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Ragi Banana Pancakes – Healthy and Easy Recipes for Kids

Ragi Banana Pancakes – Healthy and Easy Recipes for Kids

Ragi needs no introduction, it is a wholesome ingredient which is must for the kid’s growth and development. It is never too early to start introducing ragi into your child’s diet, it a foundation for a healthy lifestyle. finger millet is popularly known as ragi in India household. It is a superfood because it is rich in plant-based protein, iron, and calcium.

Apart from this, ragi is loaded with natural antioxidants and helps to promote hair growth. In short, the ragi is a wholesome food for the entire family, my personal favorite is ragi halwa.   This ragi banana pancakes can be offered as finger food for babies and toddlers too. If your child is teething, a few pieces of ragi banana pancakes can calm them.

 

Ragi Banana pancakes – Healthy and Easy Recipes for Kids

Ingredients

  • Ragi flour – 1 cup
  • Ripe banana – 2 nos
  • Roasted chana dal – 2 tablespoons
  • Cardamom powder -2 pinch
  • Honey -1 tablespoon
  • Warm milk  – 2 tablespoon
  • Salt – 1 pinch
  • Ghee –  2-4 spoons

Method to Prepare

  1. Get all the ingredients ready, peel and mash the banana well. Instead, you can also give it a quick pulse in the mixer grinder.
  2. Take a pan and dry roast the chana dal in low flame for about 2- 3 minutes. Allow it to cool and grind it into a fine powder.
  3. Take a large mixing bowl, add ragi flour, roasted chana dal powder, cardamom powder, and salt. Mix the dry ingredients well.
  4. Now add warm milk, ripe banana, and honey to the dry ingredients and mix everything well. Make sure no lumps are formed, the consistency should be similar to dosa batter.
  5. Allow this ragi banana pancake batter to rest for 10-15 minutes. This will make sure all the ingredients are well incorporated with each other.
  6. Take a non-stick pan and pour some ghee, allow the pan to get hot and gentle pour the ragi banana batter on it.
  7. Drizzle some ghee and cover the pancake. Make sure you are cooking the pancake in low flame only.
  8. Wait for 1-2 minutes and then flip the side. Now, open cook this side of ragi banana pancakes for 1-2 minutes in low flame.
  9. Repeat the same for rest of the batter.
  10. Serve the ragi banana pancakes with some honey on top or any fruit of your choice.

Tips

  1. You can replace the honey with sugar or palm jaggery. If you are preparing this recipe for babies under 1 year, skip honey and salt.
  2. It is best to use the ripe banana, it makes the ragi banana pancakes naturally sweet.
  3. You can prepare the pancakes on dosa tawa, but I would suggest you use the non-stick pan for best results.
  4. The pancakes should be cooked in low flames only, overheating can burn the ragi pancakes.
  5. You can skip roasted chana dal, it is totally optional.
Tomato Thokku /Tomato Chutney – Easy Side Dish For Appam/Idli/Dosa

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Chur Chur Sweet Paratha  – Quick Lunchbox Ideas For Toddlers

Chur Chur Sweet Paratha  – Quick Lunchbox Ideas For Toddlers

Chur chur paratha is my daughter’s comfort food. It is a simple and quick dish when you don’t know what to pack for the lunchbox.  You need hardly 2 ingredients and ghee to make this yummilicious dish.

Ghee has antimicrobial properties and is loaded with essential fatty acids like Omega-3 and Omega-9. Each scoop of ghee contains vitamins A, D, E and K. Moreover, ghee works as an antioxidant and flushes out harmful free radicals. ghee has great health benefits for growing kids when taken in the right quality. It keeps the little ones active and energic.

