Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Yum! for Little One! merges with Yum! Yum! Yum!

Dear Readers,

As it is becoming hectic to manage a separate blog for little ones, I will be working on merging the Yum! for Little One! with Yum! Yum! Yum! in the upcoming  days. With this you can conveniently browse all the Big People and Little One's recipes under one roof and subscribe for RSS Feed updates and become a Fan for Yum! Yum! Yum! on Facebook not to miss any updates.

Hope you are going like this idea and it gives me some more time as it will be easy to manage both blogs under one name and better suits for future growth plans for Yum! Yum! Yum!.

All the existing Little One's recipes will be available under Kids Corner Section on  Yum! Yum! Yum!. So don't go anywhere and keep visiting for new recipes...  :-)

Thank you for your support!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Potato Pancakes ( No Egg)

P for Potato, P for Pancakes and P for Penguine.. amma, when my little naughty daughter says that and walks like a penguin by keeping her hands on side and walking firm side -to- side pretending as if she is a little penguine, which makes us ( me and my son) laugh instantly at her little stunt. These days my son has little grown-up and accompanies me in cherishing all our little daughter's naughty stunts. Whenever she does things like these, both of us exchange the looks that 'Here She goes again.....', and that exact moment makes me realize the joy and pride in motherhood as i experience all these sweet nothings with my kids.  So, today let me share the 'not-that-sweet-pancakes', the pancakes made with potatoes recipe here. Enjoy!

Potato Pancakes

Potato - 2
Onion - 1
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
Flour - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp

  1. Peel the Potatoes, Wash and Pat Dry them.
  2. Grate the Potatoes and Onions. Add salt and black pepper, baking powder and baking soda and mix well.
  3. Keep this aside for 10 minutes.
  4. Add Flour to this mixture, add milk little by little until it becomes a thick batter. Add some water as necessary.
  5. Heat the non-stick pan and pour a ladle of batter and spread it like a round. sprinkle oil around the pancakes.
  6. Once the bubble forms turn it to other side and let it cook on all sides evenly. 
  7. Repeat the steps and make pancakes until you finish with the batter. 
  8. Now layer 2 or 3 pancakes and spread the strawberry jam or nuttella or maple syrup  and sprinkle some powdered sugar. 

    Today I have served these with Nutella to my kiddo's.

Let your kiddo's dig into this healthy breakfast. They don't mind if you pack these for their lunch box as well.

  • I have avoided eggs, instead I have added baking soda for the quick fermentation and puffed pancakes.
  • You can use butter milk instead of milk for the same effect.
  • Or you can use egg, then don't use baking soda. 
  • This yields 12 to 15 small pancakes.
In the same batter I have added some left-over maggi masala to give that twist of spice for Big People.

Take care until we meet here again...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Cabbage and Mixed Veg Stir Fry

Cabbage is one vegetable which tastes good in many forms, raw, stri-fry sauteed, pressure cooked. Oh, some thing is smelly now, Aha, the mention of the last form 'pressure cook'. Cabbage gives you some pungent smell when it gets pressure cooked. My mom used to make a fry by pressure cooking it and with the addition of fresh ground Ginger Chili paste  and grated coconut. It tastes superb, as long you can bear the smell while cooking it.  I took some hints from my mom's version but avoided pressure cooking. And, Today, I made a Cabbage and mixed veg stir fry, and surprisingly my kids loved this version. Here is the Recipe for you, Enjoy!

Cabbage Mixed-Veg Stir Fry

This is a very simple and less spicy version and goes very well with rice or rotis as well. Actually, I liked it with Rotis better than Rice. The color and crunch in this curry makes it unique and tastes very good with your soft chapati or roti or pulka. For your Little one you can roll this curry in Chapati and serve.

Onion - 1 small
green chili - 3
Cabbage - 1 small
Green Beans - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Carrot - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Sweet Corn - 1/2  cup - frozen

oil - 1 Tbsp
ginger - 1 inch stick
garlic - 3 or 4 cloves
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
salt - 2 tsp
black pepper - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 10
cilantro - 1/4 cup
Spring Onions - 1 Tbsp ( chopped)


  1. Chop the cabbage, onions, green chili  and set aside. Thaw the american sweet corn. 
  2. Boil 1 cup of water in the stock pot. add 1 tsp of salt.
  3. Add carrot and green beans once the water is boiling. After 5 min add the chopped cabbage and sweet corn. 
  4. let them cook for 5 min. And switch of the flame and drain the vegetables.
  5. Heat non-stick pan and add the oil. Once the oil is hot, Add the cumin seeds, followed by ginger, curry leaves, green chili, garlic, chopped onions.  Add turmeric powder and spring onions and saute for 2 to 3 min.
  6. Add the drained vegetables to the pan and mix them well. 
  7. Now add salt and black pepper and stir fry them on high for 2 min. Close the lid and cook on low for 2 min. 
  8. Add the Cilantro and mix the vegetables well and Turn off the heat. 

Transfer to serving bowl and serve with rice or roti.


  • For this curry cutting the vegetables into very thin pieces is very important. 
  • Green chili and Ginger combination always enhances the flavor of cabbage.
  • If you want to make it spicy, you can add 1 tsp chili powder also, before simmering. 
This recipe has been linked to following events:
Serve it - Stir fry at Kirthi's Kitchen Originated by Denny

Take care until then
Ba Bye