A guide to a Gluten free Diet for Kids

Is a gluten free diet advisable for kids? Before answering this question let us understand the meaning of gluten and gluten free diet. Gluten is a protein found naturally in certain grains including wheat, barley, spelt and rye. There are two main proteins in gluten: glutenin and gliadin. Gliadin is responsible for the adverse health effects of gluten. The name gluten is derived from the glue-like property of this protein. When the flour mixes with water, the gluten protein forms a sticky texture that has glue like consistency. A gluten free diet is an eating plan that excludes foods containing gluten.

Why a Gluten free diet for kids? 

Gluten is not harmful and unhealthy. Avoiding or cutting gluten from your kid’s diet would not make your child feel better, however kids with certain health conditions are advised to avoid gluten or have a gluten free diet.

If the child is suffering from Celiac Diseases or gluten intolerance, should stick to a gluten free diet. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine’s lining due to eating gluten. People suffering from this disorder experience unpleasant symptoms after eating gluten rich foods like bread or pasta. Whereas gluten intolerance is the body’s inability to digest or break down gluten. Some people have gluten intolerance with mild sensitivity to gluten while others may have celiac disease.

Children with celiac disease may have the symptoms like weight loss, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloating, diarrhea or constipation and in some cases delayed puberty(How to deal with puberty in girls?). Kids with a family history of celiac disease are at higher risk. If you feel your child has any symptoms of celiac disease or gluten intolerance, call your doctor and go for the test he/ she suggests.

Currently the only way to treat celiac disease is to avoid gluten. A lifelong strict gluten-free diet is the only available treatment for celiac disease. Parents should take extra care of kids with this disorder, as it is very difficult for kids to understand and follow the restricted diet. Make everybody around them aware of the fact like their teachers, school staff and friends.

Some foods are naturally gluten-free and some made gluten-free through a process of purification. There are several foods that are naturally gluten-free, such as rice, corn, potatoes and a number of different grains, seeds and legumes. Historically, rice, corn and potatoes have been the first natural substitutes for gluten-containing grains.

Gluten containing cereals:

Some foods that naturally contains gluten and should be avoided by a person or child suffering from celiac disease or have gluten intolerance are:

  • Wheat
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Kamut
  • Malt
  • Triticale

Gluten free foods:

Gluten free foods are often low nutrients, as opposed to their gluten containing equivalents. Kids with celiac disease need to avoid gluten, they cannot eat many foods which are often good sources of minerals and vitamins. So, in order to make sure that your child gets all the nutrients despite the gluten free diet, meet with a registered dietitian nutritionist. A dietitian can work with you and your child to develop a gluten-free, balanced eating plan. Here are some naturally gluten free foods with their benefits.(Nutrients a child require?)

Vegetables: Veggies like carrots, tomatoes, beetroot, broccoli, peas and other leafy greens are mostly gluten free. These veggies are a great source of vitamin A, C, E, fiber, iron and antioxidants. Vegetables are often a good source of prebiotic fiber that supports a healthy gut and immune system by becoming the food of the good bacteria living in the gut. Encourage your child to eat a variety of vegetables so that they do not face any mineral or vitamin deficiency due to a gluten free diet. (Power foods for kids)

Fruits: Fruits are one of the gluten free foods. Fruit provides vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and many phytonutrients (nutrients naturally present in plants), which helps kids’ bodies to stay healthy. Fruits being rich in antioxidants boost a child’s immunity and give sustainable energy which is specially required when the child is on a gluten free diet. It also ensures kids healthy growth and development. High in fiber contents it aids in proper functioning of the digestive system and thus prevents constipation. Fruits also provide a wide range of health- boosting antioxidants, including flavonoids. So daily include fruits in a gluten free meal for kids. (fruits for teens and kids)

Nuts and seeds: Apart from being gluten free foods, Nuts and seeds are among the best foods with protein to meet the daily requirement of the body. They are packed with antioxidants, protein, calcium, fiber, potassium, healthy fats like omega 3 and 6 (Why Omega 3 is important?). They are considered super healthy for brain development in children, nuts also help keep their immune system strong. (Why to include nut and seeds daily to a kid’s diet?)

