Those fat relatives have been throwing the same query every time when we meet them." Oh, they don't have the look of Gulf kids, are you making them slim? (Gulfilninnum vanna kuttikalanenne thonnilla, nee avare chappathi koduthu unakkukayano..? )" I am not bothered about those fat question marks, but wondering why those ladies are compelling kids to take rice? Keralites consume much rice regularly and get a big stomach as an outcome..mmm? Normally I wouldn't spend extra time for cooking kids' food, they are ready to eat chapathi / bread / rice given with hummus or garlic paste or with eggplant dip etc. They love middle eastern food , I believe that is the real healthy way of eating!
Eggplant dip ingredients
Eggplants / brinjals / aubergines 5 med
garlic cloves 5 small - (Indian garlic)
lemon 1 - take juice
olive oil 1 Tbsp
thahina paste 4 Tbsp
coriander leaves few chopped
How to prepare this dip,
Grill or bake eggplants.
Mash it using grinder or food processor.
Crush garlic and grind in a grinder with thahina,coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt and olive oil.
Finally mix with brinjal paste.
If it is not easy for you to grill or bake eggplants, peel it , chop and saute in the olive oil.