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Tomato Pulao/Tomato Pilaf – Kids Lunchbox Recipe And Kids Delight Event Announcement

I don’t know what i was thinking when i signed for this month’s marathon. I m going on a holiday next week and tomorrow is varalaksmi pooja, I still have 100’s of things to do, but here i m, sitting and editing this post!!!
Last week, when i checked the theme, i was happy that i chose Lunch box recipes for week 1. Since it is vacation here, kids at home, and they are hungry all the time. Sometimes i get so tired thinking what to cook.
With such a darling theme, I cooked 3 dishes in one go today, not only cooking, clicked and also did 3 videos as i cooked!!. I made 3 of their favorite dishes today along with some Masoor dal, they enjoyed it well. Both thought, amma is in a weekend mood, that is why she has cooked all their favorite dishes at one go today!
Let them be happy with that thought, i m happy that i m ready with my theme. Enough of my banter, let us go to today’s recipe. A simple tomato pulao, an one-pot meal, that gets ready in 15-20 minutes. If you take the soaking time into consideration, it takes approximately 30 minutes.
This is a regular at home, that too when i have to pack 2 lunch boxes for my elder one, for his extra classes. The pulao is mildly spiced, if you need more spicy, adjust red chili powder accordingly. Do try and let me know how your liked this pulao.

Ingredients (Serves 2)
1/2 cup Basmati rice, i use Tilda basmati
1 large tomato
1 clove of garlic
1 green chili
2-3 curry leaves
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
fresh coriander leaves for garnish (optional, if kids dont prefer, do not add)

Tempering
2 tbsp oil
1 no green cardamom
1 no clove
1 small bay leaf
1/4 tsp cumin/jeera seeds


Video :How to make Tomato Pulao


Method
  • Wash the rice in running water until it runs clear. Do not waste the rice-washed water, if you have plants in your balcony or backyard, water them with this water.
  • Take chopped tomatoes, garlic, curry leaves and green chili in a blender add 1/2 cup of water and blend smooth. This liquid will measure to 1 cup.
  • Soak the rice in a cup of water for 15 minutes. In a wide pan, heat oil, when it is hot, add clove, cardamon and bay leaf. Saute for 30 seconds. Next add cumin seeds. 
  • After adding cumin seeds, immediately add blended tomato puree to it and saute in  a medium flame for a minute. Next add red chili powder, coriander powder and turmeric powder.
  • Let it begin to boil , add rice and salt, mix well. Add another 1 cup of water to it, mix well. Cover and cook for 10 -12 minutes in a medium flame. 
  • The rice would have cooked by this time, if not, let it be on flame for another 2 minutes. Once done, take it off the stove, fluff it up with a fork, garnish coriander leaves. 
  • Pack it with some crisps or a vegetable curry or raita for your kids. I packed it with some store-bought crisps and nuts. 
I m hosting this month’s Kids Delight – Lunch box recipes, an event by +srivalli jetti . The event runs from 15th July 2017 – 15th August 2017. So, do send in your lunch box recipes to my email id : enveetukitchen@gmail.com.  I have listed the rules for the post below, kindly read before you send in your entries

Read Me
  • Cook any kid approved Lunch box dishes  and post in your blog between July 15-August 15, 2017. Multiple entries are allowed. Mail id : enveetukitchen@gmail.com. 
  • I will accept one month old entries, provided you will update the post with the event announcement link.
  • This is a vegetarian blog, so do not send meat recipes. Eggs are allowed in baked goods.
  • Link to this post and Valli’s Kid’s Delight announcement post is mandatory.
  • Kindly mark your email subject as “Kids delight – Lunch box recipes“, it is easy for me to group the entries correctly.
  • Send in your name and recipe link alone, i will take the picture from your blog. 
  • Please make sure the picture is crisp and clear. I will not accept blurred images for the round-up. Sorry for being rude.
  • Non-bloggers are also welcome to send in your recipes, please email me your recipe along with a crisp and clean picture, i will include them in my final round-up.


