As mother ,of every school going kids, I too have tension of what to give in tiffin daily. My kids are too fussy eater so I have to do extra mental work in planning menu for their tiffin. The thing ,one kid is loving is just hell to other 😰. But this is the dish both are loving ☺️ and I am feeling relaxed.
It's good option to replace Maggi as kids generally demand maggi for tiffin but we hesitate to give . My younger one calls it maggi and feels so happy that mamma is not denying at all😁. It's so easy and quick yet yummy recipe for kids lunch box.
Recipe is given below, Hope you will like and try for sure.
CARROT VERMICELLI PULAO
1 cup vermicelli
1 carrot , grated
1 green chilli, slitted
1 big onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 pinch asafetida (heeng)
1/8 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp lime juice
1 1/2 tsp oil
1 Handful roasted peanuts (optional)
Boil nearly 4-5 cups of water in a deep pot then add 1/2 tsp oil some salt and vermicelli to it and boil for 2-3 mins. Strain it in a sieve and wash with normal water to avoid further cooking and becoming soggy. Heat oil in a nonstick wok, add heeng followed by mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let it crackle then add chilli and onion. Fry till onion become transparent , then add carrots, turmeric powder and little salt. Saute for 2-3 mins and add strained vermicelli and mix well. Saute for 2 more mins , adjust salt and add lime juice, mix well and done.
If you like little crunch then add some roasted peanuts on top while serving otherwise it tastes best as it is. I like crunchiness and had only masala peanuts in hand so added it.
Number of chilies can be increased or decreased as per taste, I kept it mildly hot for kids.
You can add any veggies of your choice to make it more healthy, I used only carrots as my younger one like it only.
Your easy peasy breakfast cum tiffin snacks is ready to serve ....just enjoy it with a cup of tea.
Hope you will like and try it. Please let me know your feedback about this recipe by pouring your valuable comments and suggestions.