Steamed Nendran Banana for babies-Steamed Kerala Banana for kids

Nendran Banana/Etham Pazham/Kerala Banana is one of the superfoods I have ever known and seen in terms of taste and nutrients. It is called “King of Bananas”.This recipe had been our favourite snack since childhood and now it is my son’s favourite too.When I was doing my college studies one of the dietitians I had met said one steamed nendran is equivalent to a plate of wholesome breakfast meal.By wholesome she means a complete combination of all nutrients like carbs,vitamins,minerals,proteins etc.It is so tasty,yummy,rich in nutrition and very healthy.It helps in weight gain.The potassium in this banana will help you prevent kidney stones and ulcers. This is a regular staple food for all Keralaites. It is extremely filling and a very simple recipe. Continue reading “Steamed Nendran Banana for babies-Steamed Kerala Banana for kids”

GHEE FRIED POHA|SWEET FRIED POHA

How many of you crave for a simple munch on or a “karack morak” snack at times? I do at times. I control myself saying snacking is bad most of the times. But when I am out of control I prefer making some instant snacks at home and have few spoons. One such instant quick snack is this recipe. I honestly didn’t know how to name the dish. I just randomly came up with this. Please ping me if you have some suggestions. This is usually made in the vessel which had been used to melt butter in the process of making ghee. Amma does not wash the vessel with the residue. She makes fried poha and then washes it. So everytime when ghee is made at home from butter (Check home made butter recipe here) , you can find this fried poha in our snack table. Continue reading “GHEE FRIED POHA|SWEET FRIED POHA”

CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU

Curd Kodubale or Mosaru Kodubale is a savoury snack from the state of Karnataka.I had made this for Kirshna Jeyanthi and hence thought of sharing with you all. I had initially planned for the traditional thenkuzhal but I couldn’t manage time.Thus ended up making up this simple murukku.I got this idea from my school friend Ramya and she gave me this space as reference.I referred few more places and finally ended up with this recipe.This is my first trial and I am not sure if I proceeded right.Let me know if I missed any.The recipe turned out super hit in my family and it is a great snack.It is a savoury snack which is crispy and slightly spicy+sour in taste>This is a great finger food for babies who are 8 months plus..Presenting you with my first trial version of RING MURUKKU/CURD KODUBALE/MOSARU KODUBALE here.Enjoy having home made snacks with absolutely no guilt. Continue reading “CURD/MOSARU KODUBALE|RING MURUKKU”

INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE

Most of the young mothers are very eager in introducing dry fruits to babies and I am definitely one among them.Dry fruits/nuts have so much of goodness in them that they aid with great variant of nutrients,help in preventing constipation,prevent aneamia, and also help in nourishing the health of the baby.I slowly introduced them as per my doctor’s advice by making them small pieces at initial stages,adding badam/cashew paste in dishes,including dry fruits milk ,making energy balls or energy bars . Later on he began taking them as such as whole nuts.This is one main reason behind my blog not having the recipes of any type dry fruits powder despite several requests from many readers. My sincere apologies for the same and I will be definitely do it before this month end as I have got a batch done recently.Today’s recipe was prepared for travel purpose for hubby and also for regular evening snack for my baby. Just few steps and it needs no cooking.This is the best part of this recipe. Come,Let’s check the recipe now.Do try and give me an update 🙂 Continue reading “INSTANT FIGS & DRY FRUITS LADOO/BALLS – A NO COOK RECIPE”

INSTANT WHEAT FINGER MILLET DOSA|INSTANT AATA RAGI DOSA

Vanakkam… Namaste..Hello… How are you all? Did you miss my posts guys? Here I come with a super quick and extremely nutritious recipe that needs just 20 minutes and two ingredients.You can serve this for all age group of family members from six months to any age group.You can make any variations with this recipe. Any millet flour(jowar or bajra or sorghum or any) can be used instead of ragi/finger millet flour and any rice flour can be used instead of wheat flour. While introducing this to babies ensure you have tried each of them individually and confirmed no allergy for each ingredient in your baby. Continue reading “INSTANT WHEAT FINGER MILLET DOSA|INSTANT AATA RAGI DOSA”

CAABAGE PARATHA

Cabbage is one vegetable which I prefer to have only in certain forms.I prefer it as stir fry or vada or paratha only. Very rarely I am ok to have it in my sandwich with mayo.This cabbage paratha came to my mind as I had a very little quantity of it which wouldn’t be enough for any other dishes.I just made it slightly different from the other two paratha recipes posted already(Check turnip paratha recipe here and cheese paratha recipe here.Come let us have a quick look at this simple recipe.

