How to Safely Bring Down Fever in Babies?

Fever in babies.

Parents really panic when their baby is down with a fever. Fever makes the baby fussier, irritated, and weak. A fever means that a baby’s body is fighting off an infection. Babies even tend to fall sick more often as they are more susceptible to the outside environment.

Common causes of fever in babies.

A fever is a symptom of an illness, not an illness itself. Children have fevers when their immune system is fighting off an infection.

Common causes of fevers in babies include:

  • Cold.
  • Ear infections.
  • Respiratory infections.
  • Flu.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Viral throat infections.
  • Teething.

Fevers of less than three days are called ” Viral Infection” or normal flu. In this condition, there are chances of getting fever three times a day. You don’t need to be concerned if your child continues to be playful and is eating and drinking normally. (He or she may seem more tired than usual).

If the fever is more than 102 F and the fever continues for more days, seek medical advice soon. This might be due to any sort of infection which can be only treated by medical examination and doctor. Low-grade fevers are common if your infant or child was recently immunized. These can be normal if they last less than 48 hours.

Low-grade fevers can be treated at home when the fever persists for 2 to 3 days.

1. Acetaminophen.

Acetaminophen or Calpol or Tylenol are the basic over-the-counter medicine available for babies/kids. Doses are usually based on weight. Your doctor may recommend weighing your baby if they haven’t recently been weighed or if they’ve had a recent growth spurt.

Usually, the doses are given thrice a time in a day with a time gap of six hours. This medicine is given in case of normal flu, cold and for post immunization to reside the pain in babies.

If your baby isn’t uncomfortable or fussy from their fever, you may not need to give them any medication. For higher fevers or other symptoms that are making your infant uncomfortable, medication can help them temporarily feel better.

2. Adjust their clothing.

Dress your infant in lightweight clothing and use just a sheet or light blanket to keep them comfortable and cool. Overdressing your infant may interfere with their body’s natural methods of cooling down. Preferably use cotton cloths which helps to slow down the fever in babies.

3. Turn down the temperature.

Keep your home and your infant’s room cool. This can help prevent them from overheating. Always keep babies room properly ventilated and allow some fresh air to maintain the room temperatures. Never make baby sleep in a closed room where fresh air and sunlight do not reach to room.

4. Give them a lukewarm bath.

Try sponging your baby down with lukewarm water. (Water temperature should feel warm, but not hot, to the touch on your inner arm.) Maintain constant supervision during bathing to ensure water safety.

Avoid using cold water, as this can lead to shivering, which may increase their temperature. Dry your baby off immediately following the bath and dress them in lightweight clothing. Alcohol baths or using wet wipes to lower fevers aren’t recommended and can be harmful to babies.

5. Fluid Intake.

Fluids play an important role when anybody is down with fever. Fluids try to flush out infection in the form of sweat or wee. Offer regular fluids (breast milk or formula) to babies. If your baby is 6 months or more then offer freshly prepared fruit juice or hot soups which helps to ease out the fever. Make sure your baby has tears when crying, a moist mouth, and regular wet diapers.

When to seek medical advice?

When the fever does not reside for more than 3 days then please visit a Doctor. There are chances when babies/ kids do lose appetite and become fussy than please consult a doctor.

How to monitor fever in babies?

Use a digital thermometer or infrared thermometer which is contactless and displays within seconds. Try to monitor the temperatures at regular intervals of time.

Teaching Preschool at Home in 2020.

preschool at home

The year 2020 started with a lot of stress and problems. 2020 has taught us how to survive the pandemic and gave a new set of rules to start a fresh life. In this chaos, we had to keep our self safe and healthy where we started a new culture of “work from home”. This even led to homeschooling where we had to keep kids safe during this pandemic.

There is a huge change and a challenge when a kid goes to school and when you start schooling them at the home. Particularly when we talk about preschoolers it is harder to teach them at home. Preschool is the basic foundation of the kids who start schooling from the age of 3. They learn basic activities like coloring, painting, singing, and dancing. These activities help to build their basic motor and social skills.

