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We all have that guests who stay overnight and we have to rush to make several dishes at a time . Planning your menu beforehand can save your time. We, at Zayka ka Tadka are going to help to plan your menu for overnight guests.
Athithi Devo Bhava– ‘ The guest is equivalent to God’, is a part of the code of conduct for our Indian society. We share a dynamic host-guest relationship. We should make our guests comfortable by making them feel like home.
When it comes to planning a menu, the menu should be simple and the food should be balanced, healthy and delicious. We should also take care of the guests’ ages and check if they have any dietary restrictions.
Breakfast–a very important and the first meal of the day. Create an attractive platter of fruits, yogurt and juices. Also keep milk, bread, biscuits, cereal, coffee and tea handy , so that everyone can enjoy the breakfast.
You can go for Fresh Orange juice or chikoo shake is also a good option for a healthy and filling breakfast. Make besan bread toast in breakfast if you have kids along with your guests. It is healthy, instant and yummy.
Healthy Chaats and salads must rule your morning snack platter. Boiled chana chaat is personally my favorite morning snack. Rainbow salad is an attractive mix of veggies which is not only healthy but also appeal to the kids because of the beautiful colors present in it. Sprout Salad is also a very good option for morning snack. It is healthy, full of proteins and generally liked by all age groups. Lemony sprouts chaat and kulia fruit chaat are the other easy and healthy options you can opt for.
Lunches and dinners are the important meals of the day. A simple menu include- rice, chapati, lentil, vegetable dish, chutney and curd/yogurt. A meal can be finished with simple dessert that you can prepare beforehand. You can also serve a simple salad- sliced tomatoes and cucumber sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and lemon juice. Vegetable dishes may include corn palak gravy, Lauki Kofte, Mixed Vegetable stir fry, Aloo gobhi , soya granules bhurji or tofu corn makhana gravy. Rajma curry, Chana dal palak curry, Amritsari dal tadka, Dal Makhani are some of the lentils recipes that you can choose from your lunch or dinner. You can go for plain chapati or kulcha or crispy tandoori naan. Though jeera rice go with any combination of the vegetable and lentils, you can also try Veg fried rice or Vegetable biryani.
Onion Pakoras served with Masala Chai is an ideal snack for those who are fond of fried snacks. Veg Vermiceilli or creamy sandwiches comes to rescue when you have guests who prefer healthy snacks. If you are interested in baking, try this simple chocolate cake or oats butter cookies, to be enjoyed with evening tea.
If you have kids along with your guests, keep some milk packets handy as many kids are used to drink milk either before going to bed or early in the morning.
This coffee cappuccino comes to rescue when you have some serious coffee lovers in the group who cannot stay late at night without strong coffee.
Hope you like these ideas on how to plan your menu for overnight guests. Do share your feedback with us. Happy cooking.
Quick breakfast recipes come in handy for working mother. These quick breakfast recipes just not save time but also make sure you get enough nutrition.
Breakfast is the very first meal of the day. Eating breakfast is so very important. Your breakfast should be rich in fiber and healthy. Most children do not eat their breakfast properly which results in unhealthy eating patterns in them. Morning is also the time when working moms are in a hurry and that is when quick breakfast recipes come to the rescue. Here, we will list 10 quick breakfast recipes which are healthy and can be prepared in no time so that moms can take care of their kids and work life at the same time.
It’s never easy being a mom and working woman at the same time. A working woman works hard to balance the work life and personal life. Being a mom is a full time job. You need to take care of your little’s one health and as well yours.
So, here are quick breakfast recipes which are healthy and do not take much time to prepare which makes them suitable for busy working moms like me!
Multigrain pancakes quick breakfast recipe
A very healthy and fiber packed recipe prepared in just 20 minutes. These pancakes are made using four grains which makes them a hit among working moms.
Please click here for recipe -> Multigrain Pancakes
Tomato onion uttapam quick breakfast recipe
A popular and healthy recipe that belongs to South India, the preparation of which can be done beforehand and it just takes 10 minutes in the morning to prepare a healthy and yummy breakfast for your family.