Whole Grains: Except for a few whole grains which contain gluten, rest are naturally gluten free. However when you are purchasing gluten free whole grains, always check the labels, because even gluten free gains can be contaminated with gluten, if they are processed in the same facility as gluten containing foods. Some of the gluten free whole grains are: quinoa, rice, brown rice, sorghum, millet, amaranth, teff, arrowroot, oats and buckwheat. Whole grains are nutritious foods for kids as they are powerhouse of energy and rich in carbohydrates, protein, iron, fiber, iodine, magnesium, zinc, folate, riboflavin and vitamin E. All these nutrients help in overall growth and development of kids.

Gluten free source of Protein: Protein is considered the body’s building block and repair agent. It’s also integral in forming enzymes and hormones in the body. From digestion to immunity, from hair to nails, everything requires protein. Some gluten free sources of protein are: legumes (beans, lentils, peanuts, and peas), fresh fish, tofu, red meat, fresh chicken and egg. So if you are following a gluten free meal for kids add these foods for protein sources. (Some easy sources of protein)

Gluten free dairy products: Most of the dairy products are naturally gluten free, but if they are flavored and contain preservatives or additives, do check the labels before buying, as they can include thickeners, malt and modified food starch. Some of the gluten free dairy products are: milk, yogurt, butter, paneer, cottage cheese, ghee etc.

Recipe: One-Pot Veggies Rice with hidden herbs and nuts

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Gluten free diet
  • Mix of small cut capsicum, cauliflower, onion, chopped garlic
  • Soy chunks or firm tofu
  • Cumin seeds (optional)
  • other veggies (optional)
  • semi brown rice or any other
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here)
  • Ghee/Olive oi

Heat ghee/olive oil briefly, add cumin seeds and all the veggies to sauté. Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here). Once done for 5 min, add rice and Sauté for two more minutes. Add double water and cover the lid to cook. I cooked extra for my kids to enjoy soft broccoli and cauliflower. I saved this dish with mushroom and peas gravy for additional nutrition.

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Cake Recipe with Ragi flour

CAKE Recipe WITH RAGI FLOUR AND HIDDEN herbs and nuts

Kids love to eat cake. Preparing a cake recipe with ragi flour helps to add nutrition to their favorite foods in a convenient way. Kid’s Nutrition is very important nowadays and preparing healthy food recipes for a child is not an easy task. Iyurved is happy to share lots of children’s food recipe ideas which are not only innovative but also very tasty. The recipes shared here are Kids approved!

Let’s try to make every healthy food recipe for a child more tasty and nutritious with (hidden) veggies, herbs and nuts. Check this Cake Recipe with Ragi flour for babies, toddlers and kids. It is a healthy pizza recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Ragi (Finger millet) flour
  • 1 cup Wheat flour
  • 1 ½ cup Jaggery powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking soda
  • 2 tablespoon Cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla essence
  • 1 tablespoon oil/butter
  • 1 cup Nut milk
  • 2 tablespoon Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts chocolate spread (order here)
Procedure:

Take wheat and ragi (finger millet) flour in equal amount. Put jaggery powder, cocoa powder, vanilla essence, Baking powder, oil and Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts chocolate spread (order here). Add nut milk to adjust the consistency and beat well to make a thick and fluffy paste. Fix butter paper and grease and dust it. Drop the batter into the mold. Preheat the oven at 175 degree and place the loaf pan inside. Bake for 35-40 minutes. Cake must be cooled at room temperature before slicing it.