Now in the year 2020, we have no choice to start preschool at home. Even I have a preschooler in my home where I am teaching her at home. To make things easier I have listed a few activities which help mum’s to teach kids at home.

  • Know your ABC.
  • Numbers from 1 to 20
  • Know your Shapes.
  • Identify Big and Small.
  • Use of Crayons and Pencils.
  • Rythme time
  • Storytime
  • Playtime.

I know my ABC

First and foremost is learning alphabets. Let it be any preschool they start with Alphabets and Numbers. They help kids to recognize the alphabets and their sound. Use the help of big flashcards or put up some alphabet charts in the home where kids can often see and learn alphabets. Play some alphabet songs and sing along to encourage them. Do this more often so they get used to the alphabets.

Numbers from 1-20.

We have plenty of numbers of song or rhymes which can be taught in dance form. The easy way is to count from fingers which help the preschooler to improve their memory. Numbers from 1 to 10 are taught in nursey and by kindergarten, it is from 1 to 20. Even to teach numbers you can use the help of flashcards.

Know your Shapes.

Shapes and patterns are taught to develop their mental ability. In preschool, they often have wooden shapes to play to draw. there are many fun ways that help kids to understand the shapes. The best example is “round full pizza” is in circle shape and when we cut it we have “triangle”.

Use of Crayons and Pencils.

When my daughter started playgroup each session was on painting or doing drawing. Let them explore colors and draw what they want. It is the basic foundation where a kid learns how to hold a crayon or pencil. This develops their motor skills too.

Rhyme Time.

Rhyme is a good way to develop speech and language development. Nursery rhymes are a child’s first experience with words. Helps them learn new vocabulary or numeracy. When actions are linked to words in the nursery rhyme, it helps boost motor skills and improves rhythm and movement. Improves memory, concentration, spatial intelligence, and thinking skills.

There are a number of rhyme which help to preschooler to count, learn alphabets, and builds social interaction. Nursery rhymes also provide the opportunity for children to hear the language being used in unfamiliar ways (including old-fashioned words they might not have heard before). If you’re a bilingual family, nursery rhymes can help support a child to learn more than one language.

Story Time.

Early reading has immense benefits just like writing and drawing. Early reading or bedtime stories have a lot of benefits. Story Time has lots of great stories for everyone to listen to. Each story is usually less than 20 minutes long, hopefully just long enough to keep your toddler, preschoolers, and little ones engaged. Story Time is a free session organized by the library people for pre-schoolers and toddlers.

Read More: Early Reading Benefits.

Playtime.

Physical activity is also necessary for child growth and development. Playtime is also essential as we consider other activities too. Playtime develops social interaction. Playtime includes playing outdoor and indoor activities.

Play can stimulate imagination and encourage creativity. It helps children learn how to respond appropriately to positive and negative emotions based on their experiences playing with other children. Teach toddlers to learn to share, take turns, or be a leader by doing something as simple as building with blocks.

Read More: Teaching Preschool at Home.

5 Best Read a Loud Picture Book for 3-Year-Old Kid.

Kid Reading Book.

Reading books are the best way to develop interpersonal and metalinguistic skills in Kids. Early reading is one of the best ways which helps to develop motor skills. Books help Kids to communicate at an easier and faster rate.

My daughter was 18 months old when I took her to a reading session in Library. I never knew how she might behave or react to the session. Trust me the first session was bit noisy as she did not sit or show any interest.

 Thanks to her teacher who encouraged me to come back for another session. It was a miracle by three classes she started showing interest in the session. As time went by, she was participating in the session and learning new words.

From there the journey of reading started where I use to borrow books from the library and read for her each night.

  • Alan’s Big Scary Teeth.
  • We are going on a Bear Hunt.
  • It wasn’t me.
  • The Graffulo.
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

ALAN’S BIG SCARY TEETH.

It is a lovely storybook which is written by Jarvis. Pictorially well represented the life of a crocodile who will be scaring everyone by his scary teeth.

