Thursday, September 2, 2010

Toddler Lunch 6

Today's Daycare Lunch Bag :

Snack #1: Cut up grapes, strawberries and cheese stick.

Snack#2: Khari ( savory puffed pastry-Indian Store) and roasted pistachios

Lunch: Whole green moong tikki with shredded carrots and spinach. Cool ranch dressing as dipping sauce.

Note: I pressure cook whole green moong beans the night before. This saves me a lot of time during the morning rush. Next morning, drain ( reserve the nutritious liquid to cook rice etc for dinner), blend the cooked moong beans with palm full of spinach leaves, cilantro and shredded carrots. To the paste add rice powder to make a dough, add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric, pinch of garam masala, amchoor powder and salt. Shape into a flat tikki. Shallow fry in little oil for few minutes to get a crunchy outside.

During Y's last doctor's visit, his physician was worried about his blood iron level because meat is not included in Y's diet yet. The doc has no idea that I sneak spinach and cilantro in Y's every meal. No surprise that the test result was VERY favorable..Yeppiee!


  1. I look forward to reading what new you have for this morning!!! Hats off to you for such amazing job!!!

  2. amazing amazing amazing...i am gonna cope paste all ur ideas to Vihaan's lunch and snack you for this :)

  3. @ Parul....thanks
    @Aru.... thank u for reading but a bigger thanks for posting a comment. I LOVE to read all the comments.
    @Kavs...You are sweet. I hope Vihaan likes the tikkis. They are very filling.

  4. Ooooh moong patties sounds super yummy. I think I am going to start including all this in my lunch box as well when I make Vihaans 

  5. liked the moong dal patties idea! Hope my little G likes them( fingers crossed)