Yummy Spiced Potato Pie (V)
INDIAN BABY FOOD RECIPE – STAGE 2: 7 MONTHS PLUS
Indian influenced potato pie lightly flavoured with lots of traditional, fragrant spices.
– SuperFoods included: white potato, sweet potato, olive oil, onion, garlic, peas
– SuperSpices included: turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper
Includes antioxidant vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene) for healthy skin, eyes and immune system; anti-inflammatory to keep allergies at bay; potassium-rich for heart health, and packed with starchy foods for much-needed energy.
Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins
Makes 4-5 servings
Suitable for freezing
1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cubed
1 medium sweet potato – washed, peeled, cubed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 onion – peeled, finely chopped
¼ tsp minced garlic
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander
Pinch of ground black pepper
60g (2½oz) peas – frozen, washed
1 tsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp of whole milk
Place the white and sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer (uncovered) on medium-high heat for 10-12mins until tender.
Whilst the potatoes are boiling, in a frying pan, heat the oil and add the onion. Stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft and golden.
Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper and stir-fry continuously for 30secs-1min to lightly cook the spices and set aside.
Next steam the peas in a steamer or in the microwave by placing them in a microwavable dish and adding 2 tablespoons of water. Cover the dish with either a lid (leaving a small vent) or cling film (piercing a few holes), and steam in the microwave on high for 1-1½mins until tender. Once cooked, drain the excess water and set aside.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain, place in a bowl and add the peas, butter and spoon in the milk and mash the potatoes until smooth.
Add the spiced onion to the mash and combine together for a creamy, tasty pie.
If the consistency of the pie is too heavy for your little one, add some extra milk. Serve to baby warm.
Recipe from Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook
Image and recipe © Zainab Jagot Ahmed and Zainab Jagot Ahmed Indian Baby Food. 2012.