KIDS AND TODDLER RECIPES : CARROT AND PEAS RICE
This is a rice dish, which I cook for my kids very often, especially on days when get tired of the dhal or rasam rice for lunch :) This dish is ideal for kids more than a old due to the spices added. We add fennel either in powder form or as seasoning in almost all the dishes (my grandma's style cooking ), so I have started introducing fennel and garlic in my kids dishes since they turned one and luckily they love these kids of spices just like me :)
1. Cooked rice, 1 cup.
2. Carrots, medium size, 2, grated or chopped into very small bite-size pieces.
3. Fresh peas, a handful, cooked and mashed up if preferred.
4. Onion, small, 1, diced finely.
5. Garlic, 1 clove, crushed (or) ginger-garlic paste, 1/6 teaspoon.
6. Pepper powder, a pinch or less. For older kids, a pinch of chili powder can be added if you are introducing your kids to spicy foods.
7. Fennel powder, a pinch.
8. Turmeric powder, a pinch.
9. Salt as per taste.
10. Curry leaves, 2-3 for flavor. This can be removed from the rice before rice.
11. Mustard seeds, 1/6th teaspoon, (optional). This can be skipped if serving this rice for toddlers.
Cook the rice separately, mash it if preferred, and let it cool. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter once the oil turns hot. Now add the diced onions and sauté for a couple of minutes until the onions are translucent. Now the ginger-garlic paste and the powders along with salt and sauté for a few minutes under low flame until the powders lose their raw smell. Add the carrots and peas along with half a cup of water, mix everything, and cook closed under low flame for 10-12 minutes until the carrots are done and the dish turns a little dry. Mix this with rice and little bit of ghee if preferred and serve.
Variation: A small piece of cinnamon and cardamom can also be added while seasoning and removed before mixing in the rice.
Labels: Kids and Todller recipes
Cooking and trying out new recipes is my passion. I come from a family with where type 2 diabetes is very common and we have lost many loved one due to complications of this disease. This blog is my humble attempt to create low-carb and healthy dishes and well as healthy lifestyle tips suitable for diabetics. This blog is to prove that healthy, primarily diabetic-friendly foods, can be tasty as well. Kuhapriyai @ Gita