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Traditional Whey Kadhi

Recipe of Whey Kadhi with hidden herbs and nuts

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Ingredients:

  • 4 cup gram flour (Besan)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 glass butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek
  • 1 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • Hand full of curry leaves
  • 2-4 green chilies
  • Grated ginger
  • 2 spoon Iyurved’s savoury spread with 5 herbs and 7 nuts (order here)

Procedure:

Take gram flour, turmeric, asafetida, salt, 1 spoon Iyurved’s savoury spread in a bowl add water and mix well to make a smooth paste. Keep it aside for half an hour. Make some small fritters. Further add butter milk in that remaining paste and mix well. Take 2 tablespoon oil in pan (Kadhai), put turmeric, fenugreek, asafetida, green chilies, grated ginger and curry leaves. Splutter the tempering without burning the spices. Put that gram flour and butter milk mixture and keep stirring until the mixture comes to a boil. Add water to adjust the consistency. Cook on sim flame for 30 minutes. Stir in between. At the end drop fritters and 1 spoon Iyurved’s savoury spread with 5 herbs and 7 nuts (order here) and simmer for a minute.

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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Sangitika Patra Shendre (Cuttack, Odisha)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about the Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Hello everyone, I am Sangitika patra shendre, born and brought up in an Odia family. My father belongs to Jajpur in Odisha and my mother belongs to Cuttack a beautiful city surrounded by rivers. But my grandparents from both sides, my nanaji and my dadaji both were serving in the railways in Bondhamunda (known for Asia’s biggest railway ward)near Rourkela (Odisha), so my maximum childhood time of summer vacation we spent in Bondhamunda. 

So when it comes to Indian food tradition, I can say Odisha has a lot of variety in food, and diversity in every district or borders.

Like we used to have these many varieties of breakfast: Suji upma, Dahibara(dahiwada), Aludum(small single potato curry), Chuda santula( includes sometime banana or mangoes), Bara(vada), Ghuguni(dry green peas curry), Chakuli pitha(plain dosa), Alu tarkari(potato curry). My dadi and nani both use to make all these dishes very delicious😋�.

People also ask: What is the traditional food of Orissa?

What is Odia food?

A typical Odia meal will comprise rice, dal, a vegetable dish or two, something fried, and a fish curry or even meat. There’s a lot of similarity between Odia and Bengali food – the two cuisines in fact use pretty much the same kind of spices and ingredients, but in the end they are quite distinct. However, unless you’re used to both the cuisines, you may not even be able to tell the difference. Mustard oil, besara (mustard seeds pounded with garlic), panch phutana (panch phoron) are three important ingredients in Odisha, with even curd being an occasional feature. Having said that, the cuisine has been influenced by its borders as well, with Andhra Pradesh adding its Telugu touches, and chillies and curry leaves, and tamarind, making an appearance in some of the dishes. The food in this Odisha-Andhra border in fact is high on the spice factor. And you’ll see the influence vividly if you make a trip to Berhampur during the festival of Pongal. And while coastal Odisha loves its fish, the cuisine is replete with vegetarian, and sattvik food, thanks to the Jagannath temple in Puri.

Rice is a staple in Odisha, with vegetables such as potatoes, yam, pumpkin, brinjal, ash gourd, drumstick, banana flower and stem, finding their way into different dishes. Then again there are some of the unusual ones, which are rarely talked about. Take the Hendua (from western Odisha) for example, dried bamboo shoot that is used to make pickle, or even a curry with ladies finger, panch phutana, mustard paste, tomatoes, and chillies. It’s a heady combination of aroma and flavour, with both trying to outdo each other. Then there is the famous dalma, a dish that the cuisine is most commonly known for. The dalma is a preparation where daal and vegetables are cooked together, and usually eaten with rice. One can use moong dal, toor dal, or even chana dal. Some of the vegetables added include yellow pumpkin, raw banana, brinjal, and raw papaya. The panch phutana is an important ingredient in the dalma, as are dry red chillies, ginger (chopped) turmeric, roasted cumin seeds, and some ghee. A simple and quick preparation, the dalma actually has plenty of variations, and the better the vegetables, the better the end result.

Meat is definitely important in an Odia meal, especially if it’s a special one. What’s quite curious is that in general a mutton curry is referred to as mansha tarkari, where tarkari is curry. A standard mutton curry recipe will include potatoes, garlic, onions, ginger, garam masala, whole black pepper and cardamom, cinnamon, and a pinch of sugar. Additionally, the mutton is marinated in turmeric, curd, and red chili powder. The dish is cooked in mustard oil. It takes a while to make this one.

