The winters are not over yet and there are a variety of veggies available.
Here are some spring snack recipes for your little ones.
Broccoli Paneer Rolls
It’s such a versatile recipe and I am sure even the fussy kids who hate veggies will love it! Use this mix to make rolls or burger patties or just fry them and enjoy them as a snack!
They taste good in every form!
- Broccoli- 1.5 cups grated
- Boiled and mashed potatoes – 1 cup
- Carrot- 1 fine chopped
- Onion- 1 fine chopped
- Ginger, garlic- 1 tsp each
- Paneer ( cottage cheese )- 1 cup
- Roasted gram flour- 1 tbsp
- Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
- Roasted cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
- Chaat masala – 1.5 tsp
- Bread crumbs to coat
- Oil to shallow fry
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 cup besan
- 1/4 cup water
- Pinch of salt
Mix everything together to form a thin batter. Keep aside till you use.
For yogurt dip
- 1/2 cup hung yogurt
- 1 cucumber grated and squeezed gently to take out extra water
- Salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
Whisk yogurt nicely. Add other ingredients, mix and keep aside.
Method for the rolls
- Heat 1 tsp oil in a karahi.
- Sauté ginger and garlic.
- Sauté onions till they are pink.
- Sauté carrots and broccoli till carrots are soft.
- Add 1 tbsp water if the veggies stick to the pan.
- Cover and cook for 7-8 mins.
- Take the mix on a plate and once it cools, add paneer and mashed potatoes.
- Add all the spices and roasted besan or sattu powder.
- Mix nicely and shape in rolls or round cutlets.
- Heat some oil in a pan and shallow fry them on medium heat.
- Take out once they are nice brown from all sides .
- Take a thin paratha or chapati.
- Put a layer of schezwan sauce or green chutney.
- Top it with lettuce, then the roll/cutlet
- Add a dollop of yogurt dip on the rolls
- And then some onions.
- Sprinkle some chaat masala on the onions. You can also add grated cheese on onions.
- Roll it tightly and cut it into two parts.
P.S- It’s also a great fridge cleaning recipe !! I have used carrots with broccoli but you can use boiled corn or peas too!
Add 1-2 cubes of grated cheese for extra cheesiness if you wish!
Hope your kids will love this Spring Snack
Beetroot Walnut Tikki
We all want food that is easy to cook, delicious to eat, and most importantly loved by kids! Beetroot tikkis are just that and a great spring snack! Easy to make and so healthy!
I like to add a little crunch to them and so I added crushed walnuts for the health quotient but roasted peanuts are super too!
These tikkis can be enjoyed just like that with some dip or can be rolled in a chapati along with chopped onions and cheese to make a delicious wrap!
Here’s the quick recipe – ( makes 15 medium Tikkis)
- Beetroot – 1 large
- Boiled potatoes – 4-5 medium
- Onion – 1 big
- Paneer – 1/2 cup grated
- Walnuts – 1/3 cup crushed
- Fresh coriander and mint – 1/3 cup chopped
- Suji- 3/4 cup
- Green chili – 2 chopped ( optional)
- Red chili powder – 1 tsp
- Chaat masala – 1 tsp
- Amchur powder – 1/2 tsp ( or lemon juice )
- Jeera powder – 1 tsp
- Black salt – 1/2 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil to shallow fry.
- Wash, peel, and grate the beetroot.
- Peel and mash boiled potatoes.
- Chop onion finely.
- Mix all the ingredients together nicely.
- Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Make medium size tikkis. Not too fat not too thin.
- Heat some oil in a pan to shallow fry the tikkis .
- When the oil is hot, add the tikkis to the pan and shallow fry them in medium heat from both sides until they are crisp from both sides.
Serve with mint and coriander chutney
These recipes are by Surabhi Bhandari
Surabhi Bhandari‘s passion is cooking! She says it is her ‘IKIGAI’ ! As much as she loves cooking, she also likes to share her recipes with friends and family. Her page 365 kitchen tales is all about her everyday experiments in kitchen and her love for food that she wants to share with everyone
- Boiled Potatoes
- Whole Wheat flour
- Sesame Seeds
- Red Chilli Powder
- Oil for brushing
- Boil potatoes, mash well.
- Added chopped onions, green chilies, and chopped coriander.
- Add salt, red chilli powder.
- Spread on bread.
- Coat with flour ( I used whole wheat flour ) and water mixture.
- Add sesame seeds
- First, add the potato mix , then a slurry of wheat flour and water to enable sesame seeds to stick
- Brush with oil and bake in the oven
I am sure your children will like this spring snack dip recipe
- Yogurt/dahi- 1 cup
- Garlic paste
- Lemon paste
- Salt & Pepper
- Chop and boil 2 beetroots
- Cool and puree
- Hang a cup of dahi
- When thick, beat well
- Add the beetroot puree, garlic paste, lemon juice, and salt and pepper
- Mix well and chill
- Serve with veg crudites, lavash, or crackers
This recipe is by Upasana Mahtani Luthra
Upasana Mahtani Luthra, Director- PR, GurgaonMoms Director GurgaonMoms Book Club.Mom of two teenagers and an avid book reader. She loves to cook and create and innovate recipes that are simple and easy to make. None of her ingredients are fancy –schmancy and they are all probably already at home!