Keerai Dosa|Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers

Keerai Dosa-Keerai Dosa is made with dosa batter and spinach(any variety of green) leaves.It is so simple to make but extremely nutritious.As a child, I used to take greens only in the form of dosa or masiyal always.Adding shallots to it makes it yummy.Amma brought a variety of greens from my hometown and that’s why my blog is full of those recipes.We don’t find the exact varieties we get locally in our hometown at Delhi.It was a real treat for us as we were longing for Keerai. Continue reading “Keerai Dosa|Spinach Dosa for babies & toddlers”

Keerai Sadam For Babies & Toddlers|Spinach Rice

Keerai Sadam for Babies & Toddlers

Keerai Sadam is made with Keerai Masiyal/Kadaisal and rice with a ghee drizzle.It is a yummy combo and iron-rich food for babies and toddlers. Amma always ensures we take this weekly thrice as we were little fussy about other forms of keerai.This is one the first foods given to babies in South India next to dhal rice. Continue reading “Keerai Sadam For Babies & Toddlers|Spinach Rice”

Keerai Masiyal for Sadam|Spinach Mash for Babies & Toddlers

Keerai Masiyal-This is nothing but a flavourful spinach mash made as an accompaniment to steaming hot rice.We used to love it as kids and roam happily with the green moustaches after having been fed with it.It is so simple to make but super healthy.It is so rich in iron and super yummy when you drizzle with ghee.I feel so nostalgic when I think about my grandmother feeding me this. Continue reading “Keerai Masiyal for Sadam|Spinach Mash for Babies & Toddlers”

Mixed Fruits Jam-Homemade with Vegetables & Dry Fruits for Babies , Toddlers & Kids-No Sugar & Preservatives

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”

Ragi Recipes For babies ,Toddlers and Kids|Finger Millet/Kezhvaragu/Nachini Recipes

Ragi Recipes For Babies, Toddlers and Kids:

Ragi Recipes For babies, Toddlers and Kids-with detailed recipes

Ragi or Nachini or Finger Millet or Kezhvaragu is one of the millets and one of the oldest grains used by South Indians very commonly.It is one of the richest sources of non-diary calciums. It is also one of the common first foods for babies.Here is a comparison of wheat and ragi nutrition.Finger Millet helps in regulating blood sugars and helps to battle anaemia.Its fibre content aids digestion and regulates the cholesterol levels in the body.They are gluten-free too. Continue reading “Ragi Recipes For babies ,Toddlers and Kids|Finger Millet/Kezhvaragu/Nachini Recipes”

Eggless BeetRoot Cupcakes without Raising Agents|Eggless Red velvet Cake for toddlers and kids

Today’s recipe is Egg less Red Velvet Cupcakes or Egg lees Beetroot Cup Cakes.This Red Velvet Cake/Beetroot cake has no APF/maida,no white sugar,no raising agents,no butter and trust me it was done in a jiffy. Don’t you feel tempted to give it a try? Baking is simply therapeutic and easy if you begin loving it.My love for baking with healthy ingredients can’t be explained really.I wanted to try an egg less red velvet kind of a cake with natural colouring using beetroots and some baking without raising agents(baking powder/baking soda).I didn’t have much courage to give it a try because there were too many to experiment like no white flour,no white sugar,no raising agents,no artificial colouring and lots. All of these are pretty much different from the usual recipes.And above all we wanted to do some topping with frosting cream too. Too much na for a beginner???I know 😉 I got some courage from my friends Kalai Rajesh,Ravneet Kaur and Gouthami(Click here for her recipe) who posted similar experimentation in the recent days.  The trial session went on last weekend and it came out pretty well except for few corrections which I learnt from experts. I have included all details under my observations.Please read the recipe in detail and give it try. There was also a cranberry choco cake made with the same combinations which will be posted this week soon. Continue reading “Eggless BeetRoot Cupcakes without Raising Agents|Eggless Red velvet Cake for toddlers and kids”

KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS

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 a 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 traditional 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 trying 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 super food. To know more about benefits of groundnut refer here Continue reading “KADALAI MITTAI/PEANUT CHIKKI/GROUNDNUT CANDY FOR KIDS”

SATHUMAAVU KOZHUKKATTAI|MULTIGRAIN DUMPLINGS

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How are you all doing? Hot summer and Vacation mood are keeping away from blogging.(I can hear few of you saying “Ahhh!You come with some reasons! :@ ). I just rush and complete cooking in a jiffy and come to the rescue of fan as my kitchen is always burning like a furnace. Hope this summer ends soon and I pray that it shouldn’t affect anyone. Come let’s see today’s recipe. I had sent this to MyLittleMoppet for Mum’s in the kitchen series and it is up in their website now.

Sathumaavu/Health mix/Multigrain flour is one of the most used ingredient in my kitchen. Since we don’t take milk/tea/coffee to break the dawn , our most preferred daily morning drink is sathumaavu and I keep trying ways to include in our menu.I have tried dosa.cakes,roti and you can find the recipes below. Continue reading “SATHUMAAVU KOZHUKKATTAI|MULTIGRAIN DUMPLINGS”

IRON RICH FOODS

Today’s post is a collection of foods rich in iron along with recipes.The Iron in food is classified into two types namely Heme and Non-Heme.Meat,poultry and fish contains heme iron and dry fruits,vegetables,fruits and grains/cereals contains non-heme iron.Heme iron absorption is generally higher than non-heme iron foods.To enable increased absorption,always combine IRON and Vitamin C rich foods. Combining Calcium and Iron will reduce iron absorption.Hence it is better to avoid it. Continue reading “IRON RICH FOODS”