My Little Food Critic: ‘Authentic Indian Food’ was inspired by author Shikha Gills’ experiences of learning to cook with her Mother and Grandmother, many of the meals are those she grew up cooking with some modern tweaks. Most of her recipes are traditional North Indian dishes from the Panjab, where cooking is rich, decadent and big on flavour. Here we have her refreshing and healthy spin on a classic Mango Lassi drink that is perfect children.
Lassi is a traditional Indian drink that can be made savoury or sweet – and refreshing on warm days. The sweet version traditionally uses milk, yoghurt, spices, sugar and/or fruit. The flavours come together beautifully to create an aromatic and seriously delicious drink. The use of healing spices in Indian drinks adds anti inflammatory, digestive and immune boosting goodness that is beneficial to children and, adults alike.
- mango 3⁄4 cup, (fresh or frozen)
- full fat Greek yoghurt 1⁄2 cup
- milk 1 cup
- turmeric 1 tsp
- cardamom powder 1⁄2 tsp
- A couple of dates if you prefer it sweeter
Make it vegan: Substitute the Greek yoghurt with coconut yoghurt.
Did you know? Mangoes are high in fibre and vitamin A & C.
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My Little Food Critic: Recipes For The Whole Family, Baby & Toddler Friendly Authentic Indian Food is the first Indian recipe eBook by Shikha Gill. Gill is the founder of My Little Food Critic highly acclaimed baby and toddler-friendly recipe platform that focuses on traditional cooking simplified to create delicious meals for all the family for babies from six months and up.
Gill was inspired while learning to cook with her Mother and Grandmother as a child, and many of the meals are those she grew up cooking with some modern tweaks. Providing guidance on how to introduce spice during weaning, plus tips on incorporating new textures and flavours to help build the foundations for a healthy balanced diet for babies, toddlers and the whole family.