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semolina porridge recipe for babies, toddlers

Semolina Porridge Recipe

  • Author: Nags
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Toddler Recipes


Creamy and delicious semolina porridge recipe for babies and toddlers. The recipe is very versatile and you can customise ingredients according to your child’s age and taste preferences


  • 1/4 cup semolina / rava
  • 1 cup milk (use water for babies under 1)
  • 1/21 cup water
  • 2 dry apricots, chopped (substitute with raisins, prunes, dates, etc)
  • A pinch of cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tsp of honey or maple syrup (or jaggery, etc)
  • A tiny pinch of salt (optional)


  1. Dry roast the semolina until a light golden brown
  2. Chop up the apricots into small pieces
  3. Bring milk + water to boil and add the semolina
  4. Cook in a low flame stirring frequently until you get a thick and creamy porridge
  5. If the semolina doesn’t feel cooked and the mixture gets too thick, add more water
  6. Add the salt (if using), cinnamon powder, and honey / maple syrup. Give everything a good stir and bring to room temperature before serving


Please read the detailed notes I’ve shared above before preparing this semolina porridge for your child.

Keywords: Baby food, Indian baby food, toddler recipes