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Recipe: Vegetarian Pad Thai — August 16, 2015

Recipe: Vegetarian Pad Thai

Ingredients

  • Rice Noodles (2 cups boiled)
  • Coarsely crushed roasted peanuts (Half a cup)
  • Spring onions (for garnishing)
  • Vegetables of your choice (Broccoli, Bell Peppers)
  • Soya Sauce
  • Tomato Chilli sauce
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 small lemon

Cooking time 30 minutes

Serves 2 people

Preparation

The best thing I like about Pad Thai is that it is one dish that is a hit with both adults and kids. The flavor is mild enough for kids and can be spiced up with little bit of dry chilli flakes).

  • Boil rice noodles. Doss them in some olive oil and keep them aside.
  • Put 1 tsp oil in a wok and add minced garlic and onions. Saute until brown.
  • Add all cut vegetables and saute until soft.
  • Add noodles, soya sauce, chilli sauce and lemon
  • Add 2 tsp brown sugar and crushed groundnuts
  • Mix well
  • Garnish with spring onions, coriander and roasted groundnuts
  • Serve hot

Inspiration for this recipe is Sea Food Pad Thai by Sanjeev Kapoor. You can watch it here:

Let me know how you found it 🙂

Recipe: Baby Food: Avocado Paratha — August 26, 2014

Recipe: Baby Food: Avocado Paratha

Age Group: 9 months onwards (Once the baby starts to chew a little)

Ingredients:

1 Avocado, 1 cup wheat flour, salt as per taste

Method of cooking:

  1. Cut open the avocado and take the pulp out
  2. Knead the dough with the pulp and some salt
  3. Make thin pancakes (Rotis) on the stove. Add little ghee
  4. Serve with any curry/curd

Nutritional Benefits:

Avocado is a very nutritious fruit, specially for the development of children. However, due to its bland taste and texture, there is little you can do with it. I was bored with Guacamole so decided to give this a try and it was a hit 🙂

Baby Food: Sooji Kheer — November 26, 2013

Baby Food: Sooji Kheer

Age Group: 6-8 months

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Sooji (Rava), 1 cup water

Method of cooking:

  1. Roast the Sooji in a pan till it is brown in color
  2. Bring water to a boil. Add the sooji and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly
  3. Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired

Nutritional Benefits:

Sooji should ideally be the first cereal you start your baby on. It is healthy and very easy to digest. Initially start with a few teaspoons and then slowly increase the quantity if the baby takes to it.

Baby Food: Barley Cereal — November 7, 2013

Baby Food: Barley Cereal

Age Group: 6-8 months

Ingredients:

1/4 cup ground barley (barley ground in blender or food processor)
1 cup water

Method of cooking:

1. Bring water to a boil. Add the barley and simmer for 10 minutes, whisking constantly
2. Mix in formula or breast milk or juice and add fruits if desired
3. Serve warm

Nutritional Benefits:

Eating barley is believed to help regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol and prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer. Interestingly, research has shown that it is also useful in protecting against childhood asthma.

It contains amino acids, lots of fibre (ounce for ounce, three times as much fibre as oatmeal), B vitamins, iron, selenium, copper, manganese and phosphorus.