Vegetable Parathas for Babies


Vegetable Parathas for Babies

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Not all children eat vegetables easily, and moms are always at a loss of ways to hide this nutritious food group into the child’s meals!

Vegetable Parathas are a delicious way to do this. Your baby will enjoy the mild, soothing flavour derived from apt spice powders, and the easily chewable texture, thanks to the addition of curds.

Carrot and fenugreek leaves make this dish rich in vitamin A, which is extremely important for healthy vision. Serve these yummy Vegetable Parathas for breakfast, at the start of your baby’s busy day, or during lunch time when she takes a break from ‘play’.

Enjoy how to make Vegetable Parathas for Babies recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Vegetable Parathas for Babies recipe - How to make Vegetable Parathas for Babies

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 6 parathas
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Ingredients


For Vegetable Parathas For Babies
1 tbsp chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 tbsp grated bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
1 tbsp grated carrot
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
2 tbsp curd (dahi) , preferably made with cow's milk
a pinch of turmeric powder (haldi)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
restricted quantity of salt
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
3 tsp ghee for cooking

For Serving With Vegetable Parathas
fresh curd (dahi) , preferably made with cow's milk

Method
For vegetable parathas for babies

    For vegetable parathas for babies
  1. To make vegetable parathas for babies, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough using enough water.
  2. Divide the dough into 6 equal portions and roll each portion into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling.
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each paratha, using ½ tsp of ghee, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  4. Serve the vegetable parathas for babies lukewarm with fresh curds.
Nutrient values per paratha

Energy
60 kcal
Protein
1.3 gm
Carbohydrate
6.8 gm
Fat
3.0 gm
Vitamin A
79.5 mcg
Calcium
18.6 mg
Iron
0.5 mg
Vegetable Parathas (Baby and Toddler) Video of Tarla Dalal
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For the dough of Vegetable Parathas for Babies

  1. For preparing the dough of Vegetable Parathas for Babies, take whole wheat flour in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the chopped fenugreek leaves. They are a good source of iron which helps in boosting hemoglobin levels of babies.
  3. Add the grated bottle gourd. This helps in binding the dough because the good amount of water content it has. 
  4. Add the grated carrot. This is a good way to make your babies eat vegetables. Apart from these vegetables, you can toss in other vegetables of your choice like spinach, beetroot, cauliflower, cabbage, green peas, french beans.
  5. Add 2 tbsp curd, preferably made with cow’s milk. For this recipe of vegetable parathas, we have used fresh Homemade Curd made at home which will help in making soft veggie parathas. 
  6. Add a pinch of turmeric powder.
  7. Add cumin seeds powder.
  8. Add salt. This is optional. You can completely skip adding salt. As we are making this vegetable paratha for baby the quantity is restricted.
  9. Mix it well with your fingertips. 
  10. Knead into a soft dough using approx. 1 to 2 tbsp of water. 

How to make Vegetable Parathas for Babies

  1. To prepare the Vegetable Parathas for Babies, divide the dough into 6 equal portions.
  2. Roll each portion into a 75 mm. (3") diameter circle using a little whole wheat flour for rolling. For variation, you can roll the vegetable paratha in triangle or square shape also. 
  3. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the paratha lightly on bottom side.
  4. Flip the paratha and using ½ tsp of ghee, cook the Vegetable Parathas for Babies till golden brown spots appear on both the sides.
  5. Remove the Vegetable Parathas for Babies in a plate. Similarly, cook rest of the vegetable parathas.
  6. Serve these yummy Vetable Parathas for Babies lukewarm with fresh curd. Spring Vegetable Risotto, Mini Nachni Uttapa and Palak Masoor Dal are some other paratha recipes that would be loved by kids.

Reviews

Vegetable Parathas ( Baby and Toddler )
 on 04 May 19 04:35 PM
5

I was looking for such a recipe, just a question can i freeze these uncooked? And then cook and give to 1 year old?
Tarla Dalal
06 May 19 08:36 AM
   Hi Mehwish, It is not advisable to freeze the parathas as it might change the texture and taste.
Vegetable Parathas ( Baby and Toddler Recipe)
 on 19 Dec 12 06:08 PM
5

Another lovely baby recipe.