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5 Fun Recipe Ideas To Cook Together With Your Kids

Cook with your kids this summer! It’s vacation time and it’s the time to involve your kids in cooking and other chores around the house. 

Cooking with kids can be fun!  Inviting kids to the kitchen to help you cook is  a great way to make them learn and to spend quality time together. So,  whether you are baking some dessert, making some quick snacks,  children love to mix, measure and pour.

We will now present you the five fun recipe ideas to cook together with your kids. Take your kids along with you to the kitchen and enjoy cooking.

Tri color paneer tikka

This recipe not only helps your kids to recognize colors, but also helps in introducing  bell peppers to your kids. Ask your kids to put the peppers and paneer on wooden skewers in a manner that paneer is in between the red and green bell peppers. Lots of fun to do!

Bhel puri 

An easy and quick recipe to make with your kids. It is a recipe which involves measuring ingredients and mixing them well. Involve your kids for measuring and mixing. Tell them how to measure ingredients. It helps in developing early math skills in your child.

Instant bread pastry

Children love cakes, then why not help them make it​? It is a no cook recipe and tastes exactly like cake. You can use chocolate or whipped cream according to the liking of your kid. Let your kids apply chocolate spread and whipped cream on bread. Let them decorate the pastry according to their choice. And you will be amazed how cute they decorate!

Fruit Sandwich

A very interesting recipe idea to share with your kids. These sandwiches are very tasty and refreshing. It is a good choice to use fruits in a recipe and your kid will surely enjoy it. Let your kids choose the fruits they want to put in their sandwich and let them decorate the sandwich according to their choice. You both will surely have fun! Cute puppy sandwiches are the creative sandwiches that your kids will love to make.

Jam rolls

This is a fun recipe I love doing it with my little one. As we all know how much kids like bread and jam. My little one likes eating it in his breakfast and love to take these jam rolls along with him to school in his lunch box. The choice of jam totally depends on your kids choice. Let them spread jam on bread and teach them how to roll. They will totally love doing it.

These are some of the fun recipe ideas I totally enjoy doing with my kid. If your kid is so fond of chocolates, you can go for chocolate shake recipe. Chocolate cake Strawberry salad is the fun salad to do with your kids. They will totally love it.

Fruit cream is a yummy dessert that kids not only love to eat but also love to make. It involves mixing of fruits in cream. Let them choose the fruits they want to put in and ask them to mix well in cream along with sugar. Mango cream is also the dessert that has the concept same as fruit cream, it only involves mango as fruit. Kids will love making it.

We generally do not allow kids to help in kitchen as they make the things messy, but the love they spread and the things they learn will make them creative and help in developing fine skills. Do take care that they should be kept away from knives, flame and other sharp things in the kitchen.

Do share the feedback with us! Have fun with your kids!!

Thandai Recipe

10 Holi Recipes that You Cannot Miss Making This Holi

Holi recipes mentioned here will make your colorful Holi extra special and more memorable!

Holi is a major hindu festival  also known as “festival of colours”. It is celebrated in the month of falgun according to Hindu  calendar which coincides with the month of march as per English calendar. Though nowadays it is celebrated worldwide by the Indians, it is basically a festival of the northern states. Wherever you are, these Holi recipes will help you enjoy the festival to the fullest.

Holi origins

Mythologically it is believed that the demon king Hiranyakashyap who professed himself as GOD wanted that his subjects worship him as God . Everyone followed, except his own son Prahlad who was an ardent Vishnu follower. When all tantrums of the king failed to change the mind of Prahlad , he conspired with his sister Holika to get rid of Prahlad. as believed Holika had a boon of not burning by fire. According to the plan she sat in a burning pyre along with Prahlad in her lap. But as always seen the good always comes out victorious. She was turned to ashes whereas Prahlad escaped unhurt. It is also the victory of good over evil.

It is also a major Thanksgiving festival as the produce in the fields are ready to be harvested and some are already harvested . People make merry and celebrate the onset of spring season too. There are various forms of the festival too. Lathmaar holi is celebrated in the brij or vrindavan region of uttar Pradesh.

How Holi is traditionally celebrated

The festival is celebrated for two days. I have very fond memories of Holi. On the first day of Holi we used to gather together in the evening at a place where we had arrangements to burn Holi also known as Holika- dahan. All the friends and family gather together and worship the holika symbolized by grasses and twigs and cowdung cakes . After worshiping, it is lit and people greet each other . Thus it is also a festival of friendship and giving up enmity.

