Suran Patties

Moving to the second week of our cooking carnival, I am focusing making kid small meals. The category is snacks but more importantly getting some unfavored veggies into little tummy.

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 everything 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.


Srividhya said…
Love the theme and your write up.. Valli's blog is one treasure trove only... Great idea to prepare suran patties. Best way to sneak in the yams. :-)
Suran is a yam that I just cannot eat , and if a kiddo ests it then wow ! Though the tikkis sound flavorful .
Harini R said…
It is so true about the kid's eating habits these days. My mom swears that neither me nor my siblings never bothered her regarding food in our growing up years. Sneaking suran is a tall order indeed!
I love suran and this is a great way to use it. Love the patties!
Srivalli said…
Thanks for the mention Pradnya. As you know this is my favorite theme. Can't wait to check out what your lil man enjoys..:)
Gayathri Kumar said…
These patties look so yum. We make kola urundai, but this is different. Will try it when I buy yam..
Priya Suresh said…
Just love to finish that plate of suran patties anytime, such an excellent snacks.
Kalyani said…
Loved the theme this week - U have mastered to sneak in a whole lot of veggies into kid friendly snacks ! my elder one LOVES Suran as with her dad too ! I am gonna try this for the little one,
Usha said…
This is the most often discussed topic when mommies get together. Can relate to it. My older nephew is such a picky eater and the younger one eats pretty much anything that is served.
Archana said…
Love your write up Pradnya! Good to know Lil Man is catching up with my grown up kids. Believe me, it never ends.
Love the suran cutlets.
Suma Gandlur said…
I don't buy this vegetable though we like the fry. These patties make a great snack.
Ahh yes Pradnya, my elder one asks me that question, he sometimes shows me recipe sir asks for any particular restaurant food to make at home.
Suran patties looks delicious a looks pretty easy. A nice snack to go with evening cup.
Smruti Ashar said…
Preparing yams in this way is awesome! Great pick I must say!!
Pavani said…
Very healthy and nutritious suran patties.

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