Pop a Corn!

 

Popcorn is a quick snack that’s enjoyed not only by Kids but also by Adults.

Smart choices during snack time, will help your kids get the right nutrition.

Many a times, Kids get hungry right before Lunch or Dinner & you are worried what to feed them so that they do not avoid meals after snacking.

At the same time, making heavy & time-consuming snacks is a waste if they do not like the taste of it.

Popcorn instantly tickles the taste-buds with its buttery flavour.

You’ll first need to know your kid’s favourite flavour before making popcorn.

Here are some flavours your Kids will love.

  • Butter Popcorn
  • Caramel Popcorn
  • Plain Salted Popcorn
  • Cheese Popcorn
  • Tomato Popcorn

Here are some reasons why Popcorn proves to be the best snack among Kids:

  • Delicious
  • High in fibre
  • Cheap
  • Quick snack
  • Low in calorie

Did You Know? Popcorn contains more antioxidants than fruits & vegetables.

Do try coming up with different flavour combinations, so that your Kids snack on Healthy stuffs, without a fuss.

 

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Fun with Food!

 

It’s a challenge to feed kids, right? Not any more with this interesting recipe!

Adding an element of surprise to Food will always make your Kids love each morsel.

With this fun recipe, your kids will giggle, play, laugh & eat the right nutrients.

‘Zoo Po’ is a dish prepared by our Chef – Gurdip Punj on our show Bacha Party only on Zee Khana Khazana!

Here’s what you’ll need & how to make it –

Ingredients – Boiled Potatoes : 4 nos, Butter : 2 tsp, Refined Flour : 4 tbsp, Black Olives: 2-3 nos., Green Olives: 2-3 nos., Salt : to taste, Chili Flakes : 1 tsp, Black Pepper Powder : to taste, Chopped Coriander : 2 tbsp, Refined Flour : to dust, Oil : 2 tsp, Mustard Sauce : to garnish.

Method – In a pan heat Water and meanwhile remove the peels of the Potatoes.

Boiled Potatoes are mashed and kept ready.

In the heated Water, add Butter and let it melt. Now add Refined Flour, mashed Potatoes and mix well.

Finely chop Black and Green Olives and add to the pan. Now add Salt, Chili Flakes, Black Pepper powder, chopped Coriander and mix well.

Remove the prepared dough in a bowl and heat Oil on a pan.

Take one portion of the dough, dust Refined Flour and roll out a ‘roti’.

Dip the animal moulds in Oil and cut out animal shapes from the rolled ‘roti’.

Shallow fry them on both the sides.

Remove the prepared animals on a plate and decorate the plate with Mustard Sauce.

‘Zoo Po’ is ready.

 

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Stay Calm & Drink more Milk.

Milk is a complete food. It’s simply the best way of getting most of the nutrients necessary for our body from one drink.
As a kid, we all made a fuss about drinking milk often.
Our Moms have mixed several variants like strands of kesar or saffron powder with sugar or chocolate powder to make us drink it.
The best way of having milk is with some chocolate cookies.
You can still continue the same. Point being, do not neglect drinking Milk.

Here’s why you should drink a glass of milk daily:

  • Promotes healthy Teeth.
  • Provides stronger Bones.
  • Helps in Muscle building.
  • Promotes Good Eye-sight.
  • Boosts Appetite.
  • Good for Skin.
  • Helps control Unhealthy Snacking Habits.

Here’s a 5 minute recipe of what you could do to make milk more like a cool tasteful drink.

Ingredients – 1 glass milk, Honey as required, pieces of almonds, chocolate sauce & ice.
Method – Take a glass of milk & add some ice cubes. Add honey & chocolate sauce as required & mix pieces of almonds.
NOW, you will enjoy milk more!

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Eating comes first, but Brushing must follow!

 

“Brush your teeth twice a day”, is something we have heard since childhood.

But, how many of us put it into practise?

Let’s teach our kids the importance of Brushing daily!

Kids eat a whole lot of food stuffs throughout the day. The variety of junk foods on their list is endless!

Do they even remember to brush after any meal? Kids often take things for granted & leave things for later.

Even if small particles remain between gaps of the teeth, it could lead to bacteria collecting & further lead to bad-breath, gum problems & finally tooth-decays, causing them intense pain.

Make it a point to remind your kids to brush after a meal so they develop a good discipline.

After all, brushing twice a day is a healthy habit!

It is important for your kids to keep their mouth away from cavities, infections & germ-free.

Here’s what you need to tell your kids to help keep their mouth clean:

  • Don’t haste while brushing. Spend at least 5 minutes, brushing your teeth.
  • Gargle & rinse your mouth thoroughly after meals.
  • Don’t be lazy to brush after you munch on something, watching a late night show on television.
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day.

