Looking for some Indian recipes that your little one will love?
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Your child must be bored of eating the same thing over and over again.
Try something new.
In this post, you’ll find 8 really delicious, lip smacking, mouth watering and tasty dishes that you could try out for your little one.
8 Finger Licking Indian food recipes for kids
1. Roasted Lotus seeds (Makhana)
Heat one table spoon of butter in a pan.
Once hot, add the lotus seeds and roast them.
Keep stirring on a medium flame for two to three minutes and let the seeds turn a little brown in color.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Your little one will enjoy munching on this healthy snack.
2. Pan cakes from yellow moong dal
Take one and a half cups of yellow moong dal.
Wash it thoroughly and soak it for 3-4 hours.
After that, drain the excess water and blend the dal with a little water in the grinder to get a smooth paste.
Add some ginger and blend it really well.
Add in some more water if needed to get a smooth consistency.
Add about one tablespoon of curd to the blended dal and some salt as per taste.
Now take a non stick griddle and heat it well.
Add a tablespoon of oil.
Take one big spoon of dal and pour it in the centre of the griddle.
Roll it out in circular shape to get a thin round shaped pan cake.
Put a few drops of oil around the pan cake and also on top of it.
Let it cook for some time.
Then with the help of a frying ladle, just carefully flip it around.
Again, let it cook on the other side as well.
Cook till it turns slightly brown in color.
Your yummy pan cakes are ready to be served.
You could serve them with jam, butter or chutneys.
Tip: You could also make similar pan cakes with green moong dal.
3. Vegetable Tikkis
These are pretty easy to make.
They are healthy and very delicious as well.
For this, take grated cheese, corn, peas, carrot, cabbage and garlic.
Boil two to three potatoes, peel them, mash them and keep them aside.
Boil the corn, peas and carrot together until soft.
In a pan, take some butter and sauté all the vegetables together for 2-3 minutes.
Add in the grated cheese, pepper and salt to taste.
Mix well and make small ‘tikkis’ and keep them aside.
The cutlets are ready to be cooked.
In a pan, heat some oil and light fry these cutlets on both sides till they turn light brown in color.
Serve with ketchup.
4. Carrot Halwa
Who doesn’t love this, right?
Forget kids, even adults loooveeee ‘Gajar ka halwa.’
Here’s a simple recipe for your little one.
Take 5-6 carrots and grate them well.
Take a small pressure cooker and add the grated carrot with half a glass of milk.
Cook for up to three whistles.
The carrot will become tender.
Take a deep pan and add about two to three table spoons of ghee and heat.
Once the ghee is ready, add the cooked carrot to it.
Keep cooking on a medium flame.
Add 2 glasses of milk and 5-7 tbsp of sugar and keep cooking till the milk thickens.
Keep stirring until the milk has reduced almost completely.
Take two cardamoms and deseed them.
Powder the seeds and add to the halwa.
This is optional. Some kids don’t like the flavor of cardamom.
Continue cooking the halwa on a low flame and then add about three to four roasted cashews and raisins and a few strands of saffron.
Heat till the moisture evaporates leaving behind the yummy, delicious, finger licking halwa.
5. Fruit custard
Take two table spoons of custard powder and mix it in cold milk.
Stir well to form a smooth paste free of lumps.
Take some milk in a pan and bring it to the boil.
Once it has come to a boil, add in the paste slowly making sure you are stirring it continuously.
Add two tbsp’s of sugar.
Keep stirring on a low flame for two minutes.
Switch off the flame and let it cool for some time.
Add chopped fruits like grapes, apple, banana, mango and pomegranate and refrigerate it for four to five hours.
Chikoo Milk shake
Take two chikoos/sapotas.
Wash them, peel them and remove the seeds.
Add some milk and chikoos to the blender and blend.
Sugar is optional because the fruit contains natural sugars.
Mango Milk shake
Take one mango, wash it and peel it nicely.
Chop into big pieces and mix with milk and blend well.
Banana Milk Shake
Take one banana and peel it.
In a blender take some milk and banana and blend well.
These yummy milk shakes are rich in proteins, calcium and vitamins.
These are highly nutritious, filling and tasty.
7. Sooji ka Upma
This is a highly nutritious, quick and tasty recipe which is ready in just 15 minutes.
Sooji ka upma is highly rich in protein.
For making this, you need sooji, onions, peppercorns, chopped carrot, green peas, cashews, curry leaves, salt and ginger.
Take some sooji and dry roast it till it turns slightly brown.
Put this in a bowl and keep it aside.
In a pan, take one tablespoon of ghee.
Heat it and then add mustard seeds to it.
Let them crackle.
Add few cumin seeds to it and let them crackle as well.
Then add three to four curry leaves, pepper corns, and grated ginger to it.
Sauté for a few seconds.
Add few cashews to it and fry till they turn slightly brown.
Then add chopped onions to it. Stir the onions and let them cook slightly.
Add the chopped carrots and let them cook for a few minutes.
Once the carrots are half cooked, add in green peas and stir for some time.
Then add a glass of water to the pan and let it come to a boil.
Once the water has reached to a boil, slowly add in the roasted sooji making sure you are stirring well with one hand while adding it with other.
Otherwise, you would end up having lumps of sooji in your upma.
Let it cook on a medium flame till the water evaporates.
Add salt as per taste.
Squeeze half a lime and garnish with coriander.
Maintaining a loose consistency for toddlers is good as it makes it easy for them to eat it.
Your delicious Sooji ka upma is ready to be served.
8. Badam ka Halwa
This is one of the most nutritious recipes especially for toddlers and kids.
Soaked almonds are highly nutritious and should be fed to all kids.
These almonds contain some unique amino acids which are rarely present in any other food.
The halwa is time taking but is worth putting in effort.
Take a cup of soaked almonds and remove the skin.
Grind them coarsely without adding any water.
Take some milk add some water to it and heat this mixture in a pan for three to four minutes.
Keep it aside.
Take about half a cup of ghee and heat it in a non stick kadhai.
Add the almond mixture and let it cook for five to seven minutes.
Stir in between to avoid letting it stick to the kadhai.
Add some whole wheat flour to the almond and cook on a medium flame while mixing continuously.
Add the water and milk mixture to it and keep stirring for a few minutes.
Then add 3/4th cup of sugar to it and mix it well.
Add in little saffron and little cardamom powder.
Mix well and turn off the gas.
Your yummy, delicious and highly nutritious almond halwa is ready to be served.
These are some really healthy yet lip smacking recipes for your toddler.
Keep experimenting with food as toddlers love variety and have unique taste preferences.
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