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”

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”

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”

Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids

 

Ragi Paniyaram For Babies, Toddlers and Kids- This is a healthy snack/breakfast perfect for your naughty tiny tots.Ragi/Finger Millet /Kezhvaragu is one of the super millets Mother Earth has given us and adding it to karupatti/palm jaggery makes it yummy and more healthy too. If you have Idly/Dosa Batter handy this is almost an instant recipe. Ragi Kuzhi Paniyaram is a healthier version of our usual paniyaram varieties and since LO loves varieties I keep more variations with paniyaram recipes.Find all paniyaram recipes here. Continue reading “Ragi Paniyaram | Finger Millet Kuzhi Paniyaram for Babies ,Toddlers and Kids”

Mushroom Recipes

Mushroom Recipes:

Here is a collection of recipes based on mushrooms or mushrooms as the base ingredient. All of these are guest posts from fellow bloggers and friends. All recipes are healthy and easy to make.I have also written in detail about when babies can be given mushrooms and the nutritional information of mushroom.Come let’s have look at all mushroom recipes.Please click the image to check the detailed recipe.



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Tomato Thokku Recipe/Thakkali Thokku Recipe

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.



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Healthy Bakes for Toddlers & Kids-No Refined Flour & Sugar

Healthy Bakes For Toddlers & Kids:

Baking is always a bliss and a great happiness.It adds up even more when it is 100% healthy. All of my cooking don’t include white sugar, white refined flours, milk and any unhealthy ingredients always. 99% of my blog recipes also fall into the same category only. Check all of my recipes here.My son loves to bake and loves those goodies even more.I bake whenever he asks for some and resort to those as snack box option for that week.You can choose to make these during the weekend and use them for the next 3-4 days for the snack box.They are all healthy and you can be totally guilt-free about treating your kids with these.Below are the recipes for wholesome cakes/cookies/muffins:(Click on individual images for detailed recipes)




 

 

Thengai Podi|Coconut Powder for babies , toddlers and kids

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”

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?”