What should I make for kids today? This is every mother's thought, every day. Kids being so picky, it can be quite a daunting task to please them with food of their liking and of your liking too. What we want is something tasty as well as healthy. To help out all the mothers, #WhatsInYourKidsDabba challenge kicked off on social media with Twinkle Khanna taking the lead and asking her Bollywood friends to partake in it. And look, who responded? Namrata Shirodkar!
Namrata Shirodkar is married to popular actor Mahesh Babu and is blessed with two children. She is one of the celebrities who accepted 'dabba' challenge by Twinkle Khanna, and shared her go-to recipes for her kids' diet - Chola masala, Bhendi poriyal and some yellow rice to go with it!
Check out Namrata Shirodkar's Instagram post -
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Namrata Shirodkar also shared the complete recipe of bhendi poriyal - a stir-fried bhindi dish sauteed with some ground spices with a hint of south Indian flavours from mustard seeds and fresh coconut.
Twinkle Khanna seemed to be impressed with the recipe and commented on the post with - "I am going to give this a shot! Looks delicious".
Explaining why she opts for bhendi poriyal, Namrata wrote - "This dish is their favourite because it satisfies their Indian food cravings, so it's on the kids menu once every week. I like to keep it simple with what I feed them. A healthy and wholesome meal with small indulgences. A tip that I always stick by is using a spoonful of pure ghee or cold-pressed coconut oil while cooking. It's non-greasy and easy on their tiny stomachs!"
Do you always want to try and make this delicious bhindi sabzi for your kids? Here's the complete recipe shared by Namrata Shirodkar -
Bhendi poriyal recipe:
250 grams bhindi
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
8 to 10 curry leaves
50 gms chopped onion
1 green chilli chopped
50 gms fresh coconut
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
salt as per taste
Wash bhindi twice and dry it.
Wipe them with a tissue or dry cloth
Chop them round and keep aside
Take a pan and heat the oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds & saute
Then add hing, turmeric, chopped onions & curry leaves
Sprinkle some fresh coconut and add the bhindi
Cook on slow flame
Salt according to taste
Garnish with coriander.