Usually I try to make some snack for the afternoon atleast three days in a week. When I make something I also keep it common for both my son and us. I would normally make a less hot one version for him and reasonably hot one for us. Going forward, I hope this would help him get into family meal comfortably. I was looking at a Tarla Dalal book and found a nice recipe for vegetable patties. I adapted this recipe to suit availability and our taste. I find it quite a healthy snack as it contains a variety of vegetables that too in an appealing way, atleast it looked appealing to me. Here is my version...
2 medium sized potatoes, well boiled
1 tablespoon cornflour
Salt to taste
Handful of mixed vegetables, boiled
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
½ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder)
1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)
Small piece of ginger, grated
Salt to taste
Cooking oil to cook the patties
For the covering, mix the cornflour, potatoes and salt and mash with hand to form dough like thing. Try not to add any water.
For the stuffing, roast the cumin seeds and powder the same. Mix all ingredients together and coarsely mash the vegetables with a spoon. (You could use cumin powder instead of roasting and grinding)
To make the patties, take a lemon sized ball of the potato, slightly flatten between your palm and make a small depression in the middle.
Make a ball again and flatten between palms.
Put less than a teaspoon oil on a tava and place a patty on it. Cook both sides until golden brown.