Written in very simple English which helps to read aloud to kids. Beautiful and big pictures which attract the kids to stay in the book for longer time.

This was my daughter’s first book got as Book reading Challenge which she made her dad read all day.

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WE ARE GOING ON A BEAR HUNT.

We are going on a bear hunt written by Michael Rosen. The book is a larger print picture which makes it eye-catchy and easy reading. This is one of the most read-aloud books in the session.

 It has won numerous awards and was the subject of a Guinness World Record for “Largest Reading Lesson” with a book-reading attended by 1,500 children, and an additional 30,000 listeners online, in 2014.

The book revolves around three Children who go for a bear hunt where they come across many obstacles. They travel through the river, long grass, mud, first and snowstorm. After all this hard work do you think they saw a bear? The book keeps the mystery as you read it. Kids really enjoy this book when you read aloud and enact it to them.

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IT WASN’T ME.

This is also one more read-aloud book that is funny and moral based. The book is simple English and very colorful pictures which makes kids to get attracted. Very beautifully illustrated and explained.

Oscar and Ella are the two mischievous kids who always put Patch in trouble. It is a roller coaster ride when both kids learn a lesson from their parents when they put Patch in a serious mess.

THE GRUFFALO.

To date, I did not understand which animal did the character resemble. But still, my daughter loves the Gruffalo Book. She has a pop book too which shows all the five animals hiding in the wood. The Book as rhyming words and beautiful pictures which helps for a read-aloud book. It is a fictional character that keeps the story in a loop and keeps the kid’s excitement high.

The book is written by Julia Donaldson and it is one of the best-rated books by “Good Reads”. It was penned for readers aged three to seven and is about 700 words long. It is written in rhyming couplets, featuring repetitive verses with minor variance.

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THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR.

The major themes in this book are related to children. This book shows the development and the growth of a caterpillar which then turns into a beautiful butterfly. The child theme is shown because of the use of language and clear pictures.

The story is about a caterpillar that shows its life cycle from its birth. The Journey starts as it gets hungry each day. His hunger grows big each day, where he eats a lot of fruits and catches stomach aches. The book is best to read aloud because it teaches counting and even the name of days. It is best illustrated by the author and keeps the kid busy in the book.

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Read More: Benefits of Reading aloud Books.

Setting Bedtime Routine for Babies to Better Sleep.

Baby Sleeping

After a long day, people prefer a peaceful and sound sleep at night. But this does not apply to new parents who have become mum and dad. I remember my journey of motherhood when I literally use to pray god that my little one sleep’s peacefully in the night.

I had sleepless nights till she turned 6 months and gradually it got decreased. Putting a baby to sleep is not an easy task. It’s very difficult to calm a crying and fussy baby to sleep.

The first month was easy as I had a lot of family members to wake up each night and put her sleep. The second month was a nightmare, as her sense was getting more active and responding to light and sounds quickly. Then I consulted my pediatrician who recommends some tips to follow a bedtime routine to make baby sleep.

When and Why Bedtime Routine as to be followed?

Bedtime routine as to be followed for a relaxing night for you and for the baby. The sleep routine can be started after 15 days of the birth of the baby. Establishing a maintained bedtime routine helps good sleeping habits and makes baby fast asleep. Maintaining a good sleep routine helps the baby to be refreshed with a happy face.

How to Start a Bedtime Routine?

Long Day’s: Keep baby more awake in the morning.

One of the basic rules is if we don’t sleep in the daytime we tend to go to bed early by night. This rule is applicable to babies too. If we keep there morning nap time short than babies will go to sleep early by night. According to studies one-month-old baby sleeps for 14 to 17 hours with 5-daytime naps. So accordingly fix a timetable where babies can sleep lesser time in the day and go to bed early.

Calming and Soothing.

Try to calm the baby an hour early before going to bed. Fix a time for an evening bath with a good massage to the baby. Use some mild body lotions which help to relax the baby muscles. Snug them in warm and comfy clothes for them to sleep.

