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Delicious potato recipes for your growing child

Priya Mankotia
0 to 1 years

Created by Priya Mankotia
Updated on May 26, 2021

Delicious potato recipes for your growing child
Reviewed by Expert panel

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today?” the answer is always “Chalo! Let’s make some aloo!” Potatoes are incredible– easily available, easy to store, wholesome, cheap, delicious and oh-so-versatile.

It is also misleading to think that eating potatoes always makes us gain weight. Well, you needn’t worry anymore – potatoes are a surprisingly rich source of vitamin C and provide useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin, and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.

Potato being such an interesting vegetable I would like to share with you all some of my favourite potato recipes for your whole family to enjoy.

Wholesome And Easy Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

Ingredients For Sweet Potato Bread Recipe

  1. Sweet potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed 300 grams
  2. Whole wheat flour (atta) 2 cups
  3. Refined flour (maida) 1 cup + for dusting
  4. Fresh yeast 1 tablespoon
  5. Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1 teaspoon
  6. Salt 1½ teaspoons
  7. Fresh rosemary finely chopped 2 tablespoons
  8. Extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons

Method For Preparing Sweet Potato Bread

  1. Mix together yeast and castor sugar in 1cup lukewarm water in a bowl
  2. Set aside to activate
  3. Mix together wheat flour, refined flour, salt and rosemary in another bowl
  4. Add activated yeast, olive oil and sweet potatoes and mix till well combined into a dough
  5. Dust the worktop with some flour and transfer the dough on it
  6. Knead for 10 minutes or till it turns soft and elastic
  7. Place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a cling film and set aside in a warm place for 30 minutes
  8. Line a loaf tin with butter paper
  9. Knock back the dough
  10. Place the dough in the lined tin and set aside in a warm place for 20 minutes
  11. Preheat oven to 180° C
  12. Dust the dough with some flour, place the tin in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes
  13. Remove from oven, cool and de-mould
  14. Slice and serve

Quick And Simple Recipe Of Over Loaded Potato Skins

Ingredients For Over Loaded Potato Skins

  1. Potatoes boiled-4 medium
  2. Oil 1 tablespoon
  3. Bacon strips, chopped 10-12
  4. Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  5. Salt a pinch
  6. Fresh thyme ½ teaspoon
  7. Spring onion greens finely chopped ¼ cup + for garnishing
  8. Processed cheese grated as required

Method For Preparing Over Loaded Potato Skins

  1. Halve the boiled potatoes horizontally, scoop out the flesh and reserve it along with the shells
  2. Preheat oven to 180º C
  3. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add bacon and sauté for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add potato flesh, mash lightly and cook for 1-2 minutes
  5. Add crushed peppercorns and salt and mix
  6. Add thyme and spring onion greens and mix well
  7. Fill the potato shells with bacon mixture and place them on the baking tray
  8. Put some cheese on top of stuffed shells
  9. Place the baking tray in the preheated oven and bake till cheese melts
  10. Serve hot garnished with spring onion greens

Delicious And Easy Aloo Bajra Puri Recipe

Ingredients For Aloo Bajra Puri Recipe

  1. Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed-2 medium
  2. Millet flour (bajre ka atta) pearl 1 cup
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Roasted peanuts powder 2 tablespoons
  5. Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
  6. Ginger-green chilli paste 2 teaspoons
  7. Oil to deep fry

Method For Preparing Aloo Bajra Puri

  1. Mix together potatoes, salt, peanut powder, coriander leaves and ginger-green chilli paste in a bowl
  2. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai
  3. Add millet flour to the potato mixture and knead well into semi soft dough
  4. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions, shape into balls and roll out into thick puris
  5. Slide the puris, one at a time, into hot oil and deep-fry till puffed
  6. Drain on absorbent paper
  7. Serve hot

Quick And Easy Potato Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Ingredients For Potato Breakfast Casserole

  1. Potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed- 3-4 medium
  2. Tomatoes cut into roundels 2-3 medium
  3. Butter for brushing and for greasing
  4. Bacon strips 10-12
  5. White bread slices 8
  6. Eggs 4
  7. Salt to taste
  8. Crushed black peppercorns to taste
  9. Mixed herbs to sprinkle
  10. Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnishing

Method For Preparing Potato Breakfast Casserole

  1. Preheat an oven at 180º C
  2. Preheat an electric griller and grease it with some butter
  3. Fill a piping bag fitted with star nozzle with mashed potatoes
  4. Grill the tomato roundels on preheated griller from both sides till grill marks appear
  5. Transfer on a plate
  6. Similarly, grill bacons trips and bread slices brushing with some butter and transfer on 2 different plates
  7. Line an oval glass baking dish with grilled tomatoes
  8. Pipe out mashed potato and place grilled bacon strips on top
  9. Break eggs on top
  10. Sprinkle some salt, crushed peppercorns and mixed dried herbs on top
  11. Put the baking dish on a baking tray
  12. Place the baking tray on preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes
  13. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with grilled bread slices

Traditional Baked Baby Potato Nachos Recipes

Ingredients For Baked Baby Potato Nachos

  1. Baby potatoes-16-20
  2. Tortilla chips to serve
  3. Sea salt as required
  4. Pickled jalapenos 3-4
  5. Refried beans ¾ cup
  6. Spice mix to sprinkle
  7. Spring onion greens chopped 2-3 stalks
  8. Cheddar cheese 100 grams
  9. Salsa of roasted tomato for topping
  10. Sour cream for drizzling
  11. Black olives pitted and sliced 3-4
  12. Green olives pitted and sliced 3-4

Method For Preparing Baked Baby Potato Nachos

  1. Spread sea salt on a baking tray and place the potatoes on it
  2. Bake in an oven at 200ºC for 12-15 minutes
  3. Remove from heat and let the potatoes cool
  4. Cut jalapenos into small pieces
  5. Heat the refried beans in a non-stick pan till just warm
  6. Scoop the baked potatoes to get a cavity in the centre
  7. Place them on a baking tray and sprinkle spice mix on top
  8. Spoon a portion of the warm refried beans, reserving some for plating, into each potato
  9. Top each with a piece of jalapeno, some spring onion greens and grated cheese
  10. Put the tray in the oven and bake at 200ºC for 5 minutes or till the cheese melts
  11. Spread the reserved refried beans on a serving plate and place the potatoes on it
  12. Top each potato with the tomato salsa and drizzle sour cream on them
  13. Finish by topping with black and green olive slices and serve immediately with tortilla chips

Happy Potato Day! Try these recipes to pep up your child’s tiffin, breakfast, dinner or even their next birthday party!

Did you find Priya’s potato recipes useful? Do try them and let us know! Do you have any special potato recipes to share with us? Do leave your comments…. We love hearing from you!

This content has been checked & validated by Doctors and Experts of the parentune Expert panel. Our panel consists of Neonatologist, Gynecologist, Peadiatrician, Nutritionist, Child Counselor, Education & Learning Expert, Physiotherapist, Learning disability Expert and Developmental Pead.

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| Aug 19, 2017

Thank you Priya... for sharing such lovely recipes. based on potatoes. lovely

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| Aug 20, 2017

Hi I like the recipes, however it would be really useful if you could upload the pictures or video of the recipes.

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| Aug 21, 2017

very interesting recipies , seems tastey and healthy.

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| Aug 21, 2017

hey, can u upload more vegetarian recipes, or containing eggs only

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| Oct 04, 2017

wow I could never imagine that potato could be so versatile and the hero of the dishes. thank u so much for sharing such yummilicious recipes. I am planning to try my hands on aloo bajra poori today itself.

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| May 26, 2021

Nice blog

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