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“Let’s celebrate Ramadan and Eid” by Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar, is book four of the popular Maya and Neel’s Indian Adventure Series. This book is published by Bollywood Groove. Like the other books in the series, this book is also educational and diverse. Maya and Neel visit New Delhi in the month of Holy…

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How can we divide seventeen camels among three people? Interesting huh? STEM reads are always great additions to the library. The Will is a wonderful book that tells a story through numbers. “The Will” written by Anis Azmi and illustrated by Juhi Agarwal published by Pratham Books solves this puzzle. 🙂 It is translated from Hindi by…

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A balanced diet with proper physical activity is the key to good health. As a parent, it’s our duty to inculcate healthy eating habits in our kids. I know, it is not an easy task. This month our Toka Chef recipe is a kid-friendly, yummy and simple spread – Indian Thali with veggies sneaked in. 🙂…

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Dal is one among the staple and traditional diet in India. Dal pairs well with both rice and roti and makes it a healthy food as dal plays a primary source of protein for the vegetarians and vegans. Today I am going to share a mix dal tadka with zucchini. Dal Tadka Traditional plain dal…

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Banana Froyo is an easy and a perfect summer recipe prepared with frozen bananas and yogurt. Banana is a readily available fruit year around, and this recipe can be made not only during summer but year around too. When you have some excess bananas or ripe bananas, you can peel the skin and put them…

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Indian food is known for its flavor and the flavor comes from the spices we use. This recipe uses both whole spices and spice powders. Dum Aloo, precisely Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a yogurt based potato gravy loaded with full flavors. Here is my mild no onion no garlic version of Kashmiri Dum Aloo. 🙂 Kashmiri Dum Aloo…

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We all want to know what future holds for us. A bit of prediction always helps huh? No wonder all the newspapers and TV channels have a horoscope section. 🙂  Nalini Sorensen has weaved a fantastic plot around this theme, and she has delivered a delightful read – The Star That Saved The Day for…

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Can kids make bread all by themselves? Oh yes! with the Ice Cream Bread. The month of May at Toka Box is all about Mother’s day and so is the recipe! Try this two ingredient bread recipe and wow your mom! A No Yeast, No knead Ice Cream bread – all you need is two main ingredients:…

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Are you all ready for a new adventurous ride with the Dev and Ollie pair? But before that, let’s recollect the first two adventures. The first time the duo flew to Gujarat to learn about the kite festival and next time they intended to travel to Delhi but they crash land in Agra, but still, they…

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Rhythm and Rhyme play a significant role in early literacy skills and development in children. You can sing these rhymes to your kids while walking, playing and even while driving. It’s not only fun, but we also teach children the listening skills, a broad range of language, phonetic skills. Pbs.org clearly puts it; Nursery rhymes…

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It’s high time that we need to lead a sustainable lifestyle and save the Earth for future generations. But I agree, it’s not easy and living a sustainable lifestyle comes with its fair share of challenges. Just take an example of laundry detergent.  When you go to laundry aisle in the grocery store, you will…

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Cooking is a versatile art. If nurtured from childhood, every child can be an excellent chef. Our Toka Chef recipe every month targets this nurturing life skill.  The recipe pick this month is all about how to prep vegetables, plan your meal and creatively serve one dish in multiple ways. You can check out April’s Toka Box book pick and craft…

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The weekend always calls for delicious breakfast with the family. We usually prefer scrumptious brunch and over the weekend and puri being our family favorite will be there for sure. If you ask me, I would say Puri and Aloo Bhaji is a combo made in heaven. 🙂 I usually prepare the potato bhaji in…

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Summer Vacations are about to begin in India. Are you looking for an adventurous book to read this holiday? Yes, then you have to check this fun and exciting contemporary superhero book- The Assasin Nuns and the Pirates of Peppercorn Bay written by Manisha Anand & published by Puffin Books India. This book is the sequel to…