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Soundproof the room with a dim night.

While putting the baby to sleep make sure there is no noise in the room. Let the room be dark with a small bed light. Make a proper ventilation in the room or keep the room cool by using fan. Keep the bed or the crib clean with fresh bed lien.

Play or better even sing lullaby which makes your baby sleep. Singing lullaby as an indication that helps the baby to understand that parents are putting them to sleep.

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Feeding and Burping

Try to feed the baby properly before putting it to sleep. My suggestion is to always encourage breastfeeding before sleep. After feeding makes sure to burp the baby. Burping always helps to reduce colic in babies. Burp indicates that the baby’s stomach is filled.

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Fix the Bedtime

Keep the bedtime always fixed. Means be consistent of the time don’t change on daily bases. Make sure even you finish your house chores and go to bed as soon as baby sleep. Indulge in co sleeping which gives you rest and good sleep too.

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2020 : 3 Simple Face Routines For Glowing Skin at Home

face care

Have you ever wondered how these models and actress gets picture-perfect skin? I know your answer would be cosmetic surgery, laser, and spending a huge amount on expensive brands which will just empty our pockets. It is always a dream for a girl to have a beautiful, flawless, and bright skin type. Then why this dream becomes a nightmare when we become mothers? We try to give lame reasons like no time or who want to spend more money on those products or we are just lazy.

I agree I was very lazy, I saw many YouTube videos of famous vloggers where they shared those skin routines which had some nine steps and time-consuming. Even though the watching video’s were fun but practically giving so much time was not on my plate. So I did my part of research where I felt only 3 steps are very essential and it takes less than 10 minutes.

The basic Skin routine includes :

  • Cleaning.
  • Toning.
  • Moisturizing.

Let it be any basic skin routine as these three steps and the best time to follow is at the night time. After a long and tiring day, your skin always needs some pampering and soothing effect. Even Night time is the best time as your kid is off to bed and you can spend less than 10 minutes to pamper your skin before going bed. The skin routine can be followed by working mums to stay at home mom and any skin types. Fo the best result do this for a week’s time and see the outcome by yourself.

CLEANING.

Facial cleaning is not rocket science don’t go for any product until unless you are prone to acne or have sensitive skin. If you have a normal skin type just wash your face with normal face wash or plain water.

If you really want to ditch outside products than try this home remedy using normal Gram flour (Besan ) for cleaning your face. Another best home remedy is to use a drop of honey infused with milk. Dip a cotton swab in the honey-infused milk and wipe all on your face and neck. You can notice that honey and milk will remove dirt and cleanses the face eventually.

If your skin is acne-prone or sensitive skin then use Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser. It is one of the dermatologists recommend which gives a soothing effect and maintains the pH balance. This is a mild soap-free formula that removes the dirt, makeup, retains freshness, and cleanses the face.

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The other product which is pocket friendly and has a plant-based formula. Himalaya face wash as many different varieties with different ingredients that work really well for all skin types. According to your skin type, you can choose the face cream for your daily uses.

Toning

Toning is a procedure that helps to increase the muscle tone or facial volume by preventing muscle loss. Tonning even helps for proper blood circulation with helping to prevent facial pores. The best tonner is rose water which helps to achieve glowing and clear skin. Rosewater is a natural toner that is made from rose petals distilled in the high steam.

You can tone your skin by using Rose quartz roller or Jade roller which are easily available online. Regular toning helps to remove the dead skin and gives clear skin. Mama earth toner is the best and pocket-friendly product which is enriched with Vitamin C. Mama earth toner is alcohol-free and aloe vera based with pore tightening and gives firmness the skin.

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Patanjali Rosewater is one more natural product that helps as makeup removal giving a cool and soothing effect. Cucumber and Aloe vera is also plant-based toner which gives soothing effect without any side effects.

Moisturizing.

After cleaning and toning, moisturizing is the last step which hydrates the skin. Moisturizing is the essential step as it stops the dryness of the skin and allows the skin to be soft, wrinkle-free and gives a glow to the skin.

Simple moisturizer like aloe vera gel is one of the best plant-based creams which instantly dries up and leaves the skin soft and bright. The best and effective is Kesar Aloe vera Gel which can be applied twice a time after washing your face. It as an amazing smell, nonstick in nature and gives a glow on your skin.

Another product which I use is Himalaya Night Cream which revitalizes and nourishes the skin. It is made from white lily and tomato which brightens the skin. The cream is non-greasy in nature, has a cooling effect with a pleasant smell.

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You can use a serum-based moisturizer which as anti-wrinkle and age-defying properties which helps to revitalize your skin type. If you are very keen about your moisturizer then consult a dermatologist to know your skin type and choose a good product.

Read More: Daily Skin Care Routine for all Skin types.

Kid’s Health: 5 Essential “Vitamin C” fruits for Building Immunity In Kids.

Fruit Salad

The year 2020 as started with a lot of stress where it as becomes more important to safeguard our and kid’s health. To build good immunity it is important to have some healthy food that fights against deadly and infectious diseases. September month is the season of flu which brings common cold and cough. So let’s embrace the season of flu by adding a few Vitamin C rich food which helps to fight against them.

September month is the season of flu which brings common cold and cough. So, let’s embrace the season of flu by adding few Vitamin C rich food which helps us to fight against them.

Vitamin ” C ” plays an important role to fight against flu and viral related disease. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, which is water-soluble and necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. Vitamin C is easily available in the form of dietary supplements and even found naturally in fruits and vegetables.

Strawberry

Strawberries are bright red colour fruit which consist 97% of Vitamin C. Strawberry is sweet in taste with soft pulp which as a good aroma.

Benefits of Strawberry fruit.

  • Eye Care: Vitamin C found in strawberry is good for the eye health of children.
  • Protects from Scurvy.
  • Boosters Immunity.
  • Protects Against Cancer.
  • Helps in Digestion.
  • Reduces Bad Cholesterol.
  • Promotes Brain Health.

Strawberry is an all-time kid’s favorite fruit that can be given on daily bases. Strawberry smoothies or milkshakes can be given to kids with there breakfast or as evening drinks.

Read More: Strawberry Recipes for Kids.

Kiwi fruit

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavour and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh with small black seeds which  is sweet and tangy.

It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber.

  • Helps treat asthma.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Boosts immune system.
  • Helps prevent sickness.
  • Manages blood pressure.
  • Reduces blood clotting.
  • Protects against vision loss.
  • Potential risks.

 Kiwi fruit as 154% of Vitamin C and it is best to be taken on empty stomach which even helps in detoxification of the body.

The best and easy way is to give kids is to prepare smoothies or cut the fruit and top with some cream which makes it yummy and tasty. Even it can be combined with melon to prepare yummy smoothies. Kiwi sorbet is best one to beat the heat.

Read More: Recipes on Kiwi for kids.

Papaya

Papaya is a tropical fruit that is grown in all parts of the world. Papaya as antioxidant properties and rich in essential vitamins. The best time to eat is papaya during breakfast time, even it can be eaten as a snack during lunch or evening time.

Papaya smoothies are the best for the kids and toddlers too. I remember giving papaya to my daughter when she was 8 months old. It was the time when she started weaning. The best method is to deseed the papaya and smash it with the help of spoon and feed few bites to the baby. It solves the problem of indigestion and colic pains in the baby. Papaya as a lot of benefits:

  • Good Eye Health.
  • Aids digestion.
  • Anti-ageing.
  • Boosts Immunity.
  • Helps in weight loss.
  • Better kidney health.
  • Great for diabetics.
  • Better cardiovascular health.

Read More: 30 Best Papaya recipes for Kids and Toddlers.

Orange

Orange is a very common fruit found all time the year. It is rich in, fiber content citric acid and One Orange per day gives 93% of Vitamin C. The best way is to give orange juice to the kids or preparing orange ice lollies.

  • High in Vitamin C. Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C.
  • Healthy immune system.
  • Prevents skin damage.
  • Keeps blood pressure under check.
  • Lowers cholesterol.
  • Controls blood sugar levels.
  • Lowers the risk of cancer.

Read More: 10 Best Orange Kid’s Recipes.

Guava

Guava is a tropical fruit grown in tropical and subtropical regions. There are two varieties of guava one with white flesh and the other is pink flesh. The best time to eat guava is as a evening snack. Never eat guava in the morning time on an empty stomach as it as a lot of tough fibers.

I remember my childhood where my granny, use to cut guava and sprinkle some salt and sugar together which enhanced the flavor. Try making guava and pear puree or guava and kiwi puree for babies.

Read More: Guava recipes for Babies and Kids.

Benefits of Guava.

  • Helps in stopping diarrhea.
  • Reduced cholesterol levels.
  • Helps in losing weight.
  • Controls diabetes.
  • Fights cancer and prevents you from having any risk as such.
  • Helps in good vision.
  • Used for healing acne.
  • Helps in improving your skin texture

These are very common fruits which are available all the year. Try consuming them by making yummy recipes and build your and your kid’s immunity. Even on top you can give additional Vitamin C supplement which is available in the market. Usually, they are sold in the form of Gummies or Jellies. These can be given according to there age groups.

Tasty and Healthy Stuffed Cauliflower Flat Bread (Gobi Parata).

Cauliflower is such a lovely vegetable that as many micro and macronutrients. It is mainly good for weight loss as it is rich in fiber content and high in antioxidants. Usually, many people don’t like any dishes of cauliflower as it as a bland taste and smell.

Gobi parata is an Indian delicacy which is prepared by stuffed cauliflower in flat bread. Gobi parata is prepared for breakfast or lunch and usually served with pickle or curd.

Today I will share a healthy recipe which is yummy and tasty as well. Gobi paratha is prepared by grating the cauliflower and mixing with the right amount of spices and then stuffing it in parata. In this method, you tend to get the smell of the cauliflower which is not liked by many people.

I am sharing a new version where, we won’t even get the smell and tastes very yummy, spicy and tangy. I have shared step by step procedure of making the gobi parata.

Ingredients for Cauliflower Stuffing :

  • Cauliflower: 1 full (chopped in floerts )
  • Onion: 1 small finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves: finely chopped
  • Cumin seeds: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chili powder: 1 teaspoon.
  • Turmeric powder: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Garam masala: 1 teaspoon.
  • Besan( gram flour) : 2 table spoon.
  • Salt: 1/2 teaspoon.
  • Oil: 1 tablespoon.

Ingredients for Dough.

  • Wheat flour : 1 bowl.
  • Oil : 1 tea spoon.
  • Water : 1 glass.

Preparation for Dough.

  • Take a bowl, add the wheat flour, salt, and pour water slowly. Knead the dough till it becomes smooth.
  • Grease some oil on the dough and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

Step by Step preparation of Stuffing.

  • Cut the cauliflower according to the floert and wash them thoroughly in running water.
  • Pressure cook the cauliflower florets for one whistle or just boil them in water for ten minutes. This step is essential to clean the cauliflower from unwanted dirt.
  • Drain all the water and keep the boiled cauliflower aside.
  • Take a fresh pan add a teaspoon of oil. To this heated oil add cumin seeds, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and finely chopped onions.
  • Mix the ingredients thoroughly till onion becomes soft. To this mixture add the boiled cauliflower, salt and lemon juice. Smash the cauliflower till it gets blended with the onion mixture.
  • When the cauliflower mixture shrinks try adding besan (gram flour) batch by batch. Besan acts as a binding agent and makes the stuffing shape to fill in the dough.
  • This is how the mixture looks after adding all the spices.
  • After the stuffing cools down, make lemon sized balls and keep them aside as shown in the below picture.
  • Now take the wheat flour dough and make lemon sized balls in equal part.
  • Stuff the cauliflower mixture in the wheat dough. With the help of the rolling pin try to make it flat and round in shape.
  • Heat the flat tawa on the high flame and cook the paratha on both sides by adding 1/2 teaspoon of oil.
  • Serve the hot parata with curd or pickle.