The Dahi Baigana where slices of brinjal are first fried and then cooked in a curd based gravy too is a delicious preparation. 

The khechidi (or khichdi) is a very important dish in Odia cuisine. It’s served at the Jagannath Puri temple, and while that recipe is extremely simple (using only moong dal, rice, heeng, and basic ingredients such as salt, turmeric, dried bay leaf, cinnamon), there are other variations where one could add vegetables such as cauliflower florets, peas, and potatoes. It’s not only healthy, but tasty too.

Santula, One of the main food dishes of Odisha, Santula is a classic Odia delicacy that you can slurp and slurp even more on your trip. Made with raw papaya, brinjal, and tomato, the dish has more greens and fewer spices, thereby having all the makings for a healthy dish.

One can’t end an Odia meal without something sweet, and one of the most famous dishes to have out of that cuisine is the chhena poda (literally meaning burnt cheese). Cooked with chhena (curdled milk) the dessert can be either baked or even cooked in a pressure cooker. It requires some sooji (semolina), refined flour, and lots of sugar (to caramelize, and to sweeten). Some people also add some dry fruits such as pistachios, and cashew nuts, to add texture. A little bit of green cardamom (crushed) adds a lovely fragrance to the dish too. And ofcourse rice kheer is also a very important dish of Odisha.

From bhajas (fried food), dal, tarkari (vegetable preparations), to fish and meat curries – there are plenty of dishes in the cuisine experiment with. Odia food has its lovely nuances, a sense of rusticity that hasn’t withered with time, and that will always make it special.

So like this I grew up with traditional food of Odisha. Hope u all enjoyed reading my story, many more things are there to pen, but for now this is it.

Me
Indian food tradition (Chhena Poda)
With my kids

Thanks to Iyurved for giving us this opportunity of sharing our different culture of food. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I tried the chocolate spread. The taste is great but more than taste I like the ingredients and no preservative concept, Awesome, keep up the good work. 🙏🙏Jai jagannath 🙏🙏

Regards,

SANGITIKA PATRA SHENDRE


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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Sumantra Bagchi (Kolkata, W.B.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

Bengalis are known to be born foodies. I grew up in an environment where home-made food or Indian food tradition was considered far superior to restaurants. I always cherished eating Bhaja Muger Dal (Moong Dal fried and not boiled) and Aloo Bhaja (French Fries and not Julienne) with Gondhoraj Lebu (lemon with aroma). Dal is probably still the most uncomplicated dish ever discovered, simple yet tasty. 

Apart from a regular freshwater fish item like Rui, Katla, Tengra, Pabda, weekdays were allocated for veg items and weekends for non-veg so that the entire family can relish every bite. So, Sunday was D-Day for me. While Mushur Dal (Masoor Dal), Mug Dal (Moong Dal), Danta Chochori (Mixed veg with Drumsticks), Aloo Posto (Potatoes in a thick paste of Poppy Seeds), Begun Bhaja (Fried Eggplant), Mocha (Banana Flower) formed the veg line-up, the non-veg armoury was even more tempting with Kosha Mangsho (Mutton in thick paste), Bhetki Paturi (Bekti Fish coated with mustard paste, wrapped in banana leaf and steamed), Chingri Malai Curry (Prawns in Coconut Gravy) and Bhapa Ilish (Hilsa Fish with mustard paste, steamed). Being a food enthusiast, it was impossible to cover even 2 non-veg items in a single meal as back in those times the quantity overpowered variety. But I was blessed with the capacity to Eat-all Digest-all as I could never let go of any dish without gratifying my taste buds. My mom’s Kosha Mangsho is something which I cherish even today.

