Omellette Pizza


My daughter is not very fond of eggs, so I have to device different ways to make them look appetizing. She has gone through different phases of disliking and liking eggs. There was a time when she would spit out egg in any form, then started tolerating omelet and then hating it. If boiled, she only eats egg whites and leaves yolk. But I would like her to have it atleast sometimes a week since it is so rich in protein.

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Easy Atta Banana and Walnut bread

My daughter Aanya is a relatively good eater, but she has her bouts of pickiness and at such times you have to serve dishes which will look appealing to them but are also packed with nutrition. This bread below is an easy recipe which is made of wholewheat flour, banana and walnuts which are all great for kids. So when my girl wants to have cake for a snack or meal, I give her this which is moist and delicious enough to pass as a cake and yet full of nutrition.


Atta Banana and Walnut bread

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Recipes for Mums

This section contains recipes which are good for expectant and breastfeeding mothers.

Gond ke Laddu



Very good for new mothers and young children. This is a simple laddu on demand of a user through Ask Ma, which is great during winters. Gond or Gum resin is an edible gum. It is procured from the bark of a tree and looks like a yellowish crystal. These gum crystals are roasted are roasted in ghee and are known to warm our bodies and hence they are given to new mothers who are recovering from pregnancy as well as kids during winter.




Gum resin (gond) – 50 grams

Lotus seeds (Makhane ) – 50 grams

Wholewheat flour (atta) – 500 grams

Ghee – 300 grams

Nuts (cashews, pistachios, almond) – 1 cup

Melon seeds (magaj dana)  – ½ cup

Powdered sugar or boora – 250 grams

Cardamom – 4-5 pods –powdered

Black pepper – 10 peppercorns crushed



Heat half the ghee in a heavy bottomed kadhai or pan.

Add gum resin or gond to ghee and cook on slow fire, till puff up to double the size. It happens very quickly. Don’t leaveit in ghee for too long or it will become bitter. Keep aside.

Crush the fried gun resin using a rolling pin to a fine pwder.

In the same ghee, add makhanas.Let them also puff up. Crush them coarsely and keep aside.

Roast nuts. Crush and keep aside.

Dry roast melon seeds and keep aside.

Add the remaining ghee to the pan and roast flour stirring continuously till it turns brown and gives a nice roasted aroma. Do not let it burn.

Turn the heat off.

Add fried gum powder to roasted flour and keep stirring as you keep adding ingredients.

Once mixed well, and makhanas and mix well.

Add and nuts and melom seeds.

Add cardamom powder and crushed pepper corns.

Add sugar and mix everything well.

Allow it to cool a little, so that it can be handled by hand.

Take a small amount in hand and make balls of mixture to make laddus.

You could also spread this mixture in a greased plate. Let it set in fridge and then cut into diamonds or squares to make Gond ki barfi.

Keep in an airtight container. They keep well for many days.


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24 Protein Rich Recipes for Kids- Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian

Vegetarian Protein rich recipes for kids

Non-vegetarian Protein rich recipes for kids

Protein rich recipes for kids – Protein is an essential building block of human body and it is necessary that growing children should get ample amounts of it. Here we present some simple and delicious recipes full of protein.

Non-vegetarian protein-rich recipes for kids


If you and your child eats non-vegetarian food, you can include chicken, fish, eggs and other red meats  in your child’s diet.Non-vegetarian sources of protein are considered whole protein or complete protein as they contain all nine essential amino acids need by body through food.

Chicken and Vegetable Broth/ Soup


Chicken soup- protein rich food for kids 



This is an easy to make broth or soup, which can make a nutritious snack or meal and a perfect comfort food. If you have a sick child at home, whose taste buds are getting revolted at the sight of food, this soup could be your best bet.


1 Chicken leg piece ( You could use some other piece as well, preferably with bone)

1 cup chopped vegetables( cubed carrots, chopped green beans, peas or any vegetable your child likes)

1 small onion chopped

½ teaspoon finely chopped garlic

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 cups water or as needed

Salt and pepper to taste


In a pressure cooker, heat the olive oil. You could also do this in a wide saucepan, but it is faster in a pressure cooker.

Add garlic and sauté for a few seconds. Do not brown them.

Add onions and sauté till they become soft and translucent.

