Corn fingers – Kid friendly recipes

When I say my kid is a fussy eater, I mean that she hates eating. If she must eat food, she has to love it, or out it gets thrown. It is a headache when we take her out to weddings or to someone else’s home for dinner, because I am worried all the time about the food she will eat.

In my quest to get her to eat even the most common veggies, I have stumbled upon a few recipes, adapted them and made them my own. These corn fingers are one such recipe.

corn fingersIngredients:

  • 1/4th cup corn
  • 3 large potatoes
  • 1/4th cup grated cheese
  • Β½ cup bread crumbs, or 1/4th cup maida
  • 3 tbsp dairy whitener (milk powder)
  • 2 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 2 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 2 green chillies
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • small piece of ginger
  • 2 tsp amchur powder
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying

Make a paste of coriander, mint leaves, chillies, garlic and ginger without adding water.

Boil the potatoes, peel and mash them.

Boil the corn and squeeze out the water from them a bit. Now make a coarse paste of the corn in the blender without adding any water.

Add the above pastes to the mashed potatoes, add amchur powder, milk powder, bread crumbs/maida, and salt to taste.

Mix well.

Don’t worry if it is still a bit sticky.

Heat the oil in a kadhai (wok). Use two spoons to make an elongated shape of the mixture, kind of like a finger. Drop them in the hot oil.

Fry till they are golden brown.

Serve with ketchup.

 

TIPS:

  1. The milk powder in the recipe can cause the corn fingers to get burnt easily. Do not fry in very hot oil or for a very long time. Just enough to brown the outsides.
  2. Insert a toothpick at one end to make an interesting variation. Such things interest the kids more than regular food.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Corn fingers – Kid friendly recipes

  1. Hi gauri….nice recipe idea. Thank you will try it soon since we alwys stock babycorn at home this would be good to try. I was wondering cud i also make a variation with besan atta is a cover layer for the corn-aloo mixture ? Have you tried that? πŸ™‚ my 14 mnth old daughter had been eating all her veggies so well till last 10 days since we moved to delhi, she is acting up and refusing to eat anything…barely eats 1 proper meal a day and generally snacks thru rest of the day. I am worried sick espcly becoz she is underwght 😦 sigh.
    -Prachi

    1. Prachi it could be because of the move and the new surroundings. Give her time, and lots of veggie variations to snack on, instead of the usual chapati and vegetables. This way you are ensuring that she gets her nutrient quota and not pressing her in her already anxious state. Wish you good luck and thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

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