06
Mar 19

Sweet potato mash with milk

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

Toddlers’ like the sweet creamy and silky texture of this recipe, a wonderful dessert for every age group. I hope, you will cook and enjoy the recipe. You may serve for toddlers/baby; in any get together party or any time. It is very easy to prepare, healthy to eat. Just avoid dry fruits if you are going to serve it to toddlers/ baby…

Boil/microwave the sweet potatoes, mash and add warm milk till it achieves slightly thick consistency not watery. Add sugar/ honey as per your choice.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey/sugar: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer
  • Milk: 1 cup
  • Saffron: ½ pinch
  • Green cardamom: 2-3 no.
  • Dry fruits (almond & cashew nut):10-12 no. (As per choice)

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin; Boil/microwave/roast the sweet potato, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller and roasted, which is very convenient.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all sweet potatoes, Add sugar/ honey as per your choice into this bowl, and mash with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste. Add warm milk in steps to make smooth paste of slightly thick consistency not watery. Add other ingredients and mix.
  3. Sweet potato mash with milk is ready to serve or to feed your baby. You are free to decorate with dry fruits if not serving to baby.
Sweet potato mash with milk
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller and roasted
Japanese griller and roasted
Sweet potato mash with milk
Sweet potato mash with milk

27
Feb 19

Sweet potato mash with honey and butter

Toddlers/Baby recipe:

You may serve as sweet dish/dessert or regular recipe for all age group…

It was balmy winter evening when I was passing the street back home from station in Tokyo; highly pleasing delectable flavor of baking aroma was coming from a stall. When reached near the stall, I found that sweet potatoes were being baked. Japanese love to eat the sweet potatoes in both ways; savory and sweet. In Japan sweet potato is available almost whole year. Most of the Japanese sweet potatoes variety is sweeter than Indian counterpart.

I love to eat sweet potato and my husband like to eat the recipe that I am uploading today. The recipe “Sweet potato mash with honey and butter” is healthy and highly nutritious for toddlers/baby. They will certainly like the taste and smooth finish of this sweet potato recipe.

Very easy to prepare; just boil/microwave the sweet potato, peel out the skin, mash it and add some honey and dash of butter. In this recipe I grilled the sweet potatoes.

The benefits of honey, butter and sweet potatoes is good for vision and tonic for brain. Add little butter in the sweet potatoes to increase the absorption of beta carotene in the body.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet Potato (shakarkandi/satsumaimo): 2-3 no. (Small size)
  • Honey: 2 tablespoon (as per taste)
  • Butter: 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee/oil: to moisturize outer layer

Preparation:

Wash and dry the sweet potato with kitchen towel, apply little quantity of ghee on the skin of it; Boil/microwave potato, keep aside. Here I used Japanese griller, which is very convenient, remove skin (outer layer) Keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a mixing bowl put all ingredients into this bowl, mash all with the help of masher or hand.
  2. Mash properly more you mash better will be the taste as well easy to gulp for toddlers/baby.
  3. Sweet potato mash with honey and butter is ready.
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Ingredients
apply little quantity of ghee
apply little quantity of ghee
Japanese griller
grilled sweet potatoes
remove skin
adding butter & honey
Mash properly
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter
Sweet potato mash with honey and butter

21
Feb 19

Avocado shake

Toddler’s recipe:

The recent day’s new mother is very aware about her baby’s food: she always plans to feed her baby a delectable, nutritious and healthy food. Avocado is called super food and comes under the category of healthiest food.

The Avocado shake is easy and quick to prepare recipe; adding honey gives the awesome flavor and health benefits; babies mostly like its light green color, kind of slippery, smooth and creamy texture, easy to gulp.

It increases brain power; good for toddlers, mothers and every age group. It contains potassium, vitamin A, B, C, E and K. Enjoy the look and taste…

Ingredients:

  • Avocado: 1 no. (Medium size)
  • Sugar/honey: 1-2 tablespoon (as per your taste)
  • Milk: 400-450 ml
  • Green cardamom: 1no. (Optional)
  • Ice cubes: optional

Preparation:

Cut the avocado into two halves: discard the seed, scoop out the pulp with help of spoon. Keep aside.

