Meethi Tikya

What an absurd title for a blog post…isn’t it? At least it might seem like it if you have read my posts seven years ago :p

So anyway, I spoke with 2-3 of my friends from my blogging days and they all told me I should be blogging again. So Ithought about it and decided not to blog as currently I’m ‘too busy’ and have my ‘hands full’ with other more important stuff. But then I thought that seven years ago, I was quite busy too in my life too but I still made it a point to blog 3-4 times a  week. I can totally do 1-2 posts every week now. So after a hiatus of almost two years, here is another post.

So yea, this post is about the lovely snack meethi Tikya. I have beautiful childhood memories of this mouthwatering snack. My Nani used to make it us quite often. And today I decided to make it for my fussy kids hoping that they would eat a little.

Recipe:

Take 3/4 cup milk in a pan and heat with 1 cup sugar till all the sugar dissolves. Then add 4 table spoons of butter and melt it probably. In a separate bowl take 2 cups white flour and 1/4 cup sooji kneed it using the milk mixture. The dough should not be too soft or runny. Leave the dough to rest for 1-2 hours. Then roll it thick (around a 1/4 inch) with a rolling pin and cut using your favorite cookie cutter. Deep fry till golden brown.

Enjoy with milk or tea 🙂

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Toddler Recipe: Pasta

This is one of K’s favorite dish. She does not eat much anyway but this is something that at least makes her sit in high chair for a while 🙂

This is my vegetarian version because there are certain days when I feel that we should all eat meat-less stuff.

Ingredients:

  1. Pasta (Any kind that you think your toddler can handle)
  2. Half medium sized onion, chopped finely
  3. One medium sized tomato, chopped finely
  4. 2 mushrooms, chopped
  5. One medium sized potato, boiled, chopped finely
  6. Half carrot, boiled, chopped finely
  7. Half pepper (red/green), chopped
  8. 1 tsp olive oil
  9. 1 tbsp butter
  10. Salt, as per taste
  11. Black pepper, pinch
  12. 1 tsp, Soy Sauce

Additional Ingredients if you wish to add chicken. I often add these but I made the vegetarian version today so did not add chicken.

  1. Chicken Breast, cut into size that your toddler can handle easily
  2. 1 tbsp cornflour
  3. 1 tsp Soy Sauce
  4. Salt, as per taste
  5. 1 tsp, vinegar
  6. 1 tbsp butter

Instructions:

  1. Make pasta as per packet instructions. When cooked, drain excess water and add olive oil. Stir well so that pasta does not stick. Keep aside.
  2. In a pan, melt butter. Add onions. Stir fry on medium heat till it turns transparent. Add tomatoes and stir again. Let it turn mushy.
  3. Add all the vegetables, soy sauce, salt and black pepper. Keep stirring.
  4. If using chicken: In a bowl, add corn flour, soy sauce and vinegar to the chicken. Mix well and keep aside for at least 30 min. Then in a pan, melt butter and chicken to it. Stir fry it till it is done well and turned a little brown. Once done, add to the vegetables prepared in step 2 and 3.
  5. Just before serving, mix the vegetables and pasta.

P.S.: If you want, you can put the mixture (vegetables and pasta) in a baking dish, sprinkle cheese all over and bake till the cheese melts and turns a little brown.

Picture of the Month

K, made dis lovely picture in her playgroup this week and as it did not fit anywhere in her ABC Book, I had to think of wat to do with it. A new idea struck me while watching Barney 😛 I have decided to put it in a frame. Obviously the frame does not need to be an expensive one. I will just buy one from Daiso (Those who do not know what Daiso is, its a brand from Japan that makes low priced products. They are not too bad as far as quality goes but as stuff is produced in bulk, they can sell out at a lower price than usual.) and place it in her room. This is so simple that we can do this at home every few weeks and hopefully change the picture every now and then 🙂