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.
Makes 4-5 servings. Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins. 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.