Add vegetables and sauté for a minute.

Add chicken piece and sauté slightly till sealed.

Add water and salt and pepper.

Cover the pressure cooker, turn the heat to simmer and let it cook till 3-4 whistles.

Let the cooker cool on its own and check. The meat should be falling off the bone.

Before serving, remove the meat from bones and mix with the broth.

Adjust the seasoning and serve hot.



Kid-friendly Baked Chicken Lollipops

If your child likes chicken and you are looking to provide some healthy variety, chicken lollipops can add some variation. Chicken lollipops are great as snacks, but not very healthy due to the addition of color and that they have to be deep fried. Here is a simple recipe of chicken lollipops, made with very few ingredients, no color and it is baked and it tastes delicious. These will become favorites with your family, kids and adults alike.


Baked Chicken lollipops 


Chicken lollipops – 12 pcs

Oil to brush


For Marinade

2 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 tsp apple cider vinegar  (Use white vinegar if you do not have apple cider)

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp sweet chilli sauce

½ tsp brown sugar/ white sugar

1 tsp pepper powder( You can also add chilli flakes, if your child likes it)

Salt to taste

1 tsp oil

½ tsp chicken masala

1 tsp corn flour



In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients to make a thick marinade.

Add the chicken lollipops to this mixture and coat them well.

Leave covered to marinate for 1-2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 200 deg C.

Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.

Lightly drizzle or brush little oil on the foil.

Place the marinated lollipops standing on the prepared tray.

Roast for 20-25 minutes.

Give them resting time of 5-10 minutes within the oven.

Take out and serve with a dip of your choice.



Mint and Raw mango chutney


Chicken Curry for kids

I have been requested by many mums to share my chicken and fish curry recipe for kids. I make an easy chicken curry that the whole family including my three years old eat. We are not very fond of chillies and food is generally low on heat and spice, so there is no problem in giving the same food to my 3 years old. If however you like a lot of spice and chillies, just make adjustments to your portions after taking out your child’s portion.

chicken curry recipe for kids



1 kg chicken with bones

½ tsp cumin seeds

2 medium onions

2 tomatoes

2 tbsp oil

½ cup coriander leaves chopped


For Marination

½ cup curd

1 tsp chicken masala

1 tsp tandoori chicken masala

2 tbsp ginger garlic paste

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp kashmiri chilli powder

1 egg

Salt to taste


In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients for marinating.

Add chicken pieces to this and coat well. Leave aside to marinate for 1 hour.

Make a smooth paste of onions in a mixer. Keep aside.

Make a smooth paste of tomatoes.

In a pan or kadai, heat oil. Add cumin seeds.

When cumin seeds starts to sputter, add onion paste.

Fry the onion for 2-3 minutes till it change color. Add tomato paste.

Mix well and fry for few minutes till everything comes together.

Now add the marinated chicken and mix it with masalas.

Cook for few minutes till masala comes together and chicken changes color.

Add 2 cups water and mix. Once the water comes to boil, cover and let it simmer for 7-8 mins.

If gravy is too thick add a little more water.

Check for the chicken to be tender and adjust seasoning.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice or rotis.


Egg and salad sandwich

Egg is an easy and readily available source of protein, if you eat that. This is a simple egg and salad sandwich that can be given to children for any meal.

Egg and salad Sandwich


Vegetarian protein rich recipes for kids

As discussed before, most vegetarian sources of protein do not contain all nine essential amino acids. There are a few vegetarian sources like soya which offer complete proteins. Other sources like lentils, beans etc. have few of the nine essential amino acids. But all you need to do is to combine two sources and you will have all nine in your diet. Lentils and cereals together will provide your child with everything that the body needs.


Green Gram/ Moong Dal Cheela

Green gram or moong dal is a protein rich lentil and this cheela/dosa is a great snack/ meal option for kids.

Moong Dal cheela



Khichdi is a combination of dal and rice and thus provides all nine essential amino acids in one meal. Here are 10 ways to make khichdi for baby, toddlers and kids

10 khichdi recipes for babies



Dal Parantha – Protein rich recipe for kids


2 cups wholewheat flour(atta)

1 cup cooked tur dal

½ tsp ajwain

½ tsp cumin powder

½ cup finely chopped coriander leaves

Salt to taste

1 tsp oil

Oil/ghee to fry parantha

Water as per need


Make a well in the center of flour and add cooked dal.

