Trying healthy yet time-saving recipes for my toddler is my mission. For homemade-baby-food recipes, I usually try the instant versions. So that I can make some quick breakfast and snacks for my toddler and husband, which will be tasty and won’t lack the healthy part too.
I started giving Rava Dosa to my baby when she completed 8 months. Slowly and gradually I started adding different veggies to this dosa batter. This is one of the tried and tested homemade baby food recipes.
I tried making these appams with a similar batter of Rava dosa, and surprisingly it turned out to be delicious, with minimal oil/ghee usage. It is one of the excellent baby finger food recipes.
My kiddo loves eating it at least thrice a week. And now it has become my savior on busy days when I run out of healthy breakfast ideas.
Instant Healthy Appam Recipe Ingredients:
half cup Rava / Semolina (Fine or Superfine versions)
4-5 spoons curd
1 medium-sized carrot – grated
2 teaspoons rolled oats (optional)
1 medium-sized cucumber – grated
1/4 cup coriander finely chopped OR spinach finely chopped (you can combine the both to 1/4 quantity
1 teaspoon oil/ghee for greasing the molds.
Salt as per taste
Water as required
Instant Healthy Appam Recipe Method:
Take Rava / Semolina in a bowl.
Add curd and little water.
Mix well and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Now the rava / semolina would have soaked all the moisture. Add some water to it and bring it to idli-like consistency.
Mix oats, salt, coriander/spinach.
Add grated cucumber and carrots.
Add water to adjust the consistency.
Grease the appam pan with oil/ghee.
Heat it on a high flame and bring it to a low flame as soon as the ghee reaches the smoking point.
Fill all the cavities (molds) with the batter and close it with a lid.
Check it after 4-5 minutes and flip all the appams to the other side and let it get cooked from both sides.
Switch off the flame and Serve hot with Coriander/Coconut chutney or with ketchup.
PS: You can alter the veggies as per your choice.
Also, can add a pinch of dry fruit powder to enhance the health benefits for babies.
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Those look like healthy and delicious foods for a baby! I’m sorry I didn’t have this recipe years ago!
This looks so good and totally something I would make for my child. Thank you for sharing!
Amy Gougler says
Very interesting! I’ve never heard of these before, but they sound perfect for little ones!
j casey says
These look delish and easy to make!! Thank you for sharing!
Ooh. It looks healthy and delicious! And easy to make too! That’s definitely my TOP criteria. Thanks for sharing!
Suha Vijay says
Simple and easy recipe…will try it