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

 

 

Beet root rice

Beet root Rice|BeetRoot Pulao

Beet root is highly known for its lovely natural colour and its property to boost up iron content in our body. Some how beet root stir fry or curry haven’t interested me a lot. I like it in soup/rice or halwa or jam. Here is a very quick recipe of beet root rice which can be your perfect lunch box recipe if your choice is for healthy food.

Ingredients:

  • Basmati Rice-1 cup
  • Beet root-1 cup(grated)
  • Onion-1 cup(sliced)
  • Ginger Garlic Green Chilly paste-1 tbsp
  • Ghee/Oil-To cook
  • Salt-To taste
  • Lemon Juice-Few drops(Optional)

Beet root rice

Procedure:

1.Wash rice and soak it for 10 minutes in warm water.

2.Pressure cook rice with 1 cup of water.

3.Fluff the rice with a fork carefully.

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4.Add ghee/oil in a pan and saute GGG paste.

5.Add onion and cook till they turn soft.

6.Add beet root and fry them well.

7.Sprinkle water and close the pan.

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8.Keep stirring occasionally until beet root gets cooked.

9.Add salt and cool the mixture.

10.Mix with the rice and add a drop of lemon and stir well

11.Serve with any raitha of your choice.

Beet root rice


P.S:

You can increase the quantity of GGG(ginger,garlic,green chilly) paste to suit your taste.

You can cook the rice with coconut milk to make it richer.

Adding spices like clove,cinnamon,anise,bay leaf is your choice.

This can be given for babies above 8 months.

Avoid salt before one year.

Have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food.

Ensure that the beet root+onion mix has no water.

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Soya bean rice

SOYA BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN PULAO|SOYA BEAN BIRIYANI

Soya beans Rice Recipe:

Soya beans are one the richest sources of protein and it helps a lot for the brain development of little ones and helps in healthy weight gain of babies. It is a must-have for a lactating mother and I have already written many recipes for them(Check them here). I love soya bean in any form be it a salad or a gravy or stir fry or sundal or with rice. A very easy one-pot meal for your lunch box loaded with nutrients is here. Continue reading “SOYA BEAN RICE|SOYA BEAN PULAO|SOYA BEAN BIRIYANI”

vegetable rice

Vegetable rice with coconut milk

This is an altered version of my mother’s vegetable biriyani recipe. I made this in electric cooker when I had visited my aunt. It is a real treat for all at home and a nutritious dish for your little ones. When you baby is around one year(10 months plus), you can prefer these type of one pot meals to serve all nutrients in a single plate.
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