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A cheesy treat for your kids

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PNS | Hyderabad
For young children growing up, the kitchen can be a fascinating place to be while their parents are around. Although it isn’t always practical, think about asking children to assist in the kitchen when you have the time. And the reason is that cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills. Many studies proved that kids’ rating meals with parents can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits. And more importantly, cooking together and eating together will increase the existing bond between a parent and a child. So for this Children’s Day, The Pioneer got you a simple yet lip-smacking recipe that you can make with your children in less than 30 minutes. This recipe is none other than cheese paneer corn balls, which kids love to indulge in.
Courtesy: Chef VH Suresh, Corporate Executive chef, Platform 65, Vizag.
What you need:
Paneer:
100 grams
Corn: 100 grams
Cheese: 50 grams
Aloo: 1 pic (80 grams)
Salt to taste
Chat masala: 1 tsp
Garam masala: 1 tsp
Bread crumbs: 200 grams
Oil: 0.500 ml
Corn flour, maida: 100 grams

How to make:

  • Grate paneer and mash boiled corn. Also grate cheese, and potato.
  • Add salt to all items.
  • Add chat masala, and garam masala, and mix well until it takes a dough texture.
  • Take a bowl, add corn flour, and maida and make a thin batter.
  • With the dough mixture, make small balls, each one around 30 gm.
  • Add one by one in the thin batter and then roll in bread crumbs.
  • Freeze all balls for 10 minutes in the freezer.
  • Deep fry them in oil and they are ready to serve.

    Some snack recommendations to munch on

    Breakfast is done; lunch too. And then you are staring at the clock. And all it seems to say is – what can I eat now? At home, it’s the children returning hungry from school or college. At work, it is everyone. At hostels, hunger seems to live there.
    No matter where, no matter why – hunger strikes.
    Across India, the variety in food is enough to tackle that anytime hunger be it 11 am; 5 pm even past midnight.
    Aruna Priya, foodie and intrepid traveller share a list that’ from across India but also finds its way in overseas baggage.

    Khakra
    Probably originated in Gujarat but is the number one go snack right from Ahmedabad to Los Angelis, Berlin and Maldives. What’s not to like about this crunchy, flaky, simple delight… Just wheat flour, mat legume/bean, and oil. And now there’s every imaginable flavour available.

    Sev
    Every state in India claims stake over sev. That aside, it’s versatile as a snack. As a topping, as a stand-alone snack. Easy to make at home and experiment with. Just one core ingredient – gram flour and the taste you like – be it jeera, ajwain, or chilly powder (right from mild to fiery).

    Papads
    Best had with Dal and Rice and a spoonful of homemade pickles, This light indescribable wonder has one ingredient – flour of any kind with a spice. The preparation is simple and simpler. Mix the rice or gram or bajra or nachni flour with any spice – crushed pepper is at #1, roll out into circles and dry in the summer sun. The simpler one is to buy from ladies who make them at home with their unique recipes. Either way, fry on medium hot oil on this side and that and your snack is ready.

    Chips and Pakoras
    This one is entirely up to you. Almost everything can be made into a chip or a pakora. Think right from raw banana, to potatoes, to jackfruit to cauliflower, and paneer. For a chip – it’s without the gram flour batter, And the pakora is dipped in a batter. Gram flour (besan) is key and the rest of the spices are yours to play around with, Even the usual haldi, jeera, chilly powder, Garam Masala, and ajwain… make this irresistible.
    Mitesh Lohiya, Director, Sales and Marketing, at Gold Drop, says, “The best thing about all of the snacks is that they remain fresh longer when cooked in odour-less and pure refined oil. Gold Drop has provided this assurance for decades now and that’s our promise to our loyal consumers.”
    So what are you craving for today?

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