Toddlers Lentils powder | Paruppu podi – Healthy weight gain
Toor dal / துவரம் பருப்பு
Cumin seeds / சீரகம்
Pepper corns / மிளகு
Red chilly / சிவப்பு மிளகாய்
Garlic cloves / பூண்டு பற்கள்
Keep all ingredients ready
In a pan add 1 tsp ghee
Add toor dal fry in low flame
Add Urad dal and saute till light brown
Do not burn them otherwise it tastes bad
Add cumin seeds and pepper corns
Add gram dal now as it is already roasted.
Add red chilly as per your child’s spice level.
Add garlic cloves it’s good for digestion. Saute for a minute
Add a pinch asafoetida and switch off at once.
Cool down completely. Grind in a mixie jar to a fine powder. If you want extra smooth fine powder sieve it and grind again.
Transfer to a plate. Let the mixture dry for few mins. You can store in air tight container.
When serving take rice to feed your child, preferably hot rice. Add 1/2 to 1 tsp ghee.
Add required amount of lentils powder to the rice. Check for salt and adjust accordingly.
Mix well and serve hot or warm. It tastes good when it is warm.
Healthy lunch for your baby with Paruppu podi is ready to serve.
Roasting all ingredients in ghee gives nice flavor to the parupp podi but it’s optional you can also use little oil or dry roast everything
Use chana dal instead of fried gram dal. If using chana dal, dry roast it until golden brown.
Its less to medium spicy with the ingredients amount mentioned, adjust red chillies and garlic according to your childs preference.
Make sure to roast the toor dal well but do not burn them.
Store the lentils powder in a air tight container and keep at room temperature. It stays well for a month.
But prepare it in lesser quantities so that it tastes fresh and good whenever you eat.
Always check with your doctor before giving any new food to your child.
Make sure to introduce everything separate to your baby before you try this lentils powder.
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