Confident Parents Remarkable Kids

Its been long, since i posted parenting articles. I came across this article from April Month’s Emirates Parent Plus Magazine. Nice one, i liked it, tell me your views on this!!!
Parenting is definitely a tough job. It’s not just about fending for our kids, it’s a tougher ball game altogether. The responsibilities that come along with parenthood are endless. There’s feeding, washing and reading the same book about bunnies over and over to a child. Plus, making enough money to provide food, shelter and coveted designer jeans; changing diapers (or finding someone else who will): and juggling between all this you have your 9 to 6 job to keep up.
How as parents we balance all these acts and imbibe good values in our kids is what is perfect parenting is all about. One of the most important factor in this so called ‘perfect parenting ‘is – raising confident kids to face all the adversities in life. There are many territories kids have to venture unchartered. Kids learn from your actions and hence you need to be their bellwethers and lead on.
CONFIDENT MOMS AND DADS = CONFIDENT CHILDREN and this, above all else, is the very foundation which will determine the future success or failure of your children. As parents you have an enormous impact on your child’s emotional development. Kids respond to encouragement, praise and clear expectations. They thrive in an atmosphere where faith and family are strong. It takes confidence to be a Kid. Whether going to a new school or stepping up to bat for the first time, kids face a lot of uncharted territories, Naturally, parents want to instill a can-do attitude in their kids so that they can bravely take on new challenges and, over time, believe in themselves. While each Child is a little different, parents can follow some general guidelines to build kids confidence.
Faith vs. FearIf fear is at the forefront of our minds while raising our children, it will dictate our choices, and we will raise fearful children. The world can be a scary place, but if we believe that God is in control pout children will see us leading with the sense that God is bigger than any problem we face, and they will know security.
Trust vs. Control As our children try sports, music, art and other activities they discover their interests and abilities. We want out children to reach their full potential, but we must resist the temptation to form our children into our image. We cannot take a soccer player and make her a dancer just because she is petite, nor can we take a drummer and put him on the defensive jus because he is large.
We can be firm on issues of right and wrong, but we must be open and flexible when it comes to our children’s gifts. Nature has wired your child in a uniquely individual way. It’s not fair to impart our hope and dreams into their vocational choices.
Love vs. Perfection When we tell our kids what they mean to us, when we correct them privately instead of publicly, when we make time for them and expect great things from them, we pass on a legacy of confidence to them.
We confuse and stress our children when we expect them to make us look good; when we expect them to fulfill the dreams we never achieved; or when we expect them never to question us. The Temptation is to parent in a way sop others might think well of us. Yet the world doesn’t decide our worth or our children’s worth for that matter. When our children come to understand worth based on love, their imperfections will have less power over them. Faith, trust and love not fear, control or perfection adds fuel to a child’s esteem.
Over Parenting is based on a belief that in order for a child to be happy and secure, he must be protected from any experience he may find unpleasant or challenging, in an over-parenting family, the child comes first and most activities revolve around him. He is allowed to whatever he wants and have whatever he wants because telling him ‘no; would be unpleasant for him, he is also viewed by his parents as needing their constant vigilance and protection because the world is a scary place. The over-protected child is a protected and spoiled child, he lacks real confidence and is unable to take risks or make decision, He avoids new situations, and He hides behind his parents when a difficult challenge arises, because he has been taught by his parents that they are the only ones who can make decisions. Over-parented children may be any age but this over-parenting often becomes apparent in the middle grades of primary school when challenges start to increase.
Kicking the Over-parenting habit Your ability to break the habit of over-parenting is directly linked to your level of self-confidence. Parents who are able to allow their children to make decisions for themselves, to use their free time in unstructured play or daydreaming or to go about in the world without them, are really expressing a level of trust and confidence in the world and a belief that things will turn out all right. When a parent exhibits this level of confidence, the child will learn to be confident too. Breaking from a pattern of over-parenting may be difficult, especially if your social network and your child’s school staff endorse over-parenting, you may find yourself standing alone, or trying to fend off that peer pressure. However, if your child is to the point where he relies on you to think, plan and do for him, it is time for you to take action. When your child is faced with a challenge, give him ideas, tops or techniques to cope rather than allowing him to escape from the challenge. Help him develop a hang-tough attitude.
What are the better ways to boost my child’ self-esteem
1. Praise your child for doing a good deed or doing well at school.
2. Catch him or her doing something right, when you see him or her picking up a piece of paper, tells the child that you think they are being helpful. Thanks your child for the kindness.
3. Encourage your children by really paying attention when they show you their artwork, school papers, and other creative works, if you just give them a quick compliment and only look for a second your child can sense that you are not being sincere.
4. Applaud your children’s effort to improve. Perhaps little one jus brought her grade from a B or C up to astounding A. How should you react? We parents should not only get excited, but also perhaps give the child an unexpected reward, this is positive reinforcement.
5. Listen to your child when he or she speaks to you. Ask your children questions. As parent, we will encourage our children to develop their verbal skills. Make them know that their ideas and views are important. This also keeps the line of communication open between parent and child, which are very important when the child gets older. Children are much more willing to come and talk to a parent about their problems if they know that the parent will really listen.
Talk with your child and remember to listen too. Be interested in his friends, and successes and failures. Try to be sensitive about your child’s fears or worries, even if they seem small or silly to you. The world can seem very frightening to a small child. Show your child you take him seriously and give lots of encouragement, especially after a nasty shock or something has gone wrong. Help your child to talk through negative feelings, too.
 Self-esteem is an important quality to instill in our children, but so is humility. Before praising your child without any regard for the effect that it has on him or her, think. Really think if it is warranted. Is it age appropriate to let a ten-year old win over and over? Perhaps this does more damage. Shouldn’t your child be learning a few life’s hard facts?

