Making toddlers eat healthy Indian food is tedious job for many mothers.I know how kids make big fuss on eating regular comfort food. I do get lot of inquiry for what i packed for school lunch and did she finished it. Some child make big fuss on eating certain food and other kind make fuss in eating itself. If the kid has low appetite, the reasons could be many like taken too much medicines for cold or less physical activity or illness. Every mom have tough time feeding the kids. The kids should be feed with liquid to semisolid and solid food. For all kids, rice, dal, fruits and vegetables should be the primary food. If you feed chips or other junk food for snacking, the kid will not eat the food on time. Once in a while, giving a mix of dry ginger, pepper and cumin powder will induce the appetite for the kids. Plan a menu with their favorite dishes and feed them on time. Sometimes toddlers will bring the food back from school. For those kids, you can send two slices of bread and a serving of fruits. Once the kid returns from school, you should feed the rice or chappathi. You can make Bread with nutella or jam, Poori or chappathi for their lunch box. A bowl of curd rice or paruppu (dal) rice with ghee can be given too. You can pack lemon rice or any non-sticky rice dish for lunch. Here is the list of lunch box (no mess) recipes.

To find recipes, click on the dish name!

I am sending the entries to the event for Kids Lunch Box recipes by indusladies

 I had a Q&A session with a reporter about food blogging and it has published in NEWS TODAY today’s edition (20/09/2014). I love bangalore city for its nature, food and the climate. The food in bangalore is too good and less expensive compared to chennai. All these years I made my friend shalini’s recipe for bisibele bath which was quick and easy. This time I tried to make bisibelebath powder with byadgi chillies. It is sure worth to try this most favourful huli huli ana with authentic flavors. It stays too hot for long time. I am sure many gonna try and give thumbs up to me.

                                               You can find the bisibela bath powder recipe here


Bisibelebath powder-5 tbps

Rice-200 gms

Toor dal-100 gms

Turmeric powder-a pinch

Vegetables as available

Drumstick, carrot, beans, potato, white pumpkin- 2 cups, chopped.

Small onion-8-10 nos

Tomato-1, chopped

Tamarind-Lemon size, soaked in 1/2 cup water.

Salt to taste

To Season

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Curry leaves-10 nos

Oil/Ghee-1/4 cup

Cashews-10 nos


1.Wash rice and dal, add turmeric and 6-7 cups of water. Cook it in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles

2.Heat a pan, add the seasoning ingredients, once the mustard splutter, add the small onions, tomato and vegetables, sauté for two minutes.

3.Extract the tamarind juice from the pulp and add the tamarind juice (around 1 cup) to the pan

4.Add a cup of water and close the lid, let it for cook in low flame until all vegetables are 3/4th cooked

5.Add the salt and bisibele bath powder to the pan

6.Add the rice to the pan and continue to cook in low flame for 5 minutes 

As festivals are around the corner, I think we all need to make big stir up in kitchen back-to-back. Since, my recipe is too long, I cut short the long list of ingredients into bisibella bath powder now. You can make this powder prior. It comes handy while making bisibella bath. I used byadgi red chillies which gives nice flavor and color to the dish, yet it will not be much spicy.


Red chillies-10-14 nos

Hing-1 tsp

Coriander seeds-3 tsps

Bengal gram dal/Kadala paruppu-2 tsps

Fenugreek seeds-1/2 tsp

Dry Coconut/Koparai-4 tbsps


1.Heat a pan and dry roast all the ingredients altogether 

2.Cool the ingredients and grind it into fine powder

It can be stored for a month as well!!

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