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Visit to the ice-cream parlour

Visit to the ice-cream parlour

Summer’s are here and kids are enjoying their vacation time by joining summer activities, going on a holiday, visiting grannies etc. As I recollect my childhood times, we too use to visit our granny ( nana-nani) and have a blast since I was out of […]

Cooking made easy by Fingerlix

Cooking made easy by Fingerlix

As a mom, there are days i am over tired, exhausted and not interested in my doing my favourite job i.e cooking. And I want some magic hand which just prepares me home made tasty food in my kitchen. Well, to my surprise ” Law […]

Eggless Homemade Biscuits

Eggless Homemade Biscuits

Justin Smith once said ” After you eat grandma’s cookie, everything in life is better”. Well, in my case “If you eat my mom’s cookie, everything in life is better” . Like every child, I drool over my mom’s food. I find her cooking the best among all. And when she prepares her iconic eggless homemade biscuits, I feel I am re-visiting the child in me. The simplicity of the recipe is what it makes it special. This recipe does not have any fancy ingredients of today’s generation, in-fact it still has the good raw old appeal to it.

With evolving times, my mom has altered one ingredient for health benefits and we still love the taste of it. Unlike, cookies are made from butter ,the eggless homemade biscuits is made from pure cow ghee. And before i share the recipe, let me tell you these homemade biscuits can be given to toddlers as well who are learning to eat, while travelling with them or as a evening snack. In case you are interested in toddler’s recipe you can check the section – Kids platter for more such recipes.

So time to reveal my favourite recipe of my mom – Eggless Homemade Biscuits

EGGLESS HOMEMADE BISCUITS

eggless homemade biscuits

INGREDIENTS

  1. Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  2. Oats – 1 cup
  3. Sugar – 3/4 cup
  4. Ghee – 3/4 Cup
  5. Milk – 1/2 cup
  6. Almond powder/ Cashew powder – 1/4 cup
  7. Baking soda – 1tsp ( optional )

METHOD

  • Mix the sugar and ghee together and stir continuously till the sugar melts and blends well
  • In this mixture add wheat flour, oats and almond flour
  • Add baking soda if you using in the recipe
  • To bind the dough, add milk gently to achieve the right thickness. In case the dough feels dry, you can add more milk and ghee depending on the consistency needed
  • Once the thickness is achieved, roll out small balls of the dough and give a relevant shape with a cookie cutter
  • Place the cookies in preheated oven for 15-20 mins at 180-200 C ( Kindly keep checking the first time so that biscuits are not over baked)
  • Once you prepare the batch of biscuits store it in a air tight container
  • The biscuits are ready to eat

Kindly note –

  • You can even prepare the biscuits if you don’t have a oven on a gas grill but it takes longer time
  • Instead of oats you can also make use of ragi/nachni flour, however a little more ghee would be needed to get the desired consitency

In case you loved the vintage eggless homemade biscuits recipe, let me tell you my mom added oats instead of a complete wheat flour recipe. Although the changes have been made, we still love the taste of it and also the refined crispiness in the recipe.

This is my second post to the #maakirasoi edition. The first I made was hariyali pavbhaji – a complete green and nutritious pavbhaji suitable for 6 to 60yr old. You can check the recipe over here

This one is completely different, makes me go back to my childhood days to such an extent that I make this for my toddler also and I hope this recipe is passed on to generations to come.

Look forward to your feedback as always.

Pavbhaji food styling for kids

Pavbhaji food styling for kids

Hi Moms, I am sure by this time you might have read the Hariyali Pavbhaji recipe i posted few hours ago.  As promised, I am here to share a foodart I made using the hariyali pavbhaji and original pavbhaji so that your kids can learn […]

Hariyali Pavbhaji Recipe

Hariyali Pavbhaji Recipe

As you all know, Mother’s Day is arriving soon and I have decided to celebrate the day entire month by sharing some lovely recipes my Mom use to make for me during my childhood days. Those recipes are very special to me and till date […]

DIY activity for kids with Apple Fruit

DIY activity for kids with Apple Fruit

Hi Moms out there, I had taken a poll on instagram a few days back asking whether any of you would be interested in diy activities for kids with respect to food. To my surprise 90% of moms gave a positive revert and here I am sharing my first diy activitiy for kids with apple fruit.

The first diy activity is very basic, simple and yet very effective for kids who are learning alphabets. It is a perfect fit for kids in the age group of 2-5 years. It is called the Apple- Toothpick activity.

A for Apple

Material needed

  • Apple chopped in small block type pieces
  • Toothpicks

Method

  • Place the toothpicks in the shape of the letter A
  • Connect the toothpicks with each other by placing the apple pieces in middle
  • Just poke in the toothpicks end and the entire alphabet A is good ready to be eaten

Benefits

  • Helps to promote healthy eating habits
  • Helps to grasp the letter A and improvises the learning speed of the child
  • Improves fine motor skill and problem solving

Some Do’s and Don’ts

  • Conduct the activity in an adults supervision as toothpicks can prick a child

The second diy activity for kids with apple fruit is suitable for elder kids who are in love with science experiments or just have curious mindset. This one is called Oxidation with Apple

Apple science experiments

Materials needed

  • Apple
  • Lemon
  • Knife

Method

  • Cut the apple in two halves
  • Rub the lemon on one cuts side of one half of the apple
  • Place both the apples exposed to air
  • Check after 2-3 hours and OBSERVE THE DIFFERENCE

Result

  • The apple half that was not rubbed with apple juice would have turned brown whereas the one which was rubbed with lemon willwill re fresh.
  • There are compounds in apple that turn brown when exposed to air which contains oxygen. This process is called oxidation.
  • If you add acid, oxidation does not occur. Lemons are acidic in nature and hence the lemon rubbed apple looked fresh.

