Healthy Monsoon Recipes for Your Kids

In India, every season has its specialty dish, and so does monsoon. There are a lot of snacks and recipes that you can associate with monsoon. For instance, a cup of tea is everyone’s favourite aromatic beverage for the season. An added dose of piping hot snacks only enhances the experience as you enjoy the beautiful rain and take in a pleasant atmosphere. 

Having too much-fried food isn’t exactly good, especially for your kids. To make sure that your kids remain healthy throughout the monsoon season, we have come up with a collection of three healthy monsoon DIY recipes that your kids can enjoy without falling sick.    

Chicken Wings 

Try out a delicious desi makeover of chicken wings and enjoy this meaty delight. Tender chicken coated with juicy batter mixed with tomatoes, capsicum, red chillies, cumin seeds, and coriander seeds.  

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Kg chicken wings
  • 2 onions, julienne
  • 3 tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 capsicum, julienne
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 3 Dry red chilli
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lime juice
  • to taste salt
  • 2 tsp refined oil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Steps 

  • Take some marinated chicken wings and drizzle them with olive oil. Add ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, and cumin powder, salt to taste.
  • Pour 1 tsp oil in a pan and sear chicken wings in it. 
  • Add salt for the taste.
  • Take another pan for Bhuna Masala. Heat it up and add 1 tsp of oil. Mix dry red chilli, cumin seeds and coriander seeds in it and saute it lightly.
  • Mix chicken wings with Bhuna Masala. 
  • Add onions to the mix and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add tomatoes and cook them for 3 minutes
  • Add sugar, capsicum, water, and lime and cook it for another 2-3 minutes 
  • Sprinkle chopped coriander leaves for garnish.  

 Now enjoy your Bhuna Masala Chicken wings!

Quinoa Pakoras

 

Yes, Pakoras are cool, but you know what’s even cooler? Healthy Quinoa Pakoras dunked into a delicious batter of gram flour. The thing about pakoras is that they can be enjoyed in so many ways. You can either have them as tea time snacks, party snacks, or as a starter. 

Ingredients 

  • To taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp Red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds (crushed)
  • 1 cup boiled quinoa
  • 1 tsp Dried mango powder (amchoor)
  • 2 tsp Anardana
  • A pinch of Baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp Green coriander, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mint leaves, chopped
  • 8 Tbsp Oil

Steps     

  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add water to the batter
  • Deep fry the batter by dividing it into small balls

Your Quinoa Pakoras are ready to be consumed. Serve with green chutney. 

 

Hara Bhara Kabab 

 

 

One of the classics that you can find in any Indian restaurants They are healthy and tasty at the same time since they made with spinach. They are good for getting your children into eating spinach. Here is the recipe for making a Hara Bhara Kabab.

   Ingredients

  • To taste Salt
  • 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 Cups Gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp Red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds (crushed)
  • 1 tsp Dried mango powder (amchoor)
  • 2 tsp Anardana
  • A pinch of Baking soda
  • 2 Tbsp Green coriander, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Mint leaves, chopped
  • 8 Tbsp Oil

 Steps

  • Wash and soak chana dal for 1 hour and drain afterwards.
  • Add chana da, garlic, ginger, green chillies and ½ cup of water in a pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles. 
  • Let the steam escape before opening the lid and drain.
  • Blend chana dal, green peas and spinach in a blender using ½ tbsp water.
  • Now add the mix into a bowl and add paneer, salt, garam masala, chaat masala, and ⅓ bread crumbs, mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into flat kebabs by dividing it into 12 equal portions. 
  • Dip kebabs into the flour-water paste and roll in the remaining bread crumbs.
  • Now deep fry them in a non-stick kadhai till they turn golden brown on both sides. 

Now you have some tasty Hara Bhara kebab which you can serve with some tomato ketchup and green chutney.

You have all great recipes to get you and your kids through the monsoon season, it’s time to sit back, relax, and delight yourself. Who said that seasons can’t be tasted?

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