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Updated: November 1, 2010 15:51 IST

Cook, smile, eat

ROHINI RAMAKRISHNAN
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A cook book just for you. Here's what you need to whip up surprises in the kitchen.

Find meals boring? Same old this and same old that? Here's Fun Food for Fussy Kids by Sanjeev Kapoor to blow away the blues and the boredom of tiresome meals.

Keep the adults in your house near at hand, especially as you have to manage hot stoves, blenders, grinders and the tougher equipment in the kitchen. Here are plenty of things for you to do as you whip up little temptations.

A variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies to choose from apart from beverages and desserts.

Simple to make yet impressive, there are rosy sips, mango slurpy, melon magic and other shakes to choose from.

Slip into the tiffin and snack zone and get ready to make flying saucers (of the eating kind). Check this out — a Chinese dosa (with noodle stuffing) and transform an ordinary idli into a cocktail one. The non vegetarian snacks prove to be an exciting adventure.

Graduate to fully fledged meals — whether it be soup, macaroni, rice, or Dal puri.

And to finish off a perfect meal, make a dessert to floor your guests. You have mango kiwi duet, the traditional sweet apple surprise, the mango maaa or the waffles with honey and ice cream and much more to choose from.

Stunning pictures also show how to present your culinary creation to the best advantage.

An added bonus is the chef's tip in some of the recipes. For example in the recipe “Rainbow Rice”: Add one fourth of hot water just before taking the pan off the heat. It will keep the fried rice nice and moist.

Don't miss out on the annexure which gives you recipes for chicken stock, white sauce, eggless mayonnaise and other basic stuff. An English – Hindi glossary completes the book.

And so here's to happy cooking. Bon appetit.

FUN FOOD FOR FUSSY KIDS, Sanjeev Kapoor, Popular Prakashan, Rs. 295

Simply divine : Choco cookie shake

12 chocolate cookies

8 tablespoons chocolate sauce

3 cups chilled milk

8 scoops vanilla ice cream

Method: Break the cookies into large bits. Crumble a few for decoration and place the rest in a blender.

Add the chocolate sauce, milk and the vanilla ice cream and blend.

Pour into four glasses and sprinkle the crumbled cookies on top and serve immediately.

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