Some kids are really finnicky about food and it is really a tough job feeding them. When kids do not take in healthy and rich food, it really affects their growth and well-being. If your kid is a diabetic then the challenge increases even more. Of course you cannot force your kid to eat healthy food. You actually need to lure them to eat the kind of food you want them to eat.
Now what do kids expect from the food they eat? Of course kids do not know what is tasty and what is not tasty. So what can possibly attract kids?
Well, kids get attracted when there is :
- Something sweet
- A mix of tidbits
Keeping all this in mind, I have customized the recipe for Kashmiri Pulav to suit diabetic kids or any kid for that matter.
This dish is completely healthy because there is oats instead of basmati rice and there is a combination of nuts and selected fruits. This dish has flavour, colour, a tinge of sweetness and all the richness you want to give your kid.
So quickly note down the recipe now!
- One cup of oats
- 1/4 cup of fresh fruits (Apple and pomegranate)
- 1/4 cup of mixed nuts (Almond, pista cashew and raisins)
- 1/2 tsp ghee
- 1/2 tsp shajeera
- One cardamom
- One clove
- Small piece of cinnamon
- One bay leaf
- 1/4 tsp salt
- One to one and half tsp sugar free powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper powder
- Few strands of saffron
- 1/2 cup of low fat milk
- Wash and cut apple into small pieces.
- Collect the pomegranate seeds.
- Soak saffron strands in one tsp milk.
- Mix half cup of milk with water to make it one cup.
- Saute the spices in 1/2 tsp ghee and add the oats and fry for 2 minutes.
- In a pan, add milk, water, salt and soaked saffron.
- When milk and water start boiling, add the fried oats along with spices.
- In another pan, fry the nuts till it turns golden brown.
- When the oats is done, add the fried nuts,fruits,sugar free powder and pepper powder.
- Stir gently with a flat spoon.
- Serve along with cucumber raitha.
Note: Make sure that the cooked oats does not get sticky.Use the right measurement of water and milk.