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BREAD ROLLS

Cheesy bread rolls with potato is a filling and healthy snack for your fussy toddler who refuses to eat veggies. This was our snack last evening as all of us were craving some hot and sizzling munch on for a drizzling climate. I just gave a quick try with all ingredients which were readily available at home then.You can make any number of variations in this recipe.This is an excellent finger food for babies above 8 months. When you make it for babies below one year,avoid salt and use home made cheese. Continue reading “BREAD ROLLS”

INSTANT VEGETABLE DOSA|CARROT BEET DOSA

When I am super drained of thinking options for dinner,I make some instant choices by mixing few nutritious ingredients.One such random experiment,which turned to earn a FIVE STAR review from my toddler is here below for you.The recipe is instant to all those who stock idly-dosa batter at home.This is an easy and quick way to make your fussy baby include veggies in meal.The colour and texture will definitely attract children.Give a try and let me know how you liked it. Continue reading “INSTANT VEGETABLE DOSA|CARROT BEET DOSA”

SWEET POTATO CUTLET/TIKKI/PATTIES

Cutlet/Tikki is one among the family’s favorites. So i keep trying various varieties with it.A perfect snack for your little one who is fussy about having vegetables. Continue reading “SWEET POTATO CUTLET/TIKKI/PATTIES”

VEGETABLE BREAD UPMA|VEGETABLES BREAD STIR FRY

Whole wheat bread has always been a quick ingredient in my cooking and I prefer to load it with veggies/cheese/butter to make it healthy.Sandwiches make a quick and healthy snack/breakfast for the family when we really need a change. This bread upma flashed in my mind when mothers wanted healthy lunch box recipes/snacks recipes and finger foods. Whole wheat bread /Brown bread with no added sugar can be given to babies above 10 months very occasionally. For toddlers this can be a healthy snack/breakfast/dinner or tiffin box menu. I have ensured to include twice the amount of veggies than bread to make sure it is more nutritious. The combination of veggies added/size/shape/ratio is purely your choice.

 

Ingredients:Vegetable bread upma

  • Bread slices-12
  • Carrot-2(medium sized)
  • Potato-2(Medium Sized)
  • Beans-1 cup(Sliced)
  • Green Chilly-1
  • Tomato-1
  • Onion-1 cup(Sliced)
  • Sambhar powder-1/2 tsp
  • Chilly powder-1/2 tsp
  • Jeera Powder-1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric powder-1 tsp
  • Pepper-1/2 tsp
  • Salt-To taste
  • Oil/Ghee-To cook
  • Crumbled paneer-1 tbsp

To temper:

  • Mustard seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves
  • Cumin seeds-1/4 tsp

Procedure:

1.Chop the bread slices into small cubes.

2.Wash the veggies and cut into thin slices.

3.In a pan add 1 tbsp of ghee or oil and finely toast the bread cubes and add paneer crumbs at the end.

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4.Set them aside. Just toss them.

5.In the same pan,add ghee or oil and temper with tempering elements and green chilly.

whole wheat bread veg upma

6.Add onion,tomatoes and all veggies one after the other and saute them well.

7.Add all masalas and give a quick stir.

whole wheat bread veg upma

8.Add a cup of water and let it cook.

9.Close the pan and let it cook.

10.When the veggies are cooked 90% add salt and quickly stir well.

11.Add the bread cubes when the veggies becomes non sticky and completely dry/cooked.

12.Toss well and serve hot.

Veg bread upma


P.S:

You can even add pre cooked peas,corn ,capsicum.

Adding a drop of lemon juice or tomato sauce enhances the taste.

Always have a word with your doctor before offering anything new.

Do consider family history of allergies.

Adjust the spices level as per your taste.

Avoid salt before 1 year for babies.

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