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Easy Indian SuperMeals – Release Day!!!

LAUNCH DAY IS HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE!!

You can FINALLY get your hands on a copy of my book Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family! Whoop whoop! Buy the hardcover from Amazon, Waterstones and from all other good bookshops now.

The ebook version for tablets and mobiles is also available too if you prefer something a little more portable. Handy if you’re out shopping and want to buy some of the ingredients. It’s also available from all Amazon sites worldwide.

Easy Indian SuperMeals

I hope you and your little munchkins enjoy the meals that come from this book. These are the recipes I fed Aaliyah from 7 months when she was just one month into weaning. I like to think of this book as her food journey or rather her weaning journey as she progressed from one weaning stage and onto the next. She has personally given her little stamp of approval on all of the recipes. She’s also a great eater because them; not fussy at all and sometime eats TWO dinners at nursery! Much to the nursery staff’s amazement.

And if your kids are slightly older (like Aaliyah – she’s three now), there’s a nifty chapter at the end called Quick Kids SuperMeals which has some excellent, tasty recipes – ready in 15mins or less. Again all Aaliyah approved and perfect now the kids are back to school.

Finally… I’m really excited to add you can catch me on Nihal’s show on the BBC Asian Network today from 11am where I’ll be having a chat with him live about the book. If you’re free – tune in.

#NoMoreFussyEaters

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Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk (V)

This is the final recipe I’ll be sharing from my book before it’s out next Monday. This recipe is suitable for babies from 7 months and up. It’s REALLY simple to cook and only takes 20mins (including the prep time!).

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk in book

For those of you outside of the UK, you can also buy a copy of the book where you are, but as an ebook version. It will be on sale next week (Monday 8th September) from all Amazon sites worldwide. 🙂

 

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk (V)

UK healthcare professionals actively campaign ‘breast is best’ for newborn babies due to the perfect nutritional content of breast milk, and its immune-boosting compound ‘lauric acid’. Only one other natural source exists close enough to match the lauric acid content found in breast milk, and it can be found in coconuts. Although coconut oil is by far the most concentrated source, it can be found in desiccated coconut and in coconut milk. So feeding your little one this creamy scrummy curry should help to keep infections at bay.

Mixed Veggies in Coconut Milk

Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins
Makes 6 servings
Suitable for freezing

1 tbsp olive oil
1 small onion – peeled, chopped
½ tsp minced garlic
¼ tsp minced ginger
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander
1 medium parsnip – washed, peeled, chopped
70g (3oz) green beans – washed, ends chopped, halved
200g (7oz) cauliflower florets – washed, chopped (no stems)
100g (3½oz) tinned sweet corn (no added salt) – drained
250ml (8fl oz) unsweetened coconut milk

Heat the oil in a pot, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft golden. Turn to low heat and add garlic,
ginger, turmeric, cumin, coriander and stir-fry for a further 30secs-1min.

Add all of the remaining vegetables to the pot along with the coconut milk and stir. Bring to the boil and simmer (covered) on a medium-low heat for 6-8mins until all of the vegetables are tender. Once cooked, mash the vegetables to a soft lumpy consistency using either a masher or blender using a pulse motion. Serve to baby warm or for toddlers serve with rice or roti for a heavier meal.

 

Hardcover front cover
Recipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family available to buy from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby

Desi Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Tuna

With just TWO WEEKS to go until the launch of my book, here’s another exclusive recipe to try! It’s suitable for toddlers from 10 months and up and it’s delish, delish oh and did I say delish? I tend to bulk cook this one and serve it as a family meal. Everyone loves it and Aaliyah has a particular love for tuna so it always goes down a treat.

Desi Mac 'n' Cheese in book


Desi Mac’n’Cheese with Tuna

An Indian twist on a British school dinner classic… loaded with complex carbohydrates vital for energy (courtesy of the macaroni pasta), this meal is extremely versatile. Exclude the tuna for a vegetarian meal, chop up cooked macaroni for spoon-feeding, or keep the macaroni pasta whole and serve as a finger food.

