Showing posts with label Kids Special. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kids Special. Show all posts

Spinach Toast using Oven

Spinach is rich in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, iron, calcium and therefore its very important to include spinach in our everyday diet. This recipe is easy to prepare and also a very healthy tasty dish to eat as a evening snack with tea.

Spinach Toast

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

  1. Bread Slices (white or wheat)
  2. Spinach - 1 cup finely chopped
  3. Garlic - 5-6 cloves - finely chopped
  4. Grated Cheese - 1/2 cup
  5. Oil - as required
Note: Put the spinach in boiling water for a min and chop them

  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg F for 10 min. 
  2. Meanwhile arrange the baking tray. Spray or grease little oil over the baking tray. Arrange the bread slices in the tray. Spread the chopped spinach over each bread slice. 
  3. Then sprinkle chopped garlic over them and finally top them with grated cheese. I used grated mozzarella cheese. you can also use Mexican blend cheese.
  4. Place them in the oven and bake for 10 min. Remove it carefully from the oven and serve hot.

Stuffed Baked Potato

Do you like potatoes?? I know this question would sound funny as its hard to find any one who do not like potatoes. Here is a great treat to the potato lover....!! Especially kids...!! These stuffed potatoes would definitely be a great appetizer or snack that you love to eat...!! A very tasty way to fill your tummy..!! :-)

Stuffed Baked Potato

Preparation Time: 15 min
Baking Time: 25 min + 10 min
Serves: 2

  • Potato - 4
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1 tsp
  • Chili paste - 1 tsp
  • Parmesan cheese - 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

  • Onion - 1 scoop
  • Tomato - 1 scoop
  • Cilantro - 2 tbsp
  • Lemon Juice - 1 tsp
  • Sour Cream - 1/2 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1 pinch
  • Salt to taste

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 deg F for 10 min. Meanwhile, Clean the potatoes and tap them dry using a kitchen tissue. Coat them with olive oil, salt and pepper. 
  2. Arrange the coated potatoes in a baking tray and pierce them with a fork on all side for uniform baking. Place them inside the heated oven. Bake them for 25 min.
  3. After baking check with a fork or knife. It should be soft. Allow it to cool for 10 min and cut the potatoes into two halves, either horizontal or vertical. I cut them in horizontal style. Using a spoon, scoop inside of the potato leaving a small thick wall and transfer to a bowl.
  4. Mash the scooped potato. Add chili paste and salt. Mix them well and set aside.
  5. Meanwhile, mix the ingredients given in "Stuffing" section except sour cream. Mix them well and allow it to rest to 5 min. Then add sour cream and give a stir. 
  6. In the potato shell, first add the mashed potato and give a light press. Then add the prepared stuffing. Arrange them on baking tray. 
  7. Top each stuffed potatoes with Parmesan cheese. Again bake them for 8 min and broil for 2 min. Keep an eye on your potatoes while in Broil.
Yummy baked potatoes..!! :-)

Stuffed Baked Potato

Ragi / Keppai Roti

Ragi Roti is a very healthy and tasty food. This can be prepared in minutes and can be served as breakfast or snack. Ragi roti can be made little thicker or thinner. If you make thick patty, make sure that the inside is also cooked well. More onion added to this roti will give more flavor. And also if you are preparing for kids, you can skip green chili.

You can also try ragi dosa with urad dhal, instant ragi dosa...!! ;-)

Preparation Time: 20 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2

  • Ragi flour - 1 cup
  • Small Onion - 10-12
  • Green chili - 3 (for mild level of spicy)
  • Oil - as required
  • salt to taste

  1. In a large mixing bowl add ragi flour, salt, onion, green chili. Mix them well. Add water and make it into a smooth dough. I used my food processor for preparing the dough. Them make small balls from the dough.
  2. Heat a pan. Now take little oil in the palm / polythene sheet / banana leaf. Place the small ragi ball and tap them to form a small circle. Transfer it slowly in the heated pan. I usually tap them directly on the pan. keep in medium flame. When one side gets cooked, turn to other side. It usually takes little longer time to get cooked in the middle. If they turn white, just grease with little oil.

Mini Carrot Dosa

It is always a challenge for moms to feed a healthy diet for their naughty kids. Making the dishes colorful tempts kids to eat. Mixing veggies in every possible ways is good for health, this mini carrot dosa is one such way..!!!

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 5 min
Serves: 2


  1. Dosa Batter - 1 cup
  2. Carrot - 2 medium sized



1.  Clean the carrot and grate them. Heat dosa pan and grease it with little oil. When the pan is hot, pour dosa batter using a tablespoon. Make small othappam. Sprinkle carrot over the mini dosa.

2.  When one side of the mini dosa turns brown, turn it to other side and spray oil. Transfer mini dosa to plate.

Palak Paratha / Spinach Chappathi

Here is the green healthy paratha / chappathi for kids. ;-) The taste will be so yummy that kids who do not eat spinach properly as side dish would love these green paratha. Give a try and leave your comments..!! :-)

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
Serves: 2


·         Chappathi flour - 3 cup
·         Thick Curd - 1 tbsp

To saute:

1.      Spinach - 200gm
2.      Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
3.      Chili powder - 1 tsp
4.      Garlic - 2 or 3
5.      Coriander powder - 3 tsp
6.      Cumin powder - 1 tsp
7.      Salt to taste



1.   Clean spinach/ palak with fresh water and set aside.
2.   Heat a medium sized pan. Add fresh spinach and all other ingredients given in “To saute”. Keep in medium flame for 3 min. Spinach will shrink and become soft. Allow it to cool.

3.   Once it cools down, transfer it to a mixer. Add curd and grind into smooth paste.

4.   Take chappathi flour in a mixing bowl and add spinach paste and make it into dough. Adjust salt. Add little water if required. I did not add water as the water content in the spinach paste was sufficient.

5.   Make balls from the dough of required size and roll it into paratha.

6.   Heat a small flat pan. Cook one side of the paratha and roll-over to the other side. Take it off the pan once both sides are cooked.
Serve hot with raita

Vegetable Idly

Preparation Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 25 min
Serves: 10 idly can be stuffed


 ·         Idly batter - 10 cup


·         Onion - ½ cup
·         Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
·         Green peas - ¼ cup
·         Capsicum - ¼ cup
·         Carrot - ¼ cup
·         Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
·         Chili powder - 1 tsp
·         Coriander powder - 2 tsp
·         Garam masala -  1 tsp
·         Oil - 2 tbsp
·         Salt - to taste



1.  Heat oil in a medium sized pan, add onion and saute until it turns soft. To this add ginger garlic paste and saute until it raw smell leaves.

2.  Add all vegetables one by one and saute them. Add salt when vegetable gets cooked. Sprinkle water if needed. Vegetables should be almost cooked.

3.   Then add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder. Add ¼ cup of water. Close the lid and keep in low flame for 5 min.

4.  In the idly pan, pour half scoop of idly batter and then place the stuffing in the middle of the batter.

5.  Then cover the stuffing with another half scoop of batter. Steam for 10-15 min. It takes usual time as it takes for cooking normal idly.

Serve those fluffy idly with sambhar and chutney....!!! A great treat for kids....!! :)