Tag: Parenting

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

3 Amazing Ways to Make Drinking Milk Fun for Kids

Milk is one of the most important things I feed my child every day. My Lo is a toddler and he enjoys milk but I have seen his cousins dreading to complete a glass of plain milk just because they don’t like the taste of it. […]

Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids

Fun Food Ideas with Cherries for kids

As a kid, I loved cherries simply because of it’s bright red colour. And as I grew old I enjoyed it in cakes and had a special love for this fruit.  It’s very rare kids don’t like cherries but as we all know some kids […]

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

 

#45 Happy Uthappams

#45 Happy Uthappams

Hey mommas, how you been. I know i have been late this time, i was down with cold and fever so missed all the  days – storytelling day, happiness day etc. Well I am back and here to share another foodart with you which I […]

#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.

#40 The Gharelu Bird

#40 The Gharelu Bird

Hey Mommas, many of you had written to me, how to get kids love our very own”Ghar Ka Khana”. Well, the ans is with my foodarts made from 4 key ingredients – Roti, Sabzi, Dal & Rice. The first one I made was The Happy […]

#38 The Froggy Pasta

#38 The Froggy Pasta

Do you remember the story of The Frog Prince ? How would it be if that story is helpful to get your kids eat their meal in a jiffy? Wondering how? Well its simple, with the help of Mimmo Organics Pasta and my Foodart. I […]

#35 The Butter Toast Jellyfish

#35 The Butter Toast Jellyfish

How many of you love dipping Butter Toast in your garma garma chai. I guess we all do, but how about creating a beautiful art out of it.

I just created this cute little jelly fish made from

  • Butter Toast
  • Cheese
  • Harbara (Peas)
  • Strawberries

Well, this is one of my last sea-world theme foodart for the month of Jan 2018.