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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Hibiscus Syrup Recipe:
Hello Friends 🙂 How are you tackling summer?This is the question I wanted to ask before even asking how you are.We just came down to TamilNadu from Delhi and it is terribly hot.Litres & Litres of water wouldn’t be enough to keep us hydrated.I kindly request all of you to stay indoors as much as possible and keep yourself well hydrated with water and cool foods.With this scorching heat, here I come with a supernatural and healthy summer drink recipe.The Hibiscus Syrup Recipe was suggested to my mother by one of our relatives and she had suggested me to have this on my blog.My mother tried a trial of it with white sugar with my relative’s recipe and as it turned out super delicious, I wanted to give it a try with palm sugar before posting it to my viewers.I couldn’t get enough of the pictures.I kept clicking and clicking.The recipe took me 15 minutes totally but I took more than 4 hours to click.It was super awesome to view the pictures and I couldn’t resist.And today being World Heritage Day, I am so happy to present this dish 🙂
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Rice Recipes for Lunch Box
Rice Recipes for Lunch Box:
Rice Recipes for Lunch Box-Here is a collection of 30 plus rice varieties which are healthy, easy and quick to prepare for lunch and also pack for office goers & school going kids.This has a variety of recipes comprising of the traditional foods like sesame rice,kottanchoru etc. to the recent day attractions like corn pulav, peas pulav etc.Click on each link below to read the detailed recipe Continue reading “Rice Recipes for Lunch Box|Rice Bowl Recipes for Babies & Kids”
Paneer Peas Biriyani Recipe:
Paneer Peas Biriyani or Paneer Matar Biriyani is a flavourful, spicy variety of rice made with cottage cheese/paneer and fresh green peas.I used the traditional seeraga samba rice to make this as it adds more flavour and fills the paneer peas biriyani with an amazing aroma.It is a deliciously rich meal.LO, and I love paneer & peas whereas hubby doesn’t prefer it much except for certain specific type of recipes like paneer tikka or peas curry in Kerala style or paneer biriyani or paneer burji.Last weekend I was badly craving for paneer and I made my mind to make some dish with it.And here is the result-Paneer Peas Biriyani
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Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids
Red Aval Kozhukkattai for Babies, Toddlers & Kids is a steamed dumpling made from rice flakes(matta rice/brown rice) with some spices.It is a super quick and very tasty choice for a complete breakfast since it loaded with iron.You can prepare it in 20 minutes and you will full for a long time.The same can be made with white flakes too.Come let’s see the recipe for Red Aval Kozhukkattai.I havo so far posted red poha halwa/pongal and red poha upma for kids.Do check them too Continue reading “Red Aval Kozhukkattai|Poha Dumplings”
Eggless Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe For Toddlers & Kids:
Whole Wheat Jaggery Cake Recipe is a basic cake which is made in a 100 % healthy way with whole wheat flour and jaggery replacing the usual unhealthy maida/all purpose flour & white sugar.The cake can be made in an OTG, microwave and also in a pressure cooker.The cake is super healthy and yummy too.You can offer this for babies above one year.It is eggless too.All of my recipes on this blog wouldn’t have any of the unhealthy white ingredients and hence making all recipes healthy & wholesome.I have already shared a collection of healthy bakes here.The recipe would all fall into the same category and it is one of the keeper recipes I would call as it yielded the perfect spongy and soft cake.I and LO baked this on his last working day to send as a gift to his school staff.My son was super excited to help me baking this .He didn’t let me even click the whole cake as such and I managed to capture only with the last few tits and bits which were left.He was almost flying when he shared with his teachers and support staff.He was gleaming with pride seeing them happy.They all loved it and I hope you would like it too.The same cake can be made in a pressure cooker.Please check the steps in my wholegrain cake and oats banana cake recipes.Please read the P.S section before proceeding with the recipe
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PANIVARAGU DOSA|PROSO MILLET DOSA-Panivaragu or Proso Millet is also called hog millet(Panicum miliaceum).It is gluten-free, rich in protein, phosphorous, lecithin and calcium.It reduces the chances of diabetes, cardiac diseases and cancer.It has rich anti-ageing properties.It can treat special physical conditions like celiac and pellagra.It looks like a small white nut and can be consumed just like rice.You can sprout and use in salads.
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Corn Pulao Recipe/Sweet Corn Pulav Recipe-Corn has been my big time favourite since childhood.Only in the recent days, we come across the American sweet corn which is so fluffy, big and easy to cook.During childhood, we get corn(Makka Cholam) and all that we would do is pressure cook for a long time and eat after sprinkling salt or toast it in open fire and have it.In North India, the sight of cooking corn in open fire is very common.It is one super filling and yummy food.I would suggest you use the local corn kernels if you often cook corn instead of using American Sweet Corn.The below Corn Pulao Recipe was one of my earliest trials(June 2015).I couldn’t upload because I didn’t click a decent final picture.The below images might vary because of this.Come let’s check out Corn Pulao Recipe.
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