Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Carrot peas oothappam

Carrot peas oothappam:

Kids always look for some attractions in food. It can be either the color or shape of the food, or at least the serving the dishes should attract them :)
And now my daughter is in the age of eating by herself. So to push the food to her tummy, i need some techniques. So always I need to make something special on her plate. While making dosas i need to make it to some shapes like, Duck, butterfly, house, teddy, aeroplane, car,ant, flower etc and sometimes she used to order the shapes from her books also :)

I know that she likes only the crispy and crunchy dosas. So i was not sure how much she will like the oothappams. So just tried to attract her by the colors. And it really worked well for me.

Here is the recipe idea:

Idly/dosa batter - 1/2 cup
Grated carrots - 1/4 cup (or approximatly 1/2 of a medium size carrot)
Green peas - 1/4 cup
salt - a pinch
To temper
Mustard and urad daal -1 tea spoon
cumin seeds -1/2 tea spoon (optional) 
curry leaves -few

1. Temper the idly batter with the ingredients given in the list.
2. In a pan pre-heat a 1/4 tea spoon of oil and saute carrots and green peas with a pinch of salt. 
3. In tawa, pour a spoon of batter and spread it to a thick oothappam.
4. Decorate the oothappam with carrot and green peas as you like.
5.Sprinkle some oil on sides, cook on both the sides (also you can close with lid and cook )

Serve hot with your kid's favorite side dish.

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Linking this recipe to "In My Veg Box - Carrots"
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1 comment:

  1. Colourful and healthy dish perfect for kids and for lunch boxes.