Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Toddler Lunch 27

Back by popular demand   :)

Today's Daycare Lunch Bag:

Snack # 1  Blueberries and cut up Apriplum ( sweet hybrid fruit of Apricot & Plum ...check fruit aisle in Publix)

Snack # 2: Babybel mini cheese and Annie's cheddar bunnies (yummy !!!!)

Lunch: Cilantro and carrot appe with ketchup

Appe are bite size shallow fried spherical vadas that are eaten with coconut chutney or ketchup. Perfect for breakfast or snack. You can make different variations using  vegetables or totally skip vegetables and add chopped green chillies for the bigger kids. You will need an appe patra which is available in few Atlanta Indian stores. This little gadget can be used to make koftas and vadas for dahi vada.

The batter is made of 1 cup of urad and 1 cup of rice. Soaked for 4 hours. Grind and ferment it overnight.
 Next morning, add chopped cilantro, cumin, salt, dash of sugar and ginger. This is an easy way to sneak in any chopped vegetables such as carrots and broccoli in the batter. Place the appe patra on the stove top. Pour little oil in the wells and then pour the batter. Shallow fry golden on each side.