Egg burji , Boiled Egg, Omlette ….. what next ? Let’s try some egg curry this time! Do you know Eggs are good source of vitamin D ? An essential vitamin that most of us lack. A lack of vitamin D increases our risk for a range of conditions including brittle bones and cancer. Vitamin D supplementation is highly recommended by Pediatric associations for infants from birth onwards. As suggested by my ped , apart from the food sources i also give my toddler a vitamin D supplement.
Gyan on goodness
Eggs are an extremely nutrient-dense food. Eggs are a good source of antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin. Eggs are an important dietary source of choline, a nutrient required for normal cell function. Research suggests choline may be important in early brain development and memory function.
- 2 Eggs
- 1/4 cup of grated coconut
- 1/2 cup of onion ( cut in small pieces)
- 1 tspn of coriander seeds
- 1-2 dry red chilly
- a pinch of tamarind
- a pinch of turmeric
- salt to taste
- Hard boil the eggs and keep aside
- Take a thick bottom pan, heat 2 tspn of oil and fry onion ( take 1/4 cup from the actual measure) + coriander seeds + red chilly for about 2-3 mins
- Grind the above fried ingredients with coconut + tamarind to a fine paste
- Add a little more oil to the same tava/pan and fry the remaining onion for about 2 mins
- Add the ground paste to this and bring it to boil
- Now add boiled eggs and boil for an other minute or so
Fruit Custard Dessert – It gets a little too boring for kids to eat fruits alone and they may not really empty the fruit bowl, try making it a delight by adding some custard to it. Kids will love this creamy texture on fruits and i am sure they will be come back for an other serving.
- Any kind / any number of fruits of your kids choice
- Custard powder – any flavour ( I have used strawberry and Mango)
- Few dry fruits ( raisins/cashews)
- Take 4-5 tspn of milk from 500 ml milk, add 2 big spoons of custard powder to this and make a thin paste.
- Bring the rest of the milk to boil and simmer it.
- Add 4-5 tspn of sugar to the milk and stir it until it dissolves
- Now add the custard paste to the milk and stir continuously for 2-3 mins / until it gets thicker
- Allow it to cool
- Cut all the fruits and keep aside
- Cut all the dry fruits into small pieces and keep aside
- Once the custard cools down , mix all of the above and refrigerate it for 15- 20 mins and serve chilled
We make a lot of dishes using Poha or Beaten rice which can be served for Breakfast or as a evening snack. Chinnu likes the sweetened version of poha. So Gud Poha goes into my menu more often. Flattened Rice – Also called Avalakki in Kannada and Phovu in Konkani .This is an easily digestible form of raw rice and is normally used to prepare snacks or light and easy fast food in indian kitchen.
- 1 cup Poha
- 1/4 cup of grated coconut
- 1/4 cup of grated jaggery
- A pinch of cardamom powder
- Take a thick bottom pan , add jaggery + coconut + cardamom powder and dry roast it for 2-3 mins
- Remove from flame. Allow it to cool
- Now add poha to this mixture and stir it well until the poha blends well with the mixture