Tru Blu wrote:
Is the biryani too spicy for your kids? even though you only use a couple of tbsns? My little boys are 2 and 3 - what do you think? (they have not really been exposed to too much spice).
My boys are also little, nearly 2 and nearly 4. We don't eat much spice either. I only stumbled upon this discovery when I took along DS2 to a friend's home, and she had made chicken biryani using Shan Sindhi Biryani spice packet. DS2 wolfed it down. DS1 wanted plain yoghurt on the side.
I enrich biryani and most stew recipes by adding 200g each of a changing assortment of diced veggies like carrots, koosa (little green marrows), green beans, eggplant, turnips (even raw beets sometimes), winter squash, cauliflower, broccoli stems.This is the best way I can get veg into my kids.
I make a Greek Pastitsio that is very popular with the kids using a recipe from Amy Sedaris.
I wish my kids ate mashed potato, I keep cooking them Shephards Pie and Fish Pie and they just spit it out!
DH is veggie so I end up cooking a minimum of 2 main courses anyway!