rice- ½ cup

Poha- ½ cup

Mixed fruits- ¼ cup

Milk – ½ cup

Jaggery-1 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

1. Make sure to wash the rice well

2. Roast the rice in Kadai

3. Pick the thick poha and clean it well

4. Dry roast it and let it get cooled

5. Mix it all and Blend it well in the mixer

6. Add milk, mashed fruits to this and mix them well

You could store the rice in advance and use it whenever you need. Poha is quite easy to digest for infants. Hence it can be given without any worries.

Cerelac Made Of Pulses

What can be more nutritious and wholesome than pulses? They help your kids stay healthy and provide the much-needed proteins for their growth. For a Toddler, it is essential to consume pulses, which helps build their immune system and makes them strong. This easy recipe could assist your toddler to stay strong and fit.


Rice- ½ cup

Legumes (Dal) – ¼ cup

Black urad dal- ¼ cup

Green gram- ¼ cup

Horse gram- ¼ cup

Moong dal- ¼ cup

Broken Wheat / Dalia- ½ cup

Method of Preparation:

1. Make sure to wash the rice well

2. Roast the rice in Kadai

3. Wash all the ingredients well and rinse them.

4. Sundry them for 2 to 3 days

5. Roast each sun-dried ingredients separately without adding oil

6. Dry roast all the dals till they turn golden in color. Make sure they are crispy. Roast the rice till they get slightly puffed.

7. Now blend them in the mixer and to get a fine powder.

8. Store the ingredients in an air-tight container

Boom! A very nutritious pulse-based Cerelac is ready for your little one!

When serving it to your little one, you can add two tablespoons of this cerelac to a cup of milk and add a half cup of water. Mix without lumps. Maintain the low flame until the mixture is completely cooked. Add sugar(optional) and serve warm. You can add jaggery instead of sugar to make it healthier. Another option is to add 2 tablespoons of this cerelac to a cup of water, mix without lumps. Cook it in medium flame. Then add buttermilk and pinch of salt and serve warm. Sprinkle some dry fruit powder after it is cooked.

Cerelac Made Of Dry Fruits

Nothing is as fulfilling as Dry fruits! This dry fruits Cerelac is not only healthy but quite yummy too! The goodness of Almonds and Cardamom is going to be a feast for your baby.


Milk- ½ cup

Rice- ½ cup

Jaggery- 1 tbsp

Dry ginger- 1 gram

Almonds- ¼ cup

Cashews- ¼ cup

Cardamom- ¼ cup

Corn- ½ cup

Method of Preparation:

1. Make sure to wash the rice well and dry it cool

2. Roast the dry rice in Kadai

3. Wash the corn seeds thoroughly and dry them for 2-3 days

4. Powder the sun-dried corn seeds.

5. Grind and powder the Almonds, Cashews, and Cardamom well. Mix all ingredients and keep in an airtight jar.

When serving, blend the ingredients well with milk and cook slightly. Add 1 tablespoon of jaggery for taste.

Cerelac Made Of Jeera And Channa Dal

Although, jeera and Channa Dal are known to add an exotic flavor to the food. Why not let your junior enjoy it? Also, Channa is high in proteins, essential vitamins and are equally important. Give this recipe to your kids and they will ask for more!


Jeera- 1 tablespoon

Rice- ½ cup

Jaggery- 1 tbsp

Channa Dal- ¼ cup

Corn- ½ cup

Method of Preparation:

1. Make sure to wash the rice well and leave it to dry

2. Roast the dry rice in Kadai

3. Powder the rice and store it in an air-tight container

4. Soak the Channa in water for a day. Boil it the next day and blend it in a mixer.

5. Chop the ginger and grind it. Keep the ingredients in separate air-tight jars.

While serving combine all the ingredients with water and cook. Add 1 tablespoon of jaggery to it.

Cerelac Made Of Fruits And Vegetables

It’s really good to introduce kids to fruits and vegetables right from when they start on their solids. This mixed fruits and vegetables Cerelac recipe is the best start for your kids if you are looking to welcome them into the world of fruits and veggies.


Carrot (mashed)- 100 gram

Beetroot (mashed)- 100 gram

Apple (mashed)- 100 gram

Rice- ½ cup

Wheat- ¼ cup

Milk- ½ cup

Method of Preparation: 

1. Boil and mash all the vegetables and fruits.

2. Mix it with milk and jaggery.

This is one of the simplest and quickest recipes ever when it comes to Cerelac.

However, the main advantage of homemade cerelac is that you can prepare it with quality ingredients and add the magical ingredient of love and care.

To summarize, these are the 5 Homemade Cerelac Recipes for Infants. Just ensure that you have introduced most of the ingredients separately to your baby before adding them in cerelac. As a matter of fact, this will ensure that you can identify if the baby has any allergic reactions to any food items beforehand.

Written by MedPlus