Tag: kids food

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

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 […]

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

We all know, how important it is to consume breakfast in the morning  be it elders or kids. But with the early morning school schedules our kids find it hard to take out time to eat their breakfast properly, simply because everyone in the house […]

Learn to make fun food mask for kids

Learn to make fun food mask for kids

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

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions,  tomatoes,  red chilli,  salt,  chaat masala, lemon etc
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • 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

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Dalia khichdi
  • Carrots
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • 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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10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

10 mistakes parents make while feeding food to their kids

A picky eater or a toddler who refuses to consume the food can be very frustrating for a parent.  Being a parent you might have googled out of town for solutions, seemed advice from fellow mom, taken suggestion from your peers and yet you could […]

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

5 Ways to Sneak Veggies into Home Cooked Pizza for the Kids

Do you love Pizzas ? Who doesn’t. But does your kid eat pizza with veggies loaded in it. A bite, may be a slice but keeps demanding Cheese Pizza only?  Well it has become a challenge these days for parents to get their children to […]

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

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.

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

INGREDIENTS

  1. Rajma 200 gms
  2. Tomatoes 3 nos
  3. Cummin seeds – 1 tsp
  4. Green Chillies 2 nos
  5. Red Turmeric Powder – 1tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1tsp
  7. Curd – 1 tbsp
  8. Eno/ baking soda – 1 tsp
  9. Oil – 1-2 tbsp
  10. Sugar a pinch
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Coriander for garnishing

METHOD

  • 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.

Learn to make Jain Rajma Chawal Recipe in Punjabi Style

INGREDIENTS

  1. Rajma gravy
  2. Rice
  3. Olive
  4. Chocolate Balls

METHOD

  • 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

Image source of Rajma – Veg Recipes of India

 

Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits

Fun Food Ideas for the Kids with Summer Fruits

I love doing foodart for the kids. It’s super cute.. right ? Well it may feel tasking for some mom’s, as you might think a lot of time and energy is needed to create a platter and plus you need to have a creative mindset. […]

Fun way to eat Watermelon

Fun way to eat Watermelon

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 […]

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 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.

Banana on Toast – Quick Fix Sunday Morning Recipe

Banana on Toast – Quick Fix Sunday Morning Recipe

When you have a long weekend holiday, you tend to be either excited or extremely lazy. Well, I am going through a lazy week phobia too an extent that i my kitchen is turning half empty. But surprisingly, hunger keeps knocking my stomach and asking […]

#42 Angry Birds on my plate

#42 Angry Birds on my plate

Once upon a time, i was really hooked with this game called angry birds. We were crazy bunch of friends who competed with each other on the levels, stars each had etc etc. This piece of work is a remberance to the fun times we […]

#41 Where is the cuckoo?

#41 Where is the cuckoo?

Hey momma’s, one of our friend gifted us this delicious dubai gourmet called baklawa or baklava. I like the richness it carries to the palate, has to be afterall it comes from the country which is known for it larger than life lifestyle.

Well, dessert in any form is a family weaknesses and mostly i want to restrict to one at a time so i thought of plating it creatively ensuring you get a right balance of food and sweetness.

I have made an interesting foodart where the cuckoo bird is missing but her nest is intact on the tree.

The nest is nothing but the yummy baklava/baklawa sweet and the tree is made of chapati and green moong salad.

If you want to know what is in the salad.. check the recipie below

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup boiled green moong
  2. 1/2 tomato
  3. 1/2 onion
  4. 1tsp red chilli powder
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Lemon as per taste
  7. Coriander for garnishing

Method

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  • Serve chilled

As usual mommas would be waiting for your feedback.