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Mashed potatoes

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A calorie-dense recipe of mashed potatoes, besides being very tasy, found to be very useful to help toddlers and kids with weight gain.
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 2 medium-sized potatoes peeled and cut in 4 pieces
  • 2-3 cups milk
  • 3-4 tbsp butter you can melt this beforehand if you wish
  • 1 cheese cube grated
  • Approximately 1/4th tsp black pepper powder adjust the quantity depending on your baby’s age
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat 3-4 cups of water in a pan with a little salt added to it.
  • Add potatoes and cover the pan partially, leaving some room for the steam to escape.
  • Turn off heat when the potatoes become tender. (You can poke a fork in it intermittently to check.)
  • Heat a pan, add the boiled potatoes, and start mashing them.
  • After you have mashed the potatoes, stir in half the milk.
  • Add butter and grated cheese and keep stirring the mixture. (If you have just started giving dairy products to your li'l one, you should go easy on cheese as his/her digestive system may not be ready for it just yet).
  • Go on adding more milk as the mixture thickens and keep stirring.
  • Add salt and black pepper powder, and stir for a couple of minutes. Go easy on the salt if you have used salted butter. (You can choose to not add pepper for smaller babies.)
  • Add some more milk if required. (You will want the mashed potatoes to have pudding-like consistency for smaller babies.)
  • Stir one more time and turn off heat.