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Do your kids enjoy wearing animal masks and enacting like them. Well who doesn’t, this is one form of role play for them which is fun, entertaining and thrilling experience for a child. But have you thought, If we could create food animal mask on the dinner table. I bet no !! So how about we Learn to make fun food mask for kids and take their learning curve to another level.
Before I share the steps, let me give you a little brief of actually how this idea popped up. I had made boiled red Chana Chaat for myself. Babykj started showing some interest in it. So I decided to make a mouse face and sing the rhyme – hickory dickory dock and serve him this chaat. With just 5 mins in hand, I managed to make the food mask which looked liked a crossbreed of mouse and a bear. When I took a poll of what did the food mask look like on instagram 68%said mouse and rest 32% said bear ..Some saving grace of 12%.
But you learn from your mistakes, don’t you. So the second time when I made Dalia khichdi at home I ensured the food mask look true to the character and bang on, it did look like a baby lion as expected. So here I am sharing my experience and teaching you to Learn to make fun food mask for kids
1. The Mouse Face Mask
- Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions, tomatoes, red chilli, salt, chaat masala, lemon etc
- Cadbury balls
- Give an outline of the character you choose with the red Chan’s chastity and fill it completely
- Place eyes and nose using cucumbers and cadbury ball
- Make the whiskers using cabbage
- And the meal is ready to serve
2. The Lion Face Mask
- Dalia khichdi
- Cadbury balls
- Create the outline of the character selected using Dalia and fill it completely with the khichdi
- To show the lion Harry, use shredded carrots and pace it as shown in the picture
- Place carrot in middle to make the nose and whiskers
- Add the cadbury balls to make the eyes
- Use olives to make the mouth and the food mask is ready to serve served
I hope you enjoyed this form of foodart and have learned to make fun food mask for kids. In case you liked this foodart you can also check some more i made in past 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
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 mom’s supervision.
As i unfold my memories, there is one ritual we use to follow at my grandma’s house and i.e visit to the ice-cream parlour right in our society. Every day at 4:00 pm an ice-cream vendor would get his cart in our society. As soon as we use to hear his bell ring, me, my cousins and the entire building kids use to come down to eat an ice-cream. We typically had 4-5 flavours to choose from but the entire process use to get smiles on our face.
As these memories are still alive in my heart, I have decided to share the same through my foodart. So follow me as It’s time to visit the ice-cream parlour.
I have made this ice-cream cart using
- krack jack biscuits
- salads like – carrots, tomato and cucumber
- gems and bread
I wanted to share my childhood journey with my kid and so i can share stories on how we found simplicity in those days. Whereas today we are surrounded by gelatos, sundae’s etc. This is a best way how a storytelling can take place between two different generations and more so ever kids learn to eat well.