Apple Suji Kheer/ Rawa(Semolina) porridge for babies

Apple Suji Kheer for Babies – Homemade Baby food


Apple Suji/ rawa kheer/ porridge for babies

Apple Suji Kheer for babies-
Sooji kheer/ Rawa payasam
was my daughter’s favorite food when she was a baby and still loves that slightly thin milky porridge with raisins as well as the suji halwa. Suji is easy and quick to cook, easily digestible and is almost always available in most Indian homes. A lot of my friends tell that suji kheer is one of the most popular first foods among babies and their mommies alike.


As most of you know, I am not an advocate of added sugar in any form in baby’s food. This meant my daughter never had white sugar or even jaggery before she turned one. If, however, you do add a little, ensure it is in very small quantities. You may always use fruits and natural sweeteners like dates or raisins to sweeten the food, if needed. Also, use baby’s milk, i.e. breastmilk or formula to cook or thin the kheer or porridge which imparts sweetness as well as provides a familiar flavour to baby.

Here is my recipe of apple suji kheer which uses apples and baby’s milk along with suji or rawa. Adding apples make it more wholesome and tasty too.

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1 tbsp suji/ semolina/ fine rawa

½ apple

½ tsp ghee

½ cup baby’s milk

½ cup water




Core, peel and grate the apple and keep aside.

In a kadhai, heat the ghee.

Add suji and roast while stirring constantly. This will take just about a minute.

When suji leaves it’s roasted aroma, add some warm water and mix quickly.

Add the grated apples and and more water if needed and let the apples cook.

In about 4-5 minutes apples should be cooked, though time may vary due to type of apples.

When cooked, turn off the heat and add baby’s milk as required.

You can make this kheer as thin or as thick as your child likes.


Apple and suji/ rawa kheer/ porridge for babies



You may add some more milk for thinner consistency.

The apple is well-cooked, so resist the temptation to puree this. As your baby becomes comfortable with solid food in a about a month or so, start giving mashed food rather than purees.

Also introduce soft finger food. This will save you a lot of trouble later.

Avoid using sugar in baby’s food. Use natural sweeteners like fruits or dates to sweeten baby’s food.

Once your baby is a little older, you add a pinch of cardamom or cinnamon for a different taste.

You may also add powdered nuts for added nutrition, once your baby has been introduced to them.


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11 Replies to “Apple Suji Kheer/ Rawa(Semolina) porridge for babies”

  1. Helen says:

    thank you . your website is very helpful. God Bless the one who is taking somuch effort to share the receipes and information.

    1. Priya Sachan says:

      Thank you for your kind words, Helen!! Keep visiting.

  2. Wrushali says:

    Very helpful site ..
    Thank you so much !!

  3. Vandana bansal says:

    Hi. Ur recipies are vry useful…but i have one question about my 9 month old baby boy…he does not like the milk dats why he is vry lean….please u suggest any way by which he will start drinking milk or any substitute of it….thank u

  4. Pinky says:

    Is the milk used in suji kheer – baby formula milk or any other milk?


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