Please click here for recipe -> Tomato Onion Uttapam
Rava idli with tadka quick breakfast recipe
A breakfast recipe that tops the list of working moms. It is an instant breakfast recipe that is filling and has very less calories. Moreover, these are much liked by kids as it tastes very good, is soft and crumbly in texture and is easily digestible.
Please click here for recipe-> Rava Idli with Tadka
Vermicelli vegetable pulao quick breakfast recipe
This is a great option as breakfast among working moms. It is very easy to make, take just 20 minutes and is liked by all, especially the kids.
Please click here for recipe -> Vermicelli Vegetable Pulao
Besan and rice flour dosa quick breakfast Recipe
By Heena Bharat
This recipe is personally my favorite as it makes a fiber rich breakfast and is loved by my little one. It can be prepared in just 5-7 minutes. So, when you have some important meetings lined up at your office and you are in rush, prepare this breakfast for your family.
Please click here for recipe -> Besan and Rice flour Dosa
Veggie besan cheela quick breakfast Recipe
If you are looking for a satisfying breakfast, then you should definitely try these yummy and healthy besan cheelas. These are prepared using gram flour which is a healthier alternative to wheat flour. These can be served with chutney.
Please click here for recipe -> Veggie Besan Cheela
Whole wheat sweet porridge quick breakfast Recipe
This recipe is full of nutrients and is very healthy. It is a one pot meal that just takes 20 minutes to prepare. If you and your family have a sweet tooth, then this recipe is enjoyed as breakfast by your family.
Please click here for recipe -> Whole Wheat Sweet Porridge
Chana dal chawal dhokla quick breakfast recipe
Though there are varieties of dhoklas you can make, but this Chana Dal Chawal Dhokla is the healthiest version of all. Rich in fiber and packed with nutrients, this makes a perfect breakfast to start your day.
Please click here for recipe -> Chana Dal Chawal Dhokla
Rava toast quick breakfast recipe
This breakfast recipe is packed with goodness of veggies and fiber rich food rava. It is very easy and quick to prepare. These toasts are filling and you can pack them in your kid’s tiffin too.
Please click here for recipe -> Rava Toast
Pumpkin pancakes quick breakfast recip
By Somya Gupta
This is a quick and easy breakfast recipe for your rush mornings. It is healthy breakfast for your family when you are running short of time. And yes! it tastes delicious too!
Please click here for recipe -> Pumpkin Pancakes
The above recipes will prove helpful in planning your breakfast. Do share feedback and happy cooking!
Diwali sweet recipes are the most interesting things in all Indian homes right now. These Diwali sweet recipes will come in handy to try out something new this Diwali!
Sweets and festivals complement each other. And when it comes to Diwali, mithai is being prepared in every household. We have got you a mix of traditional, new and regional Diwali sweet recipes that everyone will love.
Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated on the Amavasya of Kartik month every year. Diwali is India’s biggest and most important festival. The festival gets its name from the row of clay lamps which were lighted when Lord Rama returns to Ayodhya after years of exile. This day people exchange sweets between them and children are busy in making rangoli and decorating their homes. Diwali and sweets/desserts have a strong connection. Diwali is just round the corner, so, start preparing mithai/ desserts at home with these easy and quick recipes. Here are our top 10 Diwali sweet recipes that spread happiness. Also, if you are looking for some great savories to make at home for Diwali, please check our top Diwali snack recipes!
Shahi Malai Bread Diwali sweet recipe
If you have not prepared any sweet beforehand, then you must try this 5 minutes easy dessert. It takes just 5 minutes, prepared with easily available ingredients and tastes heavenly.
Please click here for recipe – – > Shahi Malai Bread
Mastani Pudding Diwali sweet recipe
A quick and yummy dessert prepared just by assembling the ingredients. Different flavors in a single dessert makes it tempting and irresistible.
Please click here for recipe – – > Mastani Pudding
Kalakand Diwali sweet recipe
By Geeta Temani
A mouthwatering sweet of Rajasthan that is prepared using milk is one of the mithai that you can gift to your family and friends. Do not buy sweets from market this year, prepare them with love at home.
