Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Poori, Boiled Sweet potato and Onion Pakoda - Lemon n spice Kids Lunch box ideas

In her Planet box : Onion pakoda (Onion fritters), Boiled Sweet potato, Indian poori's and carrots. 

1. Poori - I used 1/2 cup wheat flower and a pinch of salt  to make the Poori's. You can see the fail proof poori recipe here. Use the smallest Kadai to fry these, so you dont have to use much oil.

2. Rithika loves Ulli vada / Crispy onion fritters. I made 2 fritters today with 1/2 of a small purple onion. After finishing the Poori's, I fried the pakoda's in the same oil. use the smallest Kadai to fry these, so you dont have to use much oil.

3. Boil the cleaned sweet potatoes with skin in a pressure cooker for a whistle. When pressure releases, peel the sweet potato skin and cut into cubes.

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Happy Cooking,

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Buttery Garlic Pasta / Pasta with no sauce - Lemon n spice Kids Lunch box Series

I believe a good cook is someone who can make a great dish with only few ingredients. Today in our Lemon n Spice Lunch box series,  I am presenting a simple Pasta dish without any sauce. This is perfect for kids lunch boxes / Picnics.

In her Planet box : Olives, Orange slices, Garlic Pasta without sauce, Cucumber coin and 2 candy corns :)

How to make Pasta for kids lunch box without any sauce? Buttery garlic pasta recipe
Cooking time : 15 minutes, Serves : 1 kid

Ingredients :

Pasta : 1/2 Cup
Butter : 1 tsp
Olive oil : 1/2 tsp
Garlic : 2 , finely chopped
Fresh Parsley : 1 tsp, finely chopped / Dried Pasta seasoning : 1/2 tsp
Salt & Pepper

Directions :

1. Cook Pasta according to the package directions. (boil 4 cups of water in a sauce pan and add 1 tsp of salt.Now add pasta and allow to boil for 10 - 12 minutes. Drain and keep aside)

2. Heat oil, butter and garlic over medium heat in a skillet until garlic turn pale gold. Remove pan from heat and add parsley, black pepper and salt. Now add the drained pasta and toss it in the skillet.

Notes : You can add any veggies along with garlic in this recipe  without ruining the main garlic and parsley flavor. Options - 4 Snap peas / 1 tbsp of frozen peas / 1 tbsp sweetcorn / 1/2 carrot etc. 

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Happy cooking,