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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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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Mixed Fruits Jam-Here is the recipe for homemade mixed fruits and vegetable jam with no added sugar and preservatives.This recipe is a blend of vegetables, fruits, dry fruits and no sweeteners specially curated for babies, toddlers and kids.It is pectin free mixed fruits jam made at home and loaded with a lot of nutrients.I am a lover of mixed fruits jam and I can it as an accompaniment to idly / dosa /roti /bread and even just gobble it up. But the number of preservatives & loaded artificial sugars always makes me scary. I haven’t given my son any store-bought jams.I have always made them at home in healthy ways and below is the recipe for an absolute sugar-free jam after several attempts. Continue reading “Mixed Fruits Jam-Homemade with Vegetables & Dry Fruits for Babies , Toddlers & Kids-No Sugar & Preservatives”
Tomato Thokku Recipe :
Tomato Thokku or Thakkali Thokku is such a quick fix and an all-rounder accompaniment for almost all dishes ranging from simple curd rice to roti. I have already posted a version of tomato thokku with onion which goes well with roti and it is so great for travel.It stays perfect for three days at room temperature too.When refrigerated and handled right this can stay good for three months without preservatives.This recipe of Tomato Thokku is without onions and very easy to make.My step by step images turned out to be a flop, hence I am not adding them today. I shall include them when I make next time.
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Thengai Podi or Coconut Powder recipe with step by step images.
Thengai Podi or Coconut Powder is a simple powder made with coconut, chilly and few more ingredients. Hubby is fond of the various combination of podis for idly and rice. And this recipe is from my mother in law.This recipe has fewer chillies to make it baby friendly. You can use this for babies above six months without salt. Continue reading “Thengai Podi|Coconut Powder for babies , toddlers and kids”
Idly Milagai Podi or Idly Podi or Milagai Podi for Idli is a very handy and quick fix for dinner or breakfast. Idli milagai podi goes so well with all varieties of idli/dosa/adai too. This combo of ildi+oil+podi is unbeatable and there are many in the family who would an extra plate of idly for the podi. I somehow have never had a liking for idli milagai podi but hubby and LO loves it. Here is amma’s simply superb version without garlic.I have added the alternations to be made for different other versions. I hope you find them useful. Continue reading “Idly Milagai Podi|Idly Podi|Idly/Dosa Podi|Milagai Podi”
Paruppu Podi/Mixed lentil Powder/Spiced Dal Powder is a staple in most of our houses. It is a quick and healthy accompaniment to rice and especially for babies, kids and toddlers. If you have the paruppu podi in your pantry you can manage a quick, tasty and healthy lunch. Paruppu podi has different versions and the below one is a special method from mom for babies, kids and toddlers. We have always a stock of paruppu podi with pottukadalai at home as we have the habit of including it with sothi / vendhaya saru /puli kulambhu/keerai saaru. This can be stored for 3 months at room temperature. This is a no garlic version, I shall soon share the garlic version, special spicy version too. Continue reading “Paruppu Podi|Lentil Powder for Rice|Spiced Dal Powder for Babies,Kids and Toddlers”
Kesar Badam Mix for toddlers & kids:
The huge challenge/worry/doubt of all moms is about kid refusing cows milk .I have received a lot of queries about how can a parent can make his/her kid drink milk without any battles.My answer would prefer plain milk or instant dry fruits milk or Prefer no milk at all.Yeah..I prefer no milk at all if the kid has enough milk products on daily basis or takes other sources of calcium.I don’t force my kid to take milk.In fact, milk is only used rarely in cooking or for direct consumption at home.I stopped it way back in 2012.And none of us take coffee/tea too. But we consume all milk products like butter,ghee, cheese, paneer,curd regularly.This kesar almond mix is one of the oldest preparations at home.I made this for little one as I kept forgetting soaking almonds every night for daily consumption.I have finally come with a post on details to avoid a gooey mix when prepared at home.And you know what this is sugarless.So it is safe to use even for 6 months baby.The below procedure might seem complex but I can ensure a 100% non sticky powder which will just mix with warm milk.This will stay good even for a year if you freeze it. Continue reading “Kesar Badam Mix|Home Made Almond Saffron Milk Mix for babies-A fool proof non sticky recipe”
Ragi Rajgira Cookies
Yeppieee!!!I finally tried baking cookies for the first time and it ended up so successfully. And you know what makes it even wonderful?It is white sugar-free/gluten free/raising agents free -Sounds extremely nutritious right? It is made of finger millet+Amaranth flour as main ingredients. This is my first attempt at baking cookies/biscuits at home and it turned out super yummy and a great hit. It is toddler approved and in less than 24 hours more a tray is empty. My little one loved it so much. I was really thinking of various options and recipes to use this flour. I tried adding to dosa/fritters batter. It came out well. But it took me around 2 months to try a baked goodie recipe. I didn’t have enough confidence to give it a try because baking a cookie/baking without raising agents/baking with rajgira flour etc and a lot more was new to me. I am so happy that my maiden attempt turned out super healthy and yummy. Before getting into the recipe let’s look upon some facts about amaranth /rajgira. Continue reading “Finger Millet Amaranth|Ragi Rajgira Cookies For Kids-Without Raising agents”
Jam Jam Jammy—Remember these ad guys?Every time when a jam is made at home I remember this tune and song.I even get amazed at myself when I think of having had a great craze for jam/any sweet when I was in school.And think of the change in me now?I have cut down all refined sugars in my cooking and have been used to even skipping sugars totally. Are you wondering why is this mentioned now? It is just to give you all a confidence that any change for a goodness is possible.There was a time when a few kgs of sugar was bought exclusively for me in my home and now I am into strict “no white ingredients” in my cooking mode. There is nothing “IMPOSSIBLE” dear friends 🙂 Today’s recipe is apple jam which I made when two months back.I still have it in my stock and I have carried it with me all along.It has no preservatives and no white sugar added.You can even make without any sugars by adding dates for babies below one year. Continue reading “Home Made Apple Jam”