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Very often we mum's think of healthy and interesting food options that we can make for our kids especially when they are back from school knowing that their lunch boxes never come back home empty. Hence I always feel its important to give them a healthy and wholesome snack once they are home. When my kid comes home from school I always try and give him some source of carbohydrate combined with proteins along with this, a fruit and milk, or puddings made from milk. Kids normally can't eat too much at one time, so the portions can be small but giving them a little from each of these food group ensures a balanced meal.

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Monday, 21 November 2011

Sauteed Cauliflower

This veggie dish is one of my little fellow's favorites. It's really quick and a simple recipe. Try the sauteed cauliflower with roti or paratha topped with a little butter. Its absolutely yummy.....

Cauliflower (washed and chopped into medium sized florets)
Salt (as per your taste)
1/2 - 1 Tbspn oil

Coriander powder
Dry Mango powder
Red chilly powder
Turmeric powder

Wash and chop the cauliflower into medium size florets as shown below:

Heat oil.

When the oil becomes hot, keep the flame on low and then add the cauliflower florets.

Stir well.

Add salt as per you taste.

Add 1/4 tspn of turmeric poweder.

Stir well so that the salt and turmeric blend well with all the cauliflower florets and it should be a nice yellow color (not too yellow though).

Continue to cook on low flame and cover with a lid now.

In about 5-7 minutes open the lid and check if the florets have become soft. (You could even open the lid before to check that its not getting burnt and then cover again and let it cook).

The cauliflower will normally cook fast and once it is soft add 1-2 tspn of coriander powder.

Add 1/2 tspn of red chilly powder (or more if you like it more spicy).

Add 1/2 tspn of dry mango powder.

Stir well so all the spices mix well and the taste is evenly spread. I have made little quantity of cauliflower so all the spices used are in small quantities. If you use more quantity of caulifower than increase the amount of spices as well. For example you might then want to use more dry mango powder and/or chilly powder to make it more sour and spicy respectively. Serve hot with Roti/Paratha topped with butter.

Is high in Vitamin C. Just one cup of cauliflower will give you approximately 46 mg, not to mention plenty of vitamin K, folate and dietary fiber.

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