Healthy Indian Snacks for Kids
Why don’t shift to some Healthy Indian snacks for kids, that is going to serve for mid-morning or evening snack, or for the school lunch boxes or even after school for kids. Make them and serve some tasty and easy Indian snacks for your kids filled with nutrients and love.
Coating the nutrition with some tasty Indian snack is what every mom craves for. So, why don’t we look for some Kids Indian snack recipes. Make your kids happy and healthy by these easy healthy Indian snacks.
1. Bread Upma
- 6slices bread
- 3tsp oil
- ½tsp mustard seeds/rai
- few curry leaves
- ½medium sized onion
- 1green chilli
- ½tsp ginger paste
- 2medium sized tomatoes
- ½tsp turmeric
- 1tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
- ½tsp sugar
- salt to taste
- ½small sized capsicum
- 2tbsp water, if required
- 3tbsp coriander leaves
- Toast the bread until golden brown and crispy.
- Cut the bread slides into cubes and leave aside.
- Head oil and add mustard seeds and curry leaves.
- Add onions, ginger paste and green chilli, saute until onions sweat.
- Add tomatoes and saute until it turn soft.
- Add turmeric, chilli powder, salt and sugar.
- Add capsicum and saute for little while.
- Do not overcook. Ensure the crunchiness of capsicum.
- Add water and mix it well.
- Place toasted bread crumbs and cover it for 2-3 minutes.
Serve your kids this fabulous Bread Upma and they just would love it. All the ingredients used are healthy, perfect for your loved ones.
2. Palak Fritters
- 1 bunch of spinach/palak whole leaves finely washed
- 1 cup besan
- 1 tbsp rice flour
- salt – to taste
- 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp roasted coriander seeds powder
- 1/2 tsp carom seeds ajwain
- 1 tbsp coriander leaves
- 1/8 tsp hing
- 1 tsp oil
- Water as needed
- In a bowl, add the besan and rice flour and mix well.
- In the same bowl mix all the dry and wet ingredients.
- Add water gradually so you make no lumps.
- The batter should not be too thick or thin.
- Heat oil in a pan for deep frying.
- Drop the dipped palak leaves into the oil.
- Deep fry them until golden on all sides on low flame.
Make some Palak fritters for your family at Chai-pe-Charcha. And you will be flabbergast to make some good memories out of nothing.
3. Roti Cup Pizza
Ingredients – Makes about 4 Roti Pizza cups
- Leftover roti – 4
- 2 tbsp Thick Pizza sauce (Double Concentrated Puree)
- 2 tbsp chopped broccoli
- 2 tbsp chopped babycorn
- 2 tbsp chopped bell peppers
- 1 tbsp chopped olives
- 6 tbsp cheese
- Chopped basil leaves to garnish
- Muffin baking tray
- Preheat your oven for 10 mins at 220c
- Take a bowl, mix all the vegetables, pizza sauce with cheese and oregano
- Take a Muffin tray and place the Roti in the muffin cup.
- Add the pizza mix to the Roti cup
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Serve with ketchup or chilli oil.
This is an amazing way to make use of the left over rotis and turn them into some easy and healthy Indian Snack. The kids are gonna love this recipe and they won’t even know what actually healthy stuff they always hate is now making their dish so yum. This is a definite try next time, when your kids are hungry and the only thing left are just rotis.
4. Oats Uttapam
- 1 cup oats
- ½ cup sooji rava
- ½ cup besan
- ¾ cup dahi
- ½ cup water
- ¼ teaspoon of eno salt
- Common salt as per requirements
- 1 capsicum
- 1 tomato
- ½ cup corn
- 1 green chili
- Coriander leaves or any veggies as you please
- ½ teaspoon red chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon jeera powder
- ½ teaspoon chaat masala
- Take a bowl and fill it with oats. Use either cooking oats or rolled oats.
- Add Sooji, Besan, Dahi and salt as per your taste to make the batter.
- Mix everything well by adding water and let everything soaked in the water. Leave the batter for about 15-20 minutes so that everything settles and makes a better batter.
- After the time is over, take the batter and put into mixing grinder or blender to form a fine paste, just like a dosa.
- Keep the fine batter aside for few more minutes until you chop the veggies.
- Chop all the veggies into fine small pieces.
- Before using corn, steam them for 2-3 minutes with some water.
- You can use green chillies too, if willing to make it spicy.
Who is not gonna love this yummy recipe filled with all the healthy greeny veggies. This is one of the easy Indian snack recipe for your kids to make them feed some healthy stuff. Mostly all the ingredients are available at your home, then why not surprise your kids with some tasty healthy Indian snacks.
5. Ghajoor Paak with Gondh
- 250g Gondh
- 2 tablespoon Ghee
- 500g Dates chopped
- 250g Dry Fruit chopped
- 1/2 Tablespoon Cardamom Powder
- Saute Goondh with some ghee for some time and keep it aside.
- Take a pan and pour a tablespoon of ghee and add chopped dates to it.
