Veggie biryani for toddlers
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Veggie Pulao for toddlers

Veggie Pulao for toddlers is a healthy, nutritious and wholesome meal. Also this is a family friendly meal, so no additional work.

First birthdays are always special. You tend to have a thousand ideas in your mind and you want to make it a memorable experience.

For my Ruhaan’s first birthday, we planned and hosted two very memorable, fun-filled parties. While listing down the food options for these parties, I decided that I should cook something special for the star of the party as well. I spent a lot of time searching the internet for something that I could introduce as a tasty addition to Ruhaan’s diet. I precisely wanted a not so spicy and a well balanced meal for him.

As by that time we had already tried many recipes for toddler foods, I was not satisfied with what I found on the internet. That was when I decided to combine my own ideas with what I found on the internet and try to dish out a yummy pulao filled with good amounts of healthy veggies, that my baby could eat to his hearts content without causing any problems in his cute tummy.

So here I am describing the recipe for this veggie pulao. It’s very easy to make and does not require any special or complex ingredients.

Veggies used in the biryani

BLW – You can smush the Pulao and make it into balls. Then serve it to your toddler as a baby led weaning meal or offer on a pre loaded spoon.

Here is the recipe of Veggie Pulao for toddlers

Veggie Pulao for toddlers

Recipe by Syed Asma
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Veggie Pulao for toddlers is a healthy, nutritious and wholesome meal. First birthdays are always special. You tend to have a thousand ideas in your mind and you want to make it a memorable experience.

Ingredients

  • Onion – 1/2 sliced

  • Tomato – 1 sliced

  • Green peas – 2 tbsp fresh or frozen

  • Carrot – 1/2 chopped

  • Green Beans – 4 chopped

  • Corn – 1 tbsp

  • Potato – 1/2 Sliced

  • Broccoli – 2 florets

  • Cauliflower – 5 florets

  • Green Bell pepper – 1/4 sliced

  • Cilantro – 1 tbsp chopped

  • Mint leaves – few chopped

  • Olive oil or Avocado oil – 1 tbsp

  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1/4 tsp (Fresh)

  • Curry powder – 1 tsp

  • Salt to taste – Optional

  • Basmati Rice – 1/2 cup

  • Water – 1 and 1/2 cup

Directions

  • In a cooker, heat a tbsp. of oil.
  • Add sliced onion and sauté until they turn translucent.
  • Once the onions turn translucent, add ginger garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell of it goes away.
  • Then add a tsp of curry powder, sauté for a minute and then add all the chopped veggies and diced tomato.
  • Also, add the chopped coriander and mint leaves.
  • Sauté for 3 minutes and then add 1 and 1/2 cups of water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and then add 1/2 cup of basmati rice.
  • Cook for 1 whistle. If you like it a little soft then cook for 2 whistles.
  • The Pulao is ready.

Notes

  • If you do not have curry powder then you can add 1/2 tsp garam masala. It will taste different but equally good.

If you do not have curry powder then you can add a pinch of each of these spices ( turmeric powder , chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, fenugreek powder and tiniest pinch of 3c powder).

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