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 :
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
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.
My entry to Jhiva for this month is Oats Uttappam. Thanks Suganya for hosting and I am very happy to contribute this recipe in this event.
As I have already mentioned in my previous recipe, oats are rich in protein and fiber and including oats in your daily menu helps you reduces cholesterol and also helps to control sugar level in the blood.
So here goes my recipe.
One cup of oats
Half cup of wheat rava
Quarter cup of green gram
2 to 3 tablespoon rice flour
2 green chillies
2 red chillies
1 tsp jeera
Salt as required
Cooking oil for making uttappam
One onion (finely chopped)
One tomato (finely chopped)
Few coriander leaves
Dosai mirch powder (milagai podi) for garnishing
Soak Oats for 15 minutes
Soak wheat rava for half an hour
Soak green gram for 8 hours
Grind the soaked oats, wheat rava, green gram, green chillies, red chillies, jeera to a smooth paste
Mix rice flour and salt to the ground batter
Allow the batter to ferment for 4 to 5 hours
Heat tawa and pour the ladle full of batter to make it round shape and little thicker in size
Sprinkle chopped onion, chopped tomato and coriander leaves
Pour oil on all the sides of uttappam
When it is cooked on one side, flip the uttappam on other side
When it turns brown, sprinkle dosai milagai podi on the top of uttappam
Serve hot with chutney, sambar or fresh curd
Note: The consistency of the batter should be like dosa batter.
Last Saturday, we were in a holiday mood. We went shopping, had sumptuous lunch and came back only in the evening. I was too tired to cook. But I didn’t want any of us to skip dinner. My daughter wanted something light, but filling. I quickly made this porridge without milk and sugar.
Generally oats are rich in protein and fiber and including oats in your diet regularly helps you reduce cholesterol and also helps you control blood sugar.
This porridge is ideal for those who want to lose weight and are on diet.
The steps to make this porridge are simple.
I first cooked the oats and allowed it to cool. I added two carrots, one amla, fresh curd, enough salt and enough water in a mixer and ground the contents well. I strained the ground contents and added the contents to the cooked oats.
The result was something as shown below 🙂
You can have this porridge with fruits.
Note: The consistency of the porridge should be like soup.
For a cup of raw oats, you can take two carrots, one amla and half cup of fresh curd.