- Mix the cooked Gondh with stirred dates and cook.
- Add the chopped dry fruits.
- Sprinkle Cardamom Powder and mix well.
- Grease the container and press it well into it as it sets properly. Cut into small pieces to serve.
Craving to taste some sweets. Go for Ghajoor Paak with Goondh, your kids would love this. And due to no added sugar, there is no such harm to the teeth.
6. Moong Dal Waffle
- 220 gm whole green gram dal
- 105 gm rice
- 1 green chili
- water for grinding
- 3/4 tsp asafetida
- 3 tablespoon besan flour or gram flour
- 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
- 1/2 tablespoon soda bicarbonate or eating soda
- vegetable oil for greasing
- Soak green gram dal and rice for 2-4 hours.
- Remove water and grind it into smooth paste with green chilli.
- Put asafoetida, salt, gram flour and soda to the batter. Add Extra water if required to make the medium smooth batter.
- Preheat the waffle griddle and grease it.
- Pour batter. Flip and Cook.
- Serve with red or green chutney.
Who doesn’t sweat on their tongue on hearing about the name of Waffles. They are delightful and yummy. And making them out of Moong Dal is the work of a smart mom to make their kids eat healthy as well as tasty.
7. Brocolli Paneer Patty
Ingredients – makes 4 Patty
- 1 cup Cottage cheese
- ½ cup broccoli after grinding in the chopper
- ½ cup bell peppers finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Chopped coriander
- Chat masala
- 1 tsp mango powder
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ cup bread crumbs to add
- ¼ cup bread crumbs to roll the patty
- Oil to shallow fry
- Parboil the vegetables
- Take paneer in a bowl and crumble it. Take the set aside cooled broccoli to mix.
- Add broccoli, bell peppers and chopped coriander to paneer and mix.
- Add some lemon juice to the mixture.
- Add salt to taste, mango powder and chat masala and bread crumbs and mix
- Add more bread crumbs, if needed. You should be able to roll into patties with out breakage
- Now roll them into broccooli tikkis and shallow fry on a pan. Serves with green chutney.
This is the best alternative for the street foods. If you want your kids not to go and eat from junkies. Better opt for such healthy and tasty Indian snacks. That would make you as well as your kids happy. This recipe would surely serve the appetite and spirit of whole family.
8. Sprouted Stir Fry
- 2 cups sprouted moong beans
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 table spoon cumin seeds
- 1 inch fine chopped ginger
- 1 chopped green chilli
- ¼ cup chopped onions
- ¼ cup chopped capsicum
- ¼ cup chopped carrots
- Salt to taste
- Red pepper powder
- ½ tablespoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon amchoor
- 2 tablespoon chopped tomatoes
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Fresh coriander leaves
- Wash sprouted moong and let it drain.
- Heat oil in pan and add cumin seeds, ginger and green chillies. Let it cook.
- Add chopped onion, capsicum, carrot. Mix well and let it cook.
- Add sprouts, pepper, salt, turmeric and amchoor. Staut.
- Remove the flame and add tomatoes, lime juice and coriander leaves.
Mask some healthy sprouts into some tasty dino snacks is the art of a concerned Mom. Make your kids love those really nutrient recipe by adding just little flavours.
9. Paneer Capsicum Rice
- 1 cup Leftover rice
- ¼ cup Paneer cubes
- 1/4 cup chopped bell peppers (lengthwise)
- 3 curry leaves
- 1 green chilli chopped lenthwise
- 1 tsp pav bhaji masala
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 4 tsp turmeric powder
- Coriander to garnish
- 1 tbsp Oil to cook
- Salt as per taste
- ¼ tsp cumin seeds
- Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds to the oil.
- Once the oil is heated, add curry leaves and green chilli
- Now add bellpeppers and sauté them.
- Add all the spices and paneer
- Now add the rice and mix well
- Garnish with coriander
- Remove the curry leaves and green chillies, as kids don’t like it while eating.
Paneer is a popular ingredient. Do not hesitate to mix some green veggies along with some rice to make some healthy and still tasty stuff for your kids. It is definitely going to be a tempting dish.
10 . Kurmura chikki
- 1cup powdered or grated Jaggery
- 3cups Murmura or unsweetened Rice Crispies
- 2tbsp Water
- Take small square baking pan and line with butter paper. Set aside.
- Take large non stick pan. Add murmura and roast it till crisp. Stir continuously for 3 minutes.
- Add jiggery and water. Cook for 2 minutes and remove flame.
- Add murmura to golden jaggery liquid. Stir it well.
- Let this murmura jaggery mix to sit on prepared baking tray and press it to settle down with butter paper.
- Sit aside for 60 minutes and then take knife to cut into small square pieces.
Feed some sweet to your kids without risking their teeth. And one of the best healthy alternative for the over sweet coated chocoloates.
Learn and try something new in this quarantine. Make some good and healthy Indian snacks for your little ones. Give your taste buds some new aroma and fill your spirit with these new tasty healthy Indian snacks.