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Showing posts with label Children Activity. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2012


Chocolate - Cashew & Raisins:


Right from my childhood days I love to eat chocolates. Same goes with my elder son, Aditya. On Friday, I browsed thro’ the net and found chocolate recipe by Nikko Kitchen in youtube. I was surprised to see that it was that easy to make chocolate. There is a saying which goes like this “Till we learn things are very difficult, once you learn it’s a child’s work”, it’s true. Once you know and work on it, you would develop a like towards making things that might be cooking or testing software.

Nowadays children get stuck to Television so much, Oh my god, save my little Aditya, who is 8 years old. To keep this guy busy I should find out a way either painting, helping me in kitchen, cycling. In cycling, he is great and even at 8pm he takes his cycle and goes around like a college guy, but to avoid this on Saturday I planned to prepare chocolate along with him. 

  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 3 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk powder
  • Butter – 50g
  • Pinch of salt


Melt butter and switch off the stove

Add cocoa, icing sugar, milk powder, a pinch of salt to melted butter

Stir the mixture check the consistency it should neither be too thin or too thick
Put a butter sheet on a tray and pour the mixture

Garnish with Cashewnuts and Raisins (this was done by Aditya)

Keep it in deep-freezer for an hour
Turn the chocolate to other side and leave it for one more hour
Transfer the contents into air tight container

Note: You can add more icing sugar to make sweeter.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Dear All,

Welcome to the blogging world. Its a great pleasure to say that I am participating in "Blog Hop Wednesday" started by Radhika on Tickling Palatea.

This is the second version of Blog Hop Wednesday which happens monthly once on every 2nd week of Wednesday. Earlier version used to happen once in 15 days in last year. 

Concept: In this version, every month one would be partnered with other fellow blogger and she/he can cook any number from her partner blog. On 2nd Wednesday you have to link it with partner's blog as source/courtesy and link it with Tickling Palatea

a. If one blog hop is missed also, you are not entitled to get into the other blog hop. Reason: Your partner for that month will definitely feel bad as her dish from her site did not get displayed.
b. You cannot enter in between as partners are already made for that month. But if registered then you are allowed from the following month. Click here to register.

I was partnered with Nayna Kanbar, a citizen of London who writes her posts in her own blog - She submits her post to  City.Connect, she says " is a featured recipe author @ City Connect an online magazine which promotes everything from businesses to events, connecting people to each other in the local area and beyond."

Fafda - Chora Fari
I thank Radhika and Nayna to gave me a wonderful chance to provide an option and to partner with me respectively on this Blog Hop.

It was really tough to select one dish from her blog as it had many varieties of dishes. I had selected Fafda - a crispy snack as my partner dish and linked it here. It is also called as "chora fari", Indian tea time snack.

Fafda - B & W
  • Maida - All purpose flour - 200g
  • Besan - 50g
  • 1 tablespoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon groundnut oil (Dhara)
  • 3 green chillies finely chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
  • Water for making dough
  • Groundnut oil for deep frying
Never do this: As in my house Maida and Besan is stored in refrigerator they were cold and to get to normal temperature I made a mistake of adding little rice flour which made my fafdas to become hard. 

  • Put Maida, besan, chilli powder, turmeric powder, sesame seeds, chopped green chillies, salt, chopped coriander, oil and by adding water as required kindly make a dough.
  • Leave the dough for sometime to get settled down.
  • Make small doughs and roll them using rolling pin and cut them into desired shapes.
  • Fry them in hot oil and put them into vessel which drains oil. Vessel would have small pores.
  • Serve it hot with tomato ketchup or chilli sauce.
I had made into my desired shapes same like bajjis just because my son would love to eat thinking it is same. Great this idea worked out, he had 10 with tomato ketchup.

Aditya's activity: He came and prepared fafdas as rolls and round.
Do: Store these into air tight container to use them upto a month.  I made these yesterday(10thJan2012) and unfortunately I did not do that and lost the crispy-ness the today (11thJan2012).

Submitting this to:
Blog Hop Wednesday @ Tickling Palatea

 Black & White by Susan @ The Well-Seasoned Cook.
 Susan started this event as a weekly event and the important concept is your picture which is shared with this event should be in B & W. For more info please read her blog.


Monday, December 28, 2009

Yoghurt Recipes

Yummy Yogosicles:
1/4 cup yoghurt (vanilla, banana or plain)
1 tsp. frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tsp. honey

Mix well and pour the mixture in a small plastic cup and freeze.
When the mixture is solid enough to hold up a popsicle stick, put one in and refreeze until firm.
(Have each child measure the following ingredients into a small bowl.)

Wheat as Main Ingredient

"Wheaty Wonders:"
1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
4 tsp. baking powder
1 cup whole wheat flour

Have the children help measure and mix the ingredients.
Divide the mixture into 20 parts and have the children knead the dough for about a minute.
Have them press the dough flat to about 1/4 inch thick.
Place butter on a griddle. Place the dough patties on it and fry on each side for about 4 minutes, until brown.
Serve with butter, peanut butter or honey.


Friday, June 19, 2009

Jam Tarts

Recipe for Jam Tarts:
  • 100 gms. plain flour
  • 50 gms. butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • cold water
  • jam
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree Calories.
  2. Grease patty cake tins.
  3. Sieve flour and salt together into a large bowl.
  4. Rub butter into mix.
  5. Gradually add enough water to make a soft dough.
  6. Flour board and rolling pin.
  7. Roll mixture until 1/2 cm. thick.
  8. Cut into circles using cookie cutter, egg ring, cups, etc.
  9. Place cut pastry into patty tins.
  10. Add jam (not too much).
  11. Bake for 15 minutes or until pastry is cooked.
  12. Allow to cool before eating!
Children Activity: (Make your naughty children do something interesting)
Give each child half of an English Muffin.
Spread Pizza sauce on it.
Let children break cheese slices into shapes for eys, nose and mouth.
Bake at 400 degree Fahreheit until cheese melts slightly

Friday, June 12, 2009


Children Activity:
  1. Hard-boil one egg for every two children
  2. Have the children work in pairs to peel the shell from the egg.
  3. Slice the egg in half and carefully scoop out the yolk and put it into a small paper cup
  4. Have each pair mix the yolk with
    1-tsp, mayonnaise
    1/2 tsp. mustard and
    a dash of salt and pepper.
  5. Stuff this mixture back into the hollows of the white.
  6. Have each child make a sail for the boat with a toothpick and a paper flag with teh letter E on it.
  7. Don't forgot to stick the sail into their "boats" before they eat!!!