Maharashtra Cha Varan

Varan is an authentic maharashtrian dish, its basically plain tur dal having tempered with Ghee. It contains almost all the amino acid our body needs for good skin, good hair, and the ones who moves your fat from its stores. And yes have your ghee here, the CLA – conjugated linoleic Acid – the kind of essential fat will help the fats to be used for energy and not to be stored. Bright yellow colour of turmeric not just makes the dal palatable but also removes toxins and kills germs inside the digestive tract.  Mash the rice, add dal , add extra dash of ghee and your little toothless baby will love it.

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Drumstick and Bottle gourd Soup

This soup is extremely low calorie and zero oil yet very tasty and nutritious. Both drumstick and bottle gourd are easy to digest and have protective characteristics. This can be given babies too , avoid extra salt and pepper and add a dash of ghee or butter and your baby would love it. Lets see how to make it.

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Broken wheat Khichdi

Khichdi is one of the wholesome food, which is easy to digest, yet filling, good to taste, easy on pocket and easy to make too. You don’t need any mastery over kitchen to make good khichdi, just add some water & salt with goodness of grains and khichdi is ready. Today lets see one variety of the popular mung dal khichdi. Those who wants to avoid rice at night this is the good choice. This variety contains lots of fibre as we are using broken wheat and plus it contains easily digestible protein of yellow mung dal.  Its a power food for babies too, you can give this khichdi over 6 months and above. Add some veggies of your choice and serve it with curd will make it a complete meal in itself.

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Dal tomato soup

our all time favorite soup is made more healthy, addition of dal increases  essential protein content of the soup. Tomatoes are very low in calories still very nutritious as they contains the anti oxidant lycopen, which is well known for its anti aging properties. Here we have made this soup very low calorie but if you want to make this for kids, you can add cream, butter and garnish it with cheese.

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Bengali Khichdi

This is one of the foods that can fulfill your most of the nutritional requirements in one single portion. Since it contains dals (protein), rice (carbs), vegetables (Vitamins and minerals), and spices (anti oxidants and enzymes), proves to be complete meal in itself.

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Tomato Rice with cheese

Tired after office hours?? want to cook something fast?? yet yummy and nutritious??, tomato rice is one of the good option. use brown rice instead of white rice to make it healthiest. the same recipe can be used to feed weaning Babies, and they will happily gulp down saying yummy…if you are making this for your baby load it with butter and cheese, as it will provide energy, protein and calcium to growing kids.

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