Soya beans is one the richest sources of protein and it helps a lot for the brain development of little ones and helps in healthy weight gain of babies. It is a must have for a lactating mother and I have already written many recipes for them(Check them here). I love soya bean in any form be it a salad or a gravy or stir fry or sundal or with rice. A very easy one pot meal for your lunch box loaded with nutrients is here.
- Soya beans-1 cup
- Basmati rice-1 cup
- Onion-3/4 cup
- Coconut milk-1.5 cups
- Salt-To taste
- Ghee-To cook
To grind into a smooth paste:
- Ginger-A small piece
- Green Chilly-2
- Coriander leaves
- Mint leaves
- Cahsews-5(Soaked in warm water)
- Coconut-1 tsp
1.Wash and rinse rice well and soak in luke warm water for 10 minutes or plain water for 20 minutes.
2.Make a smooth paste of above mentioned items and set it aside.
3.In a pressure cooker,add a tsp of ghee and finely saute onions and add the paste ground.
4.When the onions turn soft add the soya beans and rice and mix well.
5.Add salt,coconut milk and give a quick stir.
6.Close the pressure cooker and let it cook for 3 whistles.
7.After the pressure is released,fluff the rice with a fork carefully.
8.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve it hot with any raitha.
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You can use use normal rice too.
You can cook the rice with water instead of coconut milk.
Adjust green chilly as per your taste.
I have placed few raw beans on the plate just for representation.
Babies above 8 months have this .
Have a word with your doctor and consider family history of allergies before introducing any new food.
Avoid salt for babies less one year.