Including vegetables in the diet of kids is a must. Have a quick look at the top 5 healthy vegetable recipes for kids right away.
Parents face a real challenge to make sure if their kids are getting proper nutrition. Especially if your kids are fussy and picky, it will be very difficult to find ideas for their lunch boxes or what to serve them for dinner or any mealtime. Also, kids love to eat junk food, so it gets tedious to make them eat greens so that they get the right proportion of vitamins and minerals. Here you will find top 5 healthy vegetable recipes, especially tailored for kids, which they will never say no to, as they are extremely tasty too.
1. Aloo Matar Rasa
The super nutritious peas have vitamins and fibers. Potato is starchy and full of vitamins. An easy method to prepare this is to heat oil in a pressure cooker and saute onions till they look brownish. Add chopped ginger and garlic and saute for few minutes. Add finely chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, and salt to taste. Add cubed potato, keep the gas low for 5 min, and then add fresh peas. Finally add cumin powder, coriander powder, chili powder, garam masala and water and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with chapattis.
2. Mushroom Corn Cashew Curry
Mushrooms have vitamin D, iron, and many antioxidants, corn is fibrous and has many B-complex vitamins and protein, and cashew is high on vitamins and aids digestion. Heat oil, crack cumin seeds, add asafetida and creamy paste of tomatoes, ginger, cashews and green chili. Next, add powdered red chili, coriander, and turmeric and also salt to taste. After cooking the spice for few minutes, add corn and mushrooms, and mix it well with some water. Cook for 10-12 min until the corn and mushroom has become tender in the thick gravy. Serve them hot with rotis or plain rice.
3. Gobi Masala
Cauliflower has a lot of vitamins and minerals. Chop cauliflower into medium florets, rinse well and keep them covered in boiled water for 15 min. Dry them by wiping and saute them on a low flame in oil till they turn light brownish. Keep them aside and add more oil in the pan. Add bay leaf, caraway seeds, chopped onions till they turn slightly brown, ginger and garlic, and a smooth paste of tomato and cashews. Add powdered turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chili, garam masala, and salt to taste. Now add the sauteed florets and cook for some time before you serve it hot with coriander leaves on it. Kids love to have it with hot rotis.
4. Tangy Dum Aloo
Potato has many vitamins. To make tangy aloo dum, you firstly need to saute bay leaves on hot oil until they turn brown. Make a paste of chopped onions, garlic, ginger, green chilies, red chilies, cumin powder, coriander seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, some tamarind, sugar, salt, and warm water. Add this paste to the pan, fry them well, and add the boiled potatoes when the oil starts leaving. Add hot water to the potatoes and cook it covered on low gas. Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.
5. Bhindi Fry
Bhindi has a lot of vitamins and dietary fiber. A quick recipe of bhindi fry includes marinating 1 cm cut bhindis in roasted powders of different spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, red chili, and garam masala for 30 min. Also add sugar and salt. Add the whole mix in oil over low flame and put the gas off once the bhindis are tender and cooked in the spices. Serve it hot with rotis.
Many kids are fond of rice while rest are fond of rotis â€“ be it any, you can always serve them with tasty vegetable recipes. With the above mentioned healthy recipes, you can relax while catching your kid enjoying their meals with content and happiness.
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