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Yummy Spiced Potato Pie (V)


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.

3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Fiona R #

    Just made this for my 9 month old baby and it is delicious! Great consistency and wonderful sweet spices. Thanks for providing such a great recipe!


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