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Does anyone have Superman Eggs?

 

Have you ever tried to feed healthy food to a toddler? If yes than you can totally relate to this post; even if you are lucky enough to not yet have faced this super challenging situation in life, do read on. It’s always good to learn strategy of enemy.

As you all know by now(if you are a regular to my blog), that I have three kids under 4 years of age. When you have not one but three kids, it is almost a daily routine that one or the other kid is not happy with what food you have cooked for them. So unless it’s a pizza or a burger or any junk food; you will find someone complaining.

No problem.

Being a mommy made you thick. So no whining or big teary eyes can melt you when it comes to feeding healthy food to your babies.

Problem.

Kids are getting smarter. So instead of trying that cute innocent face with a big teary NO on their face; they are trying logic. And believe me you can never win over a 4-year old when it comes to logic.

Does anyone have Superman Eggs?
Does anyone have Superman Eggs?

Cutting the chase, my son Otu, who I guess is the opposite of Google (always asking weird questions); was super fascinated with Superman. He goes through these phases very often. Last time I checked he was Police.

Now he is a superman, wearing a cape and all, and thankfully no underwear over his pants. Phew!

I prepared a typical daily meal with roti, daal, vegetables and rice. Now the difficult part begins.

Except Otu, rest of the kids are on dining table eating peacefully.

Me: Otu, come here. Your food is on table.

Otu: (after giving a ‘you are not good enough for me’ kind of look to food)

Mamma, I will not eat this food.

Me: Why? What is wrong with this food?

Otu: I am Superman and superman don’t eat this food.

(smart huh!)

Me: really? Who told you that?

Otu: Mamma, I am Superman. (emphasizing on superman).

I know what Superman eats.

Me: Ok. So, tell me what Superman eats. I will make it for you.

Otu: Superman eats eggs. Superman Eggs. (with a big gesture as if eggs are not superman’s but of a dinosaur)

Now, it was my turn to play smart. So, I wrapped an egg in a napkin, like a nest holding an egg; and I showed it to him.

Me: Look, I found one Superman egg. You want to eat this one?

Otu: Mamma, this is not Superman Egg.

Me: What? This is a Superman Egg. Look it came all wrapped up like this.

Otu: Mamma, Superman egg fly like superman. It flies like this. (gesturing flying with his hands)

Me: but, this can fly too.

(Now I was flying that Super Egg with my hands just like a paper plane.)

Otu: Mamma! You are holding it.

Let it fly. Like Superman flies.

Me: You don’t need food. You are a true Superman.

 

PS: Now, Otu is a Soldier. So, he is eating non flying eggs. 

 

 

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Mouthwatering Monday – Hash Browns

Hash Browns by Jyoti Singh
Hash Browns

Yummy yummy Hash Browns. Never knew my kids would love it so much that it will be finished before I even get the chance to taste. 😛

I saw this FoodMad recipe and fell in love instantly, a it’s the easiest and yummiest way to make Hash Browns.

Wanna know why? see the recipe…

Ingredients

  • 2 Potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Cheese (original recipe uses 4 cups, but I am not a cheese lover)
  • 2 Onions diced

Method

  • Shred Potatoes and wash them thoroughly with cold water.
  • Let them dry for few minutes and then mix them with cheese and diced onions in a bowl.
  • Mix them properly.
  • Grease muffin tin and put this mixture in tiny bowls.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Bake for 40 minutes, it will be brown on the sides.
  • Time to take them out, flip them and serve.

It can be served alone or with Omelet. You can use spring onions for garnishing. It tastes heavenly and kids would love it. Double whammy!!!

Hash Browns by Jyoti Singh
Hash Browns

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Shredded Mango Chutney

Something sweet…. something spicy…. what should I have? But, I want something which is both spicy and sweet. 😦 If a little sour, that would be better too.

Hmnnn.

Eureka!!!!

Shredded Mango Chutney By Jyoti Singh
Shredded Mango Chutney

Here Comes Shredded Mango Chutney. World is peaceful again. 😎

Ingredients

  • 10 Big Mangoes(around 2 lbs), peeled and shredded
  • 2 lbs Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tbsp Cumin Powder
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala

Method

  • Add Sugar, Salt, Garam Masala, Red Chili Powder and Cumin Powder to shredded Mangoes.
  • Let is sit for 5 hours.
  • Heat the whole mixture on medium for 30 minutes.
  • Keep stirring till the sugar dissolves completely and desired consistency is achieved.
  • Let it cool and then put in an air tight container.
  • Voila! You are done.

Shredded Mango Chutney is best served with Parathas, or Bread. You can also use it to marinate your chicken, or just eat it simply. My kids love to use it as jam on their bread. My hubby enjoys it as a side dish. I just like to eat it, raw. 😛

Shredded Mango Chutney By Jyoti Singh
Shredded Mango Chutney

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂

Mouthwatering Monday – Fruit n Nuts Bowl

Today, I am holidaying, so here is just a bowl of Fruits and Nuts for you. No recipe. 🙂

Fruit n Nuts Bowl
Fruit n Nuts Bowl

Enjoy!!!

 

Mouthwatering Monday – Kaleji / Mutton Liver

Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

Today I am first time trying my hands at Mutton Liver, also called Kaleji in Hindi. Lets see how this one turn out.

Liver of Lamb/Mutton is considered very nutritional as it is rich in iron and proteins. However special care should be taken to not overcook it.

Ingredients

  • 4 lbs Mutton Liver
  • 2 Big Onions finely chopped
  • 3 Green Chilli, chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1 Cup Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp julienne Ginger
  • 2 Black Cardamon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5-6 Cloves
  • 6-7 Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cumin
  • 1 tbsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tbsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt as per taste
  • 2 tbsp Fenugreek Leaves
  • 3 tbsp Oil/Butter

Method

  • Heat oil in a pan and add Black Pepper, Cloves, Cinnamon, Black Cardamon and cumin.
  • Add onions and Ginger Garlic paste, and cook till onions turn golden brown.
  • Add liver to it, and cook on until liver change it’s color.
  • Cook on Low-Med heat now, and add cook liver until all moisture dries up.
  • Add spices, red chili, turmeric and coriander powder. Mix well.
  • When oil start leaving from the sides, add tomatoes.
  • Cook till tomatoes are cooked perfectly and gravy becomes thick.
  • Mix Yogurt to the whole gravy and cook for another 3 minutes.
  • Add fenugreek leaves, julienne ginger pieces, green chillies and salt.
  • Cook for 3 more minutes and done.
  • Garnish with green chili and julienne ginger.
Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

It’s a nutritional recipe, but to make it more effective and healthy, reduce the amount of oil/butter used. Do not overcook it otherwise it will become rubbery. One thing to remember is that do not cover the lid of pan, when cooking liver.

Kaleji / Mutton Liver by Jyoti Singh
Kaleji / Mutton Liver

Enjoy!!!

P.S. My cooking is experimental. You will find many similar and different recipes, but the idea is to explore your food and do experiments with it. Enjoy Cooking Experiments and Experiences 🙂