Add cumin powder, ajwain and salt to taste. Remember that dal also has salt in it.

Add chopped coriander leaves and mix everything well.

Add oil to mixture and make a dough. Add water if needed to make a soft dough.

Keep it covered for 15 minutes.

Heat a griddle(tawa).

Roll the parantha with a rolling pin using some dry flour.

Roast the parantha on the hot griddle till there are faint brown spots on one side.

Flip the parantha and add ½ tsp of oil over it.

Flip the other side and apply oil to this also and fry till golden brown.

Serve with curd.


Soya Granules Fritters

Soya is one of the richest sources of vegetarian protein and we should include it in our diet on a regular basis. Here is an easy recipe which can be served as evening snack or even as a side to lunch or dinner.

Soya fritters


1 cup Soya granules (if you do not find granules, use regular chunks)

1 large potato boiled

1 tbsp Coriander leaves – finely chopped

1 tbsp cornflour

1 tbsp gram flour (besan)

Salt and pepper to taste

You can also add spices like cumin or caraway seeds if your child likes them else omit those.


Soak soya granules in hot water with some for 10 minutes.

Strain the granules, wash in fresh water and squeeze out as much water as you can.

In case you are using chunks, cook them in water as directed, wash, strain, squeeze and then blitz in a mixer.

Mash the potato well in a large bowl.

Add soya granules.

Add coriander leaves, salt and pepper and any other flavourings you want and mix.

Add cornflour and gram flour and make consistent mixture.

If you feel, there is excess moisture, add some more gram flour.

Make small fritters out of the mixture and keep aside. I prefer to flatten them as that requires less oil for frying, but you can make any shape you want.

Heat oil in a pan for shallow frying.

Fry the prepared fritters. Remember that everything is cooked and it just needs a little color, so do not overcook.

Serve with any dip of your choice.

Sprouts Dosa

Sprouts are a very rich source of protein and sprouting also enhances digestibility of any grain. This dosa made from protein rich moong dal sprouts can be given as a breakfast, snack or even a lunch.

Moong Sprouts Dosa


Homemade Soya milk

Soya milk is rich in protein and can be used in plenty of recipes. It can also be used to make tofu.


Homemade Soy Milk


Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is protein rich and is usually all-liked by kids. You can add it to their sandwiches, toast, cupcakes, rolls, etc.

Here is how to make homemade peanut butter

Homemade peanut buyer

Sprouts and Chickpea salad

Chickpeas or chana are a rich source of protein and this salad here combines chickpeas with sprouts making it a powerhouse of protein. Great for kids and adults alike.

Sprouts and chickpeas salad for mums

Corn salad/ chaat

Corn is also a good source of protein and you can make these three delicious salads for kids.

3 ways to make corn salad


 Soya tikkis/ soya chaaps

These soya tikkis or chaps are protein rich and form a wonderful snack. We have had some awesome feedback for this recipe from mums who have tried these.

Soya tikkis/ Soya Chaap: snack recipe for kids


Hope these protein rich meal ideas and recipes will help you in planning your children’s meals better. If you like this article, do share it in your circle. You can leave a comment to ask a question or let us know your feedback.  You can follow us on Facebooktwitter , pinterest and Youtube.

Sample Diet Plans/Food Chart for Toddlers, Toddler Friendly Meals

Most parents are worried about their toddler’s nutrition as toddler are infamous for being erratic eaters. And one main worry is how and what to serve. Variety is the key when it comes to a toddler, so keep rotating stuff keep it interesting. At the same time, do remember your kid’s favorites of healthy food items so that you can serve them often and keep her happy.

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18 Healthy Meal Ideas for Picky Kids

Toddlers and young children are usually finicky about eating. They want to stick to only certain kinds of food and making sure that they eat healthy and get all nutrition from what they are eating can become a challenge. The answer lies in a little innovation and variety. in this section, we explore some healthy meal options for kids.

Sabji Parantha (Paratha stuffed with veggies)


Kids usually run away from vegetables, but they like stuffed paranthas like aloo parantha. This is a variation to feed your kid, veggies and parantha in one go. Serve it with some lentils or dal and you have a complete meal.

