Momos to watermelon juice, school students learnt to make them all on Tuesday.
Riya Kumari, a Class VII student, was among those who took part in a cooking camp organised by Montessori School in Patna.
The event was part of a week-long summer camp at the institution.
“Apart from me, my parents were also excited to know about the cooking camp. They even extracted a promise from me — that I would make the dishes at home for them,” said Riya.
The students, who turned up for the cooking camp, utilised the opportunity to the fullest. They developed and improvised their culinary skills and also learnt about cutting vegetables.
Supriya, another Class VII student of the school, was happy to learn the tricks of making tasty watermelon juice.
“The watermelon has to be crushed properly before the other ingredients are added for desired taste. While some want it salty, others may like it sweet. Chaat masala can also be added to make the juice tastier,” she said.
Although Supriya was happy with her newfound knowledge on watermelon juices, she was more excited to learn about making chocolates. Unfortunately for her, that did not happen.
Ankit Kumar, a Class VI student, was excited about making vegetarian momos. “I used to wonder how momos are prepared because I love the dish. I am happy that this camp helped me learn to make the dish. Now, I can make momos on my own any time I want to savour the dish.”
Though Class VII student Shalu knew how to make sandwiches, she didn’t know how to make them look beautiful with proper garnishing.
“I used to make sandwiches but in this camp, it was a good experience to learn how to garnish them beautifully. I focused on what the trainers told us.”
Vaishali of Class VII said: “I would be preparing the dishes at home too.” Ankit of Class VIII has already planned to make lassi for his parents.
The chairperson of the school, Zahra Ahmad, said: “We do not want the students to remain in their cocoon. They should be aware of their surroundings and learn new things. If they learn more, it would help them in future.”