Prior to my blogging days, when I read a million kid specific recipes on Valli’s blog I wondered about the focus. My little one was just an infant then so I never really bothered about finding recipes for kids palette. I also fell for the trap when some mothers with elder kids told stories about – “my kids eat everthing I do not bother to make it special for them”
Alas, the reality is when your kid under eats (no matter how much! they always under eat) you do get worked up about what do I feed?
While my little one has been generally okay about eating normal food, it is the quantity that worries me the most. There have been rare moments in life, where kiddo went for a second helping on his own. Off late he asks me things like – what did you add to this? or its so chatpata…I then started using these cues to build some recipes to suit his tastebuds.
My this week’s work is basically honoring those moments of satisfaction I got when little fingers reached out for more .
200 gms Elephant foot yam/ Suran
1 tspn ginger paste
1 tspn garlic paste
1 tspn red chilli powder
1 tspn turmeric powder
2 tspn dry mango powder/ amchur
1 tspn garam masala
1 fresh bunch of coriander leaves – finely chopped
2 tbsp rice flour
salt to taste
Oil to cook
1) Peel the yam and wash under running tap water. Pat it dry and chop it up roughly into cubes
2) Pressure cook or boil this yam until it is tender and soft. If your hand itches while handling it, add little oil and salt while cooking.
3) Now let this cool down completely, mash it well. Add all the spices, ginger garlic paste,salt and coriander and mix well.
4) Now make small patties of the dough and shape as per your liking.
5) Heat a griddle, brush with some oil.
6) Roll each patty into the rice flour for a crispy outer layer. Let it cook until it is crisp and golden.
7) Flip over and repeat the same
Serve with green pudina chutney or tomato ketchup.