Last Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to find Devansh’s breakfast ready; Kalpesh had woken up before me and had made upma. I wasn’t surprised because he had prepared Devansh’s breakfast; he’s done that on quite a few weekends. I was surprised because it was upma. For breakfast I usually stick to some porridge or sheera because it’s quick to make, plus earlier when Devansh wasn’t too crazy about milk, adding it in his food was the only way to ensure he had it. Now upma doesn’t take too much time to make either but Kalpesh’s lemon, coriander, peas upma sure needed some work. You won’t catch me doing that first thing in the morning. Not only had my awesome husband taken all that effort to make upma for Devansh but he had also clicked the snaps without me asking him to, and just as importantly he fed Devansh his breakfast. As most moms would agree with me, major chunk of your day goes in “feeding” your children their food.
Most children, especially toddlers, can’t eat coriander properly. I have to chop it real fine when I am adding it in Devansh’s food. And if he finds even one small piece of coriander while chewing, all his next bites take five times as much time to chew because he’ll make superhuman effort to find at least one more piece. To avoid all this drama, Kalpesh made coriander juice and added it to upma. Kalpesh has been a big advocate of coriander, saying I should add it in Devansh’s food as it’s good for the eyesight. Between the two of us, he is the one who watches (and has watched) more TV, uses computer, iPad etc. But he has perfect eyesight, whereas I got specs in 8th standard. He attributes his perfect eyesight to coriander, while I attribute my eyesight to heredity; both my parents had specs. Even more reason why you should give Devansh coriander, Kalpesh will say. Can’t argue with that logic!! So here’s Kalpesh’s recipe of toddler- and kid-friendly, lemon coriander peas upma. He came up with the name and recipe all by himself btw. Tell me how you like it. 🙂
This post was last modified on April 10, 2019 5:14 am
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