Food presentation is as important as the food itself. Visual appeal entices the taste buds. Serve the food in clean and attractive serving dishes. Children would show more interest in eating when food is served beautifully. Avoid using plastic plates and spoons.
The most important thing to make healthy food is cleanliness. Few points to keep in mind to maintain a clean kitchen. 1. Sweep and mop the kitchen everyday. 2. Clean the kitchen counter before and after use.. 3. Arrange the storage boxes in the order and frequency of use. 4. Wash well and dry theRead more about Kitchen Cleanliness… Read More!
Cereals 1. Rice ( raw rice, basmati rice and idli rice) 2. Wheat flour 3. Semolina ( Rava) 4. Vermicelli ( semiya) 5. Rice flakes ( poha/ aval) 6. Sago ( sabudhana/ javarisi) 7. Millets 8. Rice flour 9. Ragi flour 10. Oats Pulses 1. Tuvar dhal ( pigeon peas/ tuvaram paruppu) 2. Yellow MoongRead more about Basic Grocery list… Read More!
Equipments There are few basic equipments and tools required to set up a kitchen. 1. Pressure cooker 2. Pan 3. Sauce pan 4. Tawa ( one for making Dosa and one for Chapathi) 5. Idli plates 6. Cooking and storing vessels 7. Storage containers 8. Ladles, spoons, tea strainer 9. Rolling board and pinRead more about Kitchen essentials… Read More!
Most of the children are fussy eaters. As they grow up, they become more independent about choosing their food. But it’s important that they eat all varieties of food to meet the nutritional requirements. Few points to encourage them to eat all varieties of food : 1. Be a role model. 2. Discuss with themRead more about Menu planning for fussy eaters… Read More!
Packed lunch should be healthy, wholesome, interesting and versatile.That is why is quite challenging specially while giving packed lunch to children. Lunch should provide the individual with one third ( 1/3rd) of the day’s nutrition requirements. Few points to keep in mind while planning packed lunch 1. Age factor 2. Personal preference 3. Ease ofRead more about Packed lunch/ Lunch box… Read More!
It is very important to choose the right food for our family. Planning menu for a week makes it easier to buy and stock the required ingredients. Following points can be kept in mind while planning the menu: 1. Your family members age group, their preferences and health conditions. 2. Your family tradition. 3. IncludeRead more about Menu planning for the family… Read More!
Kola urundai is a very famous Chetinad dish made with meat. Few weeks back, in a tv cookery show by a famous chef, Mr Venkatesh Bhat, I watched him making raw banana kola urundai as a snack. Inspired by that recipe, few days back I made Raw banana Kola urundai Khuzhambu. It came out justRead more about Raw Banana Kola Urundai Khuzhambu… Read More!
Little millet, known as samai in tamizh can replace rice in many recipes. Millers are richer in protein and it’s good to include in day to day diet. Few days ago, I tried making paniyaram with samai instead of rice. The paniyaram was soft inside and had a crispy crust. It was indeed yummy andRead more about Samai Paniyaram… Read More!
Snake gourd known as podalangai in Tamil, is a very humble, affordable and a very healthy vegetable, but sadly not a favourite to many. It’s rich in fibre, has lot of water making it a very ideal vegetable for pregnant and lactating women. Also, it’s low in sodium and potassium which makes it a goodRead more about Snake Gourd Whole Moong Rice… Read More!