The little guy is going to have a ton of fun and be pampered spoilt by grandparents, uncles and the rest of the family, for the next few weeks while we are in India. I bet there is going to be a lot more different kind of Little People Food that he eats there and I will be sure to capture all that to report back here.
Till then, here is one of V’s favorites – Sausage and Egg Fried Rice.
Most times, I don’t really need a special occasion to make something special or to treat myself or the family. It is when I feel like making something or eating something that I make and eat! It could be a simple toast and fried egg or an elaborate meal with dessert and such. When it comes to desserts in the Indian category, my go to desserts are payasams (milk pudding with rice or vermicelli) or a kesari (a thicker pudding of sorts with semolina or vermicelli, sweetened with sugar and made rich with lot of ghee). On occasions, I do try to make the kind of payasams I like the most – the kinds with jaggery instead of sugar for sweetening and coconut milk as the base instead of milk. But AJ falls into the milk pudding category and it is easier to make something that both of us like. Otherwise, I end up eating all of it and it is not good for me. Seriously. My waist line hate it!
So here is the recipe for Paal payasam which is a very common payasam served in Sadyas ( the kerala feast). You can find recipes of more dishes that are served in a sadya here.