Method:

Take a grinding jar; put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk, green cardamom and sugar, blend it on medium speed till it become smooth, add remaining milk and ice cubes and blend them on high speed, Avocado milk shake is ready.

While serving in tumbler garnish with Avocado slices, as in the photo.

Avocado shake
Ingredients
Cut the avocado into two halves
put scooped Avocado along with 100 ml milk
scoop out the pulp
blend it on medium speed till it become smooth
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake
Avocado shake

07
Feb 19

Apples

Apples are delicious, during the apple season high quality apples one can get at low price. I would like to upload and talk about this juicy, crunchy and wonderful fruit and their recipes. How it can be consumed in different ways:

This is the most popular favorite fruit among the health conscious and fitness enthusiast, who firmly believe “health is wealth”

“An apple a day sends a doctor away” Its daily intake boosts metabolism, improves heart, bones, teeth and skin health. It helps to relieves constipation and diarrhea too; above all it boosts brain power. This wonderful fruits contains ‘vitamin B Complex’, beta carotene and many more vitamins and minerals.

Apples are the symbol of youthfulness and fertility ever since. That’s why once upon a time there used a slogan…

“An apple a day, do not doctors to pay.”

Apple trees originally grew in Asia and Europe about thousand years ago, now it is grown all over the world. Different types of apples are grown as per demand i.e. cooking purpose, raw eating purpose and cinder producing purpose.

Asian apples are extremely sweet, especially in Indian sub continent. The skin of ripen apples are red, pink, green, yellow, golden and rusted color. They also differ in size significantly. Japanese consumers prefer the large size apples.

Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures i.e. apples are eaten with honey at the Jewish new year to symbolize a very sweet new year.

Eat apples whatever the way you like, it gives advance nutrition. Eating them whole gives maximum benefits, but cooked dishes of apple can be fun while cooking and serving as well as tasty too.

Following recipes you can prepare with help of ‘Indian Cooking Manual’. I have already linked the recipe, you just click…

When I was in London, I saw there were apple toffee, candy and many more things are available in the stores.

Chocolate coated apples also available at the tourist places, so the proverb of now a day is …

“An apple a day keeps a doctor away”

Delicious and nutritional tips for using apple and its recipes:

You can serve it as juice or mixed with other fruit juices and prepare blend fruit juice.

Following are some apple preparation; Indian cocking manual will help you to prepare them:

  •  Low calorie fruit cream
  • Dreamy fruit dessert
  • Apple kheer
  • Apple juice
  • Apple shake
  • Apple lassi
  • Green apple chutney
  • Boiled apple for toddlers
  • Apple custard
  • Apple cake
  • Apple jam and jelly
  • Apple sandesh (Bengali sweets)
  • Fruit salad
  • Add few pieces of apple in your vegetable salad
  • Apples can be served with ice-cream, yogurt and cereals.
  • Prepare apple smoothie with curd or milk/almond milk/coconut milk.

05
Apr 17

Kiwi cucumber shake

Fresh and healthy food is one complete solution to a child’s magical growth in this world…

It will enhance his/her mental and physical well being. Unfortunately, the child doesn’t know the importance of this; so its parent’s responsibility that they care about healthy growth of their children.

So I would like to share one of the recipes, for sure children will enjoy a lot… ‘Kiwi cucumber shakes’

Ingredients:

  • Kiwi: 1no.
  • Cucumber: 1no. (Small size)
  • Sugar/honey: 3 tablespoon
  • Milk (cold): 300-400 ml
  • Ice cube: optional

Preparation:

  1. Peel off kiwi and chop into small pieces, chop cucumber too, keep aside.

Method:

  1. Take a grinding jar; put chopped kiwi, cucumber and sugar grind to full speed for 30 seconds along with half cup of milk.
  2. Add remaining milk and ice cubes; grind it till it become smooth.
  3. Healthy kiwi cucumber shake is ready for everyone.
  4. While serving in tumbler garnish with kiwi slice.

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Ingredients

Ingredients

put chopped kiwi, cucumber and sugar

put chopped kiwi, cucumber and sugar

kiwi cucumber shake

kiwi cucumber shake

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Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake

Kiwi cucumber shake