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Here comes our first toka chef recipe of the year – Black Eyed Peas Vada / Fritters. These crispy fritters are prepared with cooked black-eyed peas, onion, cilantro, mild spices and with the hint of fennel seeds.  Do you know in the Southern United States, eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day is thought to…

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We all know pinecones and holiday season are inseparable. I bet pinecones are part of Christmas decoration in each and everyone’s house. But can you eat pinecones? Oh yeah, why not, if its edible? 🙂 That’s what I am going to share for this December month Toka Chef Recipe –  Edible Snowy Pinecones made with Nutella,…

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As I posted a sweet recipe last month, this time, I decided to go with a savory Diwali special recipe. It is Murukku as we say in Tamil or Jantikalu as we say in Telugu or the Chakli as we say in Hindi. 🙂  Precisely, it is Potato Murukku which doesn’t require urad dal flour.…

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Time just flies. Here we are in September already ready to celebrate Navratri and Golu. We, at Toka Box,  are super excited about the festivals as well and can you guess what we are going to create this month with our Toka Box? It’s our very own dandiya sticks. Yes, subscribe to our Toka Box this…

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The 71st Independence day of India is right around the corner. This month’s Toka Box is all about India Our Toka Juniors explore the colorful streets and street transportation in India, and our Toka Explorers learn all about the Dandi March. So I decided to go with a grab and go snack recipe from the land of…

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We are exploring the tigers of Ranthambore, Rajasthan this month at Toka Box. So we decided to explore the royal food of Rajasthan too. 🙂 So, here comes the Baked Baati Churma recipe which is a famous Rajasthani delicacy. Baati is nothing but baked wheat rolls, and churma is the crushed baati which is served…

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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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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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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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Waffles dosa is a no secret recipe. It’s same old millet dosa batter with few veggies. Instead of preparing the dosa in the regular tawa, I prepared the dosa using the waffle maker and tada, waffle dosa is ready. All we want is the kids to sit and eat a healthy and a proper meal.…

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Don’t we all love laddus? Earlier in October, I posted Rava Laddu and now it’s time for Millet laddu. I prepared this laddu using the foxtail millet popularly known as Thinai in Tamil and Kangni in Hindi. It is the second-most widely planted species of millet. (The first one is pearl millet or Kambu/Bajra). It…