How to make vegetable paneer stir fry for toddlers and kids
Check out this delicious paneer stir fry recipe that your kids will love.
Like any mother I am worried about the calcium, protein and other essential nutrient intake of my five-year-old. However, over these five years of trial and error I have found that if there is one thing that every child loves and can eat at any time of the day, it has to be paneer.
Besides being tasty, paneer has a number of health benefits for your kids as well, especially for those who are pure vegetarians and do not eat meat. Paneer is an excellent source of protein and 100gm of paneer yields around 18 gm of protein, which is crucial for your growing child.
Paneer is also loaded with calcium, which is imperative for healthy bones and teeth of your growing child. It also contains iron and numerous other essential vitamins. This is why I thought of sharing this easy paneer vegetable stir fry recipe that I follow whenever I make paneer for my daughter at home.
Making vegetable stir fry at home
Now, I know that you want to add as many vegetables as you can to this dish so that your child gets all the nutrition, but don't go overboard with it. The key is to add vegetables that add to the taste and do not give the recipe a unique taste that is too strong to make your child sit over and eat.
The best vegetables that can be added would be red, yellow and green capsicums, baby corn, sweetcorn and carrots. Please feel free to choose the vegetable of your kids choice. Here's what you will need:
- 1 cup fresh or store bought paneer, cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup boiled corn
- 1/2 cup chopped capsicum
- 1/2 cup chopped carrots
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 medium tomato, chopped
- Oil as needed,
- salt to taste
- a pinch of turmeric
- 1/2 tsp coriander powder
- 1 pinch of garam masala
- Heat oil in a pan and add the garlic and onion. Fry lightly till golden brown.
- Add the vegetables are stir fry for two-three minutes till they are tender.
- You can also add a little water to the pan and cover it for five minutes to make sure the vegetables are cooked properly if your child is below 2.
- Add all the masalas as desired and cook for another minute or so.
- Now add the paneer and cook till it is soft enough for your toddler to enjoy.
- Whip up this recipe whenever your child is hungry or as a party snack for your kids.
- Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial.
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