Round up of Kids Delight – Lunch Box recipes

Lunchboxes, i know quite a few, who get nightmares, hearing these words! Let us not blame the poor kids, sometimes we tend to get into a routine, and sort of repeat the same dishes again and again. So it is natural for them to get bored to see the same idly/rice/pasta in their boxes. 
So, here is a collection of 27 lunchbox recipes, to help you mommies! No repeat dishes for a month, that is a boon right. 
Do visit the recipes, like their pages, follow them on Facebook, so you will regular updates on what new they post on their blog. Sharing is caring!!!
Share this post on your social media accounts, so other mommies like you will get some inspiration for their kiddo’s lunch box! 
So, here is the round up of Kids Delight – Lunch box recipes, hosted by me and an Event by Srivalli

Padmajah of Seduce your Taste buds has sent us yumm boxes she packs for her two munchkins. 
Arisi paruppu saadam, a classic. 
Tangy Lemon sevai, paired with quick sambar
Carrot Pulihora, the name itself makes my mouth-watering

Protein packed, colorful Vegetable Peanut Rice,
A Lip smacking Mint Chutney Sandwich
Cute little Onion Podi Uthappam


Srividhya of Vidhya’s Vegetarian Kitchen has send 3 delectable entries
Colorful Carrot Coin dosa
Protein rich Mushroom Kuzhipaniyaram
A very different Ridgegourd rice




Sushma of My Kitchen to yours has packed

Crunchy, munchy Peanut Rice
Chatpata Masala Idly
Mini Uthappam



Srivalli has sent 6 delicious dishes she packs for her kids 
A quickie jeera pulao
Flavorsome Ajwain & Kasurimethi Paratha
Filling Falafel Pav Burger





Scrumptious Paneer Pulao
Aromatic Corn Karuvepillai Saadam/rice
Flavorful Mint Rice

Sharmila of The Happie Friends has sent in these dishes for our lunch box
Colorful Beetroot Rice
Carrot Kuzhipaniyaram, which we fondly call bombs! 
My favorite Kodo Millet Vegetable Biriyani





Preeti Garg of Simply Tadka has sent in
Tangy Green Mango Rice, must be lip-smacking good!!!
Cute lil finger food Mini Cucumber sandwiches, 
Lip-smacking Tadka Idly

And Finally from me
Tangy and Mildly Spiced Tomato Pulao
Our favorite Jeera Pulao
Zesty Coriander and Mint Puloa

Announcing Kids Delight Event December 2015

Hello Friends, i will be hosting December Edition of Kids Delight, an event by our very own  +Srivalli Jetti . The Theme for this edition is Party Pleasers- Finger Food. December is a month of festive spirit. Kids at home for Winter holidays, Meeting friends and family. Family reunions, Family dinners for Christmas and New Year and many more.  Why not, make something special for our lil masters, who make our lives so special!!! 

