Oh finally I could stop myself from continuing with my baking experiments! I know I haven’t posted some of the experiments I have been trying for last couple of weeks. I was not really satisfied with the results so will try some modifications and get back with the recipes. Baking can turn into an addiction and I am almost there! (phew)
Today’s recipe is a real quick snack for 1+ year olds, toddlers, in fact for anyone and everyone. I prepare this quite frequently for my little one as breakfast. Even sometimes as an evening snack.
I am sure, in India, most of us have “Poha” as one of our breakfast menu options. The one we prepare usually has onion and some vegetables and takes a decent amount of 25 to 30 minutes from scratch to end.
This recipe is a 7-10 minutes recipe in which you can serve a delicious and nutritious snack to your little one.
(will serve 1 toddler)
- 1 medium size Tomato finely chopped
- 1/4 carrot grated
- 3 table spoon Chivra (flattened rice)
- 1/4 tea spoon Black Mustard Seeds(Rai)
- 1/4 tea spoon Salt
- 1/4 tea spoon Turmeric Powder
- A pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
- 1/4 tea spoon Coriander Powder
- Water to soak the Chivra (2 table spoon – approx) + for cooking tomatoes (2 table spoon – approx
- 2-3 Curry leaves OR Green Coriander Leaves
- 1 1/2 tea spoon Vegetable Oil of your choice (I use homemade clarified butter(ghee) for my little one)
- Heat oil/ghee in a small pan. Once hot, add mustard seeds and asafoetida.
- If Curry leaves are available then add them. ( If curry leaves are not available then we would use coriander leaves and add them at the end)
- Add tomatoes and stir 2-3 times and add water. Cover with a lid for 2-3 minutes on low flame.
- In the meantime, take the chivra in a small bowl and soak it in water.(I make it a little extra soft for my little one)
- Once the tomatoes are soft, add turmeric powder, coriander powder, salt and mix well.
- Add grated carrot and mix well.
- By now the chivra would have already soaked all the water, if not then drain out the extra water and add chivra to the pan having all the other ingredients.
- Mix well and cover with lid for 2 minutes on low flame.
- Add coriander leaves, if curry leaves were not added initially.
Sarah likes this for breakfast! Good for me (smiles). Try your luck with your baby!
Note: You can add the vegetables of your choice like potato, onion, beans, green peas etc, to make it more and more nutritious. The options I have stated are the ones which take very less time to prepare.
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