When I used to visit my maternal grandparents for summer vacation, the variety of pickles made by my grandmother was simply amazing. The Gur-Aam and Chiri-Aam were always on my list. The GurAam resembled Murabba but with the Bengali touch of spices. The name Chiri always intrigued me which basically was finely grated green mango. Nevertheless, they both tasted heavenly. I still miss them. Then competed the varieties of pickles with green mango, chilies, garlic and tomato. I often used to wonder why Grandmother took so much pain to make those pickles. Later, I realized that it is her love and emotions attached while preparing that made each one of them unique. I still believe, any food made by heart has a lot more to offer apart from its ingredients, process, pre-cooking and post cooking measures. Maybe this is the reason, the home-made Kosha Mangsho tasted much better compared to the restaurant. 

Unfortunately, now the trend has shifted to the other end of the spectrum with Eating-Out being the norm. The entry of junk food in our lives has added more pain than pleasure, which is realized in later stages. What was considered a luxury once, has now become a standard today, especially for kids. Last but not the least, a greater loss of emotional quotient attached to food, the feeling of “Cooking for My Family” is slowly diminishing only to reflect that times have indeed changed.

Me with my mother and father.
Indian food tradition (Mutton rice).
Creativity at its best.

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

In today’s world of busy parents these spreads( chocolate and savoury) are life saving, especially when kids are fussy eaters. Just a spoon fulfills their daily nutrition needs. hats off to Iyurved for making such fabulous products.

Regards,

SUMANTRA BAGCHI


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Beetroot Idli

Recipe of Beetroot Idli with hidden herbs and nuts

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Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • ½ cup Urad dal (Split black gram)
  • 1 cup beetroot puree
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ghee/oil
  • 2 tbsp Iyurved’s 5herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here)

Procedure: Soak rice and dal for 3-4 hours. Grind it to make a thick paste. Keep it for rest overnight for fermentation. Add beetroot paste, salt and Iyurved’s 5 herbs and 7 nuts savoury spread (order here). Mix it well and pour the batter into greased molds. Put the idli maker into steamer, cover it and cook for 15-20 minutes. After that allow the dish to cool down and serve it with coconut chutney.

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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Geeta Tiwari (Varanasi, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about food and tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

As written by Geeta Tiwari- 65 years

With the arrival of Holi, many memories are refreshed. At this stage of life, it is the memories that keep the mind like a child. In our time, festival were the reason to celebrate. As soon as the march begins, papad chips started appearing on everyone’s roof. All of us friends used to decide the day on which we all go to each others house to help in making chips and papad, as we made this for the whole year. You must be thinking why for a year? In our time these Lays- Kurkure packets were not available, so when we wanted to eat something in the evening with tea, these chips and papad were an easy option. As far as gujiya is concerned there was no limit, nothing was more. The eating habits and foods those days were very simple, homemade food was preferred. Do not remember that we have ever gone outside to eat specially.

Then the second innings of age started, after marriage my lifestyle changed completely, my husband was in defense (IAF) and had to transfer after every three years. New place, new people, new culture. People from different states all used to live together. Everyone used to share recipes of special dishes of their states with each other, we were each other’s YouTube channel. Got to learn a lot.

Now looking at the children of today, it seems that even though we have come a long way in technology, the eating habits have become very bad. The value of home cooked food has come down. But I feel very happy when my grandson makes a list on the phone before coming and says that granny, I want to eat items made by your hands, when my daughter says mummy saw red chilies in the market today – put pickles for me too.

Iyurved is doing a fabulous job by making food nutritious for kids. Received the samples, outstanding products. My grandson loved the chocolate one and I liked the savoury as we can now add to everything that he eats without even making him realise.

Once again I would like to thank Iyurved for showcasing my story.

Regards,

Geeta Tiwari


गीता तिवारी- 65 वर्ष

होली के आने के साथ ही बहुत सारी यादें ताज़ा हो जाती हैं। उम्र के इस पड़ाव पे यादें ही तो हैं जो मन को बच्चों जैसा बनाए रखती हैं। हमारे समय में त्योहार तो बहना हो जाता था कुछ ख़ास बनाने का। मार्च शुरू होते ही सबकी छत पर पापड़ चिप्स दिखने लगते थे। हम सब friends दिन decide कर लेते थे कि किस दिन किसके घर जाना है help करवाने, साल भर के चिप्स पापड़ जो बनने होते थे एक साथ। आप सोच रहे होंगे साल भर के क्यों? अब हमारे समय में ये Lays- kurkure के packet तो मिलते नहीं थे तो शाम को जब कुछ खाने का मन करता तो चाय के साथ यही काम आते थे। ऊपर से होली की special गुझिया जितनी भी बनाओ कम ही पड़ जाती थी। तब का खान पान भी बहुत सादा हुआ करता था। घर की ही बनी चीजें खाई जाती थी। याद ही नहीं कि कभी बाहर specially खाने के लिए गये हों। 

