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.

SPINACH DOSA

Ingredients

Par-boiled rice: 1 1/2 cups
Chana dal, Tuvar dal, Moong dal and Urad dal (combined) : 1 cup
Curry leaves: 5
Jeera 1tsp
Dry red chillies: As per taste(optional can be made without them too)
Spinach : 1/2 cup, chopped
Onion: 1/4 cup, finely chopped
Salt: to taste


Method:
Soak rice and dals seperately for 4 hours. Grind rice and spinach and make a smooth batter. Coarse grind the dals along with curry leaves, jeera and dry red chillies. Mix dals, finely chopped onion to the rice batter. Then make dosas (pan cakes) out of it.

Soups .........

Soup is an easy and delicious way to combine healthful ingredients such as whole grains, vegetables, and protein choices. Its super easy to make and very less time taking . It makes the whole process of cooking food for your baby enjoyable and easy and not to forget full of wholesome ingredients.

You can me a broth and freeze so that you can use it later. The broth by itself is a clear soup and can be given by themselfs.

Vegetable broth:

3 cloves of garlic; pealed and smashed
2 celery ribs chopped
fresh sliced mushrooms
1 cup carrot chopped
2 cups leeks
2 large potato cubed
10 springs of parsley
2tbsp of rosemary, dill or thyme
1 bay leaf
10 black pepper corn
1 large onion cut in big slice
water
1/4 tsp ground clove

Method:
Rinse and put all the above in a pressure cooker with water and cook them for 20 mins. After it cools remove and strain them ... use into any soup.

you can use the carrot and potato in other dishes

Palak soup

Ingredients:

1 cup of palak,
1/2 potato
1/2 onion
1 clove of garlic
salt to taste
half tsp butter
pepper little
1 tsp cream for garnish

Method:

wash and cut the palak, potato and onion into small pieces and pressure cook them with some salt and water and garlic for 2-3 whistles. After it cools blend them and let it boil with some butter and pepper for 5 mins. The spinach soup is ready.. serve it with some cream on top of it.

the potato in the recipe helps the soup to get thick. You can serve this with a toast of brown bread or rice.

Mixed Vegetable soup

Ingredients:

Half carrot
1 potato
1 Onion
3-4 pods of garlic
1 tomato
1 small size floret of clauliflower
small piece cabbage
small piece of lauki(bottle gourd)
few leaves of palak
salt to taste
half tsp butter
pinch of black pepper


Method:
Cut all vegetables in small pieces. Put them in pressure cooker along with salt and water (water level -so much that all vegetables are soaked) Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Allow to cool put the content in the blender along with water and make a puree.Let the puree boil in an open vessel(u may add water if u feel the soup is thick) once boiled, check for salt, if needed add more along with butter and black pepper.

the soup above is a very good option for the bigger children as they fail to eat vegetables normally even half a cup of this soup would be great for the child's nutrition. It is not always neccessary that all the above vegetables should be there you can add or substract any veggiee ...
you can add any number of vegetables to this soup.

PEA'S SOUP

Ingredients:

500 gm shelled peas or you can use frozen ones
1 onion finely chopped
2.5 cup vegetable or chicken stock
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp fresh creamsalt
and pepper to taste

Method: Heat some ghee in a pan then add the onion and saute till pink. Then add the peas and saute or a further 5 minutes. Add seasoning and vegetable stock. Boil and simmer till the peas are cooked. Puree in a grinderor if your kid is a little older you can just mash it with a laddle and serve. Serve hot topped with fresh cream.

Fruits and oats porridge

you will need :-

2 tbsp of rolled oats
150 ml milk
1 banana
1 apple
1tsp honey/ jaggary

method:-

cook 2 tbsp of rolled oats in150 ml milk in a microwavepeel n core an apple and microwave it on high for 1 minchop 1 banana ann add to the cooked oats along with the cooked apple
mix it and make it to a smooth paste according to your childs need ( as per age) adjust consistency by adding more milk according to the child's needadd 1tsp honey to sweeten or jaggary

Finger Foods

Finger foods are any small size food bites that your baby can pick and eat by themselves.

This is one thing that we keep thinking about giving our kids and keep thinking when to start. Finger foods can be started as early as they can hold any thing in their hand and can eat. That would be around 7 to 9 months. Initially to start with you can start with
1> Murmura Or What You Can Say Puffed Rice.
2> Parle G Biscuits or marie biscuits Broken Into Small Pieces

I prefer to start with puffed rice because they get mushy in their mouth immediately when they put in their mouth and can’t chock them.

As they master to eat then we can try lot more stuff like
1> Potato cut into fingers and baked or boiled
2> Boiled carrots, green beans , sweet potatos
3> Toasted brown bread with cheese
4> Small cut fruits like apple banana
5> Roti cut into small pieces
6> Soup sticks , Rusk or toast which we eat with tea
7> Small cut pieces of paneer/tofu and cheese
8> Nicely boiled pastas.. they come in nice different shapes