Who doesn’t love to eat playdough! I’ve been told by the daycare teachers, my not-so-lil B hides some of it in his pockets and has a taste of it when he thinks he’s out of sight! Cheeky he is!! But who’s to blame them. Playdough is soo much fun!

And so for the moms who have kids who love to play with and eat playdough, I have some 5 really ‘tasty’ edible playdough recipes here. They use simple ingredients that can be found in your pantry. Not only is it really easy to make a batch of these for play time, but you don’t have to worry about your LO putting it in their mouth. These playdough recipes are perfect for kids to learn through multiple senses.  These cover the sense of touch, smell, taste and sight all at the same time!

Nutella Dough

Nutella-Playdoh-703x470Who doesn’t love Nutella?? And which house doesn’t have Nutella? This is a very easy 2 ingredient recipe. Take ½ cup of Nutella and ½ cup + 1 tablespoon of powdered (icing) sugar. Keep mixing it till it starts to form a dough and then kneed it with your hands. It has a soft and silky texture, easy to mould and smells good. Perfect for rolling and other fine motor practice.

Oatmeal Dough

7148a99ee9dd88047b569f8c90d938c6If your toddler is going to have a taste, then why not make it healthy! Simple 3 ingredient recipe that older kids can make too. ½ cup of your favourite uncooked oatmeal, ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of flour. Kneed to make a fine dough. This sensory playdough is perfect for all ages.

Peanut Butter Dough

Peanut-Butter-Edible-Play-DoughIf your LO or toddler loves peanut butter, then this is the dough you have to make. Simple 3 ingredient recipe. Put 3 marshmallows and 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in a bowl and microwave for approx 10 seconds. This should lightly soften the marshmallows making them easier to mix.Stir the peanut butter and marshmallow together until it is smooth. Sprinkle powdered sugar onto the dough until it is no longer sticky. If your dough is still sticky, you will want to sprinkle more on. So yummy! And a great protein snack for the kids (well, minus the sugar). You can also replace the sugar with almond flour maybe. I Haven’t tried it but will let you know when I do.

Almond Dough

almond-dough-71If you are more of an almond butter fan than a peanut butter, then try this. Here’s the recipe. 1 cup of smooth almond butter, 1½ cups of almond flour and 4-6 tablespoons of runny honey. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then remove it on a flat surface and knead it for a min or so till goes soft and smooth.

Three Ingredient Dough

3-ingredient-edible-play-dough-for-totsOne of the simplest way to a make a quick, edible playdough. A simple 3 ingredient recipe. Take a tub of whipped cream in a mixing bowl and add cornflour bit by bit until it starts to stick together and forms a dough. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to help the dough gel together.

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Who doesn’t love Indian road side food? but saying this, for me road side food consisted of of all different types of chaats, vada pavs, baraf golas and chana bateta. staying in dubai, I was so used to hygiene and healthy food, I never knew about the yummy sandwiches till after I met my husband. yes, shocking for many people but true! I had never tasted a Bombay Aloo Masala style sandwich all my life.

so yesterday’s Iftar craving was just that, Bombay Aloo (Potato) Masala Sandwich. I googled a few recipes and here’s my version of it.

Untitled-54I have made aloo (potato) sandwiches before ofcourse; i used to slice the potatoes and place them on the bread. for the road side sandwich taste, you mash them and mix all the spices in the potato mash.

One of the recipes cooked finely chopped onions and mixed in the potato mash. Since I am not a fan of onions in my sandwich, I omitted this. you can always give it a try.

Ingredients

2 potatoes, boiled and mashed

½-1 cup coriander leaves, chopped

1 green chilli, chopped

Salt to taste

Chaat masala to taste

Pepper to taste

2 tomatoes, sliced

Green chutney

Butter

1-1½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

6 slices wholemeal/white bread

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Method

1. Boil and mash 2 potatoes with a fork. Add all the spices (coriander leeaves, chaat masala, salt, pepper, chilli) and give it a good mix.

