AMLA/GOOSE BERRY RICE|NELLIKKAI SADHAM

Amla/Gooseberry/Nellikkai is the tiniest berry known to humans which is a store house of all possible nutrients.It is the most powerful rejuvenating agent known to mankind.Mom and grandmom makes amla juice,amla buttermilk,pickle,candies,murabba and this amla rice is my favourite. Amla is said to have 5 out of the 6 tastes. It is rich in Vitamin C and an AMLA a day will definitely keep you away from seasonal infections.I prefer this form of amla intake for babies than all the above. Let us see in detail about the benefits of this miracle fruit after checking out the recipe.

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Ingredients:

  • Indian Gooseberry-3
  • Peanut/Groundnut-1/4 cup
  • Shallots-1/2 cup(chopped)
  • Cooked rice-1 cup
  • Green Chilly-3
  • Oil-To cook
  • Salt-To taste

To temper:

  • Mustard-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Channa dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves

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Procedure:

1.Cook rice and fluff it up with a fork and set it aside.

2.Wash goose berries and grate it well.

3.Chop shallots and green chillies.

4.Heat a pan and dry roast the peanuts.

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5.Cool them and peel the skin and set them aside.

6.In the same pan,add oil and temper with mustard seeds,urad dhal,green chillies,channa dhal and curry leaves.

7.Now add the chopped shallots and saute well.

8.When they turn soft add the grated amla/gooseberry.

9.Saute till they turn non-sticky and add the roasted peanuts when you are about to switch off.

10.Mix them well and let it cool.

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11.Add salt and the mixture to rice and mix well evenly.

12.Serve it with any deep fry.

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P.S:

Adjust green chillies as per your choice.

You can skip peanuts for babies.

Skip salt and green chilles for babies below one year.

Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to your baby.

This can be given from 6 months but do consider your family history of allergies and also consult your doctor.

This can be an excellent healthy option for lunch box menu and travel menu.

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Health benefits of Amla/Indian Gooseberry:

It is high in Vitamin C and it is known for improving immunity and helps you fight all infections.

It protects your liver ,heart and digestive system.

It is a very good laxative and it cures diarrhoea,gastric problems,burning sensation.

It improves protein metabolism.

Amla helps in nutrient absorption to a great extent.

It improves digestion as it has lot of fibres.

The Vitamin C content helps in absorption and assimilation of iron.

It improves appetite and aids in digestion too.

It regulates the urinary system.

Avoid amla if you are hypoglcemic

 

 

Carrot Bath

CARROT BATH|CARROT RICE

Carrot Bath or Carrot Baath or Carrot Rice:

When you are super bored of cooking and you still want to make your lunch nutritious you can go ahead with one pot meals. Here is one yummy, sweet and spicy version of one-pot meal and it doesn’t require much time for cooking. This can be an easy way to include veggies in your toddlers’ menu. They will love it because of the colours and taste of carrot. If your baby is weaned by BLW method I am sure you will get an empty bowl back. My aunt had made this when we visited them 2 months back and we were totally loving it.




Ingredients:

  • Carrot-1.5 cups
  • Basmati Rice-1 cup
  • Onion-1/2 cup(Sliced)
  • Capsicum-1/4 cup(sliced)
  • GGG paste-1 tbsp
  • Ghee-To cook
  • Coriander leaves-To garnish
  • Cashew nut-7
  • Salt-To taste

(GGG -Ginger Garlic Green chilly)


Carrot Bath

Procedure:

1. Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes in lukewarm water.

2. Add 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook the rice or open cook the rice and strain excess water.

3. Fluff the rice with a fork and set it aside.

4. In a pan, add ghee and roast cashews and set them aside.

5. In the same pan, add sliced onions, capsicum, grated carrots and GGG paste and saute well

6. Keep tossing until onions turn golden brown.

7. Now add the rice and mix well.

8. Add salt to taste.

9. Garnish with coriander leaves and cashews.

10. A rich but simple to cook carrot bath awaits to tangle in your tongues 🙂




P.S:


This is very suitable for kids who love colours in their foods.

Take care to fluff the rice well with a fork and ensure they don’t stick together.

You can also replace carrot with beetroot.

You can use the normal rice instead of basmati rice too.

Ensure not to stir many times after step 7. Otherwise, the rice will turn mushy.

This is suitable for babies above 9 months of age. Avoid salt and replace basmati rice with usual rice if required.

You can serve with any raitha of your choice.

Adjust the spice level by adding or reducing the GGG paste.

You can also add other seasoning elements like aniseeds, cinnamon, bay leaf and clove.

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