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Recipe Ideas! Homemade snacks for your child's birthday party

Priya Mankotia
3 to 7 years

Created by Priya Mankotia
Updated on May 19, 2017

Recipe Ideas Homemade snacks for your childs birthday party

From finger foods like Pav Bhaji Fondue, Queso Dip and Chips, Aloo Cheese Croquettes to Bean &Capsicum pizza, Open Cheese Burger, Chocolatey Muffins and Chocolate Walnut cake, here’s easy recipes that are sure to get your child’s approval…

Here are 8 of my easy birthday party recipes:

Chocolatey Muffins

Ingredients

4 dark chocolate cubes
4 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp soda-bi-carb
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup curds (dahi)
Melted butter for greasing
Plain flour (maida) for dusting

Method

  • Sieve the plain flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and soda bi-carb together in a deep bowl and keep aside
  • Combine the butter and sugar in a deep bowl and mix it well using a spatula
  • Add ¼ cup of curds and half of the sieved plain flour-cocoa powder mixture and mix gently with the help of a spatula
  • Add the remaining ¼ cup of curds and sieved plain flour-cocoa powder mixture and again mix gently with the help of a spatula
  • Grease the muffin moulds with little melted butter and dust them with the help of a little plain-flour
  • Pour 2 tbsp of the prepared batter in each mould, place a chocolate cube in it, and cover it with another 2 tbsp of batter. Tap each mould properly to make sure that no air remains
  • Bake the muffins in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 20 to 22 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, keep aside to cool slightly and de-mould it
  • Serve warm or store in an air-tight container

Aloo Cheese Croquettes

Ingredients

3 cups boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch)
1/2 cup plain flour (maida)

Bread crumbs for rolling
Oil for deep-frying


To Be Mixed Into A Cheesy Stuffing
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated processed cheese
Method

  • Combine potatoes, salt and pepper in a deep bowl and mix well
  • Divide the potato mixture into 12 equal portions and keep aside
  • Combine the plain flour along with approx. ¾ cup water in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk till no lumps remain. Keep aside.
  • Divide the cheese stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside
  • Take a portion of the potato mixture and flatten it on your palm into a 50 mm. (2”) diameter circle using your fingers
  • Place a portion of the cheese stuffing in the centre and bring all the sides together and shape into a cylindrical roll
  • Dip the croquette in the plain flour-water mixture and roll it in the bread crumbs till it is evenly coated from all the sides
  • Repeat until you have 11 more croquettes
  • Heat oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry, a few croquettes at a time, on a medium flame, till they are golden brown on all sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
  • Serve immediately with chilli-garlic sauce

Chunky Veg& Cheese Open Burger

Ingredients

2 burger buns
Butter for brushing

For The Chunky Vegetable Spread


3/4 cup chopped paneer (cottage cheese)
1/4 cup chopped and boiled carrots
1/2 cup chopped capsicum (red , yellow and green)
1/4 cup boiled sweet corn kernels (makai ke dane)
1/4 cup boiled green peas
2 tsp butter
1/4 cup chopped spring onions whites
2 tbsp chopped spring onion greens
1 tsp chopped parsley
1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup grated processed cheese
Salt to taste
2 tbsp grated mozzarella cheese
 

For the chunky vegetable spread

  • Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the spring onion whites and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute
  • Add the sweet corn, green peas, coloured capsicum and carrot and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add the chopped paneer, spring onion greens, parsley, milk, processed cheese and salt, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally
  • Divide the spread into 4 equal portions and keep aside

How to proceed

  • Cut each burger horizontally into 2 equal halves
  • Apply a little butter on all the bun halves and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes
  • Place the baked bun halves on a clean, dry surface with the buttered side facing up.Spread a portion of the prepared chunky vegetable spread over each bun halve.
  • Finally, top each burger with ½ tbsp of mozzarella cheese and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 5 to 7 minutes, till the cheese melts
  • Garnish with a sprig of parsley and serve immediately

Bean & Capsicum Pizza

Ingredients

For The Bean Topping


1 cup soaked and cooked rajma (kidney beans)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
2 tsp finely chopped green chillies
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1 1/2 cups finely chopped tomatoes
1 tsp coriander (dhania) powder
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp tomato puree
Salt to taste

 

Other Ingredients

 

4 thin crust pizza base [175 mm. (7”)]
8 tbsp sliced jalapenos
1 cup sliced capsicum
1 cup grated mozzarella cheese

 

For the bean topping

 

  • Heat the olive oil and butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds
  • Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder, chilli powder and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes, while mashing it occasionally with help of a potato masher
  • Add the tomato purée, rajma and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while mashing it occasionally with help of a potato masher
  • Cool slightly and divide the topping into 4 equal portions and keep aside

 

How to proceed

 

  • Place a pizza base on a clean, dry surface, spread a portion of the bean topping and spread it evenly
  • Sprinkle 2 tbsp of jalapenos, ¼ cup of capsicum and finally ¼ cup of cheese evenly over it
  • Repeat to make 3 more pizzas
  • Place 2 pizzas on a greased baking tray and bake in a pre-heated oven at 200°c (400°f) for 10 to 12 minutes or till the base is evenly browned and the cheese melts
  • Repeat to bake 2 more pizzas
  • Cut into equal wedges and serve immediately

