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Potato Dumplings To Satiate My Little Munchkin

Every now and then, my cooking skills specially in terms of creativity are tested to the limit. And the task master is none other than my six years old son! His choosy and picky  eating habits always keeps me thinking about providing the right nutrition in the testiest way! Choices are many but finding the right balance of the nutrition and health component vis a vis taste is a challenge! Being a true chef at the core, I love these challenge of recharging my munchkin, fittest and healthiest way.

Off late, I discovered that my son was craving for potatoes. French fries and potato chips were always in demand. However, I did not wish to let him gorge on the fat rich variety of the potatoes. Potatoes are a great source of vitamin B6, potassium, copper, manganese, etc. So I wished to serve him something that will make both of us happy. 

Cant thank God enough for making this world abundant with healthy choices! 

I thus decided to pair potatoes with the tomatoes, to impart the tangy flavor. And then what about the caloric needs? To meet the growing energy demand I decided to add Khoa and some nuts as well! 

Sounds interesting, isn't it? I made the Malai Kofta With Red Gravy (Creamy Dumplings with Red Gray). Being a gravy based dish, its best fit for the lunch. One can have it with bread / Roti or even rice, to make it a square meal. 
Lets now see how its done....


1/2 Kg Potatoes
Salt as per taste
1 tbsp corn flour
Coriander leaves, fresh and finely chopped.
Oil for frying. (You can shallow fry to avoid the oils!)

40 gm Khoa (You can substitute it with milk powder!)
40 gm cashew
8-10 dry raisins 
Pinch of  turmeric
Pinch of salt
Chily and  ginger garlic paste 1 tsp (Chilly is optional.. many kids don't like their food hot!)
1/2 tsp sugar
2 tsp fresh cream 
Coriander leaves, fresh and finely chopped.

Gravy :-
2 tbsp oil or butter
500 gm tomatoes, boiled, skinned and then pureed.  
1 tbsp chili and ginger garlic paste
1 tsp Punjabi masala or Garam Masala
1/2 cup cream 
Salt to taste
1 tsp red chili powder
50 gm Khoa
2 tsp grated coconut 
Paste of 1 onion.
1/2 cup curd
1 tsp sugar
1 cup of  water if required

Method for Filling:-
Simply add all the ingredients together and keep aside. 

Method for Kofta:-
Boil the potatoes and let them cool. Smash them after peeling the skin off. Add cornflour to it. Now add coriander and mix properly. Divide the dough in 8 to 10 equal roundels. Take one roundel and flatten it with hand. Scoop a spoonful of the filling and place it on it. Make a dumpling or a roundel by covering the filling with the potato mixture. Once all roundels / dumplings are ready, deep fry till they turn brown. Keep them aside. 

Method for Gravy:-
In a thick bottomed pan, heat butter / oil. Add Khoa, grated coconut, onion gravy, chili ginger garlic paste. Mix it well and saute for 2-3 mins. Add tomato puree, salt, red chili powder, Punjabi Masala to it and mix well .When oil starts separating, add curd and sugar. Keep it on simmer for 10 min. turn off the gas. Remove from flame and then add Koftas to the gravy, Garnish it with cream n coriander leaves. Serve hot.

Its mouth licking yummy! 

Satisfying the hunger pangs of the kids in the most healthiest way is demanding. But equally satisfying too! What do you say? I wish to hear from you...

----------By MocktailMommy Ruchi

This post is part of Thoughtful Thursday, a blog hop hosted at http://themommyhoodmoments.com

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