Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice Recipe
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Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice

Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain RiceVaamu AnnamCarrom Rice- Pin ImageToday I am sharing a Toddler sick day meal that my mom made when I was a kid – Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam or Carrom Rice! Since V started daycare, he has been getting sick every other week, and then we get sick after he recovers; it’s been a vicious cycle. We have at least one of us down with a cold and cough every day for the past couple of months. So, I have been making this recipe on rotation or adding a tiny bit of Ajwain in the parathas that pack in his lunchbox.

Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice

Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice Recipe

Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice Recipe

Ajwain or carrom seeds are known to give relief from cold & cough as well as clear mucus. It is also known to relieve indigestion, bloating, and gas.

This wholesome seed, when added to cooked rice, along with basic tempering and veggies like carrots and peas, makes the ajwain rice aromatic, flavourful, and healthy. This is a toddler and adult-friendly recipe that the whole family can enjoy. It pairs well with yogurt on the side or some homemade chicken nuggets to up the protein!

Recipe Variations and Notes

  1. You can make this Recipe with leftover cooked rice or uncooked rice. Shared both versions of the recipe below.
  2. You can add a choice of your veggies like Broccoli, bell peppers, corn, etc.
  3. You can also add tomato for tanginess.

Toddler Sick Day meal -Ajwain (Vaamu) Rice Recipe

Toddler Sick Day meal -Ajwain (Carrom) Rice Recipe

Toddler Sick Day Meal- Ajwain Rice/Vaamu Annam/Carrom Rice

Ajwain Rice or Vaamu Annam or Carrom Rice is a simple and quick Rice recipe that is known to relieve cold, cough, and indigestion.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

Cooked Rice

  • 1 cup cooked Rice

Uncooked Rice

  • 1/2 cup uncooked white Sona Masoori rice
  • 1 1/2 cup water

Tempering and Veggies

  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • few curry leaves
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1` tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • few cashews (optional)
  • 2 green chilies slit into half
  • 1 tsp ajwain or carrom or vaamu powder crush carrom seeds in a motor & pestle or blend it in a spice blender
  • salt per taste
  • 1/2-1 cup grated carrot
  • 1/2 cup peas

Instructions
 

With Cooked Rice

  • In a medium-sized pan, heat ghee, fry cashews in medium flame, and put them aside once they are golden brown
  • In the same pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, and ajwain powder, and let it splutter. Now add curry leaves and green chilies to it.
  • Now add grated carrots and salt to the pan. Cook for a couple of mins until the carrots are soft
  • Now stir in peas and cook for a min.
  • Add cooked rice and cashews and mix everything well, so that every morsel gets evenly coated with tempered seasoning and veggies. Check for salt; add if required. Turn off the flame and let it rest for 5 minutes, and serve
  • Serve the yummy & healthier Ajwain Rice to your toddler with some yogurt on the side.

Uncooked Rice One-pot Recipe

  • Turn on Instant Pot in Sautee mode. Add ghee to it and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal, and ajwain powder, and let it splutter. Now add curry leaves and green chilies to it.
  • Now add grated carrots and salt to the pan. Cook for a couple of mins until the carrots are soft. Then add peas and cook for a min.
  • Hit cancel and add water to the IP; stir and adjust salt if needed
  • Add uncooked rice and close the IP with the lid, and pressure cook at high pressure for 6 mins. I usually wait for the pressure to be released naturally; you can do a quick release if you want.
  • Serve the yummy & healthier Ajwain Rice to your toddler with some yogurt on the side.

Notes

  1. You can add a choice of your veggies like Broccoli, bell peppers, corn, etc.
  2. You can also add tomato for tanginess. 
Keyword Ajwain Rice, Carrom rice, Carrot Rice, Vaamu Annam
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