 

Chocolate Biscuit Cake

 

Ingredients

 

30 digestive biscuits (360 gms), broken into pieces
3/4 cup melted dark chocolate
3/4 cup fresh cream
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup soft butter

  • Combine the dark chocolate and fresh cream in a deep bowl and mix well. If chocolate-cream mixture drops from the spoon instantly, then refrigerate it for 5 minutes
  • Combine 3/4 cup of water, sugar, cocoa powder and butter in a non-stick saucepan, mix well and bring to boil and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till the chocolate mixture starts boiling for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously
  • Reduce the flame and cook on a slow flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool slightly.
  • Place the digestive biscuits in a deep bowl, pour the warm chocolate mixture gradually over it and mix well using a spatula till the chocolate mixture coats the biscuit pieces evenly. Keep aside.
  • Place a loose bottom tin without the base on a flat plate, pour the biscuit-chocolate mixture in it and spread it evenly using a spatula
  • Pour the chocolate-cream mixture over it and spread it evenly using the spatula. Finally form small peeks of chocolate-cream mixture using the spatula.
  • Loosen the sides of the tin with a knife and de-mould the cake
  • Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour
  • Serve chilled

Pav Bhaji Fondue

Ingredients

1 1/2 tsp pav bhaji masala
2 tsp butter
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/4 cup chopped capsicum
3/4 cup chopped tomatoes
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder

1/2 cup grated processed cheese
1/4 cup milk
Salt to taste
1 tbsp fresh cream
 

Method

 

  • Heat the butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the garlic paste and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds
  • Add the onions and capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes
  • Add the tomatoes and 1 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, mashing with help of a masher, while stirring occasionally
  • Add the pav bhaji masala, chilli powder, cheese, milk and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally
  • Allow the mixture to cool slightly and blend in a mixer to a coarse mixture
  • Transfer the mixture back into the pan, add the fresh cream, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 more minute
  • Serve immediately with herb bread

Spicy Creamy French Fries

Ingredients

3 cups frozen french fries
Oil for deep-frying
2 tsp oil
1 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
1/4 cup chopped spring onions whites
1/4 cup chopped spring onion greens
3/4 cup milk
7 cheese slices, torn into pieces
Salt, as per taste
1 tsp chilli flakes
1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese

For The Topping

1 tbsp finely chopped jalapenos
1 tbsp sliced olives
1 1/2 tbsp hot and sweet chilli sauce

Method

  • Heat the oil for deep-frying in a deep non-stick kadhai and deep-fry the french fries a few at a time till they turn golden brown and crisp in colour
  • Drain on an absorbent paper and sprinkle little salt and toss well. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds
  • Add the spring onion whites and greens and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute
  • Add the milk, cheese, little salt, pepper and chilli flakes, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, or till thick
  • Switch off the flame, add the mozzarella cheese and mix well


How to proceed

  • Place the french fries on a serving plate and pour the prepared cheese sauce evenly over it
  • Top it with hot and sweet chilli sauce, jalapenos and olives
  • Serve immediately

                                

Chocolate Walnut Cake with Whipped Cream

 

Ingredients

 

1/2 cup roughly chopped dark chocolate
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (akhrot)
1 chocolate sponge cake (7”)
2 cups beaten whipped cream
1 1/2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/4 cup grated dark chocolate

To be mixed into a soaking syrup

1/4 cup water
1 tbsp powdered sugar

 

  • Combine the beaten whipped cream and sugar in a deep bowl mix well with a spatula and keep aside
  • Put the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds, mix well and keep aside
  • Cut the cake horizontally into 2 parts
  • Sprinkle the soaking syrup on both parts
  • Spread ½ cup of the prepared beaten whipped cream mixture on the lower half and spread it evenly using a palette knife
  • Sprinkle ¼ cup of walnuts evenly over it and drizzle ¼ cup of melted chocolate over it
  • Sandwich with the other halve of the cake and press together lightly
  • Spread the remaining 1½ cups of beaten whipped cream mixture evenly on top and at the sides of the cake with the help of a palette knife
  • Finally top it with the remaining ¼ cup of walnuts and melted chocolate
  • Gently press the grated chocolate onto the sides of the cake
  • Chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes, cut into wedges and serve

Are you going to make these? Tell us in the comments below!

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| Jun 10, 2017

easy to make recipes

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| Jun 04, 2017

amazing recipes

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| Jun 02, 2017

great recipes.. thanks

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| Jun 01, 2017

Amazing recipes

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| May 20, 2017

great idea se

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| May 20, 2017

really nice recipes.. healthy and interesting ones... kids will love it.

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| May 20, 2017

awesome idea

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| May 20, 2017

superb recipes. please add pics of the dishes you prepared if possible. thanks !

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| May 20, 2017

mouth watering recipes

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