Potato Smiley – Guest post from Mullai

Potato Smiley

Snack mania continues and today we have Mullai from SpiceIndiaOnline. Mullai and I become friends recently but in a short span of time, we have become close to each other. Though I am a Amateur blogger when compared with her blogging experience, she never treats me so. She is friendly and kind, shares her blogging techniques and things which worked for her.  My India trip is fast approaching and time to prepare something for my hubby and freeze it when was thinking what to do, Mullai gave me a lot of interesting ideas. I have to check her blog for more recipes. During our calls one day I told about Guest post and she squeezed sometime between her busy schedule and gave this yummy snacks. Can someone say no to this beautiful crispy snacks??

Over to Mullai,

Writing a guest post is all new to me… one fine morning Vidya casually pinged to chat and from then on we became good friends. That  fun chat still continues with never ending conversations until duty calls. Vidya Srinivasan,  who i’ve  known for a few months now is a very dedicated food blogger..runs this beautiful, very impressive  blog called “traditionallymodernfood” with wonderful collection of both traditional & modern recipes.  She mostly shares  simple recipes with easy instructions and keeps it interesting & neat. She is one sweet person with humble attitude and when she asked me to write a guest post on toddler friendly food I couldn’t say no.


While googling  for a good one, I ran into YummytummyArthi’s space which had this fun recipe called Potato smiley faces which caught my eyes, which made me feel like a kid in the candy store! Well this recipe is inspired from that with few alterations to suit my taste. Though not that healthy, it will for sure impress your kids and I can assure that it will definitely bring a smile on their face. Try it out!


Medium size Potatoes    3

Corn flour    5- 6 tablespoons

Salt  3/4 teaspoon

Black pepper  1/2 teaspoon

Oil    2 cups (for deep frying)


  • Boil potatoes and keep aside. Let them cool completely. Finely grate them or mash like how you would do for mashed potatoes
  • This mixture will be very sticky, add salt, black pepper powder and just half of the corn flour and make a stiff dough. Add more corn flour until the dough looks firm.

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  • Cover and refrigerate for atleast an hour.  By now the potato dough would have turn stiff.Dust corn flour on a board and roll out the dough flat for about 1/4 inch thickness.

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  • Using a cookie cutter cut them out into small circular discs. Using big hole straw punch the discs as shown for the eyes. Then using a spoon press to shape the mouth.

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  • Heat oil and deep fry the smileys… they just dance around in the hot oil, bubbles of oil oozing out from their eyes and mouth will look as if they are talking to you. Once they turn golden brown on both sides, remove and drain excess oil by placing them on a paper towel. Serve hot with ketchup!

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  • This recipe will yield about 15 smileys, make them ahead of time, dust with corn flour and refrigerate. Make it in the morning and refrigerate and fry when the kids long for an evening snack. Oh…there’s already a naughty one licking up the ketchup!

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32 thoughts on “Potato Smiley – Guest post from Mullai

  1. Sunflower April 26, 2015 at 10:10 AM Reply

    What an adorable and useful post!! 🙂 To imagine that I spend money on these regularly :p Looking forward to try them!

  2. Delicious Peace of Mind April 18, 2015 at 1:48 PM Reply

    So cute! 🙂 Happy food! 🙂

  3. coconutcraze April 18, 2015 at 8:47 AM Reply

    That is a lovely treat! It is very cheerful and will make anyone smile! Nice recipe!

  4. Mullai Madavan April 18, 2015 at 6:42 AM Reply

    Thank you all for your sweet comments and thanks a bunch Vidhya, for giving me this wonderful opportunity to share this fun recipe in your blog! I wish you the best of everything!

  5. Rupa G April 17, 2015 at 6:53 PM Reply

    This doesn’t have to just kid special… It is my favorite too! I used to get the frozen ones long time back!

  6. Christy Birmingham April 17, 2015 at 2:19 PM Reply

    Delicious AND cute 😀

  7. Love Served Daily April 17, 2015 at 1:08 PM Reply


  8. teagan geneviene April 17, 2015 at 8:49 AM Reply

    Oh this is adorable. It’s so cool when food can be fun. Hugs.

  9. skd April 17, 2015 at 6:46 AM Reply

    Humility is one of your best attributes dear Vidya besides your excellent cooking skills that is.

  10. sarithakumbakkara April 17, 2015 at 6:21 AM Reply

    cute and yummy!

  11. Chef Amy at Remke Markets April 17, 2015 at 6:18 AM Reply

    This is fantastic!! You know they sell such a thing in the frozen food section, Smiley Fries for kids, these look so much better, I love them so cute, Great Job!!! 🙂

  12. Chitra Jagadish April 17, 2015 at 3:49 AM Reply

    Wow looks appetizing…. lovely treat… 🙂 🙂

  13. Maribel April 17, 2015 at 3:41 AM Reply

    Que bien quedan, para los niños es ideal xD

  14. Vasantha Vivek April 17, 2015 at 3:28 AM Reply

    My all time favorite … 🙂

  15. Jhuls April 17, 2015 at 2:00 AM Reply

    These look so lovely. 😍

  16. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 17, 2015 at 1:46 AM Reply

    they are so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Adorable !!!

  17. lapetitepaniere April 16, 2015 at 11:41 PM Reply

    So cute 🙂

  18. srividhya April 16, 2015 at 11:32 PM Reply

    Cute little veggie crisps. Great

  19. Aruna Panangipally April 16, 2015 at 11:16 PM Reply

    The recipe made me smile. Simple, delicious, and so “I want more” kinda recipe.

  20. dsupriyareddy April 16, 2015 at 6:27 PM Reply

    Super presentation!!!

  21. apuginthekitchen April 16, 2015 at 6:11 PM Reply

    Oh my goodnes those are adorable and delicious.

  22. Julie is Hostess At Heart April 16, 2015 at 6:10 PM Reply

    Truly adorable! What child (or me) wouldn’t love them?

  23. LifestyleswithLia April 16, 2015 at 5:44 PM Reply

    Thanks for this guest post! What cute potatoes! And better than the bagged chip variety for sure!

  24. Bonnie Eng April 16, 2015 at 5:23 PM Reply

    These are so cute! Yum, wish I had a few to munch on right now. 🙂

  25. Malar April 16, 2015 at 5:11 PM Reply

    Aww they look simply cute 🙂 Nice post from Mullai!!!

  26. colemangrady79 April 16, 2015 at 5:05 PM Reply

    This is so cool and fun thanks for this one

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