फिर उम्र की दूसरी पारी शुरू हुई, शादी के बाद मेरी lifestyle एकदम से बदल गयी, मेरे husband defence में थे (IAF) हर तीन साल बाद transfer। नयी जगह नए लोग नया culture। अलग अलग states के लोग सब मिलजुल कर रहते थे। सब एक दूसरे के साथ अपने states की special dishes की recipe share करते थे, हम एक दूसरे के Youtube channel थे   . काफी कुछ सीखने को मिला। 

अब आज कल के बच्चों को देखती हु तो लगता है कि technology मे भले ही हम बहुत आगे निकल गए हैं पर eating habits तो बहुत ही ख़राब हो गयी हैं। घर के खाने की value कुछ कम हो गयी है। पर बहुत खुशी होती है जब मेरा नाती आने से पहले phone पर एक लिस्ट बनाता है और बोलता है कि नानी मुझे आपके हाथों के बने items खाने हैं, जब बेटी बोलती है mummy आज मार्केट में लाल मिर्च देखी- मेरे लिए भी अचार डाल देना।

Me
With my Husband
Me with my Son, Daughter and Daughter-in-law

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एक बार फिर मैं अपनी कहानी  साझा करने के लिए Iyurved को धन्यवाद देना चाहता हूं।

आपकी,

गीता तिवारी

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Indian Food Tradition: Authored by Deepa Chandra (Kanpur, U.P.)

We speak to lots of parents, grandparents and great-grandparents about Indian food tradition and some stories are simply nostalgic. All stories are special for us. They are raw, unfiltered, peculiarly nostalgic, and explain the contrast between traditional lifestyle/eating patterns and modern-day lifestyle/eating patterns in the most basic yet beautiful way. If you are a parent and this story took you down the memory lane, share with your friends and family.

My Food Journey!

Hi, I am Deepa Chandra. I have spent more than 6 decades in this world and with my experience I can say Food is not only for survival  but it influences our emotional ,social and cultural life to a great extent and good food also nourishes our soul.

A life starts with two drops of milk and ends with two drops of Gangajal. Life and food are two sides of the same coin.

As I go down the memory lane, I see myself as a child in a happy family. We are three sisters and a brother. I can still feel the heavenly taste of food cooked by my mother whom we fondly called Amma. I don’t know why even a simple sabji made by her tasted so nice. Those days mostly food was prepared at home, dining out was rare. I remember every meal was made afresh and our house help used to grind fresh masala and chutneys on sil batta, Angithi and kerosene stoves were common during those days, and gas stove came much later.

All the snacks & sweets were freshly prepared at home and milk and fruits used to be a part of our daily diet .My father was fond of good food, so in the evenings when he came from the office, hot snacks were served with tea. Halwa and pakodi were most common.

During festivals, lots of dishes were prepared. Especially in Holi, gujiya,gulab jamun,samosa and a variety of papads,chips were made in large quantities. Friends and relatives visited us and we visited them.

As papa was in administrative services, he was posted in various parts of U.P. and we had the opportunity to taste some regional foods from different parts of the state. Food from every region has a tinge of its own.

We are non-vegetarians so every Sunday was a special day when we could relish the yummy non veg preparations by Amma. Those days mutton was more common than chicken. We also enjoyed eating kebabs and keema. We had Muslim friends and I remember Amma learning some tasty cuisines from them.

During our vacations we used to visit our Nani’s home in Allahabad. We eagerly looked forward to the train journey and enjoyed every moment of the journey along with the home packed food. Puri,sabji,achar and a surahi for water (earthen pot) with a steel glass on top of it was a common sight and that journey food tasted so delicious.

