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Food is such a sore subject while dealing with our 2.4 year old. First of all nothing seems to appeal him and then trying new foods is out of question. Two things happen when I take food to him one is the utterance of “Nooooooo” and then making a face and tilting of his head away from the food. I know, I know all you Moms out there are experiencing the same predicament and cannot wait for the kids to grow up. **Sigh**

 Moving on to some cheery and brighter topic, here are some of our toddler’s anecdotes: 

  • He would point in some direction and scream “Amma Daastoov”. We scratched our heads to understand what he was saying, Dear Husband even poured on to Russian Dictionary just to check, but no avail. Until one fine day a light bulb exploded in our heads and we figured that he was saying “Amma Let’s Go”!

  • Anytime he stumbles across his toy trucks while playing he says “Sorry, it’s OK”.

  •  When he sneezes it is “Shimme (Excuse me), Bless You, Thank You , Welcome”.

  • He hates taking bath and cries every single day.

  • He is the self-proclaimed “Bub boy” (good boy). Any task or antic he does, he pats himself with a “Bub Boy”.

 This is my contribution to the Kid’s Food Event hosted by the wonderful Vanamala of NalaPaka.

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  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup fine sooji/semolina
  • 1/4 cup wheat flour
  • Salt
  • ajwain seeds/ jeera (cumin seeds)
  • Coriander leaves/ Dill leaves (chopped finely)
  • Oil 


  • Mix all the above ingredients except oil thoroughly.
  • Add water a make a batter. The batter should neither be thick nor runny.
  • Keep aside for 5-10 minutes. The batter would have become thick by now.
  • Add little more water at this time. Check for taste, add salt if necessary.
  • Making Dosas: Heat a Dosa pan.
  • Make mini-dosas instead of a big one by pouring spoonful of batter each time. Spread oil around it and cook on both sides.
  •  This way the toddlers can eat individual pieces by themselves and also enjoy looking at the shapes.
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