Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Little Chefs in the Kitchen Series.....Jeera Khari Biscuits

One thing that I am trying to do lately is getting Sahil involved in my daily routines - especially in the kitchen. He's at an age where helping me out is actually *fun* for him....he will gladly help me set the dinner table, take out the garbage, fill the water pitcher...etc etc....So I am going to enjoy this phase of his while it lasts! This time, I had him help me make these "Jeera Khari Biscuits". I also encourage all of you to get your kids involved in the kitchen...even for those who don't have kids - yet, get your nephews and nieces or friend's kids to help out...all while making it fun for them! Make kid friendly recipes and just watch them gobble up their creations!
Here is the recipe for these easy, breezy Jeera Khari biscuits which Sahil had a blast making:

Ingredients: 1 roll of butter pastry puff dough, available at any grocery store in the freezer section.
Jeera seeds to garnish, Baking Sheet, Parchment Paper to line the sheet.

Preheat oven to 350F. Thaw the puff dough to package directions for around two hours. Unroll the dough and cut into small pieces. Sahil helped me cut these, with my supervision.

Garnish with Jeera seeds and bake for around 15 minutes until the biscuits are brown and crispy. Sahil did a great job of garnishing them....just look at those stubby little hands!

That's it...serve hot with some juice or chocolate milk for the kids. For me, I had it with some Toasted Coconut flavored coffee as a mid afternoon snack. Don't the Kharis look great? They taste even better than the store bought ones! You can also use these pastry sheets for Puff Samosas for a nice change from the usual.

I would also like to announce a new Blog Event called "Little Chefs In the Kitchen". I would like to host this event with all of your cooperation in the next month. Even for those of you who do not have a food blog, you can still participate....More details of this coming soon! You will be seeing more of Sahil and me in the kitchen in future posts! Enjoy.

Music of the Moment: Raag Charukeshi - Santoor


Vikas said... tea time favourite...mmmmmmmmmm...

in ur last post pau bhaji....thats the dish which i use to come to mumbai from andhrapradesh in holidays,,,,,,,,i can not resits my self from eating this dish when i pass from Restaurant called "ACHIJA" at ghatkopr in mumbai..known for pau bhaji............

good one

Seema said...

wow Trupti, This looks so easy and crisp. Will have to add butter pastry sheets in my shoping list.
Waiting for more details about the little chefs in the kitchen series,

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

Nice recipe. And cooking with kids is a great idea. My daughter is only 2 1/2, but will surely come out with some recipes along with her.

Nidhi said...

Good Trupti, this is a great idea of making Idnian style biscuits with puff pastry (which is very American). I have to try it...
And "the little chefs in the kitchen" is a wonderful blog event too. Looking forward for more details.

Thanks, Nidhi.

Sandeepa said...

the khari biscuits look great Trupti, thanks to Sahil
Looking forward to your event

Sia's corner said...

i can see sahil chubby little hands:) chooo chweet... u r training him to be next indian master chef sweetie?

TRS said...

Vikas: thanks for visiting and for your comments!

Seema: yeah, it is easy and it tastes great with try it. Will post the details on LCIK soon..!

LakshmiK: Thanks for your support...I will post details soon.

Nidhi: thanks my dear! Try those Kharis..they're awesome..

Sandeepa: thanks will be good event, I am sure.

Supriya: hahaha...let's wait and see, shall we??

Manjula said...

Butter puff pastry?? Do they have only butter in them and no trans fat?
I only saw puff pastry sheets and those have hydrogenated oils/fats in them.

Have fun with "Little chefs in the kitchen"

TRS said...

Manjula: Yep, Butter Puff Pastry sheets, made with whole wheat flour and palm oil, though they are high in calories, it is okay in some moderation.

Asha said...

Hi Trupti,great idea for a blog event.I will send the recipes gladly.But I canot promise you my kids will cook every time!:D

This snack is so easy,yeah,I could my son do this all by himself!Looks great.

Vani said...

What a nice idea to involve kids in cooking easy stuff! And how sweet that he loves to help! I hope that phase lasts a long time!

jacob said...

wow, khari biscuits and kadak chai, kya baat hai!

Manasi said...

Hi Trupti! Ur son sure seems to hv had fun! baking at his age! Kya baat hai... Maa to sher, beta to sava sher! I love khari and miss it here, u hv the evening cuppa even better now!! THANX!!

Coffee said...

My My!!!! little chef in the making!!!!

Never thought one could make khari from the pastry sheet!!! Nice idea!!

Looking forward to your event!!!! Though nothing from my side :)

ServesYouRight said...

Khari biscuits are the best! What a fabulous idea!

Delighted to hear that you were in NY - do stop by in Rochester next time, phursat se!

Warm regrds,

Maheswari said...

This snack is an easy and delicious looking.Blog event to get kids involved..that's a neat idea.Will send the recipe..the thing is mine is too young for that...:)).Good luck with the event and if you could please check another blog event for fruits in my blog.Thanks.

Vcuisine said...

Nice Idea trupti. I used to do when Vimal was young. I read that it improves their self confidence. A nice snack for a weekend. Tks for sharing. Viji

Pooja said...

khari biscuit mane joie chhe, atyare j. :(( .

I literally love this with tea or coffee. and you are so good with cooking , you make them at home, seems like easy to make, when dough is readily available. mane pan tya avi jau elti var chhe, pachhi aa badhi trial mara todo list ma j chhe :)) .
nice theme you are coming up with. I will try to catch some of neighbour kids, if they are ready and participate with.
thanks for sharing
So lovely of sahil to be with mom for her daily chores.:)

Anjali said...

Trupti I want to dip it in my cha now. It look authentic very mumbaiah. So easy for the kids to try.

Krithika said...

This is such a fantastic idea using puff pastry dough. Its a great idea to involve kids in the kitchen. Looking forward to your event.

Sri said...

wow!!! didn't know khari discuit would be that easy and simple to make...Thanks for the recipe Trupti.

mommyof2 said...

hey there trupti!:-) how are you! I love your new templet.. actually the one before this was great too:-)And ofcourse all ur dishes look so yummy:-)

you know just like sahil, my son is into house work too;-) he won't pick up his toys but he will ask me 20 times if he could fold the laundry or help me doing something:-) But hubby is so not into the idea.. I think its so cute and I call him "mommy's little helper":-)

Sushma said...

Hello Trupthi,

I love the matri's. Using pastry sheets is a good idea. I like the idea of your new blog..what a creative way to teach your children to help Mommy's in the household stuff..


sailaja said...

Trupti, thats a wonderful idea. I always wanted to do something on these lines, a blog post - cooking with my 4 yr old.

Those are yummy looking treats and I would love them with a hot cup of masala chai.:)

Menu Today said...

Hi Trupti,
Khari biscuits looks so nice. Cooking with kids, fantastic idea.
Thanks for sharing.

Sia's corner said...

hey trupti,
u kw i cant participate in ur event, so will that be okay if i get my other kid involved thats my hubby... he he he... he will be more than happy to help me;)

Manju said...

Great idea of taking kids help. It's good to make biscuits at home. It seems difficult to make.

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti,very easy recipe indeed!I usually make cheese twists from the puff pastry..but never tried this one before!

And I liked the concept of getting children to help cook.Let me see what I can prepare with Ananya helping me!

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