Strawberry and Chia Jam

After doing a recent course on child nutrition and a coincidental increase in my child’s liking of jam, I started worrying about her consumption of processed foods. Where possible, it’s always good to make stuff like jam, sauce, nut butters at home. What we make at home is hygienic, made using the best produce and…

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Roasted Aubergine Curry

Back in India, we call this “Baingan Bhartha”. Traditionally, aubergine is roasted on the stove until it turns black and soft. In my home in UK, I have hot plate so roasting on stove is out of scope. You can either roast it in oven or in microwave if you don’t have enough time. I…

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Vegetable Biriyani

It’s Bank holiday here in UK and I’m still recovering from a bad cold. I wanted to make something that’s like a one pot meal and involves minimal effort. Biriyani is what everyone wanted today. It’s a very simple dish and you can add chicken or any meat if you wish. Ingredients: 1 cup basmati…

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Savoury Crispy Bread

…. Or Bread Upma, as we call it. My daughter likes savoury dishes a little more than sweet treats. This is a super quick snack perfect for times when there’s a craving to have something savoury in the evening. I generally buy Warburton’s Milk Roll for my daughter because it’s soft and easy to eat.…

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Chickpea Biryani

How much I love this dish ! I had it for the first time at a cafe in a railway station and fell in love with it ! I tried to create my own version of that biryani. It bursts with flavour, is not too spicy and just right to get that common hashtag #toddler…

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Veggie Semolina Idli

Semolina or Rava Idli is a family favorite. Rava is rich in selenium, which helps strengthen our immune system. To make it toddler friendly, I usually add grated carrot, spinach and ground almonds. You can also add chopped nuts if making for bigger children. Idlis are usually made in traditional mould. In case you don’t…

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About Jan

Hi ! This is Jan, a not so new comer to the world of blogging. I am a Law Grad who worked in India for a couple of years and later tagged along with the Mr and my beautiful little bundle of happiness, Tara and moved temporarily to UK. When I was a working mum…

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