When you think of lollipops, you think of sweet, bright colored candy, or you might even think of chicken! However, sathumaavu is not a term you’d associate with a lollipop, but we’ve gone ahead and done it, with our Sathumaavu Lollipop recipe! These visual treats can be made with easily available ingredients, like boiled potatoes and homemade Paneer along with the Sathumaavu mix. The mixture is then lightly spiced and given a lollipop shape with edible holders made of baby corn.
Sathumaavu Lollipop Recipe
- 1/2 cup Sathumaavu Health Mix
- 1/2 cup Paneer (Cottage Cheese)
- 2-3 Potatoes, boiled
- 5-7 Baby Corns
- 1 Onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 inch piece of Ginger
- 2-3 pods of Garlic
- 1 tsp black Pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp red Chilly powder (optional)
- 2-3 tbsp Sooji/Semolina
- Salt to taste
- Oil for frying
1. Peel and grate the boiled Potatoes. Grate or simply crumble the Paneer. Grind the ginger and garlic to a paste. Put everything in a bowl along with the spice powders.
2. Meanwhile, in a sauce pan , boil 2 cups of water with salt and add the baby corns to it. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Drain and keep aside.
3. To the potato paneer mixture, add the Sathumaavu mix and finely chopped onion. Mix well and knead into a soft dough. Use a few drops of water if required .
4. Make medium sized round balls from this dough and pierce the thicker side of the cooked Baby corn in this dough ball. Press the dough ball lightly between your palms to secure it firmly on the baby corn. Make all lollipops in a similar way. The ingredients listed here should give you 5-7 Sathumaavu lollipops.
5. Heat sufficient oil in a wok for deep frying. Mix sooji with a little salt in a flat plate. Roll the lollipops in this salt-sooji mixture and tap lightly to let go of any excess.
6. Deep fry the lollipops on a medium flame for 2-3 minutes or until they turn crisp and golden brown on both sides. If you have a small wok, fry one lollipop at a time.
7. Drain on absorbent paper and serve the Sathumaavu lollipos with a dip of your choice.
These vegetarian lollipops are a healthy and yummy starter dish especially for kids’ parties. They’re also a great option for kids when they come home from school – they’ll never guess how nutritious these lollipops are!