Heat oil in a saucepan. After the oil is
moderately hot, add cumin seeds. As the cumin seeds begin to crackle add the
spinach. SautĂ© while pressing the spinach down so that water of the spinach evaporates.
Cook uncovered till water evaporates but letting the spinach a bit moist. In a
bowl, add potatoes and all the ingredients. Finally add cooked spinach brought
down at room temperature. Mix well to the consistency of a soft dough. Divide
the mixture into 10 portions. Shape each of the part into oval like a cutlet.
Heat oil in a frying pan. Again the oil
should be moderately hot otherwise the kababs will not cook properly and they
will not be crispy. Drop one by one the kababs
into the oil. Fry until golden brown and take them out on a tissue paper to
absorb excessive oil.
Serve them hot with ketchup or green
chutney or any dip of choice.
Cream Cheese Sandwiches
Time: 10 minutes
Time: 5 minutes
- 8 slices bread
(brown bread recommended for kids)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped
- 1/2 cup finely
- 2 tablespoons
mayonnaise (of your choice)
- 1 packet cream
- Oregano or chili
flakes as desired
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl except
butter. Trim the edges of the bread. Take 2 slices at a time. Spread butter on
a slice and then spread the mixture. Place one slice on the other. Cut into
half or any desired shape. Can be had with ketchup at the same time or packed
for the lunch box.
Apple Bread Rolls
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
cups finely chopped granny apples
- 1/2 teaspoon
tablespoons unsalted butter or homemade butter (Melted)
a medium flame, place a saucepan and add apples, sugar, lemon, salt, cinnamon
powder, and nutmeg. Cook for 5-6 minutes after the mixture comes to a boil and
until the apples are a bit soft.
trim the edges of the bread. Roll each slice to very thin using a rolling pin.
Brush a generous amount of butter on both sides of the slice.
the mixture into four and spread it after being brought down at room temperature
over each slice. Leave 1/4 of an inch border all around the slice. Roll each
into a cylinder.
a saucepan and on a medium flame cook the rolls until the bread turns golden
brown and becomes crispy.
hot or as your kids like with their favorite jam.
time: 5 minutes
time: 10-12 minutes
- 1 cup cooked
long grain rice
- 2 cups raw mango
(peeled and shredded)
- 1 teaspoon
Ginger (grated) (optional)
- 1/4 cup freshly
- 1/4 teaspoon red
Heat oil in a saucepan. When the oil is
moderately hot, add mustard seeds. As the seeds crack, add curry leaves. Then
add peanuts and roast until they are lightly brown. Add green chilies, ginger,
turmeric and stir for few seconds. Now add mango, coconut, sugar, salt, red
chili and cook on a low flame until the mango is soft. Finally add rice and
fold them softly with the mango mixture. Sprinkle lemon juice and enjoy the hot
time: 5 minutes
time: 15 minutes
- 3/4 cup sugar boiled with 3 and 1/2 cups of water
- Pinch of kesar or saffron (dipped in water for about an hour)
- Handful of crushed almonds and pistachios
Melt 3/4 cup of ghee in a pan on
a medium heat. Add semolina and cinnamon powder and while stirring continuously
roast semolina to a light golden brown color. This may take 6-7 minutes on a
low medium flame.
Add sugar syrup slowly while stirring continuously. Cook and stir
for more 2-3 minutes. At this time stir more vigorously to make
sure there are no lumps.
Add the remaining ghee and keep stirring
for 3-4 minutes till the Rava Kesari begins to leave the sides of the pan. Do not
let the Rava Kesari become too thick.
Garnish with almonds and pistachios and
serve hot before the beautiful aroma begins to diminish.
time: 10 minutes
time: 20 minutes
- 4 idlis diced or mini idlis
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup ginger garlic paste
- 1 cup diced yellow and green bell peppers
- 1 cup chopped Spring onions
In a bowl mix
all purpose flour, corn flour, ginger garlic paste and salt with water to form
marinate for idlis. Dip idli pieces in this batter for 10-15 minutes and then
In a saucepan
heat oil on a medium flame. Add spring onions, green chillies and bell peppers
and fry a little. Add soya sauce and fried idlis. Now add corn flour paste made
with 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Serve hot with finely chopped spring
onions for garnishing.
Variety of food
items should be included in the diet of the kids. At the same time it is
necessary to make sure that such food items are healthy. Home cooked food and snacks which
are prepared carefully is a good choice. It is also very important to ensure
that children do not eat fried and junk foods frequently.