How did you like the whole wheat vegetable noodles recipe? I am eagerly waiting for you to try and share your feedback. We enjoyed it with Gobi Manchurian( Dry version). The moment I said that I know many of you are so eager to know how come I made it as it has maida/all purpose flour which I always omit considering to be unhealthy. Wait for few more seconds to know the replacement I had used. Just like the noodles, Gobi Manchurian was also one of the dishes which I tried during early marriage days and in the recent days, all my attempts were only to make it absolutely healthy. Though it is a matter of few spoons of white flour, I still didn’t want to give up on trying a healthy alternative. I have made so many trials (Every healthy flour on earth) with various flours and the following recipe was definitely great. The outcome was no different from the restaurant style ones and we thoroughly relished the Gobi Manchurian with Whole Wheat Noodles. Some of you are still wondering how come a fried food can be healthy. Fried foods are unhealthy only when consumed very frequently with no limits and when the oil used is refined. Above all, it is healthy or unhealthy depending on your individual health conditions and lifestyle. This is my notion of fried foods consumption. Two to four pieces of Manchurian with a dash of soya sauce consumed once in 5 years (in this case of mine) or once in two months will definitely do no harm. For kids below 6 months, please skip all sauces and salt, sugar in this recipe. If you would prefer making this gobi Manchurian often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe and Manchurian recipes as safe and healthy as possible for kids of all age since they are always a showstopper among them. They can be definite treats for them occasionally when you make healthy replacements of the ingredients.
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Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles:
Is there any kid who doesn’t like noodles? Why kids, even adults love them. My son who is four years old is no different but he himself prefers whole wheat ones only. Thankfully he is not addicted to it as he always prefers a variety of foods. I kept refraining using them in our regular meal as I was only able to source partial wheat products or those with durum wheat or maida based ones. I have tried making noodles just like the street food style during our early days of marriage(more than 4 years ago), I wasn’t really so aware of the availability Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles in the market and to be frank we weren’t too bothered about it until our son became 3.5 yrs. He had not tasted them until then. Our hunt for the perfect healthy and tasty variant began when our son started liking Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles. I have tried few brands and I found Del Monte Spaghetti, Whole Wheat (Click link to buy) to be good. You may also try Colavita Spaghetti . Both of them are worth trying as they are made of whole wheat. The below recipe has a very small quantity of soya sauce. I make Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles once in several months and hence I feel they don’t really make any harm. For kids below 6 months, please skip all sauces and salt in this recipe. If you would prefer making this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles often kindly use a low sodium soy sauce for kids. Use only homemade tomato sauce. I have taken utmost care to keep this Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles recipe safe and healthy for kids of all age since it is always a showstopper among them.
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Watermelon Granita-Granita is a frozen dessert usually made with 2 or 3 ingredients. I have been working on making a healthy version of fruit granita and clicking it successfully. Yeah…Clicking was tougher than figuring out a healthy watermelon granita recipe. Granita may make you think something great or tough. The name is just a sophistication. It is just like the jalfrezi which made me super mad to even to give a try. Granita is nothing but freezing any fruit juice or combination of juices with sweetener, raking/scraping, and serving…No gulping 🙂 I tried 3 to 4 variants and none at home has so far had a chance to even taste. Yep. I gulped the moment I clicked. Something like the Indian Kola sticks which is one of the famous street foods. Without taking much of your time let me share the watermelon granita recipe.
