Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers

Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers

This recipe has been viewed 60043 times
5/5 stars  100% LIKED IT   
3 REVIEWS ALL GOOD



chana salad for kids and toddlers | fruity chana salad for kids | chana chaat for kids | kabuli chana salad for toddlers | with 24 amazing images.

Salads have great nutritive value and should be a part of your baby's meals. Once entered toddlerhood, most kids have a few teeth and they learn to chew. They enjoy different textures too! That is the perfect time to serve Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers then.

As the name says Fruity Chana Salad for Kids, this is a combination of cooked kabuli chana, with fruits like orange, apple and pomegranate. The taste is further enhanced by the addition of cumin seeds powder.

While most little ones are not enthusiastic about salads, if you include a few of their preferred ingredients, they won't even notice they're eating a salad like Kabuli Chana Salad for Toddlers.

When serving new textures at this age, always remember not to leave the child unaccompanied. This Chana Chaat for Kids is chunky and hence it is necessary to keep a close watch that the child chews it well.

Kabuli chana in Fruity Chana Salad for Kids will supplement their diet with protein and some calcium as well. These 2 nutrients are extremely necessary to build strong bones and maintain cell health. On the other hand frutis will build your baby’s defense system and protect from various infections and diseases.

Remember to cool the kabuli chana in Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers slightly before adding the fruits.

Enjoy chana salad for kids and toddlers | fruity chana salad for kids | chana chaat for kids | kabuli chana salad for toddlers | with step by step photos

Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers recipe - How to make Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.25 cups
Show me for cups

Ingredients


For Chana Salad
1/4 cup orange segments , peeled , deseeded and cut into halves
1/4 cup pomegranate (anar)
1/4 cup finely chopped apple
1/2 cup soaked and boiled kabuli chana (white chick peas)
restricted quantity of salt
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder

Method
For chana salad

    For chana salad
  1. To make chana salad for kids and toddlers, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Serve the chana salad immediately.
Nutrient values for 1¼ cups

Energy
211 kcal
Protein
8.0 gm
Carbohydrates
39.3 gm
Invisible Fat
2.5 gm
Fibre
5.9 gm
Vitamin A
563.3 mcg
Vitamin C
20.5 mg
Calcium
101.1 mg
Iron
2.9 mg
Folic Acid
76.3 mcg
Fruity Chana Salad (Baby and Toddler) Video by Tarla Dalal's Team
Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers recipe with step by step photos

If your kid loves Chana Salad for Toddlers

  1. If your kid loves chana salad for kids and toddlers | fruity chana salad for kids | chana chaat for kids | kabuli chana salad for toddlers | also try other kid friendly recipes like   

Notes for Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers

  1. chana salad for kids and toddlers | fruity chana salad for kids | chana chaat for kids | kabuli chana salad for toddlers | is a good way of introducing well cooked food to your baby during toddlerhood.
  2. Chana Salad for Toddlers adds protein, calcium, fiber and many other nutrients to your baby's diet. 
  3. Remember that the kabuli chana should be very well cooked, else the baby might have difficulty in chewing. 
  4. If your baby is not yet used to eating chopped fruits on his / her own, keep a close on watch on your baby while s(he) is enjoying this salad. 
  5. Restrict the quantity of salt used as you will lay the foundation to good eating habit at this age. 
  6. Instead use cumin seeds to perk up the taste as done in this recipe.
  7. Add pomegranate also only if your baby has learnt to chew well. Else use other fruits that s(he) can chew and love to eat. 

For Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers

  1. For Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers, you first need to prepare the kabuli chana. For that choose good quality of kabuli chana. The chana should be uniformly coloured and dust-free as well as without stones, debris and insects. 
  2. Clean and wash the kabuli chana in enough water. 
  3. Drain the water using a strainer. 
  4. Add more water and allow the kabuli chana to soak for at least 8 to 10 hours. Use warm water if you want to reduce the soaking time to 6 to 7 hours. 
  5. Drain away this water in which the chana for Fruity Chana Salad for Kids were soaked. 
  6. Add more water and pressure cook the kabuli chana for 4 to 5 whistles or till they are evenly cooked. You can add little salt at this stage and avoid it late if you wish to. 
  7. This is how the kabuli chana for Chana Chaat for Kids will look like after cooking. They should be really soft on cooking, so they are easier for toddlers to chew on. 
  8. Drain the excess water and discard it. Keep the cooked kabuli chana aside to cool slightly. 
  9. Next to make Kabuli Chana Salad for Toddlers, you need to buy good quality oranges. You can use either the Indian variety or Malta orange. Choose oranges that are unblemished and heavy for their size. Avoid those with cuts, soft spots or mould.
  10. Peel the orange and separate the segments. 
  11. Peel the orange segments, dessed them very well and cut into halves. Ensure that no seeds remain as that may lead to choking. Keep the orange halves aside. 
  12. Then you need good quality pomegranate. When choosing your perfect pomegranate, look at the skin. It should be thin, tough, and unbroken, indicating the flavor is well developed. The fruit should be plump and round, heavy for their size, with a rich, fresh color and should be free of cuts and blemishes.
  13. Separate the pomegranate seeds and keep aside. Ensure to remove and discard all the white pith as baby may not find it palatable at all. 
  14. Then buy good quality apples too for Fruity Chana Salad for Kids. One of the most delicious of fruits, the apple is available almost all over the world, and almost throughout the year. Look for well coloured apples that are firm with a fresh fragrance. The skin should be smooth, with no bruises or black spots.  
  15. Wash the apple very well with clean water to make it free of dirt if any . Wash it under running water to prevent any sort of contamination.
     

