Vegetable Pulao for Kids

Vegetable Pulao Recipe for Kids:

Vegetable Pulao/Pulav is a super quick and easy dish which can be yummy and colorful for kids lunchbox. There are several types of pulao which comes like a flash to my mind during morning hours and one such is this too. When I wanted to put on this post, I had a query on if it is fried rice or biriyani or pulao. Hence I went in to dig more about biriyani vs pulao. Biriyani and Pulao are two different dishes but to give the differences is pretty confusing. Biriyani is basically a dish made with pre-cooked rice and vegetables using layering technique whereas pulao is when we cook rice and vegetables together in a pot. Biriyani is time-consuming and pretty spicy when compared to pulao. These are the basic differences. The below recipe post has two attempts made on two different days. I didn’t have Basmati Rice in my pantry and hence tried with Seeraga Samba Rice during the second attempt. It was so flavourful and great that my little one wanted it more and more. But ideally, pulao is made using Basmati Rice. After reading about Biriyani Vs Pulao, I understood that we have been using it vice versa too at times. But who cares when the dish is just delicious ūüôā

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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 12 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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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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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?”

BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham

Our Sundays won’t be complete without a new trial of a recipe. This week I thought of making Bisibelebath-a traditional recipe from Karnataka fused with our own sambhar sadham. I have already posted a recipe of sambhar sadham¬†which is amma’s signature dish. I was actually thinking bisibelebath and sambhar sadham mean the same dish. But it is not so.Authentic Bisibelebath has a special spice powder and doesn’t have any vegetables added to it. So here goes my fusion recipe. I was not sure of the outcome until we had it. This was an experiment based on the recipes watched in TV and tasted in restaurants.The result was amazing. Continue reading “BisiBeleBath/Sambhar Sadham”

SOY BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN RICE

Soy Rice or Soya Bean Rice:

Hello Friends! I am back after 75 days approx. We had a sudden transfer and I was stuck with packing/loading/shifting/unpacking/settling episodes. And finally we are kinda settled at Delhi and I thought it is high time I resume my blogging.I have been missing all of you and my blog. Hope you also had been missing Kitchen Kathukutty. I wish I could back to my routine and stick onto a regular blogging. Fingers crossed.

Now,let’s get onto today’s recipe.It is soya rice or soya bean rice or soy rice. This was made my last year for hubby’s lunch box and only now I am bringing it to this space. I tried this recipe by slightly tweaking the usual Mochai Payaru Kara Curry/Lima Bean Spicy curry recipe. This just popped up when few of my readers were inquiring about uses and benefits of soya bean. Soya bean is the richest legume with the highest protein.¬†I have already posted a soya bean biriyani recipe which is made from fresh red soya beans(Similar to peas,butter beans).This is the dried light brown variety which is used in making soy milk.tofu etc.Please find tofu burji recipe here.You can choose to use any legume in this recipe and just make this quick and nutritious lunch box recipe.It is slightly spicy.

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CAPSICUM PEAS PULAO|PEAS CAPSICUM PULAV

Capsicum Peas Pulao Recipe: Early morning lunch packing will make you more innovative as days go by and you tend to make more and more great combinations with rice.One such early morning combination which we liked is what I am sharing with you all today.This is a also a favourite of my son as it has peas.I have used fresh peas after cooking .You can also use frozen peas. Continue reading “CAPSICUM PEAS PULAO|PEAS CAPSICUM PULAV”

GOBI RICE|CAULIFLOWER RICE

Cauliflower rice or Gobi rice is an easy to make lunch box recipe. You can make it special or simple with some small variations. This is a simple version given below

 

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TOMATO PEAS PULAO

Thinking what to pack for lunch is one of the very tough tasks for me in the recent days. Early in the morning , the chef in me makes many new combinations for my best half to ensure I pack him a different meal and also a healthy meal. This Tomato peas pulao is one such early morning trial I made and it turned out so great. It is so simple to prepare and the taste just awesome.I prefer including more of tomato in my cooking and I somehow like that natural tangy taste of it always.Give a try and let me know how you like it. Continue reading “TOMATO PEAS PULAO”