Today I bring to you a gooey recipe – potato cheese mash which is apt for weight gain in babies and kids.
My father is an avid reader and loves agriculture. His love for soil, plants, herbs, garden kitchen, all could be seen at our home back Kerala.
When we were coming back to Mumbai after my brother’s wedding, he was found reading a book in the train. I took the book when both he and Anshika slept at noon. It was a book on different vegetables and its medicinal values and usage in Ayurveda.
I browsed through the pages and reached ‘potato’. It was written there that in olden days, people used to wash, clean, sun dry the sliced potatoes and then store in airtight containers. This powder was then combined with milk and sugar, made into a porridge and given to babies as solid foods; just like raw banana powder porridge.
I was like ‘WOW, I didn’t know this‘. Back home I researched for that ancient recipe but couldn’t find any 🙁 But I saw many European countries have adopted it with the addition of cheese.
Voila !! For me a new baby food recipe was born, its Potato Cheese Mash !! You can also read Chicken , Apple and Sweet Potato Mash recipe for babies and kids.
Potatoes are rich in starch and carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. Potato Cheese Mash is ideal for 8 month plus babies and kids. This is one of the foods which can help your baby to put on weight.
Potato cheese mash recipe – preparation method:
Pressure cook a medium potato for 5-8 whistles or till its mashy in consistency. Once cooled down, add roasted cumin powder, cheese and blend / mash to a smooth consistency.
Adding milk is optional. Read why cheese and butter can be introduced to babies below 1 year , but no cows milk.
- Potato - 1 medium
- Cheese - 1 cube
- Dry roasted cumin powder - 1 pinch
- Milk - ½ cup (optional)
- Water - ½ cup
- Pressure cook unpeeled potato with water until done. Can take about 7- 8 whistles
- Once it cools down, peel potato and blend it to a puree or mash consistency with cheese, cumin powder and milk
- Add boiled water to get the required consistency
2. Addition of milk is optional
Do let me know how your baby /kid responded to this potato cheese mash recipe.