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.
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. 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”
Peanut Chikki/Kadalai Mittai:
Hello Friends! I hope all of you all keeping good. People in North India please take extra care of yourself because of the smoggy winter prevalent. There were no posts from me for the past two days because of the horrible pollution which has bombarded us. It was a real shock to the first timer like us and we are slowly finding ways and means to tackle it. I had severe eye irritation because of it irrespective of staying indoors. It is definitely not so simple as most people think. This is an alarming situation. I shall write a separate post on this because I would write several pages if I commence. Coming to today’s recipe, it is our own traditions and the most healthy snack “Kadalai Mittai/Peanut Bar/Groundnut Chikki/Groundnut Candy”.This is one of the recipes which I had been miserably failing several times and this time hubby made it perfectly. Yeah! You can call this a guest post from Kitchen King(H/O Kitchen Kathukutty). We have so keenly tried on this because we had a tough time to pick up a pure groundnut candy for our kid. By pure what do I mean? I mean the ingredients should be only “Jaggery+Water+Cardamom+Groundnut” and no glucose syrup or other artificial/refined sweeteners. You may ask me why so much of stress on this.It is because it is our regular snack. We don’t send packed snack/ready made food as our son’s snack. Peanuts/Groundnuts are so rich in protein and combining it with jaggery makes it a superfood. To know more about the benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”
Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies:
Yayyyyyy!!!Time for a guest post from a wonderful person. I hope all of you remember the guest posts invites I have been doing after my 100 th blog post. I invite each of you to provide me pure vegetarian recipes with mushrooms/soya chunks as the main ingredient or any baked goodies without refined white products as guest posts for my blog. I had already extended an invite to fellow bloggers, friends and family. Whoever is interested, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with ingredients, detailed recipe and step by step images(at-least one final image). I will be happy and honoured to post the same in my blog. All of you are welcome.
Coming to today’s guest post,It is from Abi Guna,a Vlogger at veg2nonvegkitchen .Her channel mainly concentrates on authentic Chettinad cuisine but she also has presented a variety of dishes from the most authentic ones to very modern foods. I came to know via a FB group and I have always admired her cooking, presentation & versatility. Her recipes are so inviting and tempting.When I had approached her for the guest post she immediately agreed to it and offered me with this simple & awesome recipe in just 2 days. Thank you so much dear for doing an amazing job! Do not miss her videos.Do subscribe at https://www.facebook.com/Veg2NonvegKitchen/ Continue reading “Whole Wheat Cardamom Cookies”