Please click here for recipe – – > Kalakand
Bread Rasmalai Diwali sweet recipe
The biggest timesaver in my experience to make Diwali dessert is bread. This recipe uses bread to make yummy dessert to be served to your family and friends.
Please click here for recipe – – > Bread Rasmalai
Coconut Laddu Diwali sweet recipe
Laddus made using coconut is one of the popular giveaways during Diwali. This year surprise your friends and family with home made treats.
Please click here for recipe – – > Coconut Laddu
Besan Barfi Diwali sweet recipe
Your guests will surely enjoy Diwali much more when you serve a platter full of Besan barfi. This traditional Besan barfi made using besan, ghee and few other ingredients will just melt in your mouth, leaving an everlasting taste.
Please click here for recipe – – > Besan Barfi
Bread Burfi Diwali sweet recipe
Festivals are complete when you have a platter full of sweets and a home filled with celebrations. This burfi recipe is quick and easy to prepare and is a perfect sweet for those who do not want to spend too much time in kitchen.
Please click here for recipe – – > Bread Burfi
Chum chum Diwali sweet recipe
By Heena Bharat
Chum chum is a bengali delicacy that you can make at home using Chenna. It is oval in shape and is generally served dry with khoya stuffing or rolled in coconut or served with rabdi.
Please click here for recipe – – > Chum chum
Mohanthal Diwali sweet recipe
By Somya Gupta
It is a traditional Rajasthani mithai that is prepared on auspicious occasions, especially Diwali. Besan, khoya, ghee and nuts are combined together to make square shape burfi. Ghee roasted besan gives a rich flavor and melt in mouth texture.
Please click here for recipe – – > Mohanthal
Paan Nariyal Ladoo with Gulkand Diwali sweet recipe
Stuffed with gulkand at centre, these ladoos are made using betel leaves and coconut. They are absolutely easy to make and are extremely tasty.
Please click here for recipe – – > Paan Nariyal Ladoo
Everyday ingredients and few minutes are all you need to spread bright smiles on the faces of your family and friends. Serve the sweet tooth in minutes with these Diwali Sweet recipes and let your near and dear ones sparkle with satisfaction.
Bananas for baby first food
- Peel a ripe banana.
- Place banana in a food processor or blender and puree.
- You can also mash the banana in a bowl using a regular fork.
Apple puree for baby first food
- Peel, core and cut apple into slices or small pieces.
- In a saucepan, bring apples and water to the boil.
- Simmer for 10 minutes or until the apples are very soft.
- Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
- Puree using a ladle or blender until smooth and pass through a sieve to remove lumps, if any.
Rice water as baby first food
- Two tablespoons of rice
- 1 cup of water
- Place rice in a saucepan and add water to it.
- Boil until the rice is tender.
- Strain the rice and collect the water. Your rice water is ready.
Lentil soup as baby first food
- 2 tbsps cup yellow moong daal
- 1/2 cup water
- Turmeric powder (a pinch)
- Wash daal in drinking water for 4-5 times, and soak the daal for about 30 minutes.
- Take a pressure cooker and add the soaked daal and half a cup of water.
- Add to this a pinch of turmeric powder.
- Cook the daal for 4-5 whistles.
- Let the pressure get released on its own.
- When you open the cooker, use a flat spoon or a ladle to mash the daal and sieve it to avoid any lumps.
Ragi porridge – super food baby first food
- Ragi seeds – 1 cup
- Water – to grind
- Take ragi in a pan and wash it by rubbing well with your hands. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times unless it is clean.
- Soak the ragi in clean water for 8-10 hours. Keep it covered. The colour of the ragi will be slightly changed after soaking.
- Drain the water completely.
- Transfer the ragi to a blender.
- Add ¼ cup of water to it and blend for 2 minutes.
- Again add ¼ cup of water and grind it till smooth.
- Extract the ragi milk by straining using a muslin cloth. Squeeze out the milk completely.
- Discard the ragi and collect the milk in a pan.
- Cook the ragi milk in a saucepan until it becomes thick and like a porridge consistency.
- Switch off the flame once done.
- Serve it warm.