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Apple Pudding for Toddler August 31, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes — jkomal @ 4:22 pm
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This is a great recipe that can be made in a jiffy. It is delicious and your little one will surely enjoy it. You can serve this dish when your baby is over 7 months. It is a good recipe to help babies understand and taste different textures. But even older babies will love this pudding.

Ingredients

1 red apple

1/2 tsp cinnamon powder

1-11/2 tsp of brown sugar

1 digestive biscuit (the big one)

1 tbsp ghee

Method

  • Peel and chop the apples.
  • Now take a pan and heat the ghee. When the ghee is hot, add the apples and saute for a few minutes.
  • Now add the sugar and cinnamon powder and saute till the apple gets slightly caramalised.
  • Add about a table spoon of water and let it simmer on low flame, till the apples get soft.
  • At this stage add crushed digestive biscuit and mix well, till it has a pudding like texture.
  • Serve look warm.

Mash the apples with the help of a spoon, if you’re baby cannot eat large chunks.

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Banana Mango Strawberry Milkshake July 24, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes — jkomal @ 9:47 pm

When Avishi is teething, she hardly eats anything and I think most children will fuss over food during this time. I noticed one thing though, Avishi liked eating anything chilled. Therefore, during her teething periods, I usually make this milkshake and feed her some and it would give me a sense of relief!! I usually add a couple of glucose biscuits to make it more filling and power packed.

Ingredients

1 mango

1 Banana

A few strawberries

½ cup milk

1-2 glucose biscuit

Method

Blend all the above ingredients in a blender and serve slightly chilled. If the fruits or milk are already cold, then there is no need to refrigerate the milkshake. Just serve as is.

 

French Toast May 20, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes,Random Recipes — jkomal @ 12:13 pm

Avishi never likes to eat boiled eggs, so I give her eggs in the form of this yummy toast. You can also make this toast without eggs. For a variation I use, kesar (saffron strands) instead of egg and follow the same recipe. It makes a great breakfast recipe for adults as well 🙂

Kesar Toast

Ingredients

1/2 cup milk

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp sugar

1 slice bread (I prefer brown bread)

Ghee for frying.

Method

  • Beat the eggs, milk and sugar in a bowl.
  • Soak the bread in this batter.
  • And fry it in a sauce pan. You can use normal oil. I use ghee because it gives a nice flavour to the toast.
Ready to Serve!!
 

Sambar for baby May 6, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes — jkomal @ 10:20 pm

One of the most common Indian foods for a baby is kichidi…but Avishi never liked it and I wasn’t surprised :). But I had to feed her dal as it is a vital source of protein. So I made her some sambar. You can serve it with idli or rice. The best thing about making sambar is that you can add in some veggies as well. Carrot and Lauki go really well with sambar and are good for babies. (Avoid using brinjal, drumsticks and ladies fingers for babies). I avoid making sambar for Avishi with toor dal because it is quite gassy. Instead I use moong or masoor dal.

Ingredients

1 cup cooked dal

2 tbsp chopped onions

2 tbsp chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup of grated carrot or lauki (bottle gourd)

1 tsp sambar powder

1 pinch of mustard seeds

Salt to taste

Some oil

Method

  • In a skillet, heat some oil. When the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds till it splitters.
  • Then add the chopped onions and saute till they turn golden brown. Then add the tomatoes and cook till soft.
  • Add the grated vegetables and saute for a minute or two.
  • Then add some sambar powder and salt and mix well.
  • Now add the cooked dal and let it simmer till the vegetables are cooked.
Serve with rice or idli. Mash it to the required consistency.
 

Kesar Kheer May 5, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes,Random Recipes — jkomal @ 10:39 pm

Saffron(Kesar) is an exotic spice which has a wonderful aroma and flavour. It is undoubtedly the most expensive spice in the world. Buying saffron is equivalent to buying gold. Saffron even has many health benefits as it is rich in folic acid, niacin, vitamin A & C.

Here is a recipe that uses saffron strands. I made this for both Avishi and Us. Of course, I blended it a little for Avishi.

Ingredients

1 cup rice

1 litre milk

A few saffron strands

1/2 tsp of elaichi (cardamom powder)

Sugar

3 tbsp ghee

Some nuts for garnish (pistachio/almonds/cashew nuts)

Method

  • Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes and then drain it.
  • Heat some ghee in a skillet and then add the rice into it and saute for a while.
  • Add the milk into it and let it cook on a low flame. Keep cooking till the rice is cooked and the milk thickens. Remember to keep stirring in between.
  • Now add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron strands. Mix well.
  • Garnish with chopped nuts. (no nuts for baby)
 You can serve it chilled or warm.
 

Mango Kheer May 3, 2011

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes,Random Recipes — jkomal @ 10:38 pm

With summers setting in, avishi seemed to love eating anything cold. So I was thinking what can I feed her that is cold and at the same time nutritious. So I made her some mango kheer and she loved it!!

Ingredients

1/2 cup rice

1/2 litre milk

1/2 cup mango puree

Sugar

2 tbsp ghee

Method

  • Soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes and then drain it.
  • Heat some ghee in a skillet and then add the rice into it and saute for a while.
  • Add the milk into it and let it cook on low flame. Keep cooking till the rice is cooked and the milk thickens. Remember to keep stirring in between.
  • Now add the sugar and mix well. Let it cool down.
  • Once cool, add the mango puree and serve.

For adults, you can use mango cubes instead of puree.

 

Paneer Tikki

Filed under: Baby Food Recipes — jkomal @ 10:03 pm

Paneer tikkis are easy to make and delicious as well. You can make these for adults as well.

Ingredients

1 potato

1/2 cup grated paneer

1/2 tsp garam masala

1/2 tsp turmeric powder

Salt to taste

Oil for frying

Method

  • Pressure cook the potato (with its skin on). Potato acts as the binding agent here.
  • Once the potato is cooked, let it cool. Then peel of the skin and mash the vegetables.
  • Add garam masala, salt and turmeric and mix well. You can add some coriander leaves as well. For adults you can add chopped green chillis.
  • Now make small balls in your hand and flatten them with your palms to form a tikki shape.
  • Coat the tikki with some home made bread crumbs.
  • Shallow fry in a sauce pan.
Ready to Serve