>> Monday, April 26, 2010
Konda has been enjoying her holidays with her friend K since her vacation started. Both the girls have been entertained by K's mom, who has been wonderful enough to occupy the girls with daily assignments of arts and drawing. Konda has been literally busy since her holidays started. I thought it was only fair that I do my small part in entertaining the girls and found that this cooking session was the best option.
I got all the things ready and told both of them about this session the previous day itself. Konda was so excited because I never allow her to do anything when I am cooking.
Konda was after me, asking when we were going to start. I said it was going to be in the evening. She was so restless and got her friend on dot.
I found a ready mixed Bhel mixture, which had the poha, sev, namkeen, friend ground nuts etc.
I decided to add boiled potatoes, tomato, onions, raw mango, carrots, boiled peanuts, coriander leaves, extra serving of Sev.
I pressure cooked potatoes. had all the vegetables ready. Once the potatoes were cooled, both Konda and K peeled the skin and chopped it fine.
Then came the carrot and raw mango grating. I chopped the onions and tomatoes finely and had the peanuts boiled too.
Out came the big bowl for each of them. The bhel and the sev were transferred to a bowl.
The girls took a ladleful of bhel mix, add a spoon of all the vegetables and shiftily mixed with spoon for a even mixing.
Transferred to a plate, garnished it with boiled peanuts, extra sev and coriander leaves.
Just as I remember, the taste was too good. I hardly missed the sweet or spicy chutney.
For the drink, I made a Chocolate Bourn vita Drink, which will be featured in Beyond Curries.
Have you made any such interesting dishes with kids, do share them with me!