Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dinner for my teeny tiny one....

Pin It Now! Today I have a recipe not for the little ones but for the very very little ones. Having a little one come into our life has posed several challenges for this home-cook. Making meals for him was just one of them. Its a full U-turn on many of the parameters like spice-level,texture and the quantity. Recently I tried this whole wheat upma which he relished very much.
This recipe uses whole wheat(dalia) rather than the regular white semolina. 
Here's how i made it : -

1. Heat oil/ghee in a kadai and add :-
    Pinch of Mustard seeds
    Pinch of  cumin seeds
    1 small piece of green chilly
     pinch of finely grated ginger
     1/2 tsp onion

    pinch of turmeric

2. Then add:-
     1/2 tsp tomato
     1/2 tsp green peas ( you can add corn also)
    Saute till slighly cooked

3. Then add :-
     2 tbsp dalia
     And saute for a minute

4. Add 1C of hot water. Mix well.And add :-
    pinch of salt
    few drops of lemon juice
    pinch of sugar
    some fresh/dry coconut powder

5. Cover and simmer for 20 mins or so till the water gets absorbed and the dalia is soft.
    Check in between and add more water if required.

6.Serve slightly warm.

This is a very wholesome recipe that can be easily modified to accomodate the veggies at hand. I also throw in finely shredded carrots or potatoes at times. BTW I did get to eat some of the leftovers as well:-)


No comments: