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7 Healthy Tasty Paranthas for toddlers in colors to prepare with basic ingredients in lockdown

7 healthy colorful paranthas for toddlers
7 healthy colorful paranthas for toddlers

Yellow Parantha

Steps to prepare

  • Two types of Dal can be used – left over dal from previous meal or dal soaked for 6 hours and grinded to paste. Oh sorry I forgot to mention which dal. Ha ha basically use your or moong dal as they are easy to digest for our toddlers
  • Put dal, wheat flour or atta, turmeric or haldi, 1 tbsp besan or gram floor, homemade desi ghee, salt, ajwain in a plate or big container
  • Mix all the ingredients in the container and slowly start adding milk or water. Milk keeps the parantha soft and it stays fresh longer
  • Knead the dough and prepare small round or triangle shaped paranthas using ghee. We prefer using ghee for our 2 year old son but you can choose oil according to your family taste. Kids love colours so make a little extra effort to give them this experience of taste and colour.

Pink or Red Parantha

Steps to prepare

  • Boil a 2 inch piece or beetroot with a small bowl of water in cooker and grind a paste using all water and beetroot from cooker
  • Put the beetroot paste, ajwain, salt, wheat flour or atta in a bowl
  • Mix and knead a dough. Add a tbsp of water only if needed
  • Prepare round or triangle shaped red paranthas using ghee or oil as per your family taste

Green Parantha

Steps to prepare

  • Boil 8 to 10 leaves of washed palak or spinach with a small bowl of water in pan and grind a paste using all water and palak from pan. It boils very quickly in about 4 mins on high flame
  • Put the paste, hing or asphoetida ajwain, salt, wheat flour or atta in a bowl
  • Mix and knead a dough. Add a tbsp of water only if needed
  • Prepare round or triangle shaped green paranthas using ghee or oil as per your family taste. Don’t worry too much for work out. Here is some amazing collection of actions songs and rhymes for your kids and you

White Parantha

Steps to prepare with lauki or bottle gourd

  • Fine grate a 4 -6 inch piece of lauki
  • Take a pan add a tsp of oil, once the oil is heated put some mustard seed to crackle
  • Add the grated lauki to it. Saute till all water is dried and you can see oil leaving sides
  • Add a tbsp of roasted besan and salt to it. And keep it aside to cool down
  • Prepare a dough of atta or wheat flour for parantha. You can add a pinch of salt in the dough
  • Stuff the lauki mix and prepare yummy parantha for your kids with ghee
  • Serve it hot and remember to piece them before your toddler starts to eat and chew the hot parantha

Steps to prepare with chaina (छैना prepared from freshly cut milk), paneer or cheese

  • Fine grate a 2 inch piece of paneer, chaina or cheese and put some salt and black pepper, oregano to taste
  • Prepare a dough of atta or wheat flour for parantha. You can add a pinch of salt while preparing the dough
  • Stuff the white mix and prepare yummy parantha for your kids with ghee. Be careful as cheese melts quickly and can ooze out just don’t touch it when hot
  • Serve it with tomato or green chutney and remember to piece them
7 healthy yummy colourful paranthas
Kids eat in yummy colours

Brown Parantha

Steps to prepare

  • Fine grate some dark chocolate and dates or jaggery or shakkar or sugar
  • Roast a tbsp of atta in ghee till it is brown and set aside to cool
  • Mix the atta paste and chocolate/ jaggery/dates powder or grated
  • Prepare a dough of atta or wheat flour for parantha. You can add a spoon of ghee while preparing the dough for softness as this is going to be a sweet parantha
  • Stuff the brown mix and prepare yummy parantha for your kids with ghee
  • Serve it after few minutes as the parantha can cause tongue boils if eaten hot by a toddler. So always piece and cool them to normal temperature before your toddler starts to eat and chew the parantha

Yellow Green parantha

Steps to prepare

  • Wash a small bowl of fresh methi leaves
  • Take a pan add a tsp of oil, once the oil is heated put some mustard seed and hing or asafoetida, a tsp of haldi to crackle. We use oil as it gives the best taste with methi leaves
  • Saute till all water is dried and you can see oil leaving sides
  • Add a tbsp of roasted besan and salt to it. And keep it aside to cool down
  • Prepare a dough of atta or wheat flour for parantha with the methi leaves and besan mix. You can add a pinch of salt in the dough again if needed. Use water or curd to prepare the dough.
  • Prepare small round or triangular yummy parantha for your kids
  • Serve it hot or cold based on the likes of your child.
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