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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