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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 […]

Tomato Thokku /Tomato Chutney – Easy Side Dish For Appam/Idli/Dosa

Tomato Thokku /Tomato Chutney – Easy Side Dish For Appam/Idli/Dosa

Tomato thokku is a tangy and yummy side dish which goes well with idli, dosa, appam, and even roti. It is made with minimum ingredients and is loaded with rich flavour and godness of tamoato.  You just need some fresh ripe tomatoes, basic spices and […]

Vegetable Appam  –  Kids Snacks Box Recipes

Vegetable Appam – Kids Snacks Box Recipes

It is always important to include colorful and crunchy vegetables in your child’s diet. Vegetables are loaded with essential nutrients which is mandatory for a child’s growth and development. If your child is a fuzzy eater, this is the best recipe to include many vegetables into the appam. Vegetable appam is the best snacks box choice for growing kids. I have prepared this vegetable appam using idli batter, it is a super quick recipe and will hardly take 10-12 minutes.  Tomato thokku is the best combination to enjoy yummy vegetable appam.

Vegetable Appam – Kids Snacks Box Recipes

Ingredients 

  • Idli batter – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 medium size finely chopped
  • Ginger – 1/4 inch grated
  • Capsicum – 1/4 inch finely chopped (Mix of red, green and yellow capsicum)
  • Carrot – 1 tablespoon grated
  • Coriander leaves – Handful of finely chopped
  • Pepper powder – 1 tablespoon
  • Jeera powder – 2 spoons
  • Mustard seeds – 1 spoon
  • Asafoetida- 1 pinch
  • Curd –  2 tablespoons
  • Gingelly Oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Salt – to taste

Method To Prepare Vegetable Appam

  1. Take a pan, add oil and mustard seeds. Allow it to splutter.
  2. Add the onion, asafoetida, and ginger, give it a quick stir, the onions should turn transparent.
  3. Add the vegetables i.e. carrots and colorful capsicum. Cook the vegetables in medium flame for 5-6 minutes. The capsicum needs to be crunchy, don’t overcook it.
  4. Add the required amount and salt and turn off the flame.
  5. Take a medium sized bowl, add the idli batter, curd, and cooked mixed vegetables. Now add pepper powder and jeera powder to it. Check for salt, add if needed.
  6. Add the coriander leaves and mix everything well and allow it to rest for 2- 3 minutes.
  7. Turn on the flame, allow the appam pan to heat and grease each mold well with gingelly oil.
  8. Fill the 3/4 the of the molds with the appam mix and cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.
  9. Flip the sides and cook the other side for another 1 -2 minutes.
  10. Repeat the steps 8 and 9 for the rest of the batter. You have to cook the vegetable appam until both the sides turn golden in color.
  11. Serve the yummy vegetable appam with tomato thokku.

Tips

  1. You can replace the gingelly oil with regular cooking oil. Gingelly oil gives a wonderful flavor to the cooked appam.
  2. You can avoid adding curd, it makes the appam soft and a bit sour hence I prefer to add thick curd to the idli batter. If the idli batter is sour, you can totally skip it.

3. The choice of vegetable and quantity is totally yours. Add colorful vegetable and make the vegetable appam appealing to your little one.

Chur Chur Sweet Paratha  – Quick Lunchbox Ideas For Toddlers

Chur Chur Sweet Paratha  – Quick Lunchbox Ideas For Toddlers

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Paneer Frankie – Colorful Tiffin Box Ideas

Paneer Frankie – Colorful Tiffin Box Ideas

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Roasted Baby Potatoes – Easy Tiffin  Box Ideas

Roasted Baby Potatoes – Easy Tiffin Box Ideas

Potato is one of my favorite vegetables, it is versatile and yummy in all form. It is easily available and is rich in natural carbohydrates. Potatoes provide much-needed energy to the growing kids. They are naturally gluten-free and are incredibly filling. Moreover, potatoes are the safest vegetable which almost all the kids enjoy. Here is the quick lunch box recipe using baby potatoes and minimum ingredients. Let’s get started.