  16. Wipe it with a clean kitchen towel, deseed and finely chop them. To peel or not to peel depends on whether your toddler is used to it. So take your own decision. But finely chopping is very crucial to avoid choking. 
  17. Finally combine all the ingredients for Kabuli Chana Salad for Toddlers. First place the kabuli chana in a deep bowl. 
  18. Add orange segments to it. They are good source of vitamin C which will build your baby’s immune system. 
  19. Add pomegranate to it. 
  20. Add finely chopped apple also. These is no need to peel the apple if your baby has few teeth and has learnt to chew. 
  21. Add very little quantity of salt. 
  22. Add cumin seeds powder also. This will help to enhance the taste of the Chana Salad for Kids. 
  23. Toss well using a big spoon. 
  24. Serve chana salad for kids and toddlers | fruity chana salad for kids | chana chaat for kids | kabuli chana salad for toddlers | immediately. 
  25. If your toddler enjoys Chana Salad for Toddlers, then also try other textured recipes like Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers and Cabbage Moong Dal Khichdi for Baby and Toddler.   

Vegetable Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Aside from Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers, explore your little one to other foods with different texture too. Try Vegetable Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers recipe. See detailed recipe of Vegetable Khichdi for BabiesFor Vegetable Khichdi for Babies and Toddlers

    1 1/2 tbsp peeled and grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki) 
    2 tbsp peeled and grated carrot
    2 tbsp rice (chawal) , washed and drained
    2 tbsp green moong dal (split green gram) , washed and drained
    1/2 tsp ghee
    1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    clove (laung / lavang)
    black peppercorn (kalimirch)
    a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)



    For Serving
    fresh curd , preferably made from cow's milk

    1. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add the cumin seeds.
    2. When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida, clove, peppercorn, bottle gourd, carrot, green moong dal, rice, turmeric powder and 1¼ cups of water, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
    3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
    4. When it is done, remove the peppercorn and clove. Mash the khichdi a little with the back of a spoon.
    5. Serve lukewarm with fresh curds. 
     

Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers

  1. Aside from Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers, explore your little one to other foods with different texture too. Try Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers. See detailed recipe of Carrot Beetroot Raita for ToddlersFor Carrot Beetroot Raita for Toddlers

    1 cup whisked fresh curd (dahi)
    1/2 cup grated carrot
    1/2 cup boiled , peeled and grated beetroot
    1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
    1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
    restricted quantity of salt

    Method for carrot beetroot raita for toddlers
    1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and serve the carrot beetroot raita for toddlers immediately.    

Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers

  1. Aside from Chana Salad for Kids and Toddlers, explore your little one to other foods with different texture too. Try Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers. See detailed recipe of Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and ToddlersFor Palak Masoor Dal for Babies and Toddlers

    1/4 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
    2 tbsp masoor (split red lentil) dal , soaked for 15 minutes and drained
    1/2 tsp ghee
    1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
    a pinch of asafoetida (hing)
    2 tbsp finely chopped onions
    1/4 tsp ginger-garlic (adrak-lehsun) paste
    a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
    a pinch of chilli powder
    restricted quantity of salt

    Method For palak masoor dal for babies and toddlers  
    1. Combine the masoor dal and ¾ cup of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
    2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
    3. Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
    4. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and ginger-garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
    5. Add the spinach, turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally.
    6. Add the cooked dal and mash well with a potato masher. Add ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
    7. Serve the palak masoor dal for babies and toddlers lukewarm.
     

Reviews

Fruity Chana Salad ( Baby and Toddler)
 on 13 Jan 17 04:32 PM
5

Tarla Dalal
13 Jan 17 04:53 PM
   Hi Nafisa , we are delighted you loved the Fruity Chana Salad recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Fruity Chana Salad ( Baby and Toddler)
 on 04 Mar 16 06:30 PM
5

Excellent dish.
Edited after original posting.
Tarla Dalal
13 Jan 17 04:52 PM
   Hi Bailunikatatta , we are delighted you loved the Fruity Chana Salad recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review recipes you have loved. Happy Cooking.
Fruity Chana Salad ( Baby and Toddler)
 on 23 Jul 15 03:50 PM
5

A toss in salad... This was loved by my 2 year old... Will definitely make it again.