kids recipes

Corn Kebabs

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Corn_kebabCorn Kebab is also known as Makkai Kebab is loved by most  kids because of its sweetness.It makes a healthy and delicious snack and its one of the favorite snacks of my daughter.

Check out how to make this simple and easy recipe Corn Kebab.

 

Preparation Time : 20 mins

Cooking Time : 10 mins

Serves : 2

Ingredients

½ Cup Corn Kernels
2 Big Potatoes (boiled) mashed
1/4 cup of shredded cheese
3 Green Chilies (chopped)
2 tbsp ginger garlic paste
Salt to taste
Oil for deep frying

Directions || How to prepare Corn kebabs

Crush the corn kernels in the grinder, to get a rough paste , please do not add any water.

Mix this coarse paste with potatoes,ginger,cheese,green chilies and salt.

Divide mixture into equal parts and shape them as kebabs.

Deep-fry the kebabs in hot oil until they are golden brown in colour and drain on absorbent paper.

Fry it for about 10 minutes and serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

You can even serve it as a side dish with french fries.

Tips
You can add any veggies of your choice like shredded cabbage or fine cut capsicum.

Ragada Patties(Mumbai style)

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Ragda Patties or Mumbaiya Ragada Pattice is a favorite chaat all over the globe , be it India or USA or canada or any corner of the world ,mumbai chat is famous worldwide.This mumbai street food is prepared with potato patties topped with white peas gravy(ragda) and two chutneys (green corinder and tamarind date chutney),onions and sev. It has combination of sweet ,spicy and tangy flavors.

Preparation time : 45 mins +(8 hours of white peas soaking)
Cooking time : 45 mins
Serves : 5-6

 

Ingredients

For The Ragada

1 cup vatana (dried white peas)
2 medium size onions finely chopped
1 tomato finely chopped
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
salt to taste
2 tbsp oil

For The Patties

4 big size potatoes boiled
2 tbsp bread crumbs
salt to taste
1 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp chat masala powder
1/2 tsp cumin powder

 

Other Ingredients

oil for deep-frying

To Serve

1/2 cup green chutney
1/2 khajur imli ki chutney
1 cup sev
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup finely chopped coriander
1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions || How to prepare ragada patties

For the ragada

Soak the dried peas overnight.
In a pressure cooker , add oil and then add finely chopped onions.
Once the onions turn golden brown, add chopped tomatoes.
Once the tomatoes turns mushy or soft , add red chilli powder,garam masala powder,cumin powder,chat powder and mix them well.
Add approximately 2 to 3 cups of fresh water and pressure cook for 7-8 whistles or until the peas are soft.
Keep the cooked ragada aside.

For the patties

Boil, peel and grate the potatoes.
Add the red chilli powder , garam masala ,chat masala and cumin powder , bread crumbs and salt and knead to a soft dough.
Divide into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
Roll out each portion into a 75 mm. (3″) diameter circle. Place a portion of the ground filling mixture on each circle.
Bring together the edges in the centre to seal the filling inside the potato.
Press lightly on top to make a patty.
Repeat to make the remaining patties.
Shallow fry on a non-stick pan till the patties are golden brown and crisp.

How to proceed for serving

For serving, place 2 patties on a plate and pour the ragda over.
Top with all the chutneys. Sprinkle the onions,green chutney,tamarind and dates chutney,chopped coriander,sev and sprinkle some lime juice on top.
Serve immediately.

Tips

You might need to add some more cornflour to the potatoes if they are not dry enough.

Homestyle Potato chips

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Homestyle potato chips is really loved by my kids.It’s fun and easy to cook for them.I like to use olive oil because it has less trans fats, but you can use any oil of your choice.

Preparation Time : 30 mins

Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 4

Ingredients

4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced paper-thin
2 tsp turmeric powder
salt as required.
1 quart oil for deep frying

Direction || How to make Potato chips

Transfer the potato in the cold water as you slice.

Washed the potato well.Drain, and rinse, then refill the bowl with water, and add the salt.

