With the Menu getting made
again, I decided to follow it with a Kid Friendly easy to pack lunch dish. These parathas are stuffed with cheese and aloo. Basically I had blended the aloo with little masala for the boys, whereas I stuffed the aloo with some cheese for Konda.
Though nothing can beat eating these cheese aloo parathas right hot pan, these do make a good choice for packing for lunch if your kid happens to like cheese. I avoided it for the boys as they don't really prefer it
Konda and I had made a pact that she will carry parathas twice and other two days some rice dish, while the last day will be noodles. So this sort of menu really works out well. Now I got to plan all the different parathas I can think of.
|Cheese Aloo Paratha|
Sad part being I can't do the same with the boys pack. They refuse to eat anything most days.
Having this menu in places helps a lot as we really have to plan things well ahead. Athamma has gone for a vacation, so it's just us. We were also happy that boys have grown up enough not to cry because she is not around. We took them out for dinner and we had our drill on what's to expect and do.
The school appears to have just begun, and their first assessment is already on us. One fails to understand if the assessment is for them or for us. Either ways we are on spot!
Coming to this simple stuffing, it was so delicious that I had a serving of it for myself for breakfast..:)
Cheese Aloo Stuffed Paratha:
Whole wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water to knead
For the Stuffing
Aloo / Potato - 1 medium
Cheese, grated - 2 tbsp
Red chili powder -3/4 tsp
Salt to taste
Roasted Cumin powder - 3/4 tsp
Tumeric powder a pinch
|Aloo Cheese Stuffed Paratha|
How to make the parathas:
For the outer layer:
In a wide bowl, take the flour, salt and slowly add water to knead to a soft dough. Let it rest while you prepare the stuffing.
For the stuffing:
Wash and prick the potatoes. Microwave for 7 mins.
Soak in water and peel off the skin. Make sure it's fork tender.
In a bowl, mash it well. Add grated cheese, chili powder, salt, cumin powder. Mix everything well. Make into small balls just enough for the stuffing.
Heat a tawa to cook the parathas. Dust the surface. Pinch out balls from the dough.
With your hands, press out the sides, place the stuffing in the center, cover with the sides to make sure the stuffing is fully covered.
Dust the balls, using a rolling pin, roll out discs of 6 - 7 diameter discs.
When the tawa is hot, cook on both sides with oil smeared on top. Most times you can apply once cooked with little butter if your kid likes it.
I sent pickle and curds with it, it was good as such.
Labels: Cooking with Cheese, Easy Lunch Recipes for Kids, Healthy Lunch Box for Kids, Kid Friendly Recipes, Kids Delight, Kids Lunch Box Recipe, Quick Breakfast Recipes