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3 Healthy And Yummy Rakhi Special Food Recipes For Kids

Rakhi or Rakshabandhan is just around the corner. One of those festivals when we celebrate the beautiful sibling bond. Along with the wonderful plans for the day, don’t forget to make it special for your own kids. They must be looking forward to yummy foods being served as meals or desserts. We’re bringing to you three healthy and yummy Rakhi food recipes. These recipes are easy on the difficulty parameter so you can also engage your kids in the kitchen.

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1. Daal ke ladoo

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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We all love the famous street food delight, our very own savory – Dal ke Laddoos (Sweet lentil-based dessert balls). Rakhi happens to coincide with monsoons. With a cuppa or your child’s favorite beverage- a glass full of buttermilk or juice, serve these piping hot laddoos made from nothing but the goodness of Moong Daal (Split Red Lentil), thus high on nutritive content.

Ingredients:

1. One cup Moong Dal (Split red lentil)

2. 1/2 Tbsp red chili powder

3. 1/4 Tbsp garam masala

4. 2 Tbsp mint chutney

5. Chaat masala

6. Salt to taste

7. One tbsp coriander leaves

8. 250 Grams radish (grated)

9. Water to soak dal

Preparation:

1. Soak moong dal overnight. The next morning grind it into a smooth paste with the help of a food processor.

2. Now make balls out of this fine paste and deep fry them.

3. Fry them until they are golden brown. Keep them on a plate and serve hot with radish leaves sprinkled with Chaat masala and coriander chutney.

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2. Coconut Laddoo

  • Servings: 2-3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Coconut Laddoos (Coconut based sweet dessert balls) are the easiest recipe with easily available ingredients. It hardly takes much time, and we are sure your kids will enjoy making these as well.

Ingredients:

1. 2 Cups desiccated coconut (for making Laddoos and for dusting them)

2. 3-4 Big spoons of condensed milk.

Preparation:

1. Take one cup of desiccated coconut in a big bowl.

2. Add condensed milk to this and start mixing. Mix it to get a smooth dough-like consistency.

3. Take a portion of this mix into your hands and start rolling to make balls. Take care of the pressure you apply as it might break the Laddoos.

4. On another plate take a desiccated coconut and roll the Laddoos in them. Voila! our Coconut Laddoos are ready.

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3. Punjabi Aloo Puri

  • Servings: 5-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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No festival is complete without traditional food recipes. No matter how oil-free, bake free we go, but there is something which will keep pulling us to our traditional Nani/Dadi (grandparents) favorite recipes. Well, this is one of them. You don’t want to miss this feast-Right?

Ingredients:

1. 1 1/4 Cups boiled potato cubes

2. 2 Tbsp cumin seeds

3. 2 Tbsp oil

4. 1/2 cup finely chopped onions

5. 2 Tbsp finely chopped garlic

6. One tbsp finely chopped ginger

7. One tbsp finely chopped green chilies

8. One cup finely chopped tomatoes

9. One tbsp chili powder

10. 1/4 Tbsp turmeric powder

11. 1/2 Tbsp garam masala

12. 1/2 Tbsp dried mango powder

13. 2 Tbsp. finely chopped coriander, salt to taste.

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Preparation:

1. Take oil in a pan, and add cumin seeds to it.

2. When the cumin starts spluttering, add finely chopped onions to it.

3. Fry until the onions are golden brown. Now add garlic and ginger.

4. Fry until the raw fragrance disappears. Now add the green chilies and finely chopped tomatoes.

5. Add the chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, dried mango powder, and ¼ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, whiles stirring.

6. Add the potatoes and the coriander. Cook for some time and remove it from flame. Serve with piping hot puris and pickle.

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