2. Spread butter on two bread slices. Spread chutney on one of the buttered slices. Next, spread the potato mash liberally and evenly. Place the tomatoes slices next and top it with generous amounts of shredded cheese (yes, I love cheese!). Place the other bread slice, buttered face downwards.

Untitled-563. Grill the sandwich on a grill or a sandwich toaster till golden brown. Spread a little butter on the toasted sandwich if you like. Serve with tomato ketchup or chutney as a dip on the side.

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Delicious, Crunchy and so easy to make. Husband loved it, fussy toddler also had about 5-6 of the dippers himself! now i take this as a sure sign that the dish is good! add a tangy sweet chilli dipping sauce and some salad and you have a really tasty lunch for yourself.

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Give this a try today. A soft chicken centre, a crunchy outer coating of breadcrumbs and parmesan, dipped in a tangy sauce! A great treat for your tastebuds!

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Ingredients

1 chicken breast fillet – approx 300 gms

Plain flour – 1/3 cup, 50 gms

Egg, beaten – 1

Breadcrumbs – 1 cup

Parmesan, grated – 1 tbsp

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Mayonnaise – 1/3 cup

Sweet chilli sauce – 2 tsp

Lemon juice – ½ lemon

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Method

1. Cut chicken into 1cm strips. Lightly dust in flour. Dip in egg. Combine breadcrumbs and parmesan and season well. Coat chicken liberally in breadcrumb mixture.

2. Heat oil over medium heat in a large frypan. Cook crumbed chicken strips for 4-5 minutes or until cooked, turning often so they brown on all sides. Remove to a plate lined with absorbent paper.

3. Combine mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce and a squeeze of lemon. Serve chicken with dipping sauce on the side.

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Wraps or Frankie are very popular these days. Easy and quick to make, you can also make the filling overnight and refrigerate. I have used cottage cheese but you can also use chicken instead.

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Serves 4

Ingredients

Cottage cheese – 500 gms

Onion, sliced –  50 gms

Avocado – 50 gms

Tomato – 50 gms

Capsicum green – 50 gms

Mint chutney – 100 gms

Yoghurt – 100 gms

Indian chapatti or Tortillas – 10 pcs

Method

1. Marinate cottage cheese (paneer), onion and capsicum in tandoori masala for 1 hour and cook on grill or frying pan with little oil till done.

2. Make julienne of tomato and avocado and place on chapatti or tortilla sheet.

3. Add a little yoghurt and mint chutney to the cottage cheese (paneer). place it evenly on the cut vegetables.

4. Roll and wrap the filling tightly inside the chapatti or tortilla. Cut into half and serve with chutney.

I think this is one of the best chicken dishes I have cooked. Its just delicious!

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Ingredients

Chicken bone-in/drumsticks – 1kg

Onion, chopped – 450 gm

Ginger – 40 gm

Garlic – 40gm

Tomatoes puree – 200 gm

Beaten curd – 50 gm

Oil – 150 ml

Salt – to taste

Red chilli powder – 10 gm

Coriander powder – 20 gm

Turmeric – 4 gm

Garam masala powder – 4 gm

Basting

Black pepper – ¼tsp

Cardamom (green) – ¼ tsp

Big cardamom – 2

Bay leaf – 1

Whole red chilli – 3

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Method

1. Was chicken pieces in cold running water and pat dry; keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan and add whole spices to it; allow them to crackle.

3. Add chopped onions and cook till they become golden in colour.

4. Then add garlic and ginger paste, chilli powder, turmeric, coriander powder and salt. Cook for 5 minutes on slow fire.

5. Add fresh tomato puree to the mix and cook till masala is done.

6. Heat some more oil separately in a kadhai and saute chicken with salt, turmeric and red chilli powder. Cook chicken for few minutes. Add masala gravy and beaten curd then cook the chicken on slow fire for 15 minutes or till it is done. Add garam masala powder in the end and mix.

7. Serve hot with roti or naan.

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