Monday, September 5, 2011

Vegetable fries ( Pakodey)

Ingredients for 2 people - 
  1. Rice - 1 handful
  2. Gram flour ( Besan) - 4-5 tbsp
  3. Cauliflower -  7-8 small flowers
  4. Onion - 3-4 round slices
  5. Potato - 9-10 long thin slices
  6. Eggplant - 9-10 long thin slices
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  9. Red chilli flakes - 1/2 tsp
  10. Oil- 1 bowl ( for frying)
Directions - 
  • Soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Drain the water, grind it in a mixer.
  • Transfer the content in a large bowl, add gram flour with 1/2 cup of water and mix it gently, so that no lumps are left over.
  • Add salt and red chilli flakes, mix it.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Dip 1 vegetable at a time in a mixture and deep fry it in a pan.
  • Enjoy it with a tomato sauce/ pudina chutney.

Semolina milk pudding ( Suzi kheer)

Ingredients - 
  1. Semolina - 1/2 cup
  2. Sugar - 1tsp
  3. Milk - 1/2 glass
Directions - 
  • Boil a glass of water in a pan, add semolina, cook it for 8-10 minutes.
  • When semolina cooked, add milk and cook it for 5 more minutes.
  • Add sugar, switch off the flame. 
  • Garnish it with almonds and raisins ( not for babies).
  • Semolina pudding thickens when get cold, so before serving add half a cup of milk.
  • Give it to baby when pudding is at room temperature.
NOTE FOR FEEDING BABIES-
  • IF SEMOLINA IS COOKED DIRECTLY IN MILK, THE WATER CONTENT OF MILK EVAPORATES, MILK THICKENS, QUITE DIFFICULT FOR BABY TO DIGEST.
  • IF BABIES STOMACH IS UPSET, USE THE SAME THING TO FEED BABY, ONLY THING TO SUBSTITUTE IS MILK. After cooking semolina, add sugar, switch off the flame, and add 1tbsp of milk powder or powder ( lactose free). Mix it properly and give it to baby.

Semolina ( Suzi) stew ( for babies above 9 months)

Ingredients - 
  1. Semolina ( Suzi) - 1 cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Carrot - 1/2 ( cut in small pieces)
  4. Green Beans - 2 ( cut in small pieces)
  5. Onion - 1/2 cup ( chopped)
  6. Corn seeds - 8-10 pieces
  7. Ghee ( unsalted butter) - 1tsp
Directions - 
  • In a 1 tsp of ghee ( unsalted butter), add semolina and fry it for 5 minutes, so that all butter is evenly spread all over semolina.
  • Add all vegetables, keep on frying until the semolina turns brown.
  • Add salt and water ( double in amount), Mix it, check whether the vegetables got cooked or not. If yes, then on high flame keep on stirring. If not, then on medium flame cover the pan and let the vegetables get cooked. 
  • Let all the water get dried up. The stew is ready for baby.
NOTE - DO NOT USE CAULIFLOWER AND PEAS IN VEGETABLES, AS IT MIGHT CAN RESULT IN BAD DIGESTION AND GASTRIC PROBLEMS IN BABIES.

Semolina (suzi) stew for babies under 9 mnths

Ingredients-
  1. Semolina ( suzi)- 1/2 cup
  2. Potato - 1/4 ( cut in small pieces)
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Unsalted butter (ghee) - 1/4 tsp ( only if ur baby is able to digest ghee, otherwise this dish taste goods even without ghee)
Directions -
  • Fry semolina in a dry heated pan until it turns brown.
  • Add cut potato in a pan, with salt. Keep on stirring for 5 minutes.
  • Add water ( double in quantity) and cook it. Keep on stirring, until water completely gets absorbed.
  • Add ghee for giving it to baby ( only add if baby is able to digest ghee)
NOTE - ALWAYS TASTE FOOD, TEMPERATURE AND TASTE BEFORE GIVING IT TO BABY. IF IT TASTES GOOD TO YOU THEN ONLY BABY WILL LIKE IT. DON'T GIVE HOT FOOD TO BABY AS IT MIGHT BE VERY HOT FOR BABY.

Cilantro-Peanut Dip (chutney)

Ingredients-

1.   Cilantro (Dhania) leaves - 2 Cup
Washed and dried cliantro leaves
2.   Peanut roasted - 1/2 cup
3.   garlic cloves - 2 cloves
4.   Salt to taste
5.   Lemon - 1/4 piece
6.   Green chilli -2 small
7.   Tomato - 1 small ( sliced)




Ready Chutney


Directions -

Wash and clean cilantro leaves. Now, separate leaves and stems. Take all the leaves together in a mixer jar. Along with it take green chilli, garlic cloves, roasted peanut, salt and sliced tomato. Grind everything together. After turning the dip in serving bowl, squeeze a lemon juice in the dip.

This dip goes with chips, rice, tortilla everything.

Semolina snack ( Upma)

Ingredients -
  1. Semolina (Suzi) - 2 Cup
  2. Salt to taste
  3. Black Mustard seeds - 1tsp
  4. Chana Lintel - 2 tsp
  5. Leaves of Kari ( Kari patta) - 8-10 leaves
  6. Onions ( sliced)- 1/4 of medium size
  7. Tomato ( cut in small pieces)- 1 medium size
Directions -


  • In a 1 tsp of heated oil in a dry pan, add mustard seeds, Cover the lid and let it crackle.
  • Add Leaves of kari, chana lintel and onions, let it turn dark in colour.
  • Add Semolina and salt according to ur taste, and keep on stirring it on pan till it turns light brown in color ( if you won't stir it, it will burn from the bottom).
  • Add tomatoes and fry it for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Add water, double in quantity, so that all the content is properly soaked.
  • It will absorb the water very quickly, so keep on stirring occasionally.
  • Enjoy it with tomato sauce/ mint chutney.

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