Some important guidelines to follow :

  1. Cook, fry, saute, bake or blend any Vegetarian Dish that fits the theme finger food for parties. Since this is a Vegetarian blog, i cannot accept meat entries. However, Eggs are allowed in a Baked Dish. 
  2. The dish prepared should have been accepted by your own kid, kid from your family or friends. Or even something that you loved eating as a kid. 
  3. Entries need to be posted in your blog between 15th December 2015 and 15th January 2016.
  4. Kindly link up this event announcement(this post link) and Valli’s Kid’s delight announcement.
  5. Bloggers kindly link your entries in the linky tool below.
  6. Non-bloggers are also invited to participate, kindly send in your entries along with the picture to enveetukitchen@gmail.com.

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Jeera Pulao – Kids Lunch box Ideas

Jeera pulao is my kids favorite rice dish. Every time we go to restaurant they either order Dal Khicdi or Jeera pulao with Dal. So when i was planning dishes for lunch box theme, i immediately decided to post this one too. 
This is one life-saving rice recipe on a busy day. It takes just 12-15 minutes to make and a simple dal tadka, while the rice cooking, you have a scrumptious meal ready in no time.
I use little milk while making this pulao just to enhance the flavor of the dish. It is purely optional, if you don’t prefer milk, please avoid it. Even coconut milk can also be added, that will definitely enhance the taste and aroma of the pulao.


Check out the video on How to make Jeera Pulao


Ingredients
1/2 cup basmati rice, i use Tilda basmati
1/4 cup of milk (optional) 
1/2 tsp salt or to taste
1.5 cups of water
fresh coriander leaves for garnish


Tempering
1 tbsp oil/ghee
1 clove
1 small bay leaf
1 green chili
1 small green cardamaom
1/2 tsp jeera/cumin seeds

Method

  • Wash rice with water, until it runs clear. Do not waste this rice-washed water, if you have plants in your backyard or balcony, you can water it with this water.
  • Soak rice in 1/2 cup water for 15 minutes. Drain and keep aside. Heat a wide pan with oil/ghee, once it is hot, add green chili,  clove, cardamon and bay leaf to it. Saute for 30 seconds.
  • Now add cumin or jeera seeds and immediately add drained rice to it. Saute for 30 seconds. Now add milk and water. Milk is purely optional, you can replace it with water. 
  • Add salt to it, mix well. When it starts to boil, cover and cook for 11-12 minutes in a medium flame. The rice would have absorbed all the water and would have fluffed up well, if you find some water still, cover and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Once done,  remove the cover, take it off the stove, add coriander leaves, and serve warm with some Masoor dal. If packing pack it with some crisps and dal.
Sending this puloa to Kids Delight – Lunch box recipes, happening in my space, an event hosted by +srivalli jetti 


If you are interested in the Tupperware luncbox in the picture, here is the link to buy it online

Coriander & Mint Pulao – Kids Lunch box Recipe

Green leaves I don’t know what they did to kids and some adults too, the moment they find one in their plate, they pick it up like a dead fly and throw it out, a decent reaction if at all it happens!! I have seen kids who throw a tantrum seeing a small coriander/mint/curry leaf!
I admit they might have a strange taste when eaten raw, but as a tempering to a dish, they are good!! But god only knows why the lil people react strange!!
I too have 2 of them who give the same reaction . Elder one gives a decent one, don’t ask about the younger fella!!! 🙄 So I normally powder the curry leaves and grind the coriander so they don’t identify it.
My elder one love green chutney, the same leaves which irks him in its original form! Weird, right! When the leaves are ground with other spices it masks their original taste. 
This is how I hide and seek the greens into their diet. This flavorsome pulao with coriander and mint, sautéed with mild spices makes a delicious meal with a raita. They love the aroma of their pulao, especially my elder one when he opens his lunch box and the aroma glides to his nose , he just enjoys it!!
That is why i m sure, even your lil one who hates these leaves, will definitely enjoy this pulao. 