Life expermients create a believable attitude of the child and the knowledge gain is 10 times higher then bookish knowledge.

Well this was my first attempt in creating diy activitiy for kids with apple fruit. Hope you all loved it. Look forward to hear from you all and do share feedback.

In the mean time you can view foodarts which can be a fun diy MasterChef activity for your child

Mango Chia Pudding – A Summer Delight

Mango Chia Pudding – A Summer Delight

The season of summer is back and so is the season of mangoes, a much awaited fruit for most of us. Sometimes i wonder why mangoes are not available throughout the year ? But i guess it will not get the king of fruits status, […]

Enjoy The IPL 2018 Cricket Mania

Enjoy The IPL 2018 Cricket Mania

Hi fellas,

This is my 50th Foodart on the blog and I am so happy to achieve this milestone. I can’t be more than grateful to all of you for motivating me time to time and appreciating my work. It is because of your positive spirit, I have been able to reach at the current number in like 6 months, I had never dreamed off. And what could be a better way to celebrate this milestone with the love of cricket. So let’s enjoy the IPL 2018 Cricket Mania.

Having said that, I had asked everyone through my Insta Account on how can I celebrate my 50th post and I got some amazing response from moms and friends on what could be my next foodart. Going by the current demand, I choose to ride on the cricket mania by creating a foodart on IPL2018 for all the cricket lovers out there.

IPL is one of the biggest sport festival in our country.This year is the 11th edition of IPL with two teams back in action i.e Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals.

Cricket Fanatics are going crazy and so am I, not because I love cricket but the Men in my house have just one thing to do i.e Enjoy the IPL 2018 Cricket Mania and all I can do is enjoy with them in my way.

As typical Indian’s we are, our mouth can’t stay lonely while we watch a movie/ sport etc. And all we do is munch on some fats ..ya chips, coke, bhajiyas those are fats aren’t they ? and are glued to the TV sets. So this time Instead of cribbing about it, I sunk myself in the craziness of IPL and created a platter with one of the protein rich food – Moong Dal Chila.

Well nothing creative with the recipe, but just little different way of styling the food for the men of the house.  After all it’s IPL time !!!

Curious to know, what i did ? Well just catch on my video and make this IPL platter for your family, the way i did.

Did you enjoy it Mommies?? Do share your feedback.

And since many of you suggested to make videos, this is my first attempt in making stop photo video. Do give your feedback as well, As I plan  to create more of this in future.

Your kids will love these vegetarian tacos

Your kids will love these vegetarian tacos

Summers are here and so are the colourful butterflies making their appearance, fluttering around flowers and dancing to the tunes of soft breeze. These butterflies have drawn my attention to get my creative juices flowing to make a lovely foodart. While today’s dinner is vegetarian […]

#48 wanna play Tic Tac Toe with snacks ??

#48 wanna play Tic Tac Toe with snacks ??

As a kid, i was always too excited about snack time purely because if two reasons I use to be extremely hungry since I use to come from school My mom use to always serve hot snacks like upma, toast sandwich, theplas, dry Gujarati snacks […]

Learn to make Dry Moong Dal

Learn to make Dry Moong Dal

When we hear of dals, it’s mostly the wet liquid variety which we have in our everyday meal. But there is a special preparation of dal in our house which is in dry form and good for health. It is made of yellow moong dal and lots of garlic. For a vegetarian, It can be one of the best way to increase consumption of protein and I would personally recommend mom’s please make it for younger kids they will develop a taste to eat and enjoy dry form of food. So let’s learn to make Dry Moong Dal and also serve it with a twist to the kiddos.

LEARN TO MAKE DRY MOONG DAL

INGREDIENTS

  1.  1 cup soaked moong dal 
  2. 6-7 garlic chopped
  3. 2 chillies ( optional for kids)
  4. 1 big onion
  5. 1 tsp turmeric
  6. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  7. 1 tbsp oil
  8. Water 1/2 – 1 cup
  9. salt as per taste
  10. Coriander for Garnishing

METHOD

  • In a large pan, heat the oil
  • Add cumin seeds, chillies and, garlic and onion
  • Saute it till onions turn transparent
  • Add the soaked moong dal and mix well.
  • Add turmeric, salt and little water and cover the pan with the lid
  • Let it cook for 4-5 mins and check whether the moong dal is cooked. 
  • If not you can add more water and let it cook for a longer time.
  • Once the dal is cooked, remove the lid and garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Dry Moong Dal is ready to serve

Generally we eat it along with our daily meal of roti-sabzi. However you can eat it with poori and aamras or just as healthy evening snack and curb your hunger pangs to a great extent. If you liked the simplicity of this recipe then moms just learn how to make Dry Moong Dal recipe for your kids. 

Also, if your kids are fussy in eating it. Just wear your creative hat and make a cute foodart out of it just the way I have done it. I have made two beautiful chickens, mama and baby chick who are staring at me back from my plate. This foodart is made only from

  • Dry Yellow Moong Dal
  • Carrots
  • Olives

And if this foodart ensures your kid consumes a healthy meal that it’s you duty to learn to make Dry Moong Dal and be a supermom for your kids.  

As usual I would love to hear from you. Ladies do share your feedback and suggestion. And in case you are looking for some more healthy recipes for the kids, then click here

Recipe Inspiration : Werecipes.com