Kids Recipes, Roti/Indian Flat Bread, Snacks

PIZZA PARATHA

Who is not fond of pizzas and cheese?It is an universal food enjoyed by all at any time of the day. But bringing in a variety for kids is always a hard task and I made such an attempt by making this Pizza or lunch box. It is healthy version with wheat flour and vegetables loaded with cheese. It is a completely easy recipe and you can please anyone with this in no time. Unlike the other paratha varieties I have added the stuffing on top which is cheesy as well as tasty. But of course you can stuff it in…

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Breakfast Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

METHI THEPLA

Methi Thepla is a Gujarathi flatbread made out of wheat and gram flours with chopped fenugreek leaves. It is a lightly spiced paratha with mild flavours and is often had for breakfast or for lunch. In Gujarathi it is called Methi Na Thepla and is a favorite bread variety of my daughter. I pack her lunch with this at times and each time she will say “It was awesome ma!” The joy of feeding your kids and family members gives utmost satisfaction to me and keeps me going. Methi or fenugreek has a slight bitter taste due to which kids…

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Roti/Indian Flat Bread

GARLIC NAAN

I made Garlic Naan sometime back for the first time.I have never tried this recipe and wanted to try it after we tried it at a nearby restaurant.  It was very flavorful and fluffy in the middle.Hoping to incorporate the same in my kitchen I set out t make these delectable type of bread on stove top as I don’t have  tandoor at home.Usually naan is made with all purpose flour or maida but owing to the health benefits of wheat you can make it with wheat flour only or half of both each mixed.In Punjabi households tandoor is a…

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Roti/Indian Flat Bread

GOBI PARATHA

Gobi or Cauliflower Paratha is one the popular and tasty paratha variety from the Punjab region.It is stuffed in the wheat flour dough which is rolled and shallow fried.It is mildly spicy owing to the addition of spices and tastes great with any side dish such as vegetable or dal. Some people add chopped onion along with cauliflower,but I have not added onions in this recipe.There are various restaurants and road side dhabas which sell these and are relished by all.The easiest way of using cauliflower would be to grate of very finely chop them.Many a times the stuffing would…

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Roti/Indian Flat Bread

PUDINA PARATHA

Pudina Paratha is a spicy,crispy mint flavored Indian flat bread.Normally for dinners I make parathas or rotis but have never tried a mint flavored one.I usually make an alu,methi or gobi paratha.This one turned super flaky,crispy and delicious.You can add coriander leaves as well,but since I wanted the predominant taste of mint leaves,I added that only.Mint as we all know is a wonder herb.It aids digestion,acts as mouth freshner and cures allergies and common cold.This is a adapted from an old cookbook of mine which had an easy and quick method of preparing the recipe. You can make these parathas…

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Dinner recipes, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

SOFT PHULKAS/HOW TO MAKE SOFT ROTIS

Chappathis or rotis are a common feature at everyone’s home.Specially if you have diabetic patients at home,rotis form a major part of their diet.It is not easy for beginners to roll out perfect shaped rotis and I at the initial stage have made rotis in all shapes and sizes.So in a small attempt to make things easier for those who are new in the kitchen,I think this post might be useful.For rotis to stay soft for a longer time kneading should be properly done.To master it you should constantly make them and you can gain expertise in no time.Here is…

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Dinner recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

MOOLI PARATHA/RADISH PARATHA/LUNCH BOX RECIPES

Mooli Paratha is a paratha with radish filling along with some mild spices.It is a stuffed paratha and tastes awesome even after eating hours after it is made.I make this one in a while for my daughter’s lunch box and each time she would complain there was not much left for her,since her friends snatched hers. So nowadays Iam making 2-3 extra parathas so that all can enjoy.I have some nice memories of mom making these for school during my time and it was the same with me as well.History repeats itself.Now to the recipe..

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Dinner recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

Methi Paratha/Lunch Box Idea

Methi Paratha is one healthy way of adding the otherwise bitter fenugreek leaves in to spicy and tasty meal option.It can be eaten at home hot or can be packed to as a lunch box option as well.I usually spice it up with jeera and ginger which give a nice aromatic flavour and is also good for the sto

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Breakfast Recipes, Lunchbox Ideas, Potato Recipes, Roti/Indian Flat Bread

ALU PARATHA

One of the tastiest all time favorite is this Alu Paratha.These potato filled dough kneaded to parathas are simply hard to resist.I have tried these at many restuarants and wished many a times to reproduce the same taste in my kitchen and only now I have come closer to the taste.Daughter loves these

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Breakfast Recipes, Roti/Indian Flat Bread, Tiffin

POORI

Poori as we all know is a deep fried flat bread eaten all over as a favorite food item.Normally made as breakfast this tasty poori can be made for dinner as well.I make it as a tiffin also and my daughter relishes it with vegetable kurma or potato masala.It is always good to see children finish up their food in a matter of seconds and if that happens,you know they sure are tasty.But for many this might sound a little odd as they may think what is there to explain in the poori making?To make puffed pooris is a great…

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Roti/Indian Flat Bread

METHI POORI

Good things are not liked by all.And when it comes to food all the healthy and good ingredients are disliked as if they are forbidden.I also don’t have a soft corner for methi leaves or menthya keerai.But sometime back accidentally some fenugreek seeds fell into my balcony’s tiny garden’s pot and lo! I had my first kitchen garden harvest though unplanned.Fenugreek seeds are known for combating diabetes and of cousre has a good source of iron.So i was tempted to make this methi poori since it uses many other spices as well and so the bitterness cannot be felt.So here’s…

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