Wednesday, 13 June 2012

TODDLERS (1-3 YEARS) FOOD RECIPES

IDLI

INGREDIENTS:

IDLI



Rice-----------------2 cups
Urad Dal (White)----1 cup
Fenugreek seeds-----1 tsp
Salt------------------1 tbsp
Ghee ----------------for greasing

METHOD OF PREPARATION:

  • Pick, wash and soak the daal overnight or for 8 hours.
  • Pick, wash and drain the rice. Grind it coarsely in a blender.
  • Grind the daal into a smooth and forthy paste.
  • Now mix the grinded rice and daal together into a batter.
  • Mix salt and set aside in a warm place for 8-9 hours or overnight for fermenting.
  • Idlis are ready to be cooked when the batter is well fermented.
  • Grease the idle holder or pan well and fill each of thm with 3/4th full of batter.
  • Steam cook idlis on medium flame for about 10 minutes or until done.
  • Use a butter knife to remove the idlis.
  • Serve them with less chilli coconut chutney for kids.
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CURD RICE

CURD RICE

 INGREDIENTS:

 Boiled rice----------------------1 cup
Yogurt (Curd)-------------------1 cup
Ghee----------------------------2 tbsp
Chana Dal-----------------------1 tsp
Urad Dal------------------------1 tsp
Mustard Seeds------------------1 tsps
Mashed ginger-------------------1/2 tsp
Coconut grinded ----------------2 tbsp
 Salt-----------------------------to taste
  
METHOD OD PREPARATION:
  • In a saucepan heat 2 tablespoonful of ghee.
  • Add mustard seeds to the oil.
  • When the mustard seeds start popping add chana and urad daal.
  • After a minute, add in the ginger.
  • Saute them for a minute. Take the pan off the gas.
  • Add in the rice.
  • Mix the salt and grinded coconut.
  • Just before serving, mix all the ingredients with yogurt (curd) and milk.
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TIPS FOR PREPARING BABY FOODS

  1. Wash fresh fruits and vegetables Thoroughly wash the vegetables and fruits before preparation.
  2. Boil or steam You can cook fruits (such as sliced apples,pears and peaches) and vegetables (such as sweet potatoes and peas) until they're soft enough to mash. When boiling, use the smallest amount of water possible to retain vitamins.
  3. Mash or Puree Use a fork, food processor, or blender to puree or mash foods to the proper consistency suggested for your baby's age. For example, for an 6-month-old baby, the food should be pureed but for 8 months it can be lumpier as cottage cheese.
  4. Storing the Food Fruit and vegetables can be frozen for up to 6 months. spoon the prepared food into an ice-cube tray. Once the food is frozen, pop out the cubes and place them in a freezer storage container or bag. Don't forget to label it with food type and date.
  5. Thawing the frozen food You can defrost individual food cubes in your refrigerator, a heated baby dish, or microwave oven. Remember to sir the microwaved food as heat is unevenly distributed. Touch-test the food's temperature before feeding your baby.
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SOLID FOOD FOR BABIES 10-12 MONTHS

  • Chopped cooked vegetables and fruits.
  • steamed florets of broccolli as finger food
  • Sliced soft fruit( bannana,kiwi or mango)
  • well cooked pasta with minced chicken and a tomato sauce
  • steamed chopped spinach and cootage cheese
  • a slice of fruit bread
  • sandwiches with mashed tuna
  • cooked rice with peas and carrot.
  • Thick lentil soup.
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SOLID FOOD FOR BABIES 8-10 MONTHS

  • Mashed potato and broccoli with cheese
  • cootage cheese with fruit
  • Sliced soft fruit( bannana,kiwi or mango)
  • small sandwiches with a smear of cream cheese or avocado
  • caulifower with cheese
  • carefully deboned white fish
  • Mashed beans or lentils
  • oats porridge
  • cooked white or brown rice
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SOLID FOOD FOR BABIES 6-7 MONTHS

  • Iron fortified rice cereal mixed with breast milk or formula or cooled boiled water.
  • Vegetables (pureed) such as potato, pumpkin, sweet potato,carrot, broccoli, peas, zuchini.
  • Stewed apples, peaches, pears, apricots (no extra sugar).
  • Mashed soft avocado. 
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