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Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice-I am not a great lover of brinjals. In fact, before my wedding, brinjal was on my hate list. It was my husband who ensured that I don’t skip brinjals. I would only have Brinjal Kolakari which amma makes for idly
I began exploring brinjal gravy , brinjal gothsu for Pongal and Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice only after my wedding. This version of Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice is from a fellow mate,named Brindha whom I met via social media. She had shared the recipe once and I was so tempted to give it a try. The outcome of Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice as per her recipe came out super awesome. Come let’s check out the recipe of Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice
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Chola Dosai/Jowar Dosa/Sorghum Dosa is made with the white millet cholam/sorghum/jowar. Chola Dosai is so filling, soft and gluten-free. Chola Dosai has several nutrients like phosphorus, iron, calcium, and protein. I have the habit of including millets to my routine diet in various formats. And this chola dosai recipe is how grandmom makes the chola dosai traditionally. You can also make idlies with them. Babies above 6 months can be offered with this. I couldn’t source whole millet easily here. So I kept making it with the flour.Find one more version of Chola dosai|Jowar Dosa|Sorghum Dosa here Continue reading “Chola Dosai/Sorghum Dosa/Jowar Dosa Recipe”
Ragi Kali Recipe:
Hello readers, How are you doing? There was a short gap in my blogging owing to few health reasons and certain technical issues in running the site.I have been trying to get back to normalcy but somehow it just got postponed.It is scorching hot everywhere and Delhi touched 114 F last week. My best half was craving for the traditional Ragi Kali which is the most common food in South India and this Ragi Kali Recipe is a natural coolant. I haven’t so far tried this version of Ragi Kali. I took help of my in-laws over video call and made this. We have tasted koozh made of pearl millet and I love them so crazy. This Ragi Kali and Koozh have become my most favourite dishes now.I am even able to take it all three times a day. Trust me it is drool-worthy. Continue reading “Ragi Kali Recipe-Keppai Kali|Finger Millet Kali/Mudde”
Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh :
Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is a summer coolant recipe from the traditional cuisine. This is a very common super energetic drink for summer. Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh is made by fermenting overnight. Continue reading “Ragi Koozh or Keppai Koozh or Aadi Koozh or Traditional Finger Millet Porridge”
Kashayam|Kasayam|Herbal Concoction For Cold & Cough:
Kashayam / Kudineer/ Kasayam is nothing but herbal concoction which is a part of parcel of many South Indian Households. Whenever there is a climate change or a flu season grandmom prepares a variant of concoctions with the herbal leaves and herbs available in the garden and kitchen. Today’s recipe is one such common home remedy which is followed in the family for cold, cough, sore throat, fever. This can be prepared and offered for kids above 2 years for 3-5 days during the onset of cold/cough. Mom makes this when we commence sneezing. Come let’s check out the recipe for the homemade Kashayam.
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Mango Puree for Babies-Is there someone who doesn’t like the “King of Fruits” -Mango?I am sure there would be none.I am a crazy lover of mangoes.I can take it up in any form at any stage, be it raw or ripe. To be frank I would even say that the only best thing about summer is the arrival of mangoes.I really wait the entire year.The varieties astonish me.Many first time moms and new mothers are now having this question of how and when to offer mangoes to babies.So I am coming up with a detailed post on this. My little one was born in April.My paediatrician ensured that I had all fruits and vegetables while breastfeeding especially mangoes since it was the season then.She was so sure not to skip any normal food from my diet chart. She wanted the same with little one too. We tried offering all family foods before 10 months.So, mothers and fathers, mangoes can be offered to babies above 6 months and a breastfeeding mother can definitely consume mangoes. Few babies might throw up because of the strong flavour/smell. It is perfectly normal.Consider the family history of allergies and consult your doctor before trying out mango for the first time. Continue reading “Mango Puree for Babies-When & How can I offer Mango to my Baby?”
Strawberry Icecream Recipe:
Hello everybody 🙂 How do you do? It has been more than 2 weeks since I posted a recipe on my blog.We had a quick trip to our native and was away from home.I made all plans and had around 20 recipes to post during this period.But once we started travelling I didn’t get my mood back to sit and work.In simple words, I took a break and fed my laziness 😉 Coming to today’s Strawberry Icecream Recipe, I had tried two versions of eggless homemade ice creams at home last year and both were super hits among friends and family.But both the versions either called for condensed milk or corn flour+milk or some other ingredients. I wanted to give it a try with simple healthy ingredients and hence chose this 3 ingredients trial. I wasn’t confident until I clicked the last picture and gulped it. More than the recipe, clicking the pictures were real nightmares.It was too hot outside and when I set the frame and brought the ice cream it got melted or my frame setting was so bad.Somehow I managed to click few less than average images to include in the recipe.It melts in no time since we haven’t used any thickener or artificial ingredients.Come let’s have look at the simple 3 ingredients eggless no white sugar no churn strawberry ice cream recipe.
Disclaimer: The recipes with healthy ingredients/no preservatives might not be same as store-bought or restaurants like taste or similar shelf life. But I definitely guarantee a high health quotient.Icecreams are perfectly for once in a while consumption.
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