It's been ages since the last post... went home to India for a few religious ceremonies associated with baby; was busy for a couple of weeks. This was followed by an unprecedented 3 month delay in processing family visas at my husband's new job outfit; and, baby and I being stuck in India. And, I seriously can't blog when I'm away from my turf...read that as my kitchen, my stove, my blogging apparatus, and other paraphernalia ;-)
Here is a quick recipe your toddler will love...your family will equally love it.
Baby carrots - 200 gms
Small onions (shallots) - 4-5 Nos
Garlic - 3-4 cloves (crushed with a large knife, pestle, or even your rolling pin)
Curry leaves - a couple of sprigs
Olive oil - 2 teaspoons (or less)
Salt - for seasoning ( I use less)
Pepper corns (optional) - 3 or 4 Nos (crushed crudely)
Wash and rinse baby carrots thoroughly. Peel the carrots (unless your toddler has her teeth in place and is adept at chewing). Split the larger ones in two.Place them in a steamer or on a steel collander placed over a vessal of water. Steam for about 5-8 minutes till tender. Do not overcook.
Mince the shallots fine and crush garlic. Tear up the curry leaves for better aroma. Warm a saute pan and then pour in olive oil, add the minced shallots and crushed garlic. Saute till golden and then add the curry leaves. Saute for a minute and add the carrots. Saute for a couple more minutes for the flavours to merge. Season with salt and the crushed pepper.
PS: Remove the curry leaves before serving. They can get stuck on the palate and make it difficult for the baby.