Getting kids to eat healthy and nutritious food is a task. Of all the meals in a day, snack time is the most favourite for young children. While kids usually don’t like eating vegetables, potatoes in all forms are often their favourite food. French fries, chips, aloo tikkis, etc. are deep fried snacks that disappear within minutes. But repeatedly serving deep fried snacks isn’t the healthier choice. Plus, kids love variety when it comes to food.
As kids love potatoes, serve it as a healthier snack. Potatoes provide energy, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It is good source of vitamin C which helps strengthen the immune system. White potatoes that we use in our everyday cooking, are low in fat and high in potassium and dietary fibre. Potatoes are also gluten-free, so they can be served to everyone. Onions also add to the nutrients by providing some amount of vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6 and potassium.
Potato Cheela is one healthy snack that combines children’s favourite ingredient potatoes with healthy whole wheat flour to make savoury pancakes which can be served as breakfast or a snack. It uses minimal oil which makes it healthier than most other snacks. Lightly spiced, it is perfect for kids who don’t like spicy food. It pairs well with tomato ketchup.
Take a look at this recipe for Potato Cheela from the YouTube channel, Raksha ki Rasoi. This easy recipe will make you want to try this recipe right away.
- 1 big potato, peeled and grated
- 1 big onion, finely chopped
- 1 inch Ginger, finely chopped
- 2-3 Green chilies, finely chopped
- Small bunch of Coriander leaves, finely chopped
- ½ tsp Tata Sampann Red Chili Powder
- ¼ tsp Tata Sampann Garam Masala Powder
- ¼ tsp black pepper, crushed
- ¼ jeera (cumin seeds)
- Salt, as per taste
- 1 cup wheat flour or Atta
- Oil for greasing the pan
- ½ tsp mustard seeds
- Peel and grate the potato. Place the grated potato in strainer and wash it with cold water to remove its starch.
- Make sure the potato doesn’t contain much water by squeezing out the water by your hands.
- In a bowl, mix the potatoes with onions, ginger, green chilies, coriander, and spices. Add salt as your preference.
- Add the wheat flour to bowl and make a batter using the water. This should be a properly mixed, thick batter.
- Heat a non-stick pan and grease it with oil. Sprinkle some mustard seeds on it.
- Using a spoon, place the batter on the pan.
- Roast this on both sides till well cooked. Make sure you don’t rush the process and it is well cooked.
- Serve these potato cheelas while they are hot with ketchup or chutney.
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