Creamy Cauliflower

Creamy Cauliflower

From   K for Kids

Prep: 40 minutes

Cook: 30 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Fusion

A great way to make sure the kids eat healthy vegetables with relish

Ingredients

  • Cauliflower sauce
  • Cauliflower florets 300 gms
  • Butter 40 gms
  • Garlic, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Milk 2 cups
  • Vegetable stock 2 cups
  • Black pepper powder 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Baking
  • Butter to grease
  • Potatoes, boiled, peeled and diced 200 gms
  • Green peas, blanched 100 gms
  • Carrots, boiled and diced 100 gms
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Fresh cream 150 ml
  • Nutmeg powder 1 pinch
  • Processed cheese, grated ½ cup
  • To serve
  • Garlic bread slices as required

Methods

  • Heat butter in a deep non-stick pan, add garlic and saute till fragrant. Add cauliflower and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add milk, vegetable stock, pepper powder and salt and mix well. Cook till the cauliflower is done. Take the pan off the heat and cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 180º C.
  • Transfer the cauliflower mixture into a blender jar and blend to a smooth and creamy sauce.
  • Grease an oven proof dish with butter, spread layers of potatoes, green peas and carrot, one on top of the other, and sprinkle salt, pepper powder and nutmeg powder over them.
  • Pour cream over them followed by the cauliflower sauce.
  • Lastly sprinkle cheese on top, keep the dish in the preheated oven and bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Take the dish out of the oven, spoon out into individual serving dishes and serve hot with some garlic bread.
Dry Fruit Roll

Dry Fruit Roll

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Fusion

Key Ingredients:

  • Whole wheat chapattis
  • Mixed dry fruits

This delicious roll is easy that even kids can make them and enjoy them

Ingredients

  • Readymade whole wheat chapatti 4
  • Butter 4 tsps
  • Mixed fruit jam 2 tbsps
  • Pistachios, raisins, almonds, chopped 1 cup

Methods

  • Keep each chapatti on the worktop and spread 1 tsp butter on each one.
  • Spread ½ tbsp mixed fruit jam on each chapatti.
  • Place ¼ cup mixed dry fruits in row from one end to the other of each chapatti.
  • Roll and serve.
Macaroni Balls

Macaroni Balls

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Fusion

Key Ingredients:

  • Macaroni
  • Butter
  • Refined flour
  • Milk

These macaroni balls make an exciting snack for the little ones

Ingredients

  • Macaroni, boiled 200 gms
  • Butter 1 tbsp
  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tbsps
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Corn kernels 30 gms
  • Medium red capsicum, chopped ½
  • Medium green capsicum, chopped ½
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper powder to taste
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • Breadcrumbs 1 cup
  • Tomato ketchup 1 cup

Methods

  • To make white sauce, heat butter in a non-stick pan, add refined flour and saute on medium heat for 2-3 minutes taking care that the flour does not get coloured.
  • Add milk slowly, stirring continuously to avoid lumps, and cook till the sauce thickens. Switch off heat.
  • Add macaroni, corn, both the capsicums, salt and pepper and mix gently.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a deep pan. Spread breadcrumbs on a plate.
  • Divide the mixture into small balls, coat them with breadcrumbs, gently slide them into hot oil and deep-fry till golden. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange them on a serving platter and serve with tomato ketchup.
Pinwheel Sandwich

Pinwheel Sandwich

Prep: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook: 0 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Fusion

Key Ingredients:

  • White bread slices
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Cheese slices
  • Mint chutney

These sandwiches look so delicately coloured look very appetizing, that the kids will wallop them in no time

Ingredients

  • White bread slices, edges trimmed 6
  • Tomato ketchup 2 tbsps
  • Cheese slices 2
  • Mint chutney 2 tbsps

Methods

  • For each roll, arrange three slices of bread, one after the other to make a rectangle, on the worktop.
  • On one slice spread 1 tbsp tomato ketchup, on the second slice keep cheese slice and on the third slice spread 1 tbsp mint chutney.
  • Roll the slices from one end to the other, wrap in cling film and keep the refrigerator for 1 hour ton set. This way the roll will retain its shape.
  • Unwrap the rolls, cut into ½ inch thick circles and serve chilled.
Bitter Gourd (karela) Chips

Bitter Gourd (karela) Chips

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Fusion

Key Ingredients:

  • Bitter gourds (karela)

An ideal way to make kids eat bitter gourd, a very healthy vegetable which not many kids are willing to have

Ingredients

  • Bitter gourds (karela), cut into thin roundels 4
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1 pinch
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Kissan tomato ketchup to serve

Methods

  • Take bitter gourd slices in a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder and mix well.
  • Heat sufficient oil in a kadai, slide in the bitter gourd slices and deep- fry on medium heat till golden in color. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Transfer them onto a serving platter and serve with tomato ketchup.