Category: Cooking with kids

Burritos, Indian style

Burritos, Indian style

I seem to be doing more and more food posts but somehow each time I take exercise seriously.. I spend a lot of time thinking of food.
However, this one’s for the kids. It was part of Hrit Naisha’s ‘holiday homework’. Yes that’s the kind of stuff they get to do. Didn’t I tell you their school’s lots of fun?  We’ve made it a number of times since then and they love it.. specially the fact that they do much of it on their own.

So pesh hai Burritos, Indian style.

Take some sauteed cabbage, grated cucumber and carrots and mix them together in a bowl. Add salt, a wee bit of pepper and a generous amount of grated cheese.
Oh yes keep an apron handy. If your child is a thorough professional like my daughter, he/she might refuse to work in the kitchen without one.
Spread the mixture onto a ‘tortilla’ (roti)
Roll it up
..and it’s done.
Piece of cake

Piece of cake

Girls and boys, brides and bachelors, busy mums and cooking challenged dads… here’s a cake anyone can make.

I’m not much of a cook and even less of a baker. My mum did her baking in that old fashioned round electric oven and then later on in an OTG. All I have is a microwave and I’m not really convinced it can make a good cake. However, I’m always on the look out for easy no-fuss stuff. The other day I stumbled upon this recipe that promised a cake “in less than five minutes” and I had to try it.

The good part
The ingredients are easily available, the recipe is simple enough with no heavy duty mixing/whisking plus it really does get made in five minutes. What’s even better .. it’s just a mug-full of cake, finishes fast so my weightloss keeps on track. Also, the kids can do it almost on their own.

Here’s how it goes..

Ingredients
4 tbsps flour
4 tbsps sugar
3 tbsps oil
3 tbsps milk
2 tbsps beaten egg
1 tbsp cocoa
1/4 tspn baking powder
Few drops of vanilla essence

The recipe uses chocolate chips, which I didn’t have, so went without.

Method: Mix everything together in a cup and put in the microwave (in what we call the ‘donkey mode’) for 2.5 – 3 minutes and it’s ready to be served.

The chefs with their creation. Forgot to get a closeup of the cake in all the excitement.

Now for the catch
Eat it up quickly. Keep it for a while and it turns into a hard hard ‘biscuit cake’ as the kids call it. However, since it’s such a small thing it finishes fast.. so there.

Try it.
http://www.instructables.com/id/5_minute_Chocolate_Cake/

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