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Whenever I make Foodarts, the first thing i am judged and questioned about is – Are you a working mom or a homemaker ? And when I say I am a full time blogger…there is a smirk which means No Wonder I have time for all this stuff !! I know many moms who are reading my article can sense and relate to this situation. We kind of fall into the category of “so called working moms” ..isn’t it?
Well, I dont intend to pull it further but the truth is whether we are “working moms” or “so called working mom” or a “homemaker” we all have our ways for doing things for our little one and we somehow manage to find out time for them for instance we sit with them to complete a project or just paint with them etc. And i think making this food craft is no different from the rest of the activities i plan with my child.
I know the areas where my kid can be fussy and I devote 15 mins extra time of mine and make it fun rather a stressful experience. And thats how mommies I FIND TIME to do what I love. And hence I am sharing some tips on how you can learn to make fun foodarts for your kids without investing too much time.
Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids
- Take inspiration from everything your kids love – Books, Cartoons, Pictures, Cliparts etc
- Draw on a paper how you want your design to look like. You dont have to be artistic, you just have to use some imagination
- Decide in advance what ingredients you would want the design to have and just note it down
- Go in the kitchen and prepare the dish
- Start plating it as per the design you have sketched
- Enjoy the finish product
Since you all wanted me to make a foodart using daily home-cooked meal, I have made this cute little hatchling from Roti, Arbi Vegetable and Flavored Rice (peanuts, garlic and onion sauted rice). If you want to know how I made this, just check this 1 min tutorial on my instagram
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For those mommies who have asked me to make a complete foodart which includes are daily diet like roti, sabzi, Dal, chawal.. Here it is.. My today's lunch preparation was ➡️Arbi vegetable ➡️Roti ➡️Rice sauted with onions, garlic and peanuts I could not resists but had to make a foodart out of it and I managed to do it in 10-15 mins. What do you have to say about this? Do let me know in the comments below #themagicplatter #homecookedmeal #gharkakhana #indianfood #wholesomefood #creative #innovative
If this tutorial interests you, then comment on the post and I will share more videos on how to make fun foodarts for your kids.
You can also check my other foodarts over here
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Does your mouth water when you hear RAJMA CHAWAL? I assume it does, since it is one of the patent dish you will find in 90% of Punjabi House. But do you know there are so many varieties of this one simple dish like the Emli Rajma Chawal, Onion Garlic Rama Chawal, Jain Rajma Chawal etc. Well today I will share of the ancestors recipe passed on from generation to generation with typical no changes made in it. This is my MIL recipe which I will be sharing today which will take you on a tour to visit the grandma’s kitchen . So Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi style.
Not many of you are aware there exists a community of Punjabi Jains in India. And contradictory to the belief, Punajbis are non vegetarian we are a small tribe who not only relish vegetarian meal but also Jain Food. Having said that I would not want to waste your time and jump to sharing this old grandma recipe coming from the Jain community itself. So lets Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi style.
- Rajma 200 gms
- Tomatoes 3 nos
- Cummin seeds – 1 tsp
- Green Chillies 2 nos
- Red Turmeric Powder – 1tsp
- Coriander Powder – 1tsp
- Curd – 1 tbsp
- Eno/ baking soda – 1 tsp
- Oil – 1-2 tbsp
- Sugar a pinch
- Salt to taste
- Coriander for garnishing
- Wash the rajma and soak it in the water for 8 – 10 hrs
- Pressure cook the rajma until soft . Add salt before you pressure cook. (you may even add soda for better boiling)
- Drain and keep aside or separate the stock if you have not used baking soda and keep aside
- Blend the tomatoes and green chilli together in a blender and keyboard puree aside
- In a pan, heat the oil, add cumin seeds , red chilli powder, coriander powder and add the tomato puree.
- Let it cook, till all the water evaporates. Add salt a pinch of sugar and give it a quick stir.
- Add curd for flavour at this stage followed by boiled Rajma along with the stock and cook for 7-8 mins.
- Adjust the water consistency as needed, we make it little watery
- Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rice.
Well as you may enjoy the simplicity of the dish your kids can show some tantrums too. In the age of pizza and pasta kids don’t tend to like simplicity. So for such kids I have made this cute little Rajma-Rice Man inspired from the character Ginger Bread Man. It is one of the easy recipe to plate and can be done in a jiffy.
- Rajma gravy
- Chocolate Balls
- Give the ginger bread shape to the rice in the dish you plan to serve your meal
- Add chocolate balls as eyes and buttons
- Add olive representing as mouth
- Pour the rajma gravy on the sides and gaps remaining in the entire plate
- Your Rajma Rice Man is ready to be eaten
Well this is a small effort by me to help kids learn to enjoy food. Hope you liked it too. Do share your suggestions and feedback and enjoy the Jain Rajma Chawal in Punjabi Style. In the mean time you can check my other recipes over here
One of the most versatile foods of summer season is the Watermelon. There is so much to love about this fruit. You can plan to keep it simple or use it in making salad, juices, granitas etc and much more. Honestly i enjoy the fruit as it is but my lo does not. And so I came up with a fun way to eat watermelon this season.
This time, I have crafted a beautiful looking Flamingo made of Watermelon. The perfect pinkish colour matches with the Flamingo colour and hence this creation is one of my favourite. It’s not only a fun way to eat watermelon but also ensures kids get enough nutrition.
As difficult it make look this foodart was one of the simplest one I have done so far and i’ll share the steps with you.
STEP BY STEP – MAKING OF THE FOODART
- I googled out a cartoon clip art of flamingo on the web
- Once i selected the design, I just divided the flamingo into 4 parts
- I cut the watermelon in a two halves
- I took one of the half side and cut it parallel to the thickness i needed – like a disc shape
- With basic kitchen skills I made the desired shapes and ensured not a inch of the watermelon should get wasted
- All i had to do now was assemble the shapes and make a flamingo out of it
- To give a perfect look of the flamingo I added
- Apple and Prunes to make a realistic beak
- And made eyes with a watermelon seed
- Voila, The Flamingo Watermelon was ready to be eaten.
Well this was one of the fun way to eat watermelon. You can make a boat, mountains and other cartoon character with it. And if this does not suffice you can create some smoothies, granitas just like I made a lovely Watermelon Chia Cooler for the summers.
Hope you enjoyed this foodart made with just one ingredient i.e watermelons. In case you want to try your hands on foodart, you can too start with one ingredient only and fruits are the best way to begin. To gain some ideas you can check some of my foodarts which I have made using only one ingredient
Well mommas, hope you liked this flamingo watermelon and do share your feedback and suggestions.
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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.
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.