Sabji Parantha 



1 cup – Any cooked vegetable – pumpkin,potato, mixed vegetable, cauliflower,peas etc. will do. Ensure that the  veggie that you use is dry. There should not be any liquid in the stuffing.

1 cup Wholewheat flour (atta)

Water to knead

Oil / Ghee / Butter to fry 

Dry flour to help in rolling


Knead the flour into soft dough by adding little water at a time.

Cover and keep aside for 30 minutes.

Take the prepared vegetable and mash it well with a potato masher or fork.

Make balls of required size from the dough.

Dive the stuffing into same number as balls of dough.

Use a rolling pin to roll a ball to a small chapatti using some dry flour.

Put one portion of stuffing in the centre of chapatti and cover it from all sides.

Make a ball again with your hands and some dry flour. Keep aside for 2 minutes. This step helps in rolling. You can prepare all portions and then start rolling again.

Roll parantha with the help of a rolling pin and dry flour, making sure that stiffing spreads evenly to all sides and parantha does not get torn.

Cook on a hot tawa or griddle. Let it cook on one side till some spots appear.

Turn and apply oil , ghee or butter.

Turn again and apply ghee.

Repeat for all paranthas.


Vermicelli/Sevai Upma 

Vermicalli Upma is a one pot meal for kids, as it has lots of vegetables, vermicelli and some dals. You may also add some paneer or cheese if your kid likes them to make it even more nutritious. It is easy to make and great for breakfast, but can be given to kids at lunch, snack or dinner too.


Vermicelli / Seviyan – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Urad dal – 1/2 tsp

Chana dal – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 8-10

1 small onion – chopped fine

1 small tomato – chopped fine

Finely Chopped vegetables – carrots, capsicum, peas

Turmeric – 1/2 tsp


Water – 2 cups


Dry roast the vermicelli in a kadai or pan, till they get golden brown and a nice aroma is released.

Keep aside in a plate.

Heat oil in the kadai/ pan.

Add mustard seeds.

Once mustard seeds start crackling, add chana dal and urad dal.

Finally add curry leaves. Saute for half a minute.

Add onions and saute for a while.

Add tomatoes and let it cook for couple of minutes.

Add turmeric and salt to taste.

Now add chopped vegetables. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes covered.

Once vegetables are a little soft, add roasted vermicelli and mix well.

Finally add 1 cup water, mix well and bring to a boil.

Cover and let it cook for 5-6 minutes.

If needed, you can add some water. Vermicelli should get cooked but not lumpy.

P.S. If your kid likes chillies, you may also add some chillies.




Red Rice Pulao

Red rice is high in fibre and is healthier than regular rice. This pulao can be served to kids as a snack or breakfast or even as a meal, since it contains all food groups.


1 cup red rice – soaked for 3-4 hours

1 cup Chopped vegetables – carrots, capsicum, peas, beans etc.

Chopped onions – ½ cup

Chopped tomato –  ½ cup

Raw Peanuts – ¼ cup

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Oil – 1tbsp and to fry

Salt – to taste

Turmeric powder – ½ tsp

Chopped coriander leaves – as per preference


Cook soaked red rice in water till it is 90% done.

Heat oil in a pan to shallow fry peanuts.

Fry raw peanuts till they turn red. Take out and keep aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan.

Put mustard seeds. When it crackles, ass curry leaves.

Add onions and fry for few minutes.

Add tomatoes and sauté for few minutes.

Add chopped veggies and sauté.

Add turmeric powder and salt.

Add cooked red rice.

Mix well and add 1 cup water.

Cook till all water dries and vegetable and rice till fully cooked.

Serve garnished with coriander leaves and fried peanuts.


Maggi Masala Rice

Most kids love instant noodles, and this is a delicious rice recipe using the tastemaker. Easy and quick to make, this may become your kid’s favorite.

Maggi Masala Rice



Cooked rice – 1 cup

Oil – 1 tsp

cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp

1 small onion – chopped

1 small tomato – chopped

1 cup chopped mixed vegetables – carrots, capsicum, peas, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, corn etc

Maggi Masala tastemaker – 1 tbsp

Salt and Pepper – to taste

Coriander leaves – 1 tbsp


Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin.

When cumin sputters, add onions.

Saute onions till soft and add tomatoes.