How can a celebration be successful without food? Yes we were served with the best homemade sweets and savoury preparations. They were first offered to holika. Then distributed as Prasad. Gujiyas, mathris, namkeen are to name a few.

The following day people turned up in groups with gulaal in their hands.  In the ancient time holi used to be played with colours made from flowers which were harmless and had some health benefits. Flowers of rhododendron palash etc were used to extract colour. But nowadays artificial colours are used which are not at all healthy. Small children play with balloons filled with coloured water and water colours filled in their pichkaris and spray upon one another. People rub colours on each other and greet each other on this day. They are welcomed by offering Holi recipes which include, sweets and some drinks too.

My childhood memories of Holi

Preparations start a few days before the festival. My mother used to make many Holi recipes like boondi laddoos, mysore pak and besan namkeen. We used to relish gujiyas, ice creams and chats at some places. Some people used to make dahi badas and they tasted heavenly.  A family used to serve the best thandai I have ever had. Mathris were prepared a few days and stocked in big steel containers with a warning not to touch them . But we use to gobble them up at times. Nowadays the trend has changed. People take the easy way out as they don’t have time to prepare sweets as it was done years ago. Following are some Holi recipes which you might like to prepare.

Methi phool maathri Holi recipe

By Sandhya Harsh

An easy to make recipe can be made within an hour and with very less ingredients. You can shape the mathris according to your wish .

Please click here for the recipe-> Methi phool mathri

Holi Recipes

Gujiyas – Traditional North Indian sweet Holi recipe

By Darshan khandelwal

Gujiyas are associated with holi naturally. So this is a must make sweet for the festival. You can also experiment with fillings of your choice.

Please click here for the recipe-> Gujiyas

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Thandai Holi recipe

By Roop Parashar

A heavenly drink. You can make it for your guests and they will be left asking for more. A must try drink .

Please click here for the recipe-> Thandai

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Bread cone chat Holi recipe

By Heena bharat tak

North Indian festivities are not full unless there is a chat recipe. This easy bread cone chat is a healthy version and equally tasty and nutritious.

Please click here for the recipe-> Bread cone chat

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Fruit and curd pudding Holi recipe

By Bharti dhawan

It is an easy recipe and very healthy since it uses fresh fruits. This can be prepared a a day before and can be assembled when guests arrive.

Please click here for the recipe-> Fruit and curd pudding

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Dahi bhalla or dahi pakodi Holi recipe

By Geeta Temani

Another must make recipe for holi is dahi bahalla or dahi pakodi . Try this recipe as this will be liked by all guests and family members.

Please click here for the recipe-> Dahi bhalla or dahi pakodi

Holi Recipes

Rice flour chakli or rice flour murukku recipe

By Angel srivastava

Chaklis are crisp preparations which are snacks too. Do prepare them and store in containers and keep away from children else they will vanish!

Please click here for the recipe-> Rice flour chakli

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Whole wheat flour banana muffins Holi recipe

By Vijay Haldiya

Healthy and an interesting option, which is a kid’s favorite. Do try them and have a happy baking time with the kids too

Please click here for the recipe-> Wheat flour banana muffins

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Sata or chirote(khaja)-Gujarat special sweet Holi recipe

By Sandhya Sampat

The savory sweet recipe must be tried too and you can add your imagination to tweak the recipe and try few variations.

Please click here for the recipe-> Sata or chirote or khaja

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Kaju roll Holi recipe

By Neelu Dua

Kaju rolls are easy and quick to make and it is heathy too. You can use colour and shape them differently too.

Please click here for the recipe-> kaju roll

Holi Recipes

In the end wishing all a very happy holi. Also it is good to follow certain precautions like below to enjoy Holi:

  • Do not play with harsh colours
  • Do not waste water
  • Play a safe Holi
  • Do not play pranks on anyone like mixing bhaang in pakoras . Such things might leave others in a confused state and is not at all healthy.
  • Try to use natural and dry colours.

Hope you liked the write up. Please comment and share your feedback with us .

Have a safe and happy Holi. Do try out our Holi recipes, happy cooking!

Oats Strawberry Pancake-Instant and Fruity

Strawberries Are In Season | Have You Tried These Strawberry Recipes Yet?

The sun is shining bright and soon the strawberries would disappear from the markets. Try these yummy strawberry recipes before they go out of season!

Winter season is marked by a wide production of various crops. Vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses etc flood the markets. A very important and attractive fruit that adorns the supermarkets as well as the fruit shops in towns is, strawberry.

