4 desi foods you can easily make at home for kids instead of buying from the market!
We're talking about everyday foods that we consume and give to our kids as well.
In today's fast life, we go for everything that is quick and easy, but whatever said and done nothing is as precious as your child's health. This is why many mothers choose the best products for their babies.
It happened with me also after I became a mother and I became super cautious before buying anything for my baby, frantically checking the labels of every product I bought. However, even if you are too careful sometimes you might miss out on the details and end up giving something that is unhealthy to your little one.
We're talking about everyday foods that we consume and give to our kids as well such as butter, curd and even paneer, which Indian kids love so much. But did you know that most of these products can be easily adulterated with corn starch, harmful chemicals, food additives and even urea?
But fret not. What if we told you that you can easily make these desi foods at home instead of buying from the market! Yes, that's right. Here are some common everyday foods that are better when they're homemade:
Kids love paneer and mothers also don't mind giving it to their kids as it is a great source of protein, calcium and iron. But store bought paneer might contain harmful additives and sometimes even citric acid that might do more harm to your baby than good.
This is why we insist you make paneer at home and believe me it's not that difficult. Even I have started making paneer at home with this easy recipe. Try it out!
I would again like to reiterate that anything that comes from a packet means that it contains harmful food additives that are not good for your child's health. Same goes for curd or dahi, which is a staple in every Indian household, especially during the hot, summer months.
Besides, did you know that freshly-made dahi has more active bacteria than store bought curd that has been refrigerated for days? This is why doctors recommend that you give fresh, homemade dahi to kids as it is a better digestive aid than stored curd. Try this easy recipe to get thick, delicious dahi at home.
Butter, or what we commonly call makhan in Hindi, is a food that every child loves. Even my daughter likes to have her parantha with white butter every other day. But the butter that you get at the neighbourhood general stores might contain additives and also a high amount of salt, which is definitely not good for your child.
Continue reading on the next page to know how to make butter at home!
White butter is a healthier alternative and also one that can be easily made at home. In fact, in many north Indian families (like mine) butter is still made at home. If you don't know how to make it, check out this amazingly simple recipe.
If there is one staple food that should be a must in your child's diet, it has to be ghee, but one that is not adulterated. Regular consumption of pure desi ghee not only improves physical and mental strength, it also improves your child's immunity. Making ghee at home might sound like rocket science but it is really easy. Try this simple recipe:
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