 

 

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The Pastalicious Story

Italian Cuisine, is a true Cheese-lovers’ supper!

It offers a wide variety in foods ranging from fresh Salads & creamy Soups to spicy Appetizers, Pizzas & Pastas!

Try easy & delicious ‘Pasta and Mushroom Express’ prepared by our Chef Gurdip Punj on our show Bacha Party only on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 2 tsp Chilli Flakes, 1 tsp Olive Oil, 1 tsp Chopped Garlic, 1 cup Mushroom Dices, ½ cup Chopped Spring Onion, 2 tbsp Sliced Green Olives, 1 cup Boiled Penne Pasta, 1 cup Blanched Tomato, Salt to taste.

(You could add your choice of flavouring & variants to make it as per your taste!)

Method – Heat pan and roast the Chili Flakes.

Add Olive Oil, chopped Garlic, Mushroom Dices, chopped Spring Onion, slices Green Olives, Water and let it sauté.

Now add boiled Penne Pasta, blanched Tomatoes, Salt and mix well.

Remove it on a plate and garnish with chopped Coriander.

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Cake’s the way to Happiness!

A Birthday feels incomplete without a Cake! Don’t we all agree on that?

Right from Birthday parties to Wedding Anniversaries a delicious Cake completes all occasions.

Baking your own Cake is always more special than buying one from a Shop.

Here are a few tips you need to keep in mind while baking a Cake!

Tips for Beginners:

  • If adding nuts to your batter, dust them lightly in plain flour & then immerse. The flour will help avoid the nuts sinking to the bottom.
  • If you plan to add flavors to your cake, do that while you are beating the butter & sugar so that they are distributed evenly.
  • To prevent burning, place parchment paper to the bottom of the baking pan to prevent the pan from getting super hot.
  • When the cake is ready, leave it for 5 minutes so the cake doesn’t crack when turning out.
  • And lastly, you need to learn to be patient while baking one.

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The Right Bite!

Often kids crave for a change in their diet.

Every time they ask for junk food, it’s not necessary you got to take them out!

Now you could prepare meals your kids will drool over, right at home.

Make sure you make it palatable for them to enjoy nutritious food.

We have a special recipe for you. It’s a quick filler! What’s more? It’s both delicious & nutritious.

‘Corn and Chickpea Burger’ is a recipe from our show Breakfast Xpress by Chef Ranveer Brar on Zee Khana Khazana.

Ingredients – 1 Burger Bun, ¼ Onion, ¼ Cucumber, ¼ Tomato, Butter as per taste, Salt to taste, 1 Lettuce Leaf.

For Tikki – 1 cup Soaked and Boiled Green Chickpeas,  1 cup Soaked and Boiled Split Chickpeas, 1 cup Boiled Corn, 1 tsp Roasted Cumin Powder, 2 tsp Red Chilli Powder, Salt to taste, 1 tbsp Chopped Coriander, 1 tbsp Chopped Bell Peppers / Chopped Red Green Yellow Bell Peppers, 1 ½ tsp Chopped Onion, 1 ½ tbsp Mayonnaise, 1 ½ tbsp Walnuts, Grated Coconut as per taste, Breadcrumbs to coat, 1 ½ tbsp Oil.

For Salad – 1 Red Apple, 1 Green Apple, ¼ cup Mayonnaise, 1 ½ tsp Roasted Poppy Seeds.

For Garnish – Few Coriander Leaves & few Cherry Tomatoes.

Method – In a blender add soaked and boiled green chickpeas , soaked and boiled split chickpeas, boiled corn and blend well.

Remove in a bowl. Add roasted cumin powder, red chilli powder, salt, chopped coriander, chopped bell peppers, chopped onion, mayonnaise and mix well. Chop walnuts and add to the mixture.

Stuff grated carrot in the mixture and prepare tikki. Coat tikki with breadcrumbs.

Heat oil on pan & shallow fry the prepared tikki. Cut the burger bun from the centre.

Chop onion & cucumber into slices. Chop tomato into slices too. Apply butter on the burger buns.

On the burger bun bottom place lettuce leaf; place onion slices and keep the tikki.

Place the cucumber slices & sprinkle salt on it. Now place the tomato slices & sprinkle salt on it. Place the burger bun top on this.

To prepare salad chop red & green apple into jullienes & remove them in a bowl.

Add mayonnaise, roasted poppy seeds & mix well. Serve the salad on the plate.

Arrange coriander & cherry tomato on the satay stick & place it on the burger.

 

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