Living overseas, I always miss small things from home. When I had Chhori one of the things I wanted to feed her was Lito, a nutritious baby food used in Nepal. Luckily for me there are many Nepali grocery shops in Sydney and I finally found some Lito. I was happy as I didn’t need to make it but unfortunately, in a premade lito, they add powder milk making it sweet.
Chhori is not into formula so she didn’t like the store bought lito that much. So, I decided that it is time for me to make some lito at home for her which will be very high in nutrition and organic as well.
So here is my first attempt at making the Lito.
- Rice 160 gm
- Beaten/Flattened rice (Chiura) 160 gm
- Corn 80 gm
- Whole wheat 80 gm
- Brown soybeans (bhatmas) 80 gm
- Brown chick peas 80 gm
- 6 Cashews
- 6 Almonds
- Dry roast rice, beaten rice, corn, wheat, soybeans, chickpeas, cashews and almonds seperately on a pan.
- Grind each of them separately as they have different textures.
- Once done use the strainer to make sure that the powder is fine.
- Mix everything together and Lito is ready to be cooked.
- You can store the Lito in an airtight container for a few months.
To cook lito, just add hot water and mix well.
If you want it to be more flavorsome, heat a pan and, add 1/2 teaspoon of ghee, 1/2 teaspoon of ajwain. Now add lito and water and let it boil. Salt is optional. You can choose the consistency of the Lito according to the age of the baby and how your baby likes it.
Hope you will enjoy making this nutritious food for your little one.
Chhori is happy to eat Lito so I am happy to make an effort 🙂
Take care everyone,
M from nepaliaustralian
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