Category Archives: Kid’s Menu

Recipe – Butter Potato Taco / Taco with butter potato

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Taco

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Taco shells: 8
  • Potato: 3
  • Water: as required
  • Butter: ½ tablespoon
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic cloves: 2, chopped
  • Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves: ½ tablespoon, chopped
  • Green chili: 1 small, finely chopped
  • Lemon Juice: 1 tablespoon
  • Grated Cheddar / Mozzarella Cheese: 2 tablespoons
  • Tomato sauce: 4 tablespoons
  • Onion: 1/4 of a medium size, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1/2 of a medium size, finely chopped
  • Green bell pepper: 1/4 of a medium size, finely chopped
  • Chat masala: 1 teaspoon

Method

  • Boil the potato.
  • Peel and chop into small cubes.
  • Heat butter in pan.
  • Saute garlic cloves for 30 seconds.
  • Add potato pieces, salt, black pepper powder, green chili. Mix well and saute for 3-4 minutes or until potatoes are with light brown spots.
  • Add lemon juice, coriander leaves. Mix well and turn off the heat.

For assembling:

  • Take a taco shell
  • Fill 2 tablespoon of the butter potato
  • Add little onion, tomato, bell pepper
  • Add ½ tablespoon tomato sauce.
  • Add ¼ tablespoon grated cheese
  • Sprinkle some chat masala.
  • Serve immediately.

Cook’s Note:

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Recipe: How to make Idli from Idli Rava / How to make Idli with Idli Rice

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Prep time: 12-18 hours

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • Urad Dal (white lentils): 1/2 Cup
  • Idli Rava / Idli Rice: 2 Cups
  • Methi (Fenugreek) seeds: 7-8 seeds
  • Salt: 2 Teaspoon or to taste
  • Cooking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Cooked plain rice or soaked poha: 1/4 cup
  • Water: As required
  • Oil: for greasing

Method

  • Wash the urad dal 2-3 times. Soak in water with methi seeds for 5-6 hours.
  • In a separate container soak the idli rava or idli rice for 5-6 hours.
  • Soak Poha 10-15 minutes before starting to grind the rice and dal.
  • Drain the water of urad dal. add soaked poha or cooked rice and grind until the dal becomes smooth and puffy paste. Not too thick, not too thin paste. Add little water while grinding if required. You may use the dal-methi soaked water.
  • Transfer the batter to a container.
  • Now drain the water from idli rava / rice and grind it to smooth but thick paste using little wate. Add this to the dal paste container. Mix well and cover the container.
  • Let it ferment in room temperature for another 5-6 hours or overnight. The batter will increase in volume.
  • Add salt and soda. Whisk the batter well for 3 minutes.
  • Heat water in an idly vessel and put it on high flame. Grease the idly plates with little oil and gently fill the rounds with the batter. Put it inside the idly vessel and let it steam for 15-20 minutes. Do not overcook, otherwise it might become hard and dry. Just keep an eye and remove the idlis once not sticky.
  • Take out the idly plates and leave it for 4-5 minutes. Do not remove the idlis immediately.
  • Take out the idlis with a spoon or knife and serve hot with chutney and sambar.

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Recipe – Eggless Blueberry Muffins / Blueberry Cupcakes

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 mins

Serves: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • All Purpose flour or Plain Flour (Maida): 1 ½ cup + 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh Blueberry: 1 cup
  • Powdered Sugar: ½ cup
  • Baking powder: 2 teaspoons
  • Baking Soda: 1 teaspoon
  • Vanilla essence: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt: ½ teaspoon
  • Oil: 1/4 cup
  • White Vinegar: 1 tablespoon
  • Milk: 1 cup

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 375-degree F or 190-degree C
  • Wash the blueberries and pat them dry using a cotton cloth or napkin.
  • In a bowl add the blueberry and sprinkle 1 teaspoon flour. Gently coat the flour on each blueberry all around nicely. If we do not do so, blueberries would come down to the bottom while baking.
  • Sieve, all the dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt in to a bowl. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Whisk milk and vinegar. Add Oil and mix again.
  • Now add the dry mix slowly in to the milk-oil liquid. Mix gently. You do not have to blend or beat the batter. Mixing gently would be enough. Just check that there are no lumps or air pocket.
  • Add the coated blueberries and vanilla essence. Fold gently and evenly.
  • Line a muffin tray with muffin liner and fill 3/4 of each muffin cup.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
  • Take out all the muffins and sprinkle some powdered sugar.
  • You may decorate it with whipped cream.

Cook’s Note

  • You may use soy milk or rice milk for a vegan blueberry muffin recipe.