Nov 18, 2009

Banana Pancake, Quinoa with vegetables

Banana Pancakes : Kids favorite, quick and easy to make in the morning.
more than 1 cup mashed ripe bananas, 1 teaspoon sugar, 3/4 cup whole wheat flour (atta), salt - Mix it all together. I added cashew nuts and pinch of cardamom (veladoda/ vilayachi/ elayachi) powder. On the nonstick pan with drop of oil I make bite size pancakes (uttapa).
I gave it with maple syrup (sugary syrup with maple flavor) in little honey jar that I reuse.
Kids will pick pancake, dip it in syrup and eat.
Quinoa (pronounced as keenwa) with vegetables : Soak Quinoa (Its a very high protein grain and has nutty tasty) for 1/2 an hour to take the outer bitter layer or 5 minutes in hot water and rinse it. In a pot heat some oil, add cumin seeds, grated ginger, chopped onions, herbs - oragano, thyme, corriander, red chili powder, chopped potato, green peas and carrot cubes and rinsed quinoa. Let it all cook for 10-15 minutes.
You can make quinoa in many different ways. The above is our family favorite for dinner and leftover for lunch. Quinoa is not Roo's favorite...she eats few bites...thats why I gave it as side dish. Try if your kid likes it.

1 comment:

  1. Cool - I've had a box in my pantry for 2 years and did not know what to do..shall try it out.


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