As a mother, i want to ask some questions to all of you..Are you satisfied with your child’s diet? Are you always worried about your child’s nutrition? Are you a stressed mother whose child is a fussy eater…If yes, then you are a mother with so much confusions in her mind..and If No, then you are a perfect mother whose mind is free and satisfied totally with your child’s wishes…
Myself, a mother of a super fussy eater..my mind has always one thought..Now wat should i try to make my toddler happy with good food…? Now i am a confused mother whose mind is full of differents recipes and choices.
Here are two recipes which i think can be helpful to all confused mothers like me..
Besan ka halwa
Besan/ Gram flour – 1/2 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Water – 3/4 cup
Ghee – 2/3 tablespoons
Almonds – 4/5 (thin sliced pieces)
Method to prepare
- Add ghee and besan in non stick pan and stir continuously untill it seems to be roasted and lil bit brown coloured, approx for 8/10 mints on low fame.
- You can add cardamom powder for the nice flavour/taste.
- Now Add water and mix thoroughly so that it doesn’t form lumps.
- Add sugar..continue cooking and stirring it.
- Add almonds and continue stirring untill the halwa thickens, once the halwa starts leaving the sides of the pan and begins to seperate ghee, its cooked through.
- Garnish with some your toddler favourite nuts and it is ready to serve.
Next recipe is from Summer’s favourite fruit – Mango
Sweet Mango chutney
Mango is the favourite fruit for me and my daughter. You can give your child mango as it is or with some twists..you can give him/her mango milkshakes or mango icecream/puddings etc.
Ingredients for mango chutney
1 green raw mango
1/2 cup jaggery (preffered Grated) or sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon or you can use white vinegar
1/3 cup of water
2 tablespoon Olive oil/vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoon of turmeric powder
Pinch of red chilli, asafetida (hing), cumin powder, fennel seeds (saunf), or any other spices as per your choice or according to your toddler’s health.
Salt to taste
Method to prepare
- Peel the washed raw green mango and grate it thinly with your handheld grater/machine.
- Heat oil in pressure cooker or deep pan on medium flame.
- Add spices hing, saunf, jeera, and stir it.
- Now add grated raw mango and lemon juice and saute it for 2 minutes.
- Stirr it and let the mangoes cooked for 8-10 minutes on low flame.
- Now add grated jaggery and water and cook it for 5-7 minutes, let it boil for sometime.
- Finally add salt to taste.
- Cook it for more 5-6 mintues and then turn off the heat.
- Shift the chutney in some other bowl and let it cool for 1/2 an hour.
- Transfer the chutney into glass jar and you can preserve it for 4-5 days in refrigrator.
Serve it with prantha, cheela, or whatever your toddler wants to eat..
Excess of everything is bad, so give this mango chutney with limits to your kids because it is made of raw mangoes.