Saute for few minutes and add chopped vegetables.

Add salt and pepper to taste. Add less salt as tastemaker will also have some salt.

Add a little water to cook the vegetable a bit.

Add rice and tastemaker and mix everything well.

Taste to adjust seasoning and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves.



Vegetable Pasta

Here is another enticing recipe to encourage your kids to eat lots of vegetables with pasta. This is also a complete dish as it has pasta providing carbohydrates,  vegetables providing minerals and vitamins and cheese is full of protein.




1 cup Pasta – any shape

1 cup – Chopped fresh vegetables (green beans, capsicum( red, green, yellow), peas, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, corn, cabbage, mushrooms). You can add as many or few veggies as your kid likes.

1 sliced onion

½ tsp chopped garlic

1 chopped tomato

1 tbsp – oil or butter

¼ cup Tomato ketchup

Salt and pepper

1 tsp Pasta seasoning ( dried herbs)

¼ cup grated cheese

1 tsp oil

Water as per need



Heat water in a large pan with some salt and one teaspoon of oil . Bring it to boil.

Add pasta to it and cook it as per instructions on the pack.

Strain pasta and keep aside.

In a large pan or kadhai, heat oil or butter.

Add garlic to it. Sauté for a few seconds. Do not let it brown.

Add onions and sauté till transparent.

Add tomatoes and cook till soft.

Add vegetables adding harder ones like carrots a little before softer ones. If using mushrooms, add them in the end.

Sauté for some time. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Add tomato ketchup and mix well. You can add a little water if needed.

Once veggies are slightly cooked, add pasta and mix well. Keep the veggies little crunchy.

Add pasta seasoning to your taste and mix well.

Finally sprinkle grated cheese over ready pasta.


Vegetable Pizza

This pizza is a wholesome but enticing meal for toddlers which will ensure more than one helpings.

Vegetable Pizza 


1 Wholewheat Pizza base

3 large tomatoes – chopped

1 large tomato – sliced in roundels

1 large onion – sliced

1 cup Capsicums (red, green, yellow) – sliced

8-10 Mushrooms – sliced

½ cup Cheese grated

Salt and pepper to taste

1 tbsp sugar

Oregano and mixed herbs (optional)

1 tbsp olive oil


For Pizza Sauce

Heat olive oil in a frying pan.

Add sliced onions and sauté for a bit.

Add chopped tomatoes and sauté till soft.

Add salt and pepper to taste. You may also add mixed herbs if you child likes it.

Mix well and add sugar.

Add ½ cup water to adjust consistency and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Assembling the pizza

Take the pizza base and spread the prepared sauce over it.

Now add sliced capsicum and mushrooms over it.

Finally sprinkle grated cheese over it.

Sprinkle mixed herbs if your child likes it.

Bake it in hot oven for 4-5 minutes or till the cheese melts.



Colorful Idlis

Idlis are very healthy and are perfect food for kids, but they might easily get bored of the same white ones each time. Here we make them more enticing and yet they remain equally healthy and tasty.

Colorful idlis



Idli batter – 2 cups

Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Coriander and spinach – 1 bunch – ground into a fine paste

Oil to grease


Divide the batter  into 2 halves. Add turmeric powder to one and coriander and spinach paste to another.

Take a idli mould and grease it with oil.

Pour idli batter into moulds and steam them for 10-12 minutes.

You can also microwave idlis for 20-3 mins.

Serve idlis with smabhar.

P.S. You could also add beetroot juice to get pink color or any other natural agent to make enticing and nutritious idlis for your child.



Fenugreek leaves(Methi) Parantha

Fenugreek leaves are very good for health as they are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. They are also known to be beneficial for diabetics. But they are not very popular among kids due to their slightly bitter taste. These paranthas combine the goodness of fenugreek with yummy taste



Wheat flour – 2 cups  + for dusting

Fenugreek leaves – 1 cup – cleaned and washed thoroughly under running water)

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp

Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp(optional )

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Curd – 2 tbsp

Salt to taste

Oil -1 tbsp

Water to knead dough

Oil for making parathas


Chop fenugreek leaves roughly.

Mix flour, fenugreek leaves, turmeric powder, cumin powder, curd, 1tbsp oil and salt in a large bowl. Add chilli powder if your child likes it else omit it.

