Saturday, 27 February 2016

toddler recipes -Ragi wholewheat banana muffins !!

Every kid loves cakes and muffins and  we all know that there are a lot of sinful ingredients which go into our regular cakes here's healthy twist will not taste the same though but your toddler will certainly be excited to have it!!With the goodness of ragi,wholewheat,banana and almonds this is great for  breakfast, evening snacking and lunch box !!
Try this and don't forget to share your feedback with me !!


1/2 cup Ragi flour
2/3 cup Whole wheat flour
1 Egg
1 Banana(mashed)
2 tbsp Almonds(powdered or chopped)
2 tbsp Oil
1/4 cup Milk
3 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Chocolate chips (optional)
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Vanilla essence
A pinch of salt


Preheat oven at 180 degrees and line the muffin cup with liners.In a bowl sieve ragi and wholewheat flour.Add baking soda,baking powder,salt and mix in.Add almond powder as well,You can even use chopped almonds.I didn't use coz my son doesn't like chopped nuts.
In another bowl beat egg,oil,vanilla essence and sugar well.Add mashed banana and milk.Mix it well.
Now mix the dry ingredients into wet gently.Stir in the chocolate chips and scoop out the mixture in muffin moulds.Bake it for 15-20 minutes depending on your oven.

I have used very little can add more !!These muffins will not be as fluffy as the usual ones but will  be yumm and guilt free for sure !!
Enjoy these muffins with your little ones !!

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

The most healthy Soup ever with the goodness of Bottle Gourd,Carrot and Corn !!

Can you think of a healthy recipe which is delicious too...well the list is not very long for me...and so I always keep experimenting to get the best out of healthy and nutritious ingredients.
Bottle gourd is one of the most nutritious vegetable and most disliked too..But you just try this soup and  I bet you will not be able to guess that there is lauki in it ...seriously !!

Here is the recipe


2 cups chopped Bottle gourd
2 tbsp Moong Daal
Half Onion
2-3 cloves Garlic
1 Bay leaf
1/4 cup Corn
Half Carrot  finelychopped
1/4 cup finely cubed Paneer
1 tsp Cumin seeds
Black pepper
1 tbsp Butter


In a pressure cooker add bottle gourd ,moong daal,onion,bay leaf and garlic.Add half cup of water and boil it until its done.Blend it till smooth and simmer it in a heavy bottomed pan.Add butter and let it cook for five minutes.Add pepper,salt and fresh cumin powder.(Dry roast cumin seeds and crush or grind)Please use fresh cumin only for a better flavour.Add corn and chopped carrot and cook for another five minutes.Just before serving add chopped paneer and a little pepper.
Serve hot.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Toddler Recipes-Spinach Corn Rice !!

Starting with a new series "Toddler Recipes" with an objective to share healthy and yummy dishes for your little ones.As a mom I am always looking for ways to introduce nutrition in my son's diet and I keep on experimenting in my kitchen.
The recipe which I m going to share today is Spinach Corn Rice.I learnt this from my friend Ruby In London ..This rice dish was always a part of our potluck dinners.I just loved it the first time I had and have made umpteen times as its healthy and delicious too.Thanks Ruby !!Trust me you will love it too..Its a great way to include greens in your kid's diet.I made it for my son and its his favourite now.


2 Cups of  Spinach
1/4 cup Boiled Corn
1 small onion
A small piece of Ginger
Salt to taste
Black pepper
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Bay leaf
Paneer cubes for garnish (optional)
2 cups of cooked rice


Blanch  Spinach and grind it with  ginger into a smooth paste.Take oil in a pan and add cumin seeds and bay leaf.Add chopped onion.Once the onion turns brown add the spinach puree.Cook it for 10 minutes and add corn.Add salt and pepper and cook.Add a little water if required.Add cooked rice and mix it lightly.Garnish with paneer cubes and a dollop of ghee.
A healthy meal is ready for your toddler!!