Daila or Daliya or Broken Wheat Rava or Godhumai Rava is an excellent source of proteins and complex carbohydrates. It is an amazing source of energy and it is rich in fibres. It helps in building muscles, regulating body metabolism and curing constipation. It is the most preferred diet about all fitness world people and blood sugar patients. Dalia or broken wheat is one of the most preferred foods for babies, toddlers and kids. I learnt this fact very late and that’s when I came with recipes like Dalia kheer and Dalia almond khicidi.
Though porridge/khicidi/ upma is the most common dishes suggested for babies with this dalia I would suggest you give a try with this variant of biriyani or pulao after 8 months skipping the salt. The below recipe came across our mind as we getting ready to prepare upma for morning breakfast. It took me few minutes and it came out super yummy. You can just tantalise your taste buds with Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani recipe. I just followed my kuska/plain biriyani recipe. The entire crux of this recipe lies in two places, the amount of roasting done and the amount of water used.
Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani
Broken Wheat Rava-1 cup
Chopped Veggies-1/2 cup
Chilly Powder-1/4 Tsp
Garam Masala Powder-1/2 tsp
To grind into a smooth paste:
Ginger-A small piece
Fennel -1/4 Tsp
1. Measure and keep all the ingredients ready.
2. In a pressure cooker, dry roast the broken wheat rava in medium flame for 2 minutes. Set it aside.
3. In the same pressure cooker, add oil+ghee and add the items mentioned under “To temper”
4. Now add onion and other vegetables and saute them well.
5. Add the roasted dalia, paste and mint leaves, coriander leaves and all spice powders.
6. Gently mix them together and add water and salt.
7. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
8. When the pressure is released carefully fluff it up.
9. Vegetable Dalia Biryani or Broken Wheat Biriyani is ready to serve.
This goes well with any raitha of your choice.
Adjust spices according to your wish and taste.
Skip salt for babies less than one year of age.
This can be given to babies above six months
Ensure to have introduced all items before and eliminate allergies.
Always have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies
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Maravalli Kilangu/Maravalli Kizhangu or kuchi kilangu or kappa kilangu is tapioca.It is one of the staples of Kerala and I have already posted the recipe of kappa puzhukku-A traditional dish of Kerala. We are not a huge fans of this vegetable but this recipe of Maravalli Kizhangu Adai was yummy .My sister in law shared this recipe last June and I had tried it thrice so far. The flavour of tapioca in this Maravalli Kizhangu Adai Recipe is so unique and it makes the adai so soft.The ingredients are more similar to the usual bottle gourd adai but it is slightly on the spicy side.You can reduce the number of chilies to balance that as per your taste. Come lets check Maravalli Kizhangu Adai Recipe.
Millet are a part of our weekly meals and in fact daily meal too through multigrain porridge we consume daily. I have shared a lot about millet and there are more than 30+ millet recipes in my blog here.I have experimented them in all variants of recipes ranging from basic porridge to the kids favourites.
Thai Rice Noodles in Tomato Sauce-Vegan & Gluten Free:
KitchenKathukutty aims at providing healthy, nutritional and wholesome recipes suitable for all age groups from 6 months babies to our beloved grandparents at 90. My blog/cooking doesn’t mostly contain the unhealthy white sugar, refined flour, and any processed ingredients. I would like to share this lifestyle with our fellow people and help them eat & live healthy. This is the main purpose behind the entire blogging journey. So I always keep looking for the healthy alternative to every ingredient /dish. Noodles-This is the most favourite food for most of us but the most controversial topic when it comes to health. So here come healthy noodle recipes like whole wheat noodles & chapathi noodles. To add one more today we will look into rice noodles. Thai Rice Noodles in Tomato Sauce is a fusion of Thailand cuisine and Italian Cuisine. Some of my friends ask me how do you even find these? I just skim through every shop and pick up healthy alternatives reading the ingredients. This read Rice Flour+ Water as ingredients. Hence I picked it up. Is it not a healthy choice? This is from a superstore in Delhi. You can buy them from here or from the below links or from any supermarket.
Hello Folks! Hope you had a great celebration last week. Todays’ recipe is a guest post. This is from the same contest I had mentioned earlier.It is from the group “Roasts n Grinds”. We had called for healthy recipes with tofu/mushroom/soya and healthy baking recipes. The recipe today is “Wheat Tofu Momos” and it is by Mrs.Gomathi Subbarayan from Tirunelveli. Thank you so much for your recipes.And did I tell you?I am a huge fan of momos. I just control myself because of refined flour usage.My better half makes super awesome wheat momos at home. Find tofu burji and tofu polichathu recipe here.
I have been inviting guest posts to my blog after publishing 100 recipes to honour all friends and supporters. So here is my personal invite to each of you out there“I invite pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks /tofu or any healthy baked goodie or any of your family’s traditional recipe. Whoever is interested, please write to me at email@example.com with ingredients, detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least two to three final images). I will be happy and honoured to post the same on my blog. ” Please find the guest posts here
I am a die-hard fan of pasta/macaroni especially the cheesy white sauce ones. You may even notice that one of my earliest posts was white sauce pasta. Like Mother, Like son- This little miracle of us also loves pasta varieties. When he began exploring and loving them I had to look deeper into the nutrition details of the pasta because most of them are maida/refined flour based. Initially, I had a belief that durum wheat pasta was better when compared to maida based ones. But unfortunately, it is not so 100%. Whole wheat pasta is the best in terms of nutrition. You can find the various brands of whole wheat pasta available below and click to buy from here. Continue reading “Cheesy Corn Fusilli-Whole Wheat Pasta”→
Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge is one of the traditional dishes of South India. It is a naturally fermented filling and healthy breakfast. It is a staple food for all hard working and honourable farmers. It keeps them cool and strong. I am sharing the traditional method of making the kambu koozh(Excuse the pressure cooker & mixer use). We include millets in our weekly menu at least thrice and I have tried making everything with millets from the modern cookies/cakes to the traditional koozh/soru. Continue reading “Kambu Koozh/Pearl Millet Porridge/Kambang Koozh”→
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.
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.
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 12 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.