Aloo Puri with Halwa and Chana Navami Meal | Kids Meal #2

A meal of aloo puri (or aloo poori) with sweet halwa and chane is made during Ashthami (8th Day of Navaratri) or Navami (9th Day of Navaratri). Festive kids meal of fried bread, potato curry, semolina halwa, Black chickpeas dry veg, cucumber boat and chocolate banana sushi.

Festival for me is all about celebration, togetherness be it with the family or society, immersing in our culture and yummy indulgent food! Kids enjoy festivals the most! They get to spend quality time with the extended family, have fun and eat delicious food all day long!

Festival meals are same for all and my daughter enjoyed this festive meal so much. She loved pooris and asked me to make them everyday (yeah right! Can you believe her?). She particularly loved the Banana Sushi I made to go with milk.

In this meal, I have included poori (deep-fried bread), a 15 minute potato curry, dry veg black chickpeas which are coated with spices, a fresh cucumber boat and some oranges. Also seen in the picture is the Chocolate Banana Sushi I made for her snack in between. Dry Black chickpeas curry is very easy to make and is a protein packed curry which kids should often eat.

Let’s see how we can make a quick dry black chickpeas curry. I add 2 tbsp ghee (or oil) in a big pot. Once the Ghee is hot enough, I add 1 tsp cumin, Pinch of asafoetida, 1 tbsp ginger and green chili paste. After this I add 1 chopped tomato and fry until they are soft. Now I add a mixture of 1/2 cup curd, 2 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp red chili powder, Salt to taste, 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder, 1 tsp Cumin Powder, 1/2 tsp Kasoori Methi. Mix this gravy till the curd is cooked (keep the gas on low to prevent the curd from splitting). Now add 2 cups of boiled black chickpeas with very little water from boiling. Mix well, garnish with chopped coriander and cover and cook for a couple of minutes. This only takes 10 minutes.

This is my second meal in the series of kids meals which are fun, creative, healthy and yummy. Take a look at the rest of the meals

Lemon Rice with Chicken Pops – Kids Meal #1,  

Bow Tie Pasta in Creamy Mushroom Sauce | Kids Meal #3

Methi Theplas with Paneer Bhurji | Kids Meal #4

Broccoli Curry with Paratha | Kids Meal #5

Vegetable Idli with Paneer Fingers | Kids Meal #6

Beetroot Dosa with Teddy Upma | Kids Meal #7

Vegetable Gratin Bread Pizza with Chana Chat | Kids Meal #8

This again is a well balanced meal with protein, carbs, vegetables, calcium and fruits. I am including the recipe for Aloo Puri in this post.

Aloo Puri | Spicy Potato Curry with Puri | Kids Meal #2

A spicy and tangy aloo subzi (potato curry) which is ready in minutes served with fried puffed pooris (puris)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 3
Author Nandita


For Aloo Sabzi (Potato Curry)

  • 2 cups Potatoes boiled and roughly chopped into big chunks
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Ginger paste
  • 2 Green Chilies slit and seeds removed
  • 1 cup tomato puree freshly made at home with 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp Amchoor dried mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Coriander chopped

For Puri (or poori) recipe

  • 2 cups Whole wheat flour
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp Ghee or oil
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Water to knead


For Aloo Sabzi (Potato Curry)

  1. Heat Ghee (or oil) in a large pot. Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  2. Now add green chilies, ginger and let them roast for half a minute and add tomato puree.

  3. Mix well and cook until the mixture leaves the sides of the pan and the tomatoes have cooked.
  4. Add coriander powder, cumin powder, amchur powder, garama masala powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder. Mix well.
  5. Now add boiled potatoes and roast till the spices coat the potatoes.

  6. Now add some water to make the gravy. Mash some of the potatoes in the gravy to thicken it.

For Puri (or poori) recipe

  1. Knead a hard dough with whole wheat, salt, ghee (or oil), milk and water. Cover and keep aside for at least ha;f an hour.

  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet or pan for deep frying the puris. Roll out small circular puris which are not very thin. Avoid using flour otherwise your oil will become mucky because of the residual flour. Use a little oil if the puri sticks while rolling.

  3. Fry these puris in hot oil so they puff up. Use the flat side of the spatula to press the puris down and puri will puff nicely. Serve hot with Aloo Sabzi.

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