Chur Chur Sweet Paratha  – Quick Lunchbox Ideas For Toddlers

 

Ingredients

  • Whole wheat flour – 1 cup
  • Milk – ½ Cup
  • Jaggery powder – 2 tablespoons
  • Ghee – 1 tablespoon
  • Cardamom Powder- 1 pinch
  • Salt -1 pinch

 

Method To Prepare

  1. Take a large mixing bowl and add whole wheat flour and salt, knead a soft dough using boiled milk. Once the dough is ready cover and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  2. Take a small sized dough and roll it into a paratha.
  3. Spread few drops of ghee on the paratha and sprinkle a generous amount of jaggery power.
  4. Fold the sides and bring them to the center. It will look similar to a square.
  5. Now roll this into a thin paratha
  6. Put the paratha on hot tawa and cook both the side until small blisters start to appear on the roti. Add some ghee while cooking the paratha.
  7. Repeat the same step for the desired number of sweet paratha.
  8. Heat some ghee and keep it aside.
  9. Take an aluminum foil, place the paratha and gentle crumble it.
  10. Take a small bowl, add the crumbled paratha and pour hot ghee, add a pinch of cardamom powder. Give everything a quick mix.
  11. Serve with some

 

Tips

  1. You can prepare the roti dough using cold water.
  2. Instead of jaggery powder, you can use regular white sugar but I would suggest you to replace white sugar with the jaggery powder for the child.
  3. Cardamom powder is totally optional, you can skip it.

 

 

 

 

 

Paneer Frankie – Colorful Tiffin Box Ideas

Paneer Frankie – Colorful Tiffin Box Ideas

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Roasted Baby Potatoes – Easy Tiffin  Box Ideas

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Cucumber Sandwich – Lunch Box Recipes 

Cucumber Sandwich – Lunch Box Recipes 

When you don’t know what to prepare for little one’s tiffin box , bread comes to the rescue. A quick and easy vegetable sandwich for lunch box can be made in minutes with bread slices. All you need is a few ingredients to get started. You can use the vegetable of your choice to prepare the sandwich.

I have made a quick cucumber sandwich for my little one and used green chutney to make it healthier lunch box dish. Cucumbers are loaded with vitamins and minerals. It promoted hydration and is rich in natural antioxidants.

I prefer to make fresh green chutney for the sandwich base, you can also stock the green chutney and use it as per the need. When refrigerated,  the green chutney can last 4-5 days.  Here goes the quick cucumber sandwich recipe.

Cucumber Sandwich – Lunch Box Recipes

Ingredients

  •  Brown Bread – 6 slices
  •  Green chutney – 2 tablespoons
  • Veg Mayonnaise – 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato Sauce – 2 tablespoons
  • Cucumber –  1 nos
  • Onion –  1 nos
  • Butter

Method To Prepare

  1. Cut the cucumber and onion into thin slices. Cut all the 4 edges of brown bread and keep it aside.
  2. We are going to prepare 3 layers cucumber sandwich, begin with generously spreading green chutney on 1st bread slice. Top the bread slice with a thin cucumber slice. I used 5 cucumber slices to cover up the bread.
  3. Take 2nd bread and spread mayonnaise on it and top it with onion and cucumber slices (2 onion and 2 cucumbers). Make sure the bread is covered well with veggies.
  4. Spread tomato sauce on the 3rd bread and place it on top of the 2nd bread slice. 3 layered sandwich is ready to be grilled.
  5. Apply a generous amount of butter on top of sandwich and grill both the sides for 2-3 minutes in medium flame. You can also grill the cucumber sandwich in a grill pan until both the sides are golden.
  6. Serve the cucumber sandwich hot with tomato sauce.

 

Tips

  1. I prefer to use brown bread, you can replace the same with multigrain bread or regular white bread.
  2. You can replace the mayonnaise with curd to make a healthier version of the cucumber sandwich.
  3. Grilling is optional. You can use regular dosa tawa to roast the cucumber sandwich.
  4. The cucumber can be replaced with carrot, beetroots or any other veggies of your choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bananas and Red Carrot Sweet Paratha

Bananas and Red Carrot Sweet Paratha

Carrots are undoubtedly one of the healthiest vegetables on earth. They come in different shapes and colors, but my daughter’s favorites are red carrots.  Red carrot is a superfood for kids, as they are loaded with a healthy component called the lycopene. It safeguards the […]