As a mom to twins, my eternal quest is to get my boys eat the same things at the same time. While one of them loves the pastas and fruits, the other one loves to eat french toasts, boiled eggs and salads. This recipe is what I borrowed from my friend, her son loves it and she guaranteed that my sons would love it too! She was right! And here is the recipe.
What I use:
1 cup of chopped veggies – I use carrots, cabbage, cauliflower chopped finely and boiled in the microwave till it is soft. (You can also give it two whistles in a pressure cooker)
You can also add a cup of chopped spinach.
2 boiled potatoes – Mashed
butter – 2 tsps
ginger – 1/2 tsp grated
1 – 2 tbsp maida
salt and pepper according to taste
chat masala – optional (1/2 tsp)
juice of half a lime
Once the veggies are boiled, mash them well. Heat a saucepan or a kadhai and add butter to it. When its warm
add the ginger and saute for less than a minute. Add the mashed veggies and cook it till the water is absorbed. Add salt and pepper. Add the mashed potatoes and mix it well. Add chat masala and squeeze the juice of half a lime.
Just when you are about to take off the mixture from the gas, add the maida and mix it well. You can cool this and shape them as cutlets or in a mould and saute it.
Tip : A friend of mine makes small bite sized balls from this mixture and dips it in a whisked egg, rolls in it bread crumbs and fries it for her 3 year old. You can try this as a variant too.
Serve hot with tomato sauce.
Guest Post by Pratibha Pal