Starwberry nutrition facts

Strawberry is a berry fruit with its seeds on the outer side. They are produced on vines and have tender stems. Strawberries are very popular among kids as they are cute heart shaped and have attractive red colour.

Strawberries are rich in phenolic antioxidants vitamin c folic acid manganese and potassium. Their red colour is due to phytonutrients and flavonoids. They are helpful in weight loss, boost vision, brain functions and immunity. They are also said to provide relief in gout and arthritis.

Other benefits of Strawberry

Apart from nutritional value they also aid in skin treatment. They form an excellent mask for the skin nourish and revitalize it and aids in lightening up blemishes and scars caused due to acne.

In this season do try out the following recipes and try to include them in your diet.

Banana strawberry shake recipe

By vijay haldiya

A very popular and very easy recipe and is liked by the kids. This recipe must be tried for sure. Kids will like the pinkish colour which is imparted by mixing of milk and strawberries.

It is always said that the foods which are not beautifully presented might not be liked by all as they are not inviting. First we eat with our eyes. If the food is appetizing it is well received by everyone. This will be liked by the kids and grown-ups all alike.

Please click here for the recipe-> Banana strawberry shake

Strawberry Recipes

Farhaali strawberry chutney/Dip/Sauce recipe

By Sandhya Harsh

We Indians are obsessed with making fresh and eating as much fresh as possible. We try to avoid leftover food. Chutneys are an important accompaniment for various kinds of foods, be it dhoklas parathas, rotis or rice. This chutney can be tried as it is a bit different from the coriander-pudina chutney we often make. This can be stored in the fridge and eaten for quite a few days. Again kids will enjoy its sweet and sour taste.

Please click here for the recipe->  Farhali strawberry chutney

Strawberry Recipes

Oats strawberry pancakes- instant and fruity recipe

By Bishkaha24

Pancakes are an easy and comfortable breakfast option for all age groups in the family. These pancakes are made from oats. As said earlier, strawberries aid in weight loss. Oats and strawberries coupled together will be highly helpful in dieting  and weight management.

Please click here for the recipe-> Oats strawberry pancakes

Strawberry recipes

Strawberry kiwi raita recipe

By Poonam Bachav

Raitas and curries are an important accompaniment in Indian meals. Apart from the routine raitas this raita can be tried in this season for a healthy change. It can be made within five minutes and does not require fancy ingredients. This is a must try for the people having a tooth for fruits.

Please click here for the recipe-> Strawberry kiwi raita

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Strawberry and carrot cake recipe

By Sandhya Sampat

This carrot and strawberry cake is full of health. It should be tried because it will be enjoyed by everyone and is loaded with nutrients.

Please click here for the recipe-> Strawberry and carrot cake

Strawberry Recipes

I hope you will like the collection as there is a variety in it. There are more recipes which can be found on the website.

Do try these Strawberry recipes and relish the seasonal produce. Enjoy cooking and always try new recipes and bring variation in cooking. Happy cooking.

 

Dripping Eggless Chocolate Cake Recipe

Valentine’s Day Recipes| 8 Quick Recipes For Your Special Someone

Valentine’s day recipes make your day more memorable! Valentine’s day is the time to celebrate love and take a moment to feel grateful for the special person in your life. 

Valentine’s day recipes listed below are simple and easy to make. Make it special with these quirky dishes to make your meal times more memorable!

Dripping Eggless Chocolate Cake valentines day recipe

By Shikha A Gupta

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Dripping Eggless Chocolate Cake

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Chocolate Carrot Rabri valentines day recipe

By Bishakha24

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Chocolate Carrot Rabri

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Eggless Chocolate Pancakes valentines day recipe

By Shikha A Gupta

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Eggless Chocolate Pancakes

valentine's day recipe

Tricolor Milky Heart Bite valentines day recipe

By Roop Parashar

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Tricolor Milky Heart Bite

valentine's day recipe

 

 

Red Velvet Cake with twist (without OTG or Oven)

By Àñgél Srivastava

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Red Velvet Cake with twist (without OTG or Oven)

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Little Heart Grapes Chocolate bites – Juicy valentines day recipe

 By Bhawana Garg

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Little Heart Grapes Chocolate bitesvalentine's day recipes

Sweet Hearts: Til ke Dil valentines day recipe

 By Guest Author 

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Sweet Hearts: Til ke Dil

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Besani Dil Burfi valentines day recipe

By Priya Garg

Please click here for the valentine’s day recipe -> Besani Dil Burfi

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