Oatmeal Dosa / uttapam

This is one of the favorite in my house very easy to make and very yummy to eat. One more oats dish that is loved in my house is oats idly that too is a very easy to make will post its recipe some time soon.
For the dosa recipe

Oatmeal Dosa

you will need :

1 tblspoon Oats
2-3 tblspoons Rawa
1 tblspoon Curd.
a pinch of jeera powder

method:

Mix well and let it ferment for 10-15 mins.
Add water, salt and make dosas.

its just the variation in it if your child is younger the a year add in the veggie puries into it or else you can add in chopped or grated veggies as per their age. it comes out really colorful and yummy.

EGGS ---------- Incredible Protein


EGGS : I have known they are 2 types of people either they love eggs or they hate them never found any who say they are okk. AS they advertise its indeed incredible protein. I personally love eggs and so does my husband so we always have them in stock.

I love to make eggs for my kids too becoz Eggs are a ubiquitous part of breakfast and provide the highest-quality protein, versatility and convenience. Its easy to make a very low cost way to introduce them to the high quality protein. Just look at the Nutrient Content of a Large Egg and you will now how gud it is

the full chart is at
http://www.incredibleegg.org/health-and-nutrition/egg-nutrients/nutrient-chart

When can I start EGG :

This is the biggest argument that comes when i say egg to every one. White first or yoke first. When I started baby food for my son ( who is 3 now) they said that you have to give yoke as white can cause allergy now when i started it for my daughter my doctor allowed me to give her both at the age of
6 months and said that the latest research shows that you can give it to kids at small as 6 months both white and the yoke.

The best way to start egg is scrambled egg.

Scrambled egg:

you need:

Egg
milk
salt and pepper ( optional)

method :

In a pan heat some butter or ghee

beat egg and milk together and keep aside

when it is hot add in the mixture and keep mixing till they scramble and are nicely cooked .
remove off heat and mix in salt and pepper and serve.


Boiled EGG:

You need:

egg
water for boiling
salt and pepper (optional)
2tbsps milk

method :

boil the egg completely till hard. ( the eggs will spin if it is completely cooked from inside )
remove the shell and grate it on to the grater and add in salt and pepper if you like and milk for some consistency. it is ready for feeding your kids

http://indianbabyfood.blogspot.com/2008/04/baby-omelet.html#comments

French toast


In my egg series this is the easy breakfast for the kids. easy to make and I guess every kids will love it.

You need :


2 slices of brown bread.
1 egg
2-3 tbsp milk
2 tsp sugar
cinnamon or cardamom powder as per choice .
ghee /butter

Method : Beat the egg with milk and sugar nicely till the suger mixes nicely with the egg.


Add in the cinnamon / cardamom (elichi) powder.

heat a pan with ghee or butter.


Dip the brown bread in the egg and toast on both sides. I preffer brown bread but you can use any bread you like. they are gud to eat.
Here are some of my creative ideas for serving them to fussy kids who do not like to eat it or if you want to serve them with fruits.

  • You can just serve them with fruits with them
  • or just cube up the bread after you toast them and skew them on to the kabob skewers alternating them with fruits of your choice.
  • spread cream cheese or jam inside and add in some fruits between 2 breads and then dip them in to the egg and toast.
  • Use cookie cutters to cut bread into different shapes or just cut triangles or rectangles and serve. Any fussy kids would love to eat it if the presentation is gud.

Anda paratha !!!




This is the lovely recipe that I recently learned and my son loves it.
you need:

1-2 eggs
2tbsp cheese
salt
pepper
flour to make rotis.
Method:

Beat the eggs in a bowl and add in salt and pepper and cheese and keep aside. You can also make it more nutritious by adding in veggies or adding some cold cut meats too.

Mix the flour for the rotis as normal and set aside for atleast 15 mins.

roll out the rotis and apply the oil and fold them into a triangle or square and then roll them out again.

heat a tava and start to cook the paratha once you have cooked on one side then turn it bubbles start forming on the paratha and then separate the paratha and then pour in the egg mixture into it and close it and apply some ghee or oil on top of the paratha to cook. The egg cooks inside the paratha.

I learned this recipe from a you tube video adding in the link here so that you can understand it easily.

My Daughters schedule

This is one thing that most of us keep thinking how to manage my child schedule, I am no expert in it as well as I also used to wonder how to manage it. The first thing I started doing was asking moms around and my friends how do they manage their time with their kids and try to get the best of them into my schedule ( this is the far best trick that worked for me and my son the elder one ) the second i did was read blog and forums for more details on how I can manage more time with them ( this is what actually inspired me to do what I am doing now :D ). Being a mom of two and the experience I have gained with it I have varied the schedule from time to time with the kids and my convenience ofcoz to put it in words for other to understand i would actually divide them into age groups that would help us. this is mostly the food schedule of my kids they are both a lil different for both my kids so i would just put in the general one that for food.

Newborn to 4 months breastfeed (BF)every 2 hours.

4-6 months: both my kids are late risers they get up around 8am-9am .

6 am : BF

8am : or the time they get up normally after my last breastfeed she gets up in 2 hrs her internal clock ticks i guess.

8:15/8:30 : between this time i make sure i give her breakfast that is ragi porridge or any other porridge .

she plays and then goes to sleep by 9:30 - 10 after I BF her.


12 noon : lunch would be any veggie puree with rice porridge, dal rice

2 pm : BF and put to sleep again

4 pm : I feed her some fruit puree/ or fruit yogurt/ if its cold then soups.

6 pm : dinner would be again some veggie pure with rice porridge

8 pm : BF and sleep

As she grew older I only changed the menu items. I made her lunch more of Dal rice and curd rice with veggies cooked with lil oil spices. Introducing them to blander Indian stuff. I pretty much give her all this till she turned one.

1yr and above: This is when I started to completely wean her from my breast and start her on the whole milk. They start geting out of their comfort zone. It took longer for me to put her to sleep. she got more active and more energetic.


8 am : 5-8 oz milk

10 am : ragi or kanji porridge ( with fruits and milk if sweet or milk and salt)

12 noon: lunch time dal and rice or any thing I think I can feed her with less spices with rice


3:30 pm : milk shake or plan milk

5:00 pm : juice / , soup


7:00 pm : dinner that would be more of porridge initially but as she grows will change it.


8 :00 pm sleep

Back to the blogging world....

had been soo busy for so long that could not blog at all so I am starting again now. As i am making food for my daughter now i can surely hope to upload my recipes with photos and also update my old recipes with new pics as I will have to relook and learn them all over again to make for her.

Soyabean Dosa

Ingredients:

Soyabean-soaked in water for 8 hours,
followed by sprouting which increases their vitamin E content.
Ginger
jeera
Salt
Chillies (optional)
Rice Flour-1-2 tsp,


Method :

1. Grind the soyabeans in a grinder, with ginger, jeera, salt and chillies to taste.
2. Add water till the consistency is of idli-atta.
3. Heat the coated pan. Pour soyamixture on the hot pan, about 2 large spoonful. Spread with a spoon. Cover. Cook for 2 min, on medium heat.
4. Invert and cook other side, without cover.

Additions: Adding Onions, Tomatoes, Grated Carrots, Grated Raddish, Cumin seeds make the dosa more delicious. Oil can be sprayed on pan while cooking, but is not a must.