One of the things that all of us have enjoyed doing as kids was to run into the kitchen and try and help mum in whatever she was doing. She would beg, she would yell and shoo us out but we would never budge. There is something magical and amusing about the art of cooking that all of us whether young or old, want to experiment with. So this one’s especially for all our kiddies! No need to pester mum anymore; with these safe and easy to make delicacies, you’ll enjoy cooking like never before!
Note to parents: Make sure to supervise your children while they try out their culinary skills.
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Pani puri shots:
Who doesn’t love pani puri? This snack is a favourite with all of us and so we thought of a fun way to make and relish this yummy treat without any help from mommy. Here’s the recipe!
1 pack of pani puri masala (E.g. Everest, MDH, Zaayka etc)
1 pack of 50 puris (ask your parents to order the pack from your grocery store)
2 cups of salted boondi
1 pouch of Maggi tamarind chutney (Imli chutney) (use the squeeze-pouch with a safe-lock nozzle)
1 bottle of cold water (1 litre)
1 cup of plain water for soaking
6-10 small sized shot glasses
Method: In a large deep bowl empty the bottle of cold water, (take help from your parents if you feel you can’t do it alone), open the pack of pani puri masala and add the entire contents of the pack to the water. Mix well until the masala is completely dissolved; your pani puri masala is ready. Next, soak the salted boondi in 1 cup of plain water for 5 minutes; strain and spread on a plate. Poke holes in the puris and add a small quantity of the soaked boondi in each puri. Also open the tamarind (imli) chutney and add a few drops of chutney in each puri. We’re almost done! Now for the serving or plating; using your mini shot glasses, pour some of the pani puri masala mixture in each of the glasses and carefully place a filled puri on its mouth. Wasn’t it fun to make?
Don’t we just love to drink lemonade? How about giving it an exciting twist? Here’s how…
Juice of 5 lemons
1 teaspoon chaat masala
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons fine sugar
½ teaspoon black salt or rock salt
1 litre Sprite/7 Up or 1 litre soda
Method: Now kids, this could be a bit messy, so ask your parents to help you put on your aprons! Let’s get started, in a medium size bowl add the lemon juice, chaat masala, salt, sugar and 2 tablespoons of water; now take a manual whisk and start whisking it carefully. Go slow at first and then speed up but be careful not to spill any of the mixture on yourself. Once it’s mixed well, pour the mixture carefully into the ice tray, let your mom or dad help you if you find it difficult. Now freeze this mixture for 2 hours or more and just before serving, add 2-3 cubes of iced mixture in a glass of soda, Sprite or 7Up.
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I’m sure all kids would agree with me that peanut butter sandwich is their favourite breakfast option (Second to Nutella sandwich, of course!) So why not create a healthy sweet for Diwali using our favourite breakfast menu? Give it a shot!
3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
2 tablespoons Nutella
1 pack of Cream Cracker biscuits
1 tablespoons melted butter
1 sheet butter paper
Method: Crush the biscuits with your hands to make a roughly granulated powder. Now in a large bowl, at the crushed biscuits, melted butter, peanut butter and Nutella and mix well. Now line a plate with clean butter paper, pour the contents of the bowl onto it. Now using the palm of your hands make small sized laddoos of the mixture and place on another clean plate. Let it stand for 5 minutes and dig in!