This week I will be showing you three savoury baked recipes. It has been a long time since I baked anything. I used to be someone who baked every day and in these two years my life took a 180 degree turn and now I don’t bake at all. Occasionally I switch on my ove to roast almonds for snacking, and that is it. Those who know me are quite surprised to hear that I don’t bake any more. Even Sruti was asking me to bake a nice cake as she has been missing them a lot. I have promised her that I would bake a nice cake for her, but still I haven’t done it. When Sowmya announced the savoury bakes theme for this month’s Kid’s Delight, I was really delighted as I could bake something. But still I chose some simpler recipes than the butter loaded ones. But wait for next month. I have a delicious theme coming up and I promise I will give you a real virtual treat.
The first dish I made are these potato wedges. My daughter is a crazy fan of potatoes and if I ask her to choose a vegetable every day, she would choose potatoes for the whole week. That is why I decided to make the potato wedges for the first day. These are quite easy to make and I have used a tsp of ghee for the whole batch. But if you don’t mind using ghee, then go for more than a tsp for some richness. Pre-boiling the potatoes gives them a nice softness even after baking. I have also baked potatoes without boiling them, but I find them a little drier when compared to this version. These would make a delicious snack when serve with some ketchup at the side, but you can also serve it as a side dish with rice. However you serve it, it would be delicious. The sesame adds some nutty taste to the wedges.
Potatoes – 200 gm
Ghee – 1 tsp
Kasuri Methi – 1 tsp
Sesame Seeds – 1 tsp
Red Chilly powder – 1/4 tsp
Pepper Powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
Salt – to taste
Cumin Powder – a pinch
Preheat oven to 250°C.
Wash and slice the potatoes into wedges.
Add it to boiling water and boil for 10 minutes.
Drain and set aside for a few minutes to dry.
In a bowl, take the potatoes and add ghee, salt, red chilly powder, garam masala, pepper powder, cumin powder, sesame seeds and kasoori methi.
Arrange the wedges on a baking tray and bake the wedges until golden, it may take 20 – 25 minutes.
Serve them hot with some sauce at the side.