Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli are nutritious and tasty first foods for babies. Their shape makes it easy to offer as finger food for baby-led weaning and their earthy taste makes broccoli a great addition to soups, baked dishes, and fritters.
In this post, let’s look at a quick and easy recipe for broccoli fritters for babies and toddlers.
Broccoli Patties | Broccoli Fritters for Babies and Toddlers
- 1 head broccoli
- 4 potatoes
- 2-3 cloves of garlic
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp cumin powder
- 1/4 tsp garam masala powder
- 1/4 tsp salt skip for babies
- roasted semolina for coating
- olive oil for frying
- Boil the potatoes and the broccoli florets separately.
- In a mixing bowl, mash the potatoes and broccoli florets and combine the two together.
- Add salt, black pepper, finely chopped garlic, cumin powder, and garam masala powder, and mix well. Make round patty shapes.
- On a plate take some roasted semolina for coating the patties.
- Heat oil in a pan, coat each patty with semolina, and shallow fry until golden brown on each side. This takes about 3-5 minutes on each side.
- Serve with ketchup or green chutney.
- To make this recipe meal plan friendly, you can make the broccoli and potato round-shaped patties on the weekend and freeze them in ziplock bags,
- Remove the patties 30 minutes prior to cooking during the week and coat them with semolina before frying.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH BROCCOLI FRITTERS?
You can serve these broccoli fritters with green chutney made of mint and coriander leaves or as a side with steamed fish, grilled chicken, or scrambled egg.
Such a type of snack plate lunch is quick to assemble and provides little children with an opportunity to try new textures and flavors on the plate.
MEAL PLAN IDEAS
When I am planning to include broccoli patties in school lunch boxes, I usually make the patty mix the night before to save time and refrigerate it overnight.
In the morning, I remove them 20 minutes before I plan to fry and coat them with some roasted semolina and then shallow fry them.
These patties are filling, and easy to make and most children enjoy eating patties, so less fuss around vegetable consumption for you.
If you like such quick and easy patty recipes for babies, check out this chicken patty recipe for babies.
Do try this easy baby led weaning friendly recipe and tell me how your baby likes it.
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Until next time!