It is my pleasure to introduce Vidya to you. She blogs at Traditonally Modern Food. Having met Vidya virtually and seeing her recipes, it came to me as no surprise when she posted about her recipes getting published in a Tamil Magazine. Kudos, girl. [dt_quote type="pullquote" layout="right" font_size="big" animation="none" size="2"]My 25 recipes under the title “Paarampariya Muriyal Naveena Samyal (Traditionally Modern) got published in a magazine called Sneghidi, as a supplement. - Vidya Srinivasan[/dt_quote]Wishing you more success in the blogging field.
She had asked me to work on a guest post for her blog - a recipe that a toddler would like to eat - and it was a fun project for me since my dealing with a toddler was over a few years ago. Now it is her turn to do a guest post on Framed Recipes.
Let us welcome Vidya to Framed Recipes and hear what she has to say. Shall we?
[dt_quote type="pullquote" layout="left" font_size="big" animation="none" size="1"]I am excited to be featured in Sreelatha’s space. Thanks for the opportunity. Sreelatha’s “Oats Banana Smoothie” for my “Toddler Friendly” recipes is very popular at home, and my LO loves it. She asked me to write a post for her and I happily accepted. But it took a while (actually more than a while) to give her the recipe. I had planned my vacation and told her that I will give the post after I return. Due to some routine chores I kept postponing. Every time I ping her to inform, she says take your time. Good to find such sweet friends in this virtual world. Having a 22 month old little dude, my biggest concern is to give him healthy snacks. Like me many moms have a big question about mid - morning and evening snacks for kids. These days my son wants to hold his food and eat by himself – yet another point to be considered. Suddenly this “Nuts & Dates Balls” sprung to my mind, my mom use to prepare this for me when I was pregnant. Should healthy and tasty treat always involve complex cooking process or spending more time in kitchen, defiantly no. With minimal cooking, these energy balls can be prepared in no time. Loaded with nuts and without sugar (Yes Dates is there, but I believe it to be healthier compared to white sugar), this is a healthy bite. Before getting into the recipe a small intro about my blog. I am Vidya, author of “Traditionally Modern Food” blog. I enjoy various Cuisines, and started trying my hand in preparing the food I loved. You can find a mix of vegetarian Indian and International recipes in my space. I have a Little one, so I prefer spending less time in kitchen, and most of my recipes reflect that. Snacks are something I cherish, but I get conscious of the calorie factor, so I also try to make traditional Indian snacks with minimal oil (Baking).[/dt_quote]
Nuts and Dates Ladoo
- ¼ cup Walnut
- ¼ cup Almonds
- ¼ cup Pecan
- ¼ cup Pista
- 25 Dates
- ⅛ teaspoon Cardamom powder
- Dry roast the nuts till the aroma fills the room. Cool and grind it in a mixie/ blender/food processor, without adding water. Alternatively, you can microwave the nuts for 2 minutes
- In the same pan sauté the dates till they turn soft. Alternatively they can be microwaved for about 30 to 60 seconds. Cool and pulse the dates
- Combine the nuts flour, cardamom powder and dates. Mix well
- Take small portions and roll them to balls.
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