Breakfast is the most important meal of the day which recharges the body to perform our daily activities. We all need to have breakfast including the kids. Usually kids sleep for 8-10 hours at night, so they need to refill their bodies with solid nutrition once they get up.
Protein, essential vitamins and minerals are all that they need to have in the food during their growing years. But as a mother the major task for us is creating healthy yet delicious kids tiffin recipes.
I try to give my best while adding a variety of foods to my daughter’s diet. And I have to make sure that the food is healthy and provides all the necessary nutrients to my child.
One of such healthy and tasty recipes is this multigrain dosa. And I can make 3 different dishes with a single batter hence my breakfast schedule is sorted a bit.
1 Healthy Batter 3 Yummy Recipes – Kids Tiffin Recipes
This dosa batter contains several dals, rice and rajma which is a rich source of protein. Adding the idli, dosa or dhokla made with this batter will make sure that your child is getting all that’s good for him or her.
1 katori mixed dal / lentils – Panchmel dal containing Moong, masoor, urad, tur, and chana dal
(split green gram, split red lentil, split black gram, split red gram, and bengal gram respectively)
1 table spoon Rajma
1 table spoon Rice
1 table spoon whole moong (whole green moong beans)
1 teaspoon methi seeds (fenugreek seeds)
Salt as per taste
Wash and soak all the pulses, fenugreek seeds and lentils in the morning. Soak it in the drinking water only so that the same water can be used while grinding which gives good fermentation.
approximately after 8 hours, Grind this mixture to a smooth batter consistency. Do not make it too thin or too thick.
Use the same water for grinding that you have used for soaking.
Keep this batter in a container and close with a tight lid.
Next morning a good fermented batter will be formed.
Add salt and the batter is ready to make the dishes like Dosa, Idli, Uttappam and Dhokla.
Dosa Recipe –
Make a little thin batter and pour on the dosa tawa.
spread it in circular motion.
roast one side, add some ghee and flip the dosa to get it roasted from the other side too.
Idli Recipe –
Take the medium thick consistency batter.
Keep water to boil in the idli maker.
Brush the idli pans with some ghee or oil.
Pour the batter in the idli cavities.
Keep the idli tray in the boiling water.
Close the lid and let it get cooked for 10-15 minutes.
Remove the idli pan and let it get cooled for a few minutes.
Dhokla Recipe –
Brush some oil on a steel plate.
Keep water for boiling in a pan.
Keep a steel coaster in the boiling water.
Pour a medium consistency batter in the plate and spread it evenly by tapping the plate.
Keep this plate on the coaster.
Close the lid and let it get cooked on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes.
You can check if the dhokla is cooked or not by adding a toothpick into it. If toothpick comes clean, dhokla is ready.
Remove the plate and let it get cooled for a few minutes.
Cut the dhokla into square or diamond shape.
Heat some oil in a pan, add curry leaves, jeera (cumin seeds) and Rai (mustard seeds) and a green chilli (optional for kids)
Pour this tampering on the diamond shaped dhokla, mix it well.
Add some coriander leaves and mix again.
PS – You can give the soft dhokla and idlis to your babies too. just make sure the chunks are small and they are not choking them. This makes one of the best kids tiffin recipes and baby food too.
Try the variety of dishes with same batter and please your kids with a treat while you do not compromise on the essential nutrients for the betterment of your kids’ health.