Mix a soft dough by adding water little at a time. Cover and keep aside for half to one hour.

Divide the dough into small Ping-Pong shaped balls.

Roll parantha using a rolling pin using dry flour for dusting. Don’t make parantha too thick or too thin.

Heat a griddle or tawa. Put the rolled parantha onto griddle.

When small bubble start appearing, flip the parantha and apply oil using a spoon.

Let cook for a few seconds and turn again. Apply oil on the other side too and cook while pressing with a spatula.

Take off the griddle and make more in a similar way.

Serve hot with curd or raita.


Broccoli Soup

Broccoli is a very healthy vegetable but not always a kid’s favourite because of its strong taste. This soup recipe is delicious, easy to drink for kids and hides any pungent taste that they may dislike.


Broccoli Soup



2 cups Broccoli cut into small florets

½ cup carrots cut into dices

1 medium onion sliced

4 cups Chicken or vegetable stock

2 teaspoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tsp fresh cream

1 tsp Butter (optional)


Heat olive oil in a large pan.

Add onions and sauté till they become soft.

Add carrots and sauté for some more time.

Add broccoli and sauté well.

Add salt and pepper to taste.

Sauté well for 3-4 minutes till you get nice smell and vegetables look shimmery.

Add stock and bring to a boil.

Simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes and remove from fire. Let it cool for few minutes.

Use a hand blender or put in a blender to make a fine puree.

Heat a little butter in pan and add blended soup and mix well.

You may now adjust consistency by adding more stock and also check salt and pepper.

Simmer for 2 minutes, add fresh cream and serve hot with croutons or bread sticks.

Tip: Make your own vegetable stock by boiling stalks of broccoli, carrots, onions and other vegetables that you are not going to use with some salt, cloves and black pepper corns. Simmer for 15-20 minutes, strain and you stock is ready.


Grilled Vegetable Cheese Sandwich

This sandwich is a complete meal covering all food groups. You may make vegetable slices as thin or thick as your child likes.


Vegetable Chess Sandwich


Bread (brown or white) 2 slices

Cheese slice – 1

Cucumber slices

Onion slices

Tomato slices

Salt and pepper

Butter as per requirement


Butter the two slices well. You may also remove the crust if you like.

Arrange 4-6 cucumber slices as needed on one of the slices.

Arrange onion and tomato slices over cucumber as required.

Sprinkle a little salt and pepper to taste. It is good to put less as butter and cheese also has some salt.

Finally put a slice of cheese over vegetables.

Cover with other slice and grill in a hot grill till lightly brown.

Take out and cut into desired shapes.

Serve with green chutney or tomato sauce.


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12 Healthy Desserts for Kids/ Recipe for toddlers

Kids love sweets and we all can give them healthy desserts which keep us and them happy. Desserts in limited quantities is not bad for children. We want them to have their occasional treats, don’t we and these desserts here will give no reason for you to complain.  

Healthy desserts/sweets for kids  


Banana Nut Bread

Banana Cake Banana Nut Cake  


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 small bananas/ 2 large bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts- cashews, walnuts, almonds


Preheat the oven to 200C for 10 minutes.

Mix butter in room temperature and sugar in a big bowl.

Cream together  using a blender.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Sift flour, salt and baking powder together.

Add to creamed mixture.

Beat till everything comes together.

Add mashed bananas and chopped nuts. Fold them into mixture.

Pour batter into well-greased baking tin.

Bake at 180°C for about 1 hour.

Check by inserting toothpick in the center. If it comes out comes out clean, cake is done.

Banana nut bread is ready. Cut into slices or pieces to serve.  



Choco-Oatmeal Honey Cookies

Choco-Oatmeal Honey Cookies 


  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Honey
  • 3 tblsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 cup instant Oats
  • 1 tbsp wholewheat flour

Recipe Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Mix cocoa powder, butter, sugar and milk in a pan. Bring it to a boil, stirring continuously. Remove it from flame and add oats, flour and honey. Mix well. With the help of a spoon pour the mixture one spoonful on a waxed paper or greased cookie sheet. Bake at 180 degrees C for 10-12 minutes till cooked. Take out of oven let cool for few minutes on tray before transferring it to wire-rack. Let them cool on wire-rack before serving. store in an air-tight container.


