Take a look at the healthiest Indian food dessert for kids. Learn the recipe for a yummy Valentines Day treat which can also become a quick baby food!
Valentine’s Day is here and while for most of us it is about gifting heart-shaped pendants, flowers, perfumes and what not to our loved ones, as for our little ones, there are usually not enough options available. So, to make sure that the hearts of our little ones are not broken, TCT brings to you an innovative homemade gifting idea. Learn how to make one of the most fun desserts for kids. Here is an awesome Valentine’s Day healthy, an Indian dessert. That’s right! Suji Halwa (aka Semolina Pudding) but with a twist. Besides, you can package it well and also gift it to your near and dear ones. All you got to do is keep small glass jars ready!
Check out this fun and one of the best healthy dessert ideas for kids – Semolina Pudding with a twist. Gift it to your partner, relatives and friends today. Above all, bring a smile on your kids’ face with this most delicious, yummy desserts ideas, which is bound to win their hearts.
This raisins and pistachio rich soft and savory Semolina Pudding is prepared without milk. The aromatic sweet taste and easy preparation is what we love the most about these easy dessert recipes. Besides, suji (semolina) is made from durum wheat and not the softer wheat that goes into bread, so it can be digested more slowly and has a low glycemic index that keeps weight and blood sugar in control. It is super healthy for kids as well.
The twist here is that we mix wheat flour with durum wheat to make it more healthy and yummy. Also, we are not sticking to a regular dry fruit selection here. Instead of almonds and cashews, we are going to go with beautiful, nutty and healthy pistachios + lovely raisins. Pistachios are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids like Oleic Acid and an excellent source of antioxidants. Raisins are fat and cholesterol free, again high in antioxidants, contains fructose (natural sugar) and glucose for sustained energy. They also are a good source of potassium, iron and dietary fiber which is excellent news for kids. However, don’t include them in the pudding if it’s being prepared for a 6 to 9 month old.
- 1/4 cup Suji (semolina)
- 1/4 cup Wheat flour
- 1/3 cup Ghee (clarified butter)
- 1¼ cups Water
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- Handful of raisins and pistachios (don’t include them if the pudding is being made for a 6 to 9 month old baby)
- 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (optional)
Preparation: Boil 1¼ cups water in a bowl for a few minutes. Take suji (semolina) and wheat flour in a pan, add ghee and heat it over medium flame. Stir and mix using spatula. Roast it on a medium flame until it turns golden-brown. It will take anywhere between 8 to 10 minutes. You would get to know that it’s done as soon as you start getting caramelized smell of the mixture. Turn flame to low; slowly add boiled water and mix by stirring constantly. Be careful when adding water. It is advised that you pour it gently into the pan. Now, stir and cook to avoid any lump formation. Increase flame to medium and cook until all water gets absorbed. Add sugar and cardamom powder. Stir until sugar dissolves and add raisins and pistachios (crush them well) cardamom powder for flavor. Load it into your small glass jars for gifting purposes.
The Suji Halwa (Semolina Pudding) is now ready for serving. Happy Valentine’s Day all! 🙂