Yummy Healthy Poori, Rasa Bhaji and Poori Chutney.

Poori Bhaji

Poori is one the most common, yummy and tasty Indian food. Especially served for breakfast and lunch. Poori is eaten with bhaji , potato curry, chole or even with the sweet dish’s.Today I will share one more side dish which can be eaten with poori, that’s called poori chutney which is prepared from roasted split gram powder ( Split Channa ).

It’s a Maharashtra cuisine which tastes spicy, tangy and sweet in flavor. It can be served for roti’s too, but it mainly taste better with poori’s. This chutney can be prepared instantly if the roasted gram powder is ready. Poori is usually judged as oily and unhealthy for eating, but today I will share a recipe which makes it healthy and less oily.

Ingredients For Poori:

  • Wheat Flour : One cup.
  • Salt : A pinch.
  • Water as required.

Poori Preparation.

  • Take a bowl, add the wheat flour and salt. Pour water slowly by batch wise to make a stiff and hard dough. By doing this poori will become soft and fluffy.
  • Knead the dough for 5 to 10 minutes till it becomes smooth.
  • Allow the dough to rest for 30 minutes.
  • Take a deep thick bottom pan for frying. Pour oil in the pan as required for frying the poori.
  • Heat the oil on the medium flame till the oil gets heated.
  • Make equal small sized dough balls for making poori.
  • With a help of a rolling pin try to make them in a circle shape. Try to keep poori bit thick so while you fry they become soft and fluffy.

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Ingredients for Rasa Bhaji

  • Sprouts : 1 bowl
  • Potato : 1 (Cube Shaped)
  • Ginger garlic paste : 1 tea spoon.
  • Tomato : 2 medium sized (puree)
  • Onion : 1 sliced.
  • Garam Masala : 1 table spoon.
  • Red chilli powder : 1/2 table spoon.
  • Turmeric powder : 1/2 tea spoon
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon.
  • Chopped Corainder.
  • Salt as per taste.
  • Oil: 1 table spoon.

Preparation:

  • First soak the green grams overnight and allow them to rest. Next day wash the green grams thoroughly in fresh water and tie them in a clean cotton muslin cloth.
  • Keep them enclosed in a container for a day so they can get sprout.
  • Take a thick bottomed cooker and keep it on low flame.
  • Pour oil in the cooker. Once the oil is heated put cumin seeds, onions, ginger and garlic paste. Saute them till they leave oil.
  • Now add diced potato, tomato puree, sprouts , garam masala, red chilli powder and turmeric powder to the above mixture.
  • Add salt as per required.
  • Pour 1/2 a glass of water in the cooker and allow it for 3 whistles.
  • Garnish the bhaji with the coriander.

Click more : Different Varieties of Bhaji for Poori

Ingredients for Poori Chutney.

  • Onion : 3 Medium sized (chopped).
  • Green Chilli : 4
  • Mustard seeds: 1 tea spoon.
  • Cumin seeds : 1 tea spoon.
  • Corainder : finely chopped (1\2 bowl)
  • Roasted Gram Podwer (split channa) : 1 bowl( sieved)
  • Sugar : 1 table spoon.
  • Lemon juice : 1/2 sized
  • Salt as required.

Preparation:

  • Take a pan add oil , heat it on medium flame.
  • To the heated oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped onions, green chilli , turmeric powder and fry them till onions become soft. Add lemon juice in the last.
  • To the above mixture add sugar, chopped coriander and salt. Pour some water and bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Let the mixture cool down.
  • Take a separate bowl add the Roasted garam powder and make a slurry consistency by adding water. Make sure there is no lumps formed.
  • Pour this slurry paste in the above fried mixture. Mix all together with out making any lumps and allow it to settle.
  • Serve the chutney with the poori and rasa bhaji.