Kheer (Rice Pudding)

Kheer is Indian style rice pudding, which is everyone’s favorite. It is loved by kids and is full of goodness of rice, milk and nuts. If you are giving it to toddlers, ensure nuts are chopped fine or maybe crushed.

 Kheer(Rice pudding) 


Milk -1 litre

Basmati rice – ¼ cup

Sugar – 1 cup or as needed

Cardamom – 3-4 pods powdered

Nuts – cashews, almonds, pitachios – ½ cup

Raisins – 2 tsp


In a heavy bottomed pan, heat milk and rice together.

Bring to a boil, and then let it simmer till rice is cooked well. Keep stirring in between to ensure rice doesn’t get stuck to the bottom.

When rice starts breaking upand milk also gets reduced, add cardamom powder and mix well.

Add chopped nuts and raisins. Mix well and let it simmer for few more minutes.

Finally add sugar and mix well till it dissolves completely.

Remove from heat and serve warm or chill in the fridge.

P.S. You can also roast the nuts in a little ghee before adding to kheer.


Gajar Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

This traditional Indian dessert is delicious and full of carrots and milk for kids. You can reduce or increase the sugar according to your kid’s preference.

Carrot Halwa 


Carrots – 1 kg

Condensed milk – ½ tin

Milk – ½ litre

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Cardamom crushed – ½ tsp

Nuts (cashew, almonds) chopped fine – 2 tbsp

Raisins – 1tbsp


Clean, peel and grate carrots.

In a pressure cooker, add grated carrots and milk.

Let it cook for 3 whistles.

In a separate pan, take out cooked carrots.

Add condensed milk and let it cook on high flame so that all liquid evaporates.

Add ghee, and let the halwa roast in ghee for few minutes.

Add raisins and half the nuts and mix well.

Serve and garnish with remaining nuts.

Tip : If your kid does not like nuts, you may soak them and make a paste before adding, so they are not chunky.


Fruit Salad

Most kids love fruits, even if they run away from veggies. This fruit salad is a great way of including seasonal fruits into your kid’s diet. You can add as many or as few fruits as you want.



1/2 apple cut into small pieces 1/2 cheeku cut into small piecs 1/2 cup litchi peeled, cleaned and chopped 1 banana cut into small piecs 1 tbsp cream 1/2 lime juice 1 tbsp honey 1 tbsp rose syrup

Recipe Add all fruits into a large bowl. Add lime juice to it. Add cream, honey and rose syrup. Mix everything well using large spoon. Serve chilled.


Healthy Dates and Raisins Muffins

Kids love muffins, but we are worried about them having too much sweet and refined flour. Here we give a recipe made with wholewheat flour and sweetened with natural sweeteners like dates and raisins which are good for kids.




Atta(Wholewheat flour) -1 cup

Maida (flour) – 1 cup

Powdered sugar/ brown sugar – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1/2 tsp

Baking powder -1 tsp

Butter/Vegetable Oil – 100 gms

Egg – 1

Vanilla Essence – 1 tsp

Milk – 1 cup

Raisins chopped – 1 tbsp

Dates chopped – 1 tbsp



Preheat the oven to 200 C.

Sieve together atta, maida, salt and baking powder.

Do it twice to ensure all dry ingredients mix well and there are no lumps. Keep it aside.

If using butter, melt it and bring it to room temperature without letting it solidify.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg and powdered sugar lightly.

Add milk and vanilla essence and mix well.

Add melted butter/oil to egg mixture and keep beating to mix well.

Add dates and raisins to mixture and mix lightly.

Keep the muffin tray or moulds greased and ready.

Pour egg-sugar mixture to flour mixture and mix quickly.

Do not worry about beating too much.

Immediately pour into muffin moulds and transfer to oven.

Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Your kids will love these muffins.



Besan ke Laddu (Gram Flour Sweets)

Besan ke Laddu 


 Besan is gram flour and is frequently used in Indian cooking. It is high in protein and these laddus are very good for growing kids. You can make and keep them to fight those sudden hunger pangs. To make them more nutritious we have also added almonds. This can be given to kids who are underweight as this is rich in protein, carbohydrates and fat.


