MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE-Yes, you heard it right-A cake with multigrain flour/health mix/sathumaavu that too 100% eggless.I was never so thrilled and excited so far even when I had cooked first and posted my first recipe.Buying an OTG was a long pending one and I was the sole reason for dragging it. I was so sceptical about its usage and worth of the purchase.I was constantly doubting in many aspects and finally, we bought this two weeks back.It is a 24 L Morphy Richards OTG.I have been reading and learning a lot of baking basics, tips and recipes since then.Ask my friends and you would know how much I had nagged them 😉 With some beforehand experience of making cakes in the pressure cooker and as a result of reading a lot from the web, FB groups and books I finally roughly drafted this recipe.The major reference comes from here and FB group OVENDERFUL MOM BAKERS COMMUNITY.I was so sure of baking it healthy without using maida/refined flour/all purpose flour.I have tried cakes with wheat and all millet flours in the pressure cooker. Some turned great and few turned out to be a disaster.So with all learnings, I gathered all courage to experiment with my OTG.I was so very excited when I tried this and had my finger crossed to check the outcome.Thanks to all wonderful friends who helped me by answering my queries and sharing their tips.I am a very beginning stage of baking and I am trying my best to put in all pointers in this post.I shall keep on improving.Do write to me your tips/suggestions.Here goes the recipe of my trial in my OTG.(Pardon me if I have not done the best) Continue reading “MULTIGRAIN CASHEW CARROT CAKE”
Sathu Maavu/Multigrain Health Mix/Home made cerelac is one regular food in my daily routine. I begin my mornings with this drink and I prefer making roti or dosa twice a week with this so that it gets included in my little one’s diet too. I somehow have not experimented giving him this as a porridge to him because it is always recommended to stop offering porridges as regular meals above 8 months for babies.This dosa recipe was an instant try and it really turned out good in taste.You can realise the struggle I had in making perfect dosa with the images. Yeah.. Some extra care and patience is required to make this dosa without tearing into pieces.You shall definitely master the skill on your second trial itself for sure.This recipe will be an excellent choice in terms of nutrition and less effort.There is no need to grind or ferment batter to make this dosa.I kindly request you to please read the P.S section for more details. Continue reading “INSTANT MULTIGRAIN DOSA|SATHUMAAVU DOSAI”
With many commercial baby products facing many issues,most mothers now feel scary to opt for them. Many mothers have asked me for the recipe of home made cerelac which can be instantly mixed with water and used during travel. I had written to them the below procedure. This is the procedure my mother suggested me for travel and emergency alone.I thought to share the same in my blog too for future reference. using poha/beaten rice/aval is much safer than using rice for instant cerelac.Kindly pardon me for the images. I couldn’t capture each step. Do write to me in case of any queries.(MAILemail@example.com). All home made baby food recipes are here.
Rice/Poha(Aval/Beaten Rice)-1 cup
1.Remove impurities from rice/poha/aval/beaten rice.
2.Wash and rinse rice well for 3 times at least.If you use poha/aval just remove impurities and move to step 6.
3. Drain the water completely and spread the rice over a cloth.
4. Place it on a tray and let it sun dry.
5.Once water is totally dry , add it to a pan.
6.Dry roast till aroma arises.(Slightly brown colour)
7.Spread it on a plate and completely cool it.
8. Add this to the blender/mixer .
9. Continue blending till it becomes a fine powder.
10.Sieve the flour well until no residue stays.
11.You can slightly toss this in a dry pan.(Optional)
12.Cool the powder and collect the home made cerelac in an air tight container.
How to prepare this?
- Just mix the required quantity of cerelac with hot water.
- Stir it well to get a thick paste without lumps.
- Cool it and feed your baby.
Any other ingredient add to this flour definitely needs cooking and it might need some other industrial pre processing to get instantly mixed with hot water.
I just used the rice which is generally used in cooking.
All porridges(based on rice) can be given for babies above 6 months. It is better to always give a semi solid(non pouring) consistency porridge to babies.
Have a word with your pediatrician before introducing new foods.
Sterlise the bowls used for cooking and feeding.
Always feed with a spoon and bowl rather than any bottles.
Kindly use this for emergency and travel purposes alone.
The water has to really hot,only then it mixes instantly.
Prefer poha/aval/beaten rice instead of rice in this recipe for safer side.
All other varieties of home made cerelac(needs to cooked)/porridges(Rice,wheat,ragi and various combinations) for babies are here in the below link.