How to Make Atta Porridge - Recipe on FirstCry Parenting

Atta Porridge

Atta or whole wheat flour is a necessary add-on to your kid’s diet as it is rich in carbs, proteins, fibre, several vitamins and minerals. Wheat is a staple food in many regions of India. Introduce wheat a little later in the child’s food list as some children do exhibit intolerance to gluten present in wheat, especially if introduced earlier than six months. This atta porridge is easy to make, and your kid is bound to enjoy it. Give it a try with this simple recipe.

Serves Preparation Time Cooking Time
 3 People  2 Minutes   15 Minutes


  • 2 tsp (teaspoons) of ghee
  • 5 tsps of wheat flour
  • Pinch of elaichi powder (cardamom)
  • 2 tsps of jaggery
  • 1 cup of milk


Step 1

Heat ghee in a kadhai on a low flame.

Step 2

Add wheat flour and roast well till you get the aroma of cooked atta or it turns brownish.

Step 3

Take ½ cup milk and mix the atta. Stir continuously to avoid lump formation.

Step 4

Boil the remaining milk and gradually add the atta mixture to it.

Step 5

Mix in elaichi powder and jaggery.

Step 6

Keep stirring continuously, till the mixture is cooked and pasty.

Step 7

Serve warm.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 serving

Calories 237.4 Total Fat 11.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 26.4 mg Potassium 188.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 33.2 g Dietary Fiber 3.6 g
Sugars 0.2 g Protein 4.5 g
Vitamin A 24.4 % Vitamin B 12 0.0 %
Vitamin B 6 5.3 % Vitamin C 13.1 %
Vitamin D 0.0 % Vitamin E 2.2 %
Calcium 2.1 % Copper 4.1 %
Folate 4.8 % Iron 3.6 %
Magnesium 4.8 % Manganese 9.9 %
Niacin 4.6 % Pantothenic Acid 1.7 %
Phosphorus 4.3 % Riboflavin 2.5 %
Selenium 1.1 % Thiamin 3.7 %
Zinc 2.1 %

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tip: Jaggery can be avoided if your child prefers it plain. Introduce wheat not before seven months as it may cause allergies. Watch out for allergic responses for three days. If your baby tolerates wheat well, then introduce other recipes involving wheat.
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