Besan (gram flour) – 250 grams

Atta (wholewheat flour) – 2 tbsp Suji (semolina) – 1 tbsp

Ghee – 150 grams

Sugar – 150 grams

Almond – crushed or powdered – ½ cup

Raisins – 15-20 (optional)

Cardamom – 5-6


Sieve together besan, atta and suji to ensure no lumps. Mix them well using a spoon.

Powder sugar along with cardamom seeds in a mixer. Keep aside.

Heat ghee in a heavy bottomed pan or kadhai.

Add besan mixture to ghee.

Roast besan stirring continuously on medium heat.

After 8-10 minutes, besan will give a nice aroma, which means it has been roasted well.

Add powdered or crushed almonds.

Finally add powdered sugar and cardamom to besan and mix well.

Take off heat and keep mixing well till everything comes together.

Let it cool a little.

Take a small amount of mixture in your hand, place one raisin and then use both hands make a ball out of the mixture. Use of raisins is optional.

Repeat for all the mixture.

Store in an air-tight container. These laddus keep well for few weeks.



Banana Pancake Stack

This is a great dessert idea which is very healthy and still children will lap it up.



Banana pancakes – 5 (made as per previous recipe)

Flavoured yogurt – ½ cup

Mixed fruit Jam – 2 tbsp

Banana – 1 – cut into thin slices 1- 2 inches long.

Grapes – 10-12 – halved.


In a plate place one pancake. Cover it with your child favourite flavoured yogurt.

Now place second pancake and put mixed fruit jam over it.

Repeat with the next 2 layers in the same way alternating yogurt and jam.

Finally cover with fifth pancake.


Happy Face Cookies

Your kids will love these wholewheat flour cookies as a treat.

Happy Face Atta Cookies



Wholewheat flour( atta ) – 1 ½ cup

Flour (maida) – ½ cup

Cold Butter – 125 grams

Powdered sugar – ½ cup

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Milk -2-3 tbsp


Preheat the oven to 170 degree C.

In a large bowl, sieve together atta and maida.

Add butter and mix well using hands to make crumbly mixture.

Add sugar and vanilla essence and mix well.

Add some milk as required to make a dough, but do not mix too much else cookies will be hard.

Take a small piece of dough in hand and make a ball out of it.

Place it on lined cookie sheet and slight press.

Decorate with two chocolate cereal pieces and gems to make a face. (You can use whatever your child likes to make it more enticing)

Similarly make all cookies and place on the sheet with a little space between each of them.

Bake in the hot oven for 15-20 minutes  till they turn golden brown.

Cool on a rack and store in an air-tight container.



Atta Laddu for kids

Atta laddus are a great traditional snack for children. It is made up of whole wheat flour and ghee and it provides lots of energy to growing bodies.  You can add as many nuts as your child prefers to make it even more nutritious.

Atta laddu



1 and ½ cup wholewheat flour( atta)

1 cup ghee

1 cup powdered sugar

½ cup crushed nuts( cashews, almonds, pistachios, walnuts)

1 tsp powdered cardamom

Raisins for garnish


Heat a heavy bottomed pan or kadhai and add ghee to it.

Add atta and roast in ghee on medium heat.

Keep stirring constantly till atta gives a nice aroma or it will burn.

Once atta gets roasted and turn color slightly, take off fire.

Add sugar and nuts and mix well.

Finally add cardamom powder and mix well.

When the mixture cools down a bit, make small balls or laddus and keep in a separate plate.

Put one raisin on top for garnish.


 Beetroot Halwa



Beetroots – ½ kg

Condensed milk – ¼ tin

Milk – ¼ litre

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Cardamom crushed – ½ tsp

Nuts (cashew, almonds) chopped fine – 2 tbsp

Raisins – 1tbsp



Clean, peel and grate beetroots.

In a pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee and roast nuts and raisins. Keep aside.

In a pressure cooker, add grated beetroots and milk.

Let it cook for 3 whistles.

In a separate heavy-bottomed pan/kadhai, take out cooked beetroots.

Now add condensed milk and let it cook on high flame so that all the liquid evaporates.

Add ghee, and let the halwa roast in ghee for few minutes.

Add roasted raisins and half the nuts and mix well.

Serve and garnish with remaining nuts.

Tip : If your kid does not like nuts, you may soak them and make a paste before adding, so they are not chunky.

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