Tadka Masala is the flavor base for almost all North Indian dishes (think butter chicken, saag paneer, curry). It's the "secret sauce" if you will. The problem is a good tadka masala takes a lot of time to cook to get the rich flavor, generous amount of cooking oil, and you have to stay at the stove continuously stirring so the onions don't burn; but with kids who has the time, seriously?:) The slow cooker helps you achieve that rich flavor you are looking for without having to stay at the stove continuously stirring; you use way less cooking oil, and allows you to make enough to provide the base for 8-14 separate Indian dishes. I even add this to other non-Indian dishes like spanish rice, stir-fry's, marinara sauce, and it gives it incredible flavor.
A healthy blend of quinoa, lentils, and veggies! A quick alternative to regular rice khichdi. Easily pureed if need be. Can be spiced up for adults to make a relatively healthy comfort food! This is the go to in our house when our little guy is sick or I need to cook up a quick meal for all of us!