Check out the recipe video on How to make coriander and mint pulao


Since I made this for my kids, it will be mildly spiced, if you are making it for adults adjust the spice accordingly.

Ingredients
1/2 cup basmati rice, i used Tilda basmati
4 tbsp mint leaves
4 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
1 clove of garlci
1 green chili
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp salt or to taste


Tempering

1 tbsp oil
1 clove
1 small bayleaf
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
1 small green cardamom

Method

  • Wash rice with water, until it runs clear. Do ot waste the rice-washed water, if you have plants in your balcony or backyard, you can water them with this water.
  • Soak the rice for 15 minutes, drain and keep aside until use. Take coriander and mint leavs along with chili, garlic in a blender, add 2 tbsp of water and blend smooth.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan, when it is hot, add clove, bay leaf and cardamon and saute for 30 seconds, then add cumin. After adding cumin, immediately add the blended green paste and saute for a minute.
  • Now add rice to this and 1.5 cups of water. I washed the blender with 1/2 cup of water and added that water too. Add red chili, coriander, turmeri powder and salt to this. Mix well.
  • When it begins to boil, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or until done. It was done in 13 minutes for me. 
  • REmove the cover, fluff it up with fork, serve warm with raita or some crisps for a scrumptious meal.



Sending this puloa to Kids Delight – Lunch box recipes, happening in my space, an event hosted by +srivalli jetti 

Kids Delight – Event Announcement and a surprise cookbook give away

I m happy to host Kids Delight Event for the month of April. Kids delight is an event hosted by +Srivalli Jetti @ Spicing your life blog. We concentrate on kid centered themes. Everyone would accept when i say they are the tough masters at home. we don’t mind whether hubby eats or not, but when our kids don’t eat or make fuss about something, we constantly think on how to satisfy them, how to impress them, it is like we are the grown up kids waiting to get a golden star from them!!! 🙂

The theme for this month is Brunch Ideas for Kids. We have pretty late morning during weekend, and my lil ones wake up with “Amma i m hungry” from their mouth. It will be pretty tough to make them brush first, before they eat something. I m sure, many house-holds have the same issue during weekends and worse during holidays. Since it is already late for breakfast and pretty early for lunch, i usually make something heavy that balances both. Why not, make a list of what we make, so it is easy for other mommies who look for ideas.
So,ladies put on your thinking hat and send me some yummilicious brunch recipes. I have listed the rules below and one lucky winner will be taking away a surprise cookbook from my kitchen.

Below are the rules
  • Cook, fry, saute, bake or blend any Vegetarian Dish that fits the theme Brunch Ideas for Kids. Since this is a Vegetarian blog, i cannot accept meat entries. However, Eggs are allowed in a Baked Dish. 
  • The dish prepared should be accepted by your own kid, kid from your family or friends. Or even something that you loved eating as a kid. 
  • Entries need to be posted in your blog between 15th April 2016 and 15th May 2016.
  • Kindly link up this event announcement(this post link) and Valli’s Kid’s delight announcement.
  • Bloggers kindly link your entries in the linky tool below.
  • Non-bloggers are also invited to participate, kindly send in your entries along with the picture to enveetukitchen@gmail.com.

Roohafza Lemonade with basil seeds – Kids party drink

I was in a dilemma on to what to make for the final post of week 1: kids delight theme. There is a saying “Too many cooks spoil the broth “, likewise too many choices too spoil everything. I had around 4 dishes to select from with everything ready, but i settled for this simple yet colorful sherbet.
We tasted this in a friend’s birthday party and my lil one loved the striking red color of the drink. When I made this today, he was so thrilled and he remembered the party immediately.

Check the video on how to make Roohafza lemonade




We loved the drink as it was mild and the flavor of roohafza wasn’t too over powering. A best party drink especially with kids. Do try and let me know how you enjoyed it.