Let the potatoes soak in the salty water for at least 15 to 30 minutes.

Drain, then rinse and drain again. Add turmeric powder and salt to the potatoes.

Heat oil in a pan . Fry potato slices in small batches.

Once they start turning golden, remove and drain on paper towels. Continue until all of the slices are fried.

You can even serve it as a side dish with dal rice or ketchup.

Tips

Applying salt to the sliced potatoes prevents it from turning black.

You can also use deep-fryer and set it to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) for frying.

Sev Puri Burgers

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Sev Puri is another famous chaat snack from the lands of Mumbai. You can either prepare Dahi Sev batata puri those are prepared with round puri with masala stuffed in it or you can make it with flat puri.
I gave this recipe a little twist , a new form of having these puris so that the kids would just won’t resist it , yes the innovative Sev Puris Burgers
This recipe is absolutely simple to make if you have your puris, sev and chutney ready.
All these three ingredients can be brought ready made or you can prepare it at home.
Try this at home, and do share me your experiences with your kids 🙂

Preptime: 10-15 mins

Cooking time: 5-10 mins

Serves: 4 + people

Ingredients

2 medium size boiled and peeled potatoes
2 tbsp curd
½ cup tamarind chutney
½ cup mint coriander chutney
½ cup red chutney
chaat masala as required
1 tablespoon red chili powder
1 cup fine sev
15-16 puris
1 cup sev
1 to 2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
black salt
Directions || How to prepare Sev Puri Burgers
Mix chopped potato, dahi,onion ,1 tsp of green chutney ,lemon juice,salt and chat masala.

Arrange the puris on a plate , you can decide the puris to be served each plate.

Now top each puri with the prepared mixture.

Now top the puris with mint coriander chutney, and tamarind chutney one on top of the other

Now cover all the puris with puris like a burger.

Apply red chutney at the edges of all the puris one by one and sprinkle sev over it.

Ta Da.. the new style Sev Puri Burger style is ready to be served to your naughty kids 🙂

Cheesy Potato Nuggets Tree

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Potato Nuggets are yummy little bites which can be eaten as snack at any time of the day.

Filled with cheese makes it an amazing delicious cheesy bites which melts in the mouth.
They are great party starters especially for kids party.
You can prepared them in advance and refrigerated for a day or two and use it when required.
You can serve these lovely nuggets with ketchup or any dips.


Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 20 min
Serves: Makes about 500 gm or 35-40 Nuggets

Ingredients:

2 Cups Boiled and Mashed Potatoes
2 Tbsp shredded Parmesan Cheese
1-2 Shredded Garlic Cloves
1/2 Tsp Mixed Herbs (Oregano, Basil, Thyme, Parsley, Rosemary)
1 Tsp Chilli Flakes
1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs + 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs for rolling
2 Tbsp Corn Flour
Salt to taste
Corn Flour Paste (2 Tbsp Corn Flour + 1/4 Cup Water mixed well)
Oil for frying

Direction || How to prepare Cheesy Potato nuggets

1. In a bowl take Boiled and Mashed Potatoes, 1/4 Cup Bread Crumbs, Corn Flour, Parmesan Cheese, Chilli Flakes, Mixed Herbs,
Shredded Garlic Cloves and Salt to taste and mix well. .
Prepare a nice dough of the mixture , divide the dough into 3-4 palm size ball.
Take about a palm size ball on greased palm. Then roll the same in long thin pipe shape (about 1/4? in diameter).
Then cut in to about 1/2? long and using fingers lightly press edges to give it a shape of nuggets.
Prepare the rest of the nuggets in same way.
3. Now take the Nuggets and dip it in Corn Flour Paste and then roll it in Bread Crumbs and press lightly with hands and keep aside.
Prepare rest of the nuggets in same way.
Put the prepared nuggets in refrigerator for 30 min to set.
Now heat oil in a deep pan on medium and fry Spicy Potato Nuggets till golden brown stirring in between.
It will take about 2-3 min on medium to high heat.
Remove the fried Nuggets on paper napkin and serve hot with Sauce.