Whole Wheat Veg. Noodles For Kids

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.

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Vaangi Bath|Brinjal Rice

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

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Rice Recipes for Lunch Box|Rice Bowl Recipes for Babies & Kids

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box:

Rice Recipes for Lunch Box-Here is a collection of 30 plus rice varieties which are healthy, easy and quick to prepare for lunch and also pack for office goers & school going kids.This has a variety of recipes comprising of the traditional foods like sesame rice,kottanchoru etc. to the recent day attractions like corn pulav, peas pulav etc.Click on each link below to read the detailed recipe Continue reading “Rice Recipes for Lunch Box|Rice Bowl Recipes for Babies & Kids”

Paneer Peas Biriyani Recipe|Paneer Mattar Biriyani

Paneer Peas Biriyani Recipe:

Paneer Peas Biriyani or Paneer Matar Biriyani is a flavourful, spicy variety of rice made with cottage cheese/paneer and fresh green peas.I used the traditional seeraga samba rice to make this as it adds more flavour and fills the paneer peas biriyani with an amazing aroma.It is a deliciously rich meal.LO, and I love paneer & peas whereas hubby doesn’t prefer it much except for certain specific type of recipes like paneer tikka or peas curry in Kerala style or paneer biriyani or paneer burji.Last weekend I was badly craving for paneer and I made my mind to make some dish with it.And here is the result-Paneer Peas Biriyani



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Corn Pulao Recipe|Sweet Corn Pulav

Corn Pulao Recipe/Sweet Corn Pulav Recipe-Corn has been my big time favourite since childhood.Only in the recent days, we come across the American sweet corn which is so fluffy, big and easy to cook.During childhood, we get corn(Makka Cholam) and all that we would do is pressure cook for a long time and eat after sprinkling salt or toast it in open fire and have it.In North India, the sight of cooking corn in open fire is very common.It is one super filling and yummy food.I would suggest you use the local corn kernels if you often cook corn instead of using American Sweet Corn.The below Corn Pulao Recipe was one of my earliest trials(June 2015).I couldn’t upload because I didn’t click a decent final picture.The below images might vary because of this.Come let’s check out Corn Pulao Recipe.

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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”

Vellai Curry/Vellaikari-Tirunelveli Style Kuzhambhu

Vellai Curry(வெள்ளை கறி) is a gravy for rice or idly or dosa based on Tirunelveli Cuisine and this recipe is especially from my family.It is a kuzhambhu variety with no dhal/tamarind/tomatoes.I am not a lover of gravy varieties for rice.My preference is always one-pot meals or some unique and different kuzhambhu like vellaikari or ladies finger coconut milk curry or sothi  You can prepare in a jiffy and serve as an accompaniment to hot steaming rice.Today’s recipe is made with raw banana and raw mango.You can add drumstick or brinjal or potato or ladies finger instead raw banana.Don’t replace raw mango as it is the secret behind the taste of the recipe.Am I making you curious?Come let’s check out the recipe for Vellai curry. Continue reading “Vellai Curry/Vellaikari-Tirunelveli Style Kuzhambhu”

Kuska|Plain Biriyani|How to make restaurant style plain biriyani?

Kuska or Plain Biriyani recipe with step by step images.

Kuska or Plain Biriyani has always been my favourite ever since I had it in my college canteens and during my friends’ weddings.Being a pure vegetarian this would only be the option for me to choose in a lavish non-vegetarian menu.Mom doesn’t make this as it bit too spicy than the usual level we use at home. My sister was the one who first tried a kuska recipe from here during our last vacation and from then I got glued to it.I just tweaked a bit to adjust to family’s taste and now this has become one of my standard recipes.You can make it with even plain rice or basmati or seeraga samba.Hubby loves Kuska or Plain Biriyani when made with seeraga samba. Continue reading “Kuska|Plain Biriyani|How to make restaurant style plain biriyani?”

Paneer Biriyani|How to make restaurant style Paneer Biriyani

Paneer Biriyani with step by step images and detailed recipe.

Paneer Biriyani is a South Indian lunch/dinner recipe and it is so yummy, delicious and filling.LO, and I are lovers of cottage cheese/Paneer. Hubby likes it only when it is slightly higher on the spicy side. This recipe of Paneer biriyani with the measurements and ingredients has become the best in the recent days. With n number of trials, I have mastered with the base recipe and all that I do is alter the main ingredients and give different tastes. I am sure you will love this for sure.Panner Biriyani was today’s lunch menu and you can witness the speed of my cooking with my image quality itself. Continue reading “Paneer Biriyani|How to make restaurant style Paneer Biriyani”

Cabbage Peas Rice|Cabbage Peas Pulao

Cabbage Peas Rice:

This is my 301 st post on blog.What an amazing and blessed journey it has been!Almost three years of blogging,lots of friends/well wishers/supporters/followers ,several hours of hard-work,tons of experiences ,bunch of lessons and zero monetary benefits.This blog is a brain child of beloved hubby.It all started when he was guilty of having me away from my most lovable job for umpteen reasons . He pushed me to give a start. I didn’t have a clue what this is all about.I just recorded all recipes I knew with all my knowledge on healthy eating.When I look back the images I posted initially I feel awful today but I am really happy about the learnings. Slowly I incorporated more healthy baby foods as little one was growing along and started focusing on no white cooking which had been the norm of my cooking since inception.This gradually took me to people and there are no words to describe my joy when I received notes from parents/people saying “It was you who transformed our child’s eating routine”,”Kalyani,Thanks for being an inspiration to live healthy without compromising on taste”,”I owe a lot for making my baby’s weaning smooth”.”We miss your healthy recipes”.These aren’t just words.They are real feathers on my crown which I can proudly carry and treat as a blessing.The travel was not smooth.It was a bed roses with too many thorns than petals.Lots of barriers(personal/technical/mental/physical) came along. With the love,motivation and encouragement of family,friends and supporters here I stand feeling not happy or proud or accomplished but blessed.Yes truly blessed.THANKS is the least I can say.But Millions of thanks and tons of love to each person who has been a constant source of positive energy .I bow down to God and each of you. Continue reading “Cabbage Peas Rice|Cabbage Peas Pulao”