(V) – 1-3 years +
Bombay potatoes are so delicious! They are a wonderful accompaniment to a larger family meal and also double up as a healthy finger food snack. The cubes of potato melt-in-the-mouth due to their soft, fluffy texture and can easily be picked up by podgy little fingers.
Traditionally the potatoes are fried to crisp them up, however, this recipe DOES NOT involve any frying to keep the snack as healthy as possible for children.
– SuperFoods included – white potato, olive oil, garlic, ginger, tomato
– SuperSpices included – brown mustard seeds
This snack is bursting with lots of white superfoods all high in antioxidant activity. The potatoes provide potassium – vital for healthy heart function and the function of all other internal organs. They are also carb-rich fuelling kids with lots of energy required for running and playing.
Mustard seeds (like potatoes) are too antioxidant. They are also rich in selenium, an anti-cancer mineral also found in chicken.
- Total cooking and preparation time: 15mins
- Makes 1-2 servings
- 1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cut into 1” cubes
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- ¼ tsp brown mustard seeds
- ¼ tsp minced garlic
- ¼ tsp minced ginger
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
Place the potato cubes in a pot, cover with water, bring to the boil and simmer until tender. Drain and set aside.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat and add the mustard seeds. When they begin to sizzle and pop, turn to low heat and add the garlic, ginger and stir-fry for a few seconds.
Add a splash of water (be careful of the sprays), the tomato puree and stir-fry until the tomato puree and water combine to form a sauce/ masala.
Finally add the tender potato cubes to the frying pan and combine with the masala. Cook together for a further few seconds and remove from the heat.
Serve to children warm.
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