Serving nutritious, healthy cum delicious food to their family is every homemakers dream. And this dream becomes more challenging when you have fussy eaters at your home, just like mine. My younger one demand more attention , when I have to prepare lunch box for him. He is too picky to like regular meals, so I have to invent new forms of daily meals to lure him. Today I added some spinach, mix veggies and paneer to kids lunch box in some innovative way without telling them. Who doesn't know the nutritional values of green leafy veggies , which our kids totally deny. Generally kids are fond of paneer dishes, so I took advantage of this weakness of them and added some more nutrition in my way. Hope you will find it more interesting way to feed your child some more nutrients without more fuss.
Recipe is given below, do try and see your kids having healthy snacks in delicious way.
MIX VEG PANEER PALAK FRANKIE ROLL
Time: 30 mins
1 cup cottage cheese ( paneer), cubed
4 cups thinly sliced mix veggies ( carrots, cabbage, beans, capsicum etc)
2 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 cup spinach , roughly chopped
2-3 green chilies
2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp curry powder ( optional)
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/4 tsp chaat masala powder
1/2 tsp lemon juice ( optional)
Salt to taste
8-10 tortilla wraps/ round parathas/ khubus
Sauce of your choice
First of all make smooth paste of spinach, green chilies and some water. Keep aside for later use.
Heat some oil in a wok , add cumin seeds. Let it crackle and add sliced onions.
Let it cook till transparent, add ginger garlic paste and prepared spinach puree followed by turmeric powder, cumin powder,curry powder and garam masala powder, fry till every thing is nicely cooked and starts leaving oil.
Now add mix veggies and saute for 3-4 mins.
Add some salt and cover to cook but still remain crisp. Now add sliced tomatoes and cook till tomatoes are cooked and soft .
Now add paneer cubes and saute for 2 mins and add chaat masala powder.
Adjust salt and our filling is ready.
Now either prepare round paratha or take ready made wraps and put required amount of above filling , topped with some salad and sauce.
Roll it to give cylindrical shape and wrap in an aluminum foil if giving in lunch box , to retain its shape and softness.
Or cut it in desired size and serve hot with any sauce or as it it. I used khubus this time.
*You can add other vegetables too as per your choice and availability.
* Paneer can also be replaced with any other veggie option or meat products as per your choice.
It is very delicious cum healthy breakfast/ tiffin snacks provides maximum nutrition in one go, and is very easy to prepare too.
You can also prepare it for dinner/lunch/breakfast or whenever you want as it is a complete meal and filling too.
Hope you all will definitely give it a try and don't forget to share your experience with me.