Spending time with your little ones is always great. But apart from playing games and watching cartoons, cooking is also a fun way to bond. There are many kid's recipes that you can try with your little ones.

Here are some easy recipes for kids to try.

1. Poha:

Poha is a light and flavourful dish made with flattened rice, typically enjoyed for breakfast or as a snack. Kids can help by rinsing the poha under running water to soften it and draining it well. They can also mix the poha with the vegetables and spices, stirring gently to combine. Let them mix it with a spoon and not their hands. This dish is easy to prepare, allowing kids to practice mixing and measuring skills. Also, they can add the finishing touch by garnishing it with coconut powder or coriander.

2. Fruit Chaat:

Fruit chaat is a colourful and tangy fruit salad and one of the easy kid's recipes. Kids can help by washing the fruits well before you chop them. This can help inculcate the habit of washing fruits before eating. They can also sprinkle salt or squeeze lemon juice over the fruits and help mix everything gently. This recipe introduces kids to different fruits and flavours, and they can get creative with the fruit combinations.

3. Banana Pancakes:

Banana pancakes are a simple and delicious breakfast treat. Kids can help by mixing ripe bananas with flour, milk, and a pinch of baking powder to make the pancake batter. They can also help pour the batter onto the pan and flip the pancakes when ready. This recipe is a great way to teach kids about measurements and cooking techniques like mixing and flipping.

4. Vegetable Upma:

Vegetable upma is a savoury South Indian dish with semolina and mixed vegetables. Did you know it is also one of the kids' cooking recipes? Kids can help by stirring the chopped vegetables into the cooked semolina. They can also help with seasoning and garnishing. This dish is a flavourful and nutritious option for breakfast or snack time, and kids can learn about different spices and flavours.

5. Potato Smileys:

Potato smileys are a fun and whimsical snack made with mashed potatoes. Kids can help by shaping the mashed potatoes into smiley faces using plastic cookie cutters or their hands. Then, you can fry or bake the smileys until crispy. This recipe allows kids to get creative with shapes and can be a fun activity for them in the kitchen.

6. Coconut Ladoo:

Coconut ladoo is a sweet treat made with desiccated coconut and condensed milk. Kids can help by mixing the coconut and condensed milk and shaping the mixture into balls. They can also roll the ladoos in extra coconut for a finishing touch. This simple recipe requires no cooking, making it one of the easiest kid's recipes for your little ones to try with you.

7. Chocolate Truffles:

Chocolate truffles are decadent, bite-sized treats that are among the best recipes for kids. To make them, mix chocolate with heavy cream until smooth. Let the mixture cool, and then roll it into small balls. Kids can help roll and coat the balls in cocoa powder, powdered sugar, or sprinkles. These rich chocolate truffles make them a delightful treat for kids to enjoy.

8. Besan Chilla:

Besan chilla is a savoury pancake made with chickpea flour and spices. Kids can help by mixing the besan with water and spices to make the batter. They can also help pour the batter onto the pan and flip the chilla when ready. This recipe is a nutritious and easy-to-make option for breakfast or snack time, and kids can learn about different flours and spices.

9. Fruit Smoothie:

Fruit smoothie is a refreshing drink and a delicious kid's recipe. It is made with mixed fruits, yoghurt, and honey. Kids can help by selecting and chopping the fruits into small pieces. While they can’t assist in blending, they can help add fruits, yoghurt, and honey. The little ones can also pour the smoothie into glasses and add a fruit slice as a garnish. This recipe is a fun way to introduce children to various fruits and flavours while enjoying a nutritious and delicious drink.

10. Pizza:

Homemade pizza is a fun and easy recipe that kids can help make. Start with a pre-made pizza dough, then let the kids roll it out on a floured surface. They can spread pizza sauce and sprinkle cheese on top. Next, they can choose their favourite toppings like vegetables, pepperoni, or sausage. Once the pizza is assembled, bake it in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 12-15 minutes unless the crust is golden and the cheese is foamy. Allow the pizza to cool a little before serving. Kids will love creating their pizza masterpiece and enjoying it fresh from the oven!

11. Sandwich:

Here's a simple veggie sandwich recipe for kids to enjoy making and eating. Start by spreading butter on slices of bread. Then, let the kids place lettuce leaves, tomato slices, and cucumber slices on two slices of bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper before placing the remaining bread slices on top, butter side down. Cut the sandwiches into halves or quarters; they're ready to serve! Kids can help spread butter, arrange the vegetables, and assemble the sandwiches. It's a quick and healthy snack that allows them to be creative in the kitchen while learning valuable cooking skills.

Involving kids in cooking is fun and a great way to bond and teach valuable skills.
These recipes for kids are delicious and provide a hands-on learning experience for kids in the kitchen. They can learn about different ingredients, cooking techniques, and flavours while having fun and creating tasty dishes.

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