Yummy Sri Lankan dishes for your kids

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We are all big fans of curries in Sri Lanka and sometimes, it can be a little difficult to get your kids to eat so many veggies all at once. But, there are some ways where you can do combination curries that have a few things in it and still taste yummy, so that your child
can enjoy them. Let’s check out a few of them shall we?

Mixed veggie curry with colors

Colors are really important when you want to get your child to eat curries. One way to accomplish this would be to chop up carrots, potatoes and some butternut squash to pumpkin into small cubes. Throw in a couple of handfuls of green peas as well. Add a small amount of butter or coconut oil and temper these veggies with a little bit of onions, garlic and a small piece of ginger. Avoid adding chilies. Instead add some black or white pepper, salt and if you want, some roasted curry powder. Now make some thick coconut milk and pour into the vegetables and bring it to a simmer. Check the taste and add more salt and pepper if needed. Make sure that the curry is thick and creamy.

Spinach and dahl rice

Take the right amount of cooked rice. We suggest that you use red rice as it can be the healthier option. Now set the rice aside and boil some cleaned out dahl or lentils with a handful of spinach tossed in. Once the dahl is boiled thoroughly and the spinach is broiled, mix the rice in. Add a chopped tomato, some garlic, a couple of small shallots or spring onions chopped, salt and pepper to taste. If you want you can use butter instead of oil. Olive oil and coconut oil are both perfectly alright. You can also add an egg in to make this one complete and nutritious meal that is also delicious.

Cut up chicken, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, and leek, mushrooms and egg plants. Toss everything into a deep pan along with olive oil, garlic, onions, ginger and a tiny piece of cinnamon. Let it all temper well and then pour in just enough water to cover the meat and vegetables. Allow the dish to boil and then bring to a slow simmer. Mix in salt, pepper and a tiny bit of lime juice. Mix it up and serve with either rice, bread or on its own.



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