Kuzha Puttu is a very common breakfast dish from Kerala. It is a truly delectable and filling dish served with payaru curry or kadalai curry, nendran banana, sugar or jaggery and papad. You can make several varieties of puttu with different flours and serve with different combinations. It is a complete and wholesome meal and the taste is so good.Kuzha Puttu is slightly different from the earlier red rice puttu I had shared.Kuzha puttu is made with a puttu maker(Click to buy). The puttu maker comes in different variants (An attachment to the pressure cooker or complete steamer type or cherattai type or bamboo types).Puttu is a dish which is made with flour+water mixture steamed well. As this Kuzha Puttu is made with tube-shaped maker it is called as “Kuzha/Kuzhal Puttu”.My aunt prepares this for me whenever I visit her. The below recipe is from her kitchen and I shot these 2 years ago. She has made it with matta rice flour. You can make the kuzha puttu with any rice flour/millet flour.I have given the details of how to prepare the flour at the end.
Vegetable Pulao Recipe for Kids:
Vegetable Pulao/Pulav is a super quick and easy dish which can be yummy and colorful for kids lunchbox. There are several types of pulao which comes like a flash to my mind during morning hours and one such is this too. When I wanted to put on this post, I had a query on if it is fried rice or biriyani or pulao. Hence I went in to dig more about biriyani vs pulao. Biriyani and Pulao are two different dishes but to give the differences is pretty confusing. Biriyani is basically a dish made with pre-cooked rice and vegetables using layering technique whereas pulao is when we cook rice and vegetables together in a pot. Biriyani is time-consuming and pretty spicy when compared to pulao. These are the basic differences. The below recipe post has two attempts made on two different days. I didn’t have Basmati Rice in my pantry and hence tried with Seeraga Samba Rice during the second attempt. It was so flavourful and great that my little one wanted it more and more. But ideally, pulao is made using Basmati Rice. After reading about Biriyani Vs Pulao, I understood that we have been using it vice versa too at times. But who cares when the dish is just delicious 🙂
Aloo Paratha or Potato Stuffed Paratha Recipe:
Hello Readers & Friends! How are you doing? It has been around two weeks since I wrote a post. We have been to Tirunelveli to get some fresh air and relish parental love/care. It was an awesome time and I am already missing mom, dad, and grandmom. I chose to stay away from work for this short vacation. Today’s recipe is Aloo Paratha and it has been in my drafts for more than a year I believe. Certain recipes stay like this because of less clarity but at the end, I don’t shoot new too.
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.
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
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.
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.