Easy Potato Cutlet for Kids

Kids are fond of munching and often end up snacking on unhealthy food items. As Moms, we want to keep kids away from junk food and serve them healthy options instead. The transformation is not quick and neither can we accept french fries lovers to feast on sprouts overnight. It is also important  to create a liking for home made snacks, so it has to be yummy to taste and fab to look at. Is that a tough challenge for Mommies? Well I would say not really.

I made cutlets for my son the other day.  Kids love potato in most forms be it french fries, patties or wafers. So I decided to keep it as the main ingredient for my cutlet. This is a very easy kid-friendly recipe of potato cutlets and would be a great option for after school snacks.

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Preparation time: 30 min

Cooking time: 15 min

Ingredients:

  • Onion:1 medium sized (finely chopped)
  • Potato:2 nos (boiled and peeled)
  • Ginger paste: ½  teaspoon
  • Garlic paste: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Lemon juice: 1 teaspoon
  • Egg white: 1 beaten or ½ cup maida
  • Bread crumbs- crumbs of 3 slices or 1 cup (if store bought)
  • Salt- to taste
  • Oil – to deep fry
  • Fennel seeds – ½ tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Kashmiri chilly powder-1 tsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder/ chicken masala- ½ tsp

Method:

  • Mash boiled potatoes and keep aside

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  •  Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a pan. Add fennel seeds, onion and sauté till the onion turns pink. Add ginger, garlic and salt and continue to sauté. Add the spice powders and sauté. Add lemon juice and keep aside.

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  • Add potatoes to the onion masala and mix well.
  • Roll the potato mixture into lemon sized balls and flatten it.
  • For dipping you could use beaten egg white or make a semi thick batter using maida and water. Dip the potato mixture and roll it in the bread crumbs.

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  •  Deep fry till golden brown and take it out on absorbent paper.

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  •   Serve hot with tomato ketchup.

Notes:

  • Chilly powder can be adjusted according to your kid’s taste
  • You can use fennel powder instead of fennel seeds to make it more kid friendly
  • Chicken masala is optional; some kids may love the flavor.
  • You can use maida batter instead of egg white for a vegetarian version.
  • Potato mixture can also be fried as balls or rolls. You can even use a cookie cutter to give it a desired shape.
  • If you want to store cutlets for future use, stop at step 4 and store it in ziplock pouches in freezer. You can fry it when needed.
  • You can also chose to shallow fry the cutlets for a more healthy version.

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6 thoughts on “Easy Potato Cutlet for Kids

  1. Thanks for stopping by Ema.. Adding cottage cheese is a good suggestion. You could crumble shallow fried cottage cheese and mix with the potato. Cottage cheese might melt otherwise. Let us know how it turned out 🙂

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