Valentine’s Day Special : Heart shaped Roti-Crackers for toddlers

Crispy, Crunchy Heart Shaped Roti-Crackers for kids!

Make Regular meals interesting for your toddler!!

Rotis are meant to be imperfect and broken when made by toddlers! But who wants perfection in everything!? Dough play is always more than just fun!
This lil master-chef has taken all the responsibility to make mumma cheerful on this v-day by making some heart shaped rotis using cookie cutter.
Recipe for Dough and Roti-Crackers :
  • 2 tbsp Finger miller flour (Ragi aata)
  • 2 tbsp Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Oat Flour
  • 2 tbsp Beetroot juice
  • 2 tsp Curd
  • 1 tbsp ghee/butter/olive oil (If you plan to fry them up, you will need some extra ghee/olive oil)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp Sesame seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Black cumin seeds

How to make  Roti Crackers :

  • Add all the above ingredients. Knead a soft dough with the help of your lil chef and keep it aside for 10 min.
  • Ask your toddler to make 2 small balls of dough and then ask to roll it.
  • Help your child to roll a thinner roti than he/she could make (As the finger muscle strength is less at this age).
  • Start cutting small heart shaped crackers using cookie cutter or let your child decide which shape he/she wants to give to the crackers.
  • Place it in a plate. Cook/Fry all the pieces on simmer in a non stick pan or cook them on Tawa. You can also bake the pieces into preheated oven (180 Degrees) for 5min.
  • Your Roti-Crackers are ready to chomp on!


Benefits :
  • Develops Sense of responsibility and confidence in children while working in a kitchen with several tools.
  • All the senses are used while playing with edible dough (Touching the dough, texture of dough, crispy-crunchy roti pieces, they can sense mouthwatering Aroma, Can see and recognize colors, their taste buds are satisfied, they listen to your instructions and follow them and many more sensory play benefits are achied through kitchen play)
  • While kneading dough, fine motor skills are developed.
  • Picking up pieces which are cut into shapes using cookie cutter is a little onerous job. It also helps to develop fine motor in toddlers.
  • It’s funplay, improves focus and conentration in kids and also gives many opportunities to explore, food, kitchen tools and many more things around them.

We both had an astonishing play-date on a very special day of valentine!! 😀

  • P.S. Merog’s Hasty attempt to finish all the heart shaped roti-pieces didn’t allow mommy to click nice pics of final dish 🙁

 

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