how to make kids eat Lauki

How to make kids eat Lauki
I know. It is so difficult. In fact getting kids to eat green vegetables is tough but Lauki is on top of their never to eat list.
Lauki is packed with so many nutrition that it is every mother’s desire to make their kids eat it.
It is alkaline in nature, full of vitamins and minerals. It is very light and is digested easily.
In summers it is very healthy as it has a cooling effect on the body. Water content is quite high in Lauki that is why it has a hydrating effect.

Now how to make your kids eat Lauki.
I have tried many ways both successfully and unsuccessfully. I will share here with you successful ones.

I grate a piece of lauki and add it to rajma, chole, dal while boiling. It disappears after boiling and kids eat them quietly. This is my mother in laws tip.

Second is my mom’s tip. She gets lots of lauki from her kitchen garden and she sometimes uses it this way.
How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha

Take a 3” piece of lauki. I have used this much Lauki to make around 12 paranthas.
How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha
grate it

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha
pressure cook it or boil it with a little salt.

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha
Cool, the boiled lauki. Use its water also in which it is boiled.

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha

Add red chilli powder, saunf powder.

 

How to make your kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha
Add flour.

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha
Make a soft dough.

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha

Now you can make Roti/parantha or poori this way and kids will not even know that they are eating Lauki HAPPILY.

How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha

Send these paranthas in their lunch box. These stay quite soft.
How to make kids eat Lauki - Lauki Paratha

Note: Start with adding half quantity of lauki and then increase gradually.

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2 Responses to how to make kids eat Lauki

  1. Kavita says:

    Hi
    I make lauki parathas without boiling it .jst grated lauki ,onion,garlic,salt ,turmeric powder ,chilli powder,a pinch of garam masala n amchur powder added to multigrain flour n delicious parathas can b made out of it .my kids love it

    • Nidhi says:

      Great Kavita. I also made it like this once but my kids spotted the lauki 🙁
      Boiled lauki they can’t see 😉

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