Munch away that exam stress
Good nutrition should be part of your study plan and a way to beat exam stress. So, serve your child with the right food. Correct diet can even make the difference between a pass and a fail, an A or a C grade. So, we have a few nutritious recipes exclusively for exam time Healthy chivdaA Tarla Dalal is one of the top five best selling cookery authors in the world. She has written 202 titles with the total sale exceeding five millioncopies. www.tarladalal.com is India's largest food site with thousands of free recipes that are easy and fun to use. She is the first to be awarded with the title of Padma Shri for her contribution in the field of cooking. She is the editor of bi- monthly food magazine "Tarla Dalal, Cooking and More".A Think differently with this chivda, which is made up of puffed cereals and cornflakes. Made in just 1 tsp of oil makes it a healthier jar snack or your bundle of joy. Puffed cereals A� cup (whole wheat, bajra and jowar) Cornflakes A� cup Raw peanuts 1 tsp Mustard seeds A� tsp (rai/ sarson) Green chillies 2 (slit lengthwise) Curry leaves 4 to 5 (kadi patta) Roasted chana dal 1 tbsp (daria) A pinch asafoetida (hing) A pinch turmeric powder (haldi) Powdered sugar tsp Oil 1 tsp Salt to taste * Roast the puffed cereals, cornflakes and peanuts in a non-stick pan, stirring occasionally till crisp (approx. 3 to 4 minutes). *A Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and roasted chana dal and stir well. *A When the seeds crackle, add the asafoetida and turmeric powder and mix well. *Add the roasted puffed cereals, cornflakes, peanuts, sugar and salt and mix well. *A Cool and store in an air-tight container. Paushtic parathas Children love parathas, but they often give vegetables the thumbs-down. If this is your problem, try disguising vegetables by adding them to the dough. Whole wheat flour 1A� cups (gehun ka atta) Besan A� cup (Bengal gram flour) Potatoes A� cup (peeled, boiled and grated) Spinach 1 cup (chopped palak) Carrots A� cup (grated) Green chillies 2 tsp (finely chopped) Fresh curds 4 tbsp (dahi) Oil 2 tsp Salt of taste Other ingredients Whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling 1 tsp oil for cooking * Mix all the ingredients and make a soft, smooth dough. * Divide the dough into eight equal portions and roll out each portion into small circles with the help of a little whole wheat flour. * Cook on a non-stick tava (griddle) with a little oil. Serve hot. Handy tip: To make these parathas attractive and appealing, cut them into different shapes and serve.