Baby Style Methi Mattar Malai

I’ve been thinking of developing Indian style gravy subzi’s (curries) for T to get him familiarised with the flavours. So this is the first of hopefully many to come, baby style Methi (fenugreek) Mattar Malai.

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methiIngredients:

  • 1 Cup green peas boiled and coarsely mashed
  • 1 Cup chopped methi
  • 1 Tbsp ghee
  • Pinch of cumin powder
  • 1 Small pod of grated garlic (optional)
  • 1/2 Cup fresh cream
  • 1 Cup milk
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Warm the ghee in a wok and add the cumin powder
  • Add the garlic and cook until soft
  • Add in the Methi and sauté till its cooked
  • Once cooked, add the boiled mashed peas
  • Pour in the fresh cream and milk and simmer on low, careful not to boil for long since the cream and milk can split
  • Add salt to taste

Serve with bread/chapatti or as is.

Also, if you want to give it more body you could add in some cooked and broken brown rice.final

Stove Top Baby Bake

Last night I made a veggie bake for dinner. I thought, why should only we have all the fun? Let T enjoy it too. Only one problem, he still has NO teeth! So, I made a stove top bake for him with shredded veggies.

The whole dish is very easy to make. It’s cooked on the stove top and finished off in the oven, to add the ‘drama’ of course! After all, it is a bake dish. ;)

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup shredded Pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup chopped Spinach
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onions
  • 1 medium size potato finely chopped

One can use any number or combinations of veggies. Broccoli, peppers, zucchini the list is endless.

  • A knob of butter (can use plain or slated)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • Grated cheddar cheese
  • Water to cook the veg in
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method:

  • In a pan sauté all the veggies in butter
  • Add a cup of water to steam and soften the veggies
  • Once cooked real well, add in the milk, cheese and fresh cream
  • Add salt and pepper to taste
  • Keep it on the stove for a few mins and then take it off
  • Transfer it to an oven friendly ware and garnish with more cheddar cheese
  • Bake for 5 mins
  • Serve it once it cools

Happy to say T loved his dinner and needless to say its perfect for babies with no teeth!

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