Ingredients 

2 tbsp subza/basil seeds
3 tbsp roohafza syrup 
2.5 cups of water (chilled water)
3-4 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
Handful of mint leaves
Juice of lemon or two, depending on how tangy you would like your drink
Lemon wedges  and mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Method

  • In a bowl take the subza seeds add 1/4 cup of water and let it sit for 10 minutes for it to bloom well.
  • In a pitcher, add roohafza syrup, chilled water, bloomed subza seeds, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well to combine.
  • The subza will be clumped together so this mixing will help it to separate and also for the sugar to dissolve.
  • Add mint leaves to the sherbet, serve immediately garnished with lemon wedges or refrigerate it until served.

Tricolor Poha Pudding – Independence Day Dessert, Kids delight Event Announcement

Wishing all my readers a very Happy Independence Day. For the first time in my blogging years , I m posting a tricolor dessert for this occasion. Thanks to few blogger friends and you-tubers, if not for them, I would have never attempted to post one.
I m in the final leg of my annual vacation, sitting at MTR Singapore, I m drafting this post. Some  might not understand this feel, but any passionate food person can connect with this. Though i finished cooking, clicking and the video a week before, drafting the post alone, i kept it for last. 
About today’s post, a tricolor poha pudding, Simple to make Dessert with veggies for the coloring. I have added a drop of food color to the kheer , but this can be completely avoided. This kheer, is one of the best way to make your lil ones eat veggies, if they are fuzzy eaters,  particularly of carrots and green peas. 
I served this pudding for a get together last week and none could identify that, the green layer is made of peas. Just make sure, you cook the peas for few minutes before you purée them. A beautiful dessert that tastes amazing and makes a great attraction to your dinner table too.
Ingredients 
5 cups of fresh milk, full fat
4-5 cardamom pods, crushed 
1 can condensed milk (400 grams)
1 cup thick poha

For the orange color
1 large carrot, cut into roundels
1/4 cup milk
A generous pinch of saffron
A drop of orange food color, gel color



For the green color
1/4 cup green peas
1/4 cup pistachios 
1/4 cup water 
A drop green food color, gel 

Here is the Video on How to make this Tricolor Poha Pudding

Method

  • In a heavy bottom kadai/pan, dry roast poha for 2-3 minutes for it to turn crisp. Keep the flame in simmer, take care not to burn the poha. Once done, remove the poha to a flat plate,
  • Let it cool, add cardamom to it and grind it to a fine powder. Keep aside until use.
  • In a heavy bottom pan, heat milk, once it starts to boil, reduce the flame and add the powdered poha. Mix well and let this cook for 8-10 minutes for the poha to cook well.
  • Once the poha cooks, add condensed milk , mix well and let this sit on the flame for another 8-10 minutes for the Khmer to thicken.
  • Once done, remove the Kheer from stove, and divide it into 3 equal portions.
Let us make the orange layer.
  • Take chopped carrots in a a microwave-safe bowl, add milk and saffron to it. Microwave cook it at power 80 for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove and let it cool, grind it to a fine paste in a mixer. Add 2 drops of orange food color and mix well.Take and keep aside until use.
  • Heat ghee in a wide pan, once hot add the carrot-saffron purée to its d sauté for 2 minutes. Now add one portion of poha kheer, to this and mix well.
  • Let this sit on the stove for another 8-10 minutes for the flavors to mingle well.Take it off the stove, let it sit aside until use.
To make the green layer
  • Take peas and pistachios in a microwave safe bowl, add 1/4cup of water. Microwave cook it at power 80 for 4- minutes.
  • Remove and let t cool completely. Drain the excess water from it and grind it to a fine paste in a mixer.Transfer it to a a bowl and add green food color to it and mix well.
  • Now in a flat pan, heat ghee, once it melts, add the peas-pistachios purée to it and sauté for 8-10minutes. Keep the flame summer and sauté. Do not hurry this step as the peas might taste raw if not sautéed well.
  • After the raw smell disappears, add the second portion of the kheer to the green mixture and mix well. Let this be on he stove for another 8-10 minutes for the flavors to mingle well.
  • Once done, and the kheer thickens a bit, remove it from the stove and let it cool.
Arranging the dessert 
  • In a small dessert bowl, first add 1/4 cup of green layer,Followed by 1/4 cup of white Kherson, and top it with orange layer.
  • Let the dessert sit in the refrigerator for atleast an hour for a beautifully set dessert.It can also be served warm after immediately arranging  the layers.
I m hosting August month’s kids delight, an event hosted by Srivalli. The theme for this month’s kids delight is hide and seek with veggies
As a mother and a food blogger how much ever tasty and healthy I cook, there are certain veggies that my kids don’t like and how much ever I cajole them, they are not ready to taste it. So the best thing I do is mask it in to their favorite dishes. 
I know many mommies around the world do the same. So, why not help each other by sending your dishes that you hide the veggies so your kids seek the health and taste of it.
So, do send in your  recipes to my email id : enveetukitchen@gmail.com.  I have listed the rules for the post below, kindly read before you send in your entries

