Bored of regular dishes? Let’s do some quarantine fun cooking together!

Husshh….This lockdown is killing me! No maids, no cooks, no babysitter is coming and here my husband is becoming another kid while working from home! This is something that every homemaker is feeling in this period of lockdown. 

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Don’t hustle lady, maybe this is the time which our generation is going to remember and we are going to miss someday in future so why not make it worth remembering. So much time to spend together with our kids and family we are getting now is something which we all used to complain about the day in and out. 

Let’s make this quarantine kinda interesting and fun while baking and cooking with family and making it a fun activity altogether. Before sharing the recipes some tips for you the ladybosses.

⦁ Start with small recipes and ask them to help you with passing the salt, dishes and such things so that they find themselves involved.

⦁ Talk while cooking and share your childhood experiences and ask your husband as well to do the same as kids love to hear what their parents did, ate as a child.

⦁ Cook something which they would cook later on independently.

And here we go with some easy to go recipes which are going to add some extra flavor to this family get-together.


1. Whole wheat almond jaggery cookies

They are something which we all love and when it is homemade…ahhh what to say! 

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Ingredients :

1.25 cups atta (whole wheat flour)
1/4 cup almond flour (if you are not having it, just put some almonds in a mixer and blench it into powder)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
pinch of salt
1/3 cup oil/ghee/butter (of your choice, just flavorless)
1/2 cup jaggery powder (if you are not having it, just put jaggery in hot water and let it melt)
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons milk (may need more)
1/2 cup crushed almonds, for rolling

Method:

⦁ In a large container, mix together atta, almond flour, baking powder, cardamom powder, and salt. Keep it aside. 
⦁ In a large steel bowl of your choice, whisk together oil with melted jaggery (not very thin mixture) and almond extract.
⦁ Add milk and combine well.
⦁ Start adding the flour mixture, little by little and mix after each addition.
⦁ Dough formation will start. If it not taking shape of the dough, you might need to add some more milk. 
⦁ Wrap the dough and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
⦁ Take the dough out and roll into a slightly thick sheet and cut the dough in the shape of your choice. (if the dough is breaking while rolling, wet your hands and add some more moisture to the dough, then roll it).
⦁ Roll the cut cookies with the crushed almonds.
⦁ Arrange the cookies in a baking tray and bake at 180-degree Celcius for 18-20 minutes. (preheat the oven)
⦁ Let the cookies completely and let them add the extra crunch in your high tea today. Store the rest in an airtight box.


2. Cheese Chocolate Sandwich 

This is something kids love to eat and would love to cook. When your child is feeling hungry and you are busy doing the other important house chores, this is something where he/she will help themselves. Simple ingredients yet taste yum yum yummier.

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Ingredients:

⦁ 8 slices bread (of your choice)
⦁ ¼ cup cream cheese
⦁ 4 teaspoon choco chips or chocolate spread
⦁ ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder (optional)
⦁ Butter (optional)

 Method:

⦁ Trim the edges of bread if you like it that way.
⦁ Spread the cream cheese as desired.
⦁ Spread a layer of choco chips or chocolate spread and sprinkle a little cinnamon powder above it.
⦁ Cover with another slice of bread.
⦁ Grill it in a sandwich toaster until golden and crisp.
⦁ Cut the cheese chocolate sandwich.
⦁ Serve with hot masala tea or milk.

So, here we have shared two simple yet delighting recipes for you to try at home with your family and yes, don’t forget to get your kids and husband involved in the same. Make the simple things flavored with fun and taste and bring your boring routine to an end.

Try something new every day and let yourself reach the heart of your family as there is a great saying - Way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Try and let us know your experience. 

All the best, enjoy and have fun! 😀

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