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5 Interesting Recipes for Kids

Quick and delicious recipes that fussy eaters won't resist!

05 Apr, 2020 by Gargi Bisht

Quick and delicious recipes that fussy eaters won't resist!

Children are picky eaters and no matter how hard you push them or promise to bribe them more than usual, dinner/lunchtime ends up in chaos. If you also have some fussy eaters at home and looking for ways to feed nutritious food that they approve of, check out the following unique recipes for children that are so delicious, it'll be hard for them to say no to.

1. Carrot and Paneer Sandwich

A nutritious meal for kids, this sandwich is fairly easy to make. Carrot and Paneer Sandwich fulfils dietary protein and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated Carrots
  • 1 cup grated Paneer
  • 4 tbsp Green Chutney
  • Whole Wheat Bread
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  • Take grated carrot, mayonnaise, salt in a bowl and mix well.
  • In another bowl, add grated paneer, green chutney, salt to taste and mix well.
  • One sandwich will require three slices of bread. Take one slice of bread and spread the carrot chutney mixture.
  • Cover it with another slice of bread and then spread the Green Chutney and Paneer mixture on that slice, and place the last slice of bread on top.
  • Trim off the edges and serve.

2. Beetroot Dosa

Rich in calcium and iron, Beetroot Dosa is not only a healthy meal option but also so colourful that your kids will have a hard time resisting it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Dosa Batter
  • 1 chopped Beetroot (small)
  • 2 Green Chillies
  • 2 Red Chillies
  • 1-inch Ginger - chopped
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Jeera
  • Oil for cooking

Directions

  • In a mixer grinder, add the chopped beetroot, green chillies, red chillies, ginger and cumin seeds and grind to a smooth paste. Set aside.
  • Take the Dosa batter in a large bowl, add ground beetroot paste and mix well.
  • Heat non-stick Tawa on a medium flame, pour one ladleful of above batter and spread it to form round shaped dosa. Apply oil and cook for 2 minutes. Flip once and repeat till cooked well.
  • Serve hot with Sambar or Chutney of your choice.

3. Banana Oatmeal Pancakes

This sweet treat is sure to appeal to your young one's palate. This healthy breakfast option is packed with fiber, potassium and plenty of protein to help fuel little bodies till their next meal.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 medium-sized Bananas
  • Whole Wheat Flour
  • Rolled Oats
  • Baking Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Vanilla extract (optional)
  • Strawberries or Seasonal Fruits (for garnishing)
  • Honey/Mixed Fruit Jam

Directions

  • Mash the bananas.
  • Add all the ingredients and stir together in a large bowl.
  • Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto a warm pan or skillet and cook until you see bubbles.
  • Flip and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Garnish with some strawberries or any seasonal fruit of your choice.
  • Serve warm with either honey or fruit jam.

4. Veg Vermicelli Upma

A better alternative to noodles, Veg Vermicelli Upma is a colourful lunch/dinner option which is loved by kids, and also an innovative way to sneak in some veggies in their meal.

Ingredients

• 2 cups Seviyan / Vermicelli

• 1 medium-sized Onion

• 1 medium-sized Tomato

• 1 Green Chili - optional

• 1.5 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste

• 1 cup seasonal veggies (beans, carrots, peas, cauliflower) - chopped

• ½ tsp Garam Masala Powder

• 1tsp Coriander Powder

• ½ tsp Red Chilli Powder

• Coriander Leaves

• 4 cups Water

• Salt to taste

• 2 tbsp Ghee

• 1 small Bay Leaf

• ½ tsp Cumin Seeds

Directions

• Roast vermicelli in a tsp of ghee until slightly golden.

• Boil 4 cups of water with required salt in a kadhai. When the water is about to boil, add roasted vermicelli, cover and cook for 3 minutes.

• Transfer the cooked vermicelli to another vessel and set aside. Heat the same pan with remaining ghee. Add cumin and bay leaf to temper. Let it crackle.

• Then add onions and ginger garlic paste. Saute until golden brown. Once the onion becomes transparent, add green chillies and stir well.

• Add tomatoes and coriander leaves. Saute until tomatoes become mushy. Now, add all spice powders and mix well.

• Add chopped veggies. Mix well and cook covered with 1/4 cup of water until the vegetables are soft.

• Add cooked vermicelli and gently toss with cooked vegetables for two minutes.

• Serve hot.

5. Vegetable and Cheese Cutlets

A perfect light snack for that evening hunger pangs. Containing the goodness of veggies and the yummy taste of cheese, this melt in your mouth snack will be gobbled up in a jiffy.

Ingredients

  • 1 Egg
  • 2 cups of steamed Cauliflower
  • 1 cup steamed Carrot
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheese
  • 1 Spring Onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup Bread Crumbs
  • Salt to taste.
  • Oil to shallow fry

Directions

  • Mix cauliflower, carrot, cheese, spring onion and bread crumbs in a bowl and mash.
  • Add salt and mix well.
  • Add an egg and mix again. If the mixture is too wet, add a spoonful of breadcrumbs.
  • Form into round patties, roll in breadcrumbs and shallow fry on both sides till golden.
  • Serve with ketchup or your choice of Green Chutney.

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Written By



Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.

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