Read Me
  • Cook any kid approved dish hiding the veggies(which they hate the most 😃) and post in your blog between August 15, 2017 – September 15, 2017. Multiple entries are allowed. Mail id : enveetukitchen@gmail.com. 
  • I will accept one month old entries, provided you will update the post with the event announcement link.
  • This is a vegetarian blog, so do not send meat recipes. Eggs are allowed in baked goods.
  • Link to this post and Valli’s Kid’s Delight announcement post is mandatory.
  • Kindly mark your email subject as “Kids delight – Hide and seek with veggies“, it is easy for me to group the entries correctly.
  • Send in your name and recipe link alone, i will take the picture from your blog. 
  • Please make sure the picture is crisp and clear. I will not accept blurred images for the round-up. Sorry for being rude.
  • Non-bloggers are also welcome to send in your recipes, please email me your recipe along with a crisp and clean picture, i will include them in my final round-up.

Healthy Food for Healthy Kids-Toddler Lunch Event Announcement

After a very Lonnnngggg Gap, i am Guest Hosting an Event @ my space. Thanks a lot to Nithu Bala of Nithu’s Kitchen for giving me this opportunity to Guest host this month’s “Healthy Food for Healthy Kids – Toddler Healthy Lunch”. 
My 6 year old’s first question in the morning would be What have you kept in my “Breakfast Box?”. He has Very strictly INSTRUCTED me to make Thursday’s as Baked Goodies Day (more specifically, ONLY CAKES/MUFFINS), rest of the days, small poori’s, small idlies,and strictly no messy foods in my box!!!!! uffff!!!! even my hubby hasn’t given me so much instructions, He doesn’t dare to ask me what is cooking for today!!!! 
Cooking for Kids has become a real task now-a-days. They get bored very easily with ususal food @ the table. They need new taste and variety. Toddler’s are in no-way an exception to this. As their mind and body develop fast at this age, we need to support their system with healthy food. Try teaching them some healthy eating habits, though they are going to run behind Pizza and Burger at a later stage, atleast they do know what is healthy eating and try keeping these fast food as a treat once in a while. 
So, lets try to Catch them young, this event is all about what to feed a toddler of age 1 – 3. So, if you have a trouble-some two @ your place, send me the recipes to try feed him , if not, do rekindle your old memories and tell us what to give to Keep them upbeat.

Rules :
  • Post any vegetarian healthy lunch recipe, without Eggs, suitable for toddlers between 1 to 3 years of age between 10th May and 10th June. 
  • Give link to this announcement and Nithu’s event announcement page. Logo is mandatory  as it helps spread word.
  • Don’t worry if you have your recipes in your archives. Just update the post with the link to this announcement and Nithu’s event announcement page. Adding logo is important.
  • Link your entries in the Linky Tool given below or else Send your entries to vaasu.vrg@gmail.com with the subject line as ‘Healthy Food for Healthy Kids-Toddler Lunch’ with the below details.

               Name :
               Blog Name :
               Recipe Name : 
               Recipe URL : 
               Picture of your recipe : 

  • Non-bloggers are welcome to send in their recipes. Send recipe in full with the picture and the same subject line as above. 
  • Person who sends highest number of entries will be declared as the Winner of the Month. A winner badge will be awarded by Nithu which you can proudly post in your blog:-) 
  • I’l acknowledge your entries within 3 days else leave a comment in this announcement.