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Warming Winter Hotpot

Yum! There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty meal! With the weather changing this Warming Winter Hotpot is perfect for satisfying little bellies. Suitable for toddlers from 10 months and up.

Warming Winter Hotpot

A traditional slow-cooked meal originating from the north of England. This is a hearty hotpot with a little garam masala thrown in for difference. Loaded with iron for baby this meal is delicious and nutritious.

SuperFoods included – onion, carrot, garlic, white potato
SuperSpices included – garam masala

Total preparation and cooking time: 2 hours
Makes 3-4 servings
Suitable for freezing

25g (1 oz.) unsalted butter
100g (3 ½ oz.) lean lamb cubes – boneless, fat-trimmed, cut into 1cm pieces
Sprinkle of plain flour
½ onion – peeled, chopped
1 medium carrot – peeled, washed, shredded
1 bay leaf
¼ tsp. minced garlic
¼ tsp. ground garam masala
60ml (2 ½ fl. oz./ ¼ cup) lamb stock – baby-friendly
4-5 slices of white potato – peeled, washed


Pre-heat oven to 160C/ 325F/ gas mark 3.

Melt the butter in a pot and add the lamb and flour. Stir continuously on med-low heat until the lamb pieces have browned. Then remove and place at the bottom of a small oven-proof dish.

Using the same pot heat a little oil and add the onion, carrot, bay leaf and stir-fry for 3-4mins until the onion is soft and golden.

Add the garlic and garam masala to the pot and stir-fry for a further 30secs then immediately pour the mixture into the oven-proof dish followed by the stock. Place the potato slices in a layer over the top until it forms a cover for the stew underneath.

Cover the dish loosely with foil and place on the middle shelf of the oven and slow cook for 1 ½ hours. Once cooked, remove the foil and place the dish under a hot grill to brown the potatoes.

Allow cooling and shred or mash the meal as necessary for baby. For older children serve with a side of freshly cooked vegetables for a more filling meal. Delicious!


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You can find more delicious recipes in Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family available to buy now from Amazon. Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy and Mother & Baby.

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Yum. I’ll give this a go for the grown ups too – although I’m not sure if I’ve seen lamb for sale in Portugal but it must be there somewhere.


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