Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Potato Patty/Kids Special Party Snacks

Potato Patty/Kids Special
Party Snacks
Hi Friends,
After a long time i tried something very tasty and crispy. After a long series of modak and ladoos now i am concentrating more on snacks as since long i haven't tried new recipes. Yesterday i bought a packet of Tortilla as this time i wanted to check the taste and texture or store bought one. I planned to make a wrap with it but did not wanted to make regular aloo tikki as filling. So tried this patty which came out yummy. 
These are very easy and tasty patties. You can make them time ahead for party or enjoy as on the go snack. Just coat them in cornflakes and store them in zip lock or airtight container. Whenever you want to enjoy them take them out and fry. In fridge you can keep them for 2-3 days and in freezer you can keep them for 2 weeks. Thaw them for some time and fry. So here is the recipe. I hope you will like it and try it at home and let me know the results. 


For Patty
Boiled Potato- 3 medium
Paneer/Cottage cheese- half cup crumbled
Corn Kernel- 2 tbsp
Onion- 3 small or 1 medium
Mint Leaves- 1 tbsp
Cornflour- 1 tbsp
Roasted cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
Chat Masala-2 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 tsp or as per your taste
Salt- as per your taste

For Coating
Cornflakes- 1 cup
All purpose flour/ Maida- 1/2 cup
Water - as need to make batter
Oil for frying 


First we will boil the corns
if using frozen just thaw them
Take 2 cups water and 1/4 tsp salt in a pan 

when it will start boiling add corn kernels

it will be done within few minutes

drain them

chop onions

peel potatoes 
and you are done with basic preparations

Now take boiled potato in a bowl 

start mashing them with hands or use masher

all potatoes mashed

now crush paneer/cottage cheese same way

mix it roughly, no need to mash it altogether

add chopped onion

boiled corn kernels

roasted cumin seeds

all spices 

mix them well

here comes corn flour, mix it well

lastly throw in mint leaves and
 make a not so smooth dough 

for shaping patties grease your hands with oil

take a ball size portion 

You can make any shape 

all done

take ingredients for dipping and rolling

add water in all purpose flour/maida

make a smooth batter, 
thinner then pakoda/fritter batter 

take cornflakes in mixer or grinder

grind it

take out in a plate

both things are ready

Now take your patty 

dip in the flour batter

coat all sides and take out

now place it in grinded cornflakes and 
sprinkle & cover all sides 

do same with other patties and 
put in fridge for 15-30 minutes

now heat oil in a flat pan or you can use tawa

place your patties and cook on medium heat

turn and cook from other side too


hmmmm it was mouth watering 

bursting with flavors

I used these patties to make wrap and enjoyed with Mojito, 
both recipe coming soon

  1. All ingredients have their own role in this recipe. Still if you wish you can omit corn, onion as per your wish. 
  2. Adjust spices as per your wish. You can use use amchoor powder instead of chat masala.
  3. To increase the spiciness you can increase chilly powder or use chopped green chilly. 
  4. Instead of crushed cornflakes you can use breadcrumbs to coat the patties. 



Monday, 28 September 2015

Coconut Modak/ Coconut modak with Raisins Filling/ Ganesh Chaturthi Special/ Kids Special

Coconut Modak/
Coconut modak with Raisins Filling/ 
Ganesh Chaturthi Special/
Kids Special
Hi Friends,
After making so many recipes to offer Prasad to Ganesh ji, on the last day i wanted to make modak for him. As i tried earlier also coconut ladoo with condense milk that were super delicious but i was not satisfied with the color and shape. I wanted real modak shape in white color. So i chose coconut and used my new bought mold (which i bought only for Ganesh ji :). 
I was quite happy to see the results. Modak came out so tasty. It was shining white with a dash of kesar. I added the nice crunch by using normal granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. I loved them and i hope Ganesh ji also like it. 

Coconut grated/shredded- 1 cup
Milk powder- 1 tbsp
sugar- 3/4 cup
Milk- half cup
Ghee- 1 tsp
Cardamom- 4
Kishmish-2-3 tsp for filling

Gather your ingredients

take a wide pan or kadai and add ghee in it

heat it on medium flame

now add shredded or grated coconut

 start roasting it

within a minute it will be done

now throw in milk powder

and sugar

all added

now crushed cardamom seeds

and at last the milk

mix everything well and keep on stirring

within a minute it will be done

grease lightly your modak mold

i have use a ice cream scoop for measurement, you can take any spoon  

take a scoop of dough

put it on the hand

flatten it a bit

keep few raisin pieces

close from all sides 

roll it

now put it in the mold

close the mold

remove extra dough which came our from sides

open it


i was delighted to see my modak 

all done

small dough left at last so i made this small peda

all modak dotted with kesar

Ready to offer Ganesh ji

modak offered to Ganesh ji before his visarjan

  1. Milk powder will do binding, gives texture to modak, but if you want to skip it then you can go ahead but then taste and texture will be different.
  2. Instead of cardamom you can try kesar/saffron.
  3. You can make them round shape too but on the last day i wanted to offer white modak so i used the mold and shaped them as modak.
  4. You can use other dry fruits for filling but i think raisins makes the perfect filling. You can make them without filling too.