by Tarla Dalal
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If you see a frown on your kid’s face, this is the best recipe to put the smile back! The Potato Smiley is an all-time favourite kids’ recipe. The potato-based dough is shaped into small, flat rounds, with eyes and a smile impressed upon each, using a straw and a spoon. Once deep-fried, they become crisp and golden-hued, attractive in every way. This cheerful starter is bound to start your meal on a positive note, literally! Serve it immediately as it will become soft later.
- Combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, mix well and knead into a soft dough, without using water.
- Cover it with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 2 equal portions.
- Place a plastic sheet on a clean dry surface and place a portion of the dough in the center, press it lightly and place another sheet of plastic over it.
- Roll the dough into a 200 mm. (8”) diameter thick circle using a rolling pin.
- Remove the plastic sheet from top and make 7 rounds of approx. 50 mm. (2”) in diameter with the help of a cookie cutter or a vati.
- Place these 7 rounds on a clean dry surface and make eyes using a straw and a smile using a spoon on each round.
- The dough remaining after cutting the rounds can be used to make 3 more smileys.
- Repeat steps 4 to 8 to make 10 more smileys with one more portion of the dough.
- Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the smileys, a few at time on a medium flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper.
- Serve immediately with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per smiley
|Vitamin A||36.7 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0 mg|
|Vitamin B3||0.4 mg|
|Vitamin C||2 mg|
|Folic Acid||7.3 mcg|
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