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Posts tagged ‘Indian sweets’

Baked Gulab Jamun in Honey Saffron Syrup (V)

FINGER FOOD RECIPE – SUITABLE FOR 1-3 YEAR OLDS

Perfect for parents intending to treat their little one’s for forthcoming Eid and Diwali Celebrations!

Gulab Juman in Honey Saffron SyrupGulab Jamun, a popular extremely moreish Indian dessert loved by all who have had the pleasure of devouring it. Deep fried and soaked in sugar syrup, these delights are definitely not child-friendly.

So I continued with my mission to make traditional Indian food suitable for toddlers and young children by baking rather than frying, and drenching them in a naturally sweet honey saffron syrup. Yummy!

Please be aware, honey is still high in natural sugars so this really should be treated as a ‘special occasion’ indulgence for kids.

– SuperFoods included: honey

– SuperSpices included: cardamom, saffron, cinnamon

Used for centuries for its medicinal properties, honey, nature’s sweetener is antioxidant, helping to protect the body from free radical cell damage. Free radicals are unstable, highly reactive molecules causing serious diseases such as heart disease, cancer, strokes, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis later in life. Honey is too anti-bacterial, anti-fungal – great for nappy rash protection and along with cardamom and cinnamon, is great for boosting immunity against cold and flu viruses.

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Classic Gajar Halwa (V) (carrot dessert)

Gajar Halwa 1INDIAN BABY FOOD RECIPE – STAGE 2: 7 MONTHS PLUS

Gajar Halwa, one of the most famous Indian desserts. Bursting with nutritional value this dish can be served as a snack, after meal treat, or simply for a special occasion for baby to indulge in.

– SuperFoods included: carrots, raisins
– SuperSpices included: cardamom, cinnamon

Bursting with antioxidant vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) required for healthy skin, eyes and immune system. Naturally sweet; anti-bacterial properties protect against tooth decay.

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