Roasted Baby Potatoes – Easy Tiffin Box Ideas

Ingredients

  • Baby Potatoes –  2 cup
  • Pepper Power – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin Powder- 1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Power – ¼ teaspoon
  • Garlic pods – 2-3 nos
  • Curry leaves – 4-5 leaves
  • Asafoetida – 1 pinch
  • Coriander leaves – For garnish
  • Ghee –  1 spoon
  • Salt to taste

Method to Prepare

  1. Wash the baby potatoes well in running water. Pressure cooks the baby potatoes to 2-3 whistles; the number of whistles depends on the size of the potatoes.
  2. Let the pressure release naturally. It will take 5-7 minutes. Peel the skin of potatoes and keep it aside.
  3. Take a mixing bowl, add peeled baby potatoes, 1 spoon of oil, pepper powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, and salt. Mix it well. Let the mixture rest for 7-10 minutes.
  4. Turn on the flame, put a pan, add ghee to it. Once the ghee is hot, add finely chopped garlic pods followed by curry leaves.
  5. Now, add the potato mix and toss it in medium flame until all the potatoes are roasted well evenly.
  6. The potatoes would take 7-10 minutes to roast evenly. Make sure to keep the flame medium.
  7. Once the potatoes are roasted well, turn off the flame and garnish the roasted potatoes with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tips

  1. 3-4 whistles are needed for even cooking of medium-sized photos.
  2. The same dish can be prepared with regular potatoes, cut the boiled and peeled potatoes into bite-size pieces and follow the preparation method.
  3. If you are using medium sized potatoes, prick the boiled potatoes multiple times with the help of a fork. This will give a wonderful flavor to the final dish.

 

 

 

Cucumber Sandwich – Lunch Box Recipes 

Cucumber Sandwich – Lunch Box Recipes 

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Bananas and Red Carrot Sweet Paratha

Bananas and Red Carrot Sweet Paratha

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Raisins, Oranges and Mixed Vegetable Cutlet

Raisins, Oranges and Mixed Vegetable Cutlet

Mixed vegetable cutlet is the easiest way to add vegetable of your choice into your little one’s tiffin box. You can sneak in all kind of vegetables which your child makes faces to eat. The choice of vegetable is totally yours, the ultimate goal is to make healthy toddler Tiffin recipes. In this recipe, I have used red cabbages instead of regular cabbages. Red cabbages help to improve digestion and is an excellent source of vitamin K and C.

Raisins, Oranges and Mixed Vegetable Cutlet

Ingredients

  • Potato – 2 boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Red Cabbage – ¼ Cup (finely chopped)
  • Sweet Corn – ¼ Cup (boiled)
  • Carrot – ¼ Cup  (grated)
  • Onion – 1  (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves –  2 tablespoons (finely chopped)
  • Pepper – ¼ tablespoon
  • Oregano – 1 tablespoon
  • Milk – 2 tablespoon
  • Corn Flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Breadcrumbs – ¼ cup (preferably brown bread)
  • Salt to taste
  • Ghee  to shallow fry the cutlets

Method To Prepare

  1. Take a big mixing bowl, add boiled potato, onion, red cabbage, sweet corn, carrots pepper, oregano, salt, and coriander leaves. Add 2 tablespoons of breadcrumb and make a soft mix. If needed add 2-3 teaspoons of water. The mixed vegetable cutlet base is ready.
  2. Grease your palms with ghee, take a small portion of the vegetable mix and make small coin-sized cutlets and keep it aside.
  3. Take a small bowl, add milk and cornflour to it. Mix together and make a thin paste. Now add salt and pepper to this paste (just a pinch).
  4. Now, dip each raw mixed vegetable cutlets individual into the cornflour mix and then place them on breadcrumbs. Make sure both the sides are well covered with breadcrumbs.
  5. Let the cutlets rest for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
  6. Turn on the flame, take a pan, add ghee and shallow fry the cutlets on both the sides in medium flame until it turns golden in color. Usually, each side takes 1-2 minutes. The mixed vegetable cutlets are ready
  7. Serve the mixed vegetable cutlets with sauce.

Tips

  1. You can also pressure cook all the vegetable for 1-2 whistles and then prepare vegetable cutlets. I avoided this step because all the vegetables which I used could be eaten in raw form.
  2. I used milk and corn flour paste to dip the cutlets, you can replace it with rice flour and water.
  3. You can replace ghee with oil. If you are preparing it for kids, I would suggest you make use of ghee or gingelly oil.
  4. You can add vegetable of your choice while preparing mix vegetable cutlets. Adding paneer /tofu will make these a healthy lunchbox for kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salted Chickpeas and Whole Wheat Cheese Spinach Corn Pockets

Salted Chickpeas and Whole Wheat Cheese Spinach Corn Pockets

Spinach and corn combo is a match made in heaven. The Cheese Spinach Corn pockets are easy to prepare and make healthy tiffin choice for kids. Chickpeas are power packed with nutrients. They are high in protein, fibre which makes it filling food for babies […]