Choo-Choo Train

Exciting recipes that take the shape of transport vehicle like Choo-Choo Train are sure to get your child excited about food.

By Team ParentCircle

Choo-Choo Train

Crunchy veggies served with a cool, creamy dip make for a light and refreshing summer snack. And when the recipe takes the shape of an adorable little edible train, it is on ‘track’ to be a huge hit with your children. Sounds exciting? Let’s choo choo now.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup hung curd
  • 2 tbsp fresh cream
  • ½ tsp fresh garlic paste
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • ½ tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 3 small capsicums, any colour
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into sticks
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 carrots, cut into thick sticks
  • 1 baby corn

Method

  1. Have your child help you whisk together the hung curd, cream, garlic paste, salt, sugar and cumin powder. Set aside.
  2. Slice off a side of each capsicum and remove the seeds and pith. Do not remove the stems.
  3. Place the capsicums on a serving plate with the open side up, with all the stems facing the same side to make a train.
  4. Push a toothpick into a piece of baby corn and then push it into the front of the first capsicum. 
  5. Have your child pour the hung curd dip into each of the capsicums.
  6. Have her stack the carrot sticks inside the second capsicum and the cucumber sticks in the last one. 
  7. Have your child place 4 cherry tomato halves around each capsicum to make the wheels. Serve right away.