How to Make Jowar Puff for Babies & Toddlers - FirstCry Parenting

Jowar Puff Recipe

A popular millet, Jowar also comes in the form of puffs that can be had as a snack. Nutritious and healthy to digest, it can be fed to your baby along with apple puree as a snack. This Jowar Puff recipe is an ideal addition to your growing toddler’s diet chart from the age of seven months onward.

Cooking Time

Type  Time (hh:mm:ss)
Preparation Time 00:05:00
Cook Time 00:10:00
Total Time 00:15:00

Cooking Method


Type of Meal

Vegetarian or vegan

Suitable For

Weaning babies above 7 months of age

Meal Schedule

Dessert after lunch or dinner or in-between meals snack

Recipe Type

Dessert or snack


Type  Quantity 
Jowar Puff 2-5 tbsp
Salt To taste


Babies can eat only small portions of food as their organs are still developing, and this easy jowar puff baby food recipe is aimed at getting the portion just right for your baby. A simple to follow process, make the jowar puff with the step by step instructions given below:

  • Heat the pan and drop in the jowar seeds. Use a spatula and dry roast them.
  • When the seeds get hot, they start popping out.
  • Just like you cook popcorn, cover the pan with a lid and keep a spatula inside.
  • Once it is all done, sprinkle some salt.

Recipe Tips

  • You can soak the jowar puffs in a little apple puree for a while to make them soft for your baby to eat.

Nutrition Information(Per 100 Grams)

Type  Value 
Energy 51 Kcal
Protein 0.2 gm
Carbohydrates 11.7 gm
Fibre 2.8 gm
Fat 0.4 gm
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 24.4 gm

Health Benefits

Now that you know how to make jowar puff for toddlers, read to find the health benefits:

  • Jowar Puffs are great for improving immunity.
  • Jowar Puffs are also good for the bones and rich in protein, hence good for muscular growth.

Buying Guide

This homemade jowar puff recipe is an excellent snack for your kid, but you need to keep a few things in mind while buying the ingredients:

  • Buy good quality jowar seeds that will pop easily and also make sure you buy them in sealed form.
  • Check the expiry date of the jowar seeds before using them.

A healthy snack, jowar puffs is a great way to introduce your baby to weaning foods. Your little one is growing and needs variety in his palate. The more you explore, the more he will get accustomed to different tastes. Offer a combination of foods in small servings and get your baby accustomed slowly to new and different flavours.


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