I loved food cooked by my Nani which had a native flavor and Nanaji used to bring small Allahabadi samosa and jalebis for us.

My real cooking started after marriage. When I got married, my husband was in the last stages of writing his Ph. D. thesis and we had a small apartment in the IIT Kanpur campus from where my cooking journey started and I tried my hands on my first few dishes. In the evenings we often ate in canteens or Red Rose (the one and only restaurant in the campus at that time). Most of the evenings, friends would visit us and there were joint cooking sessions which everyone enjoyed. Different cuisines like south Indian and Chinese were experimented. Chinese food was gradually gaining popularity in India at that time.                                                         

Every household in India has a different food culture and I learnt some different types of food in my new house. My father in law and other members were strictly vegetarians but my mother in law loved non veg. This common food interest made both of us happy and some evenings we both would enjoy eating fried fish or chicken curry.

Most of my life I lived in I.I.T campus and my children grew up there. With time my culinary skills improved and I enjoyed trying new recipes. Both my kids had different tastes and food choices and I ended up satisfying their likings by trying more varieties. Aloo (potato) used to be a common choice of both my husband and son, my son used to demand aloo-tamatar ki sabji almost every single day. My daughter was not so fond of aloo, so sometimes I would prepare aloo-mutter tamatar sabji, separate the mutters from my son’s bowl & serve it as aloo-tamatar for him and as mutter-tamatar for my daughter.(How creative right? )

aur aaj bhi aloo humare ghar par raaj kar raha hai 😃 😃 . Sharing of food pots with friends and neighbors was very common. We enjoyed dining at each other’s place. People of different states mingled freely and many a time’s ladies would share food recipes with each other. Birthday parties were thrown with great zeal and in most of the parties menu was chhole, bhature, dahi vada, cake etc.

Visits to foreign countries widened my food vision and I realized that food affects all aspects of life and apart from Indian food tradition, every country has its own food traditions. It is a culture in itself including numerous varieties of dishes, methods of cooking, ways of serving and eating. How Japanese drink tea, how Germans greet before having food by saying “Guten appétit”, how Chinese eat with sticks and how Indians can manage with hand. “Food is a common ground which brings us together.” It unites nations and cultures across the Globe. Inviting someone for tea is not just about tea, It is about the warmth, affection and friendship that we share over a cup of tea.

Me
Me in frock with my Brother, Mother Father and Aunt (Mausi)
Indian food tradition ( Samosa, Jalabi and tea)

I am very grateful to Iyurved for sharing my childhood memories and giving me this platform. I truly believe that nowadays children do not get the kind of nutrition and food that we used to get in childhood. It is great that Iyurved is making such nutritious food products for kids. This is the need of the hour.

I personally recommend all the parents to try both Iyurved’s DAILY NUTRITION Chocolate and Savoury spread for their kids.

Regards,

Deepa Chandra


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One-Pot Veggies Rice

Recipe: One-Pot Veggies Rice with hidden herbs and nuts

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We know that preparing and feeding healthy foods everyday is a huge task. Even more tough when kids are picky eaters. Kids prefer certain foods and formats. It is not easy to feed kids bitter Ayurvedic herbs, variety of vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds everyday.
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Let’s make every dish tasty and nutritious by ‘hidden’ nutrition of veggies, herbs and nuts.

  • Mix of small cut capsicum, cauliflower, onion, chopped garlic
  • Soy chunks or firm tofu
  • Cumin seeds (optional)
  • other veggies (optional)
  • semi brown rice or any other
  • 3 tbsp Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here)
  • Ghee/Olive oi

Heat ghee/olive oil briefly, add cumin seeds and all the veggies to sauté. Iyurved’s 7 nuts & 5 herbs Savoury spread (order here). Once done for 5 min, add rice and Sauté for two more minutes. Add double water and cover the lid to cook. I cooked extra for my kids to enjoy soft broccoli and cauliflower. I saved this dish with mushroom and peas gravy for additional nutrition.

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