Desi Mac 'n' Cheese with Tuna

Total preparation and cooking time: 30mins
Makes 5 servings
Suitable for freezing

80g (3oz) macaroni pasta

Tomato masala:
1 tbsp olive oil
½ onion- peeled, chopped
½ tsp minced garlic
½ tsp minced ginger
1 tomato – washed, chopped
¼ tsp dried oregano

White sauce:
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp plain flour
350ml (12fl oz) of whole milk
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of ground black pepper
1 x 185g (6½oz) tinned tuna (in spring water) – drained
30g (1oz) medium Cheddar cheese – grated

Cook the macaroni according to packet instructions. Once cooked, drain and set aside.

Tomato masala: Heat the oil in a frying pan, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 2mins until soft. Add the garlic, ginger, tomato, oregano and stir-fry continuously for a few minutes until the tomato chunks begin to soften, and set aside.

White sauce: In a pot, melt the butter on low heat and spoon in the flour. Stir continuously until a paste is formed, then pour in the milk a little at a time and whisk vigorously to avoid any lumps appearing. Once all of the milk has been poured, add the nutmeg, black pepper and flake in the tuna. Bring to the boil on low heat and simmer (uncovered) for 4-5mins, stirring occasionally. Once cooked, add the cheese and the tomato masala to the sauce and stir. If the sauce looks very heavy, add
some extra milk. Toss the cooked macaroni into sauce and combine well. Serve to baby warm.

 

Hardcover front coverRecipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family. Order from Amazon today.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Preganancy and Mother & Baby

Easy Indian SuperMeals – Veggie Korma (V)

With just THREE weeks to go until Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family is released, I’ll be sharing an exclusive recipe from the book with you each week until RELEASE DAY! (Mon 8th Sept).

The first recipe is my Veggie Korma recipe. This recipe was much loved by Aaliyah in the early stages of weaning when she was just 7 months old. It’s so easy to cook and you can freeze the remaining servings for a later stage. Yum! It’s a very flavoursome meal and is perfect for introducing subtle, new flavours into your little one’s diet. As mentioned it’s suitable for weaning babies from 7 months and up.

veggie korma in book

Veggie Korma (V)

I love this recipe! It’s simple, nutritious and includes the subtle and naturally sweet taste of the exotic coconut. Not widely accepted as a SuperFood just yet due to its fat content; coconuts are antioxidant, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal (great for nappy rash protection) and boost energy and immune system function. Equally coconuts are rich in fibre, vitamins and minerals. With all of these health benefits and more, coconuts are definitely SuperFoods in my opinion.

Veggie Korma

Total preparation and cooking time: 30mins
Suitable for freezing
Makes 4 servings

 

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tomato – washed, deseeded, grated
Pinch of ground turmeric
Pinch of ground cumin
¼ tsp minced garlic
1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cubed
2 tbsp unsweetened desiccated coconut
200ml (7fl oz) of water
1 medium carrot – peeled, washed, chopped
40g (1½oz) peas – frozen, washed

 

Heat the oil in a pot and add the tomato, turmeric, cumin, garlic and stir-fry for 1-2mins. Add the potato, coconut and water. Stir and bring to the boil. Simmer (covered) on low heat for 15-20mins until tender. Then mash and set aside.

Whilst the potato is boiling, steam the carrot and peas in either 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 on high for 1-1½mins. Drain and add to the mashed potato. Further mash or blend as necessary using a pulse motion. Serve to baby warm.

 

Hardcover front cover
Recipe extract from Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family available for pre-order now from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby.

 

Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family

I’m so EXCITED to announce my new book – Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family is available to buy now as a printed, hardback book!! Woo-hoo! To all of my followers who have personally emailed me to ask about a printed edition, it’s finally here available to buy from Amazon UK

My brand new book is packed with lifestyle photography, an image of every recipe, new recipes and a chapter focussing on quick, nutritious meals for kids – ready in 15 mins or less. All created using yummy, aromatic spices. You can read the synopsis below.

Ebook is also available worldwide from all good online bookstores.

SYNOPSIS

Tempt little taste buds early on with exciting aromatic flavours and avoid a fussy eater from emerging.

With award-winning Easy Indian SuperMeals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family, you can do just that by preparing simple yet delicious, nutrient-rich meals tailored for a young sensitive palate. As you progress through the weaning stages (stages 2-4), all the way up to quick meals to tackle the school years, watch your little one grow up appreciating food as you offer a variety of different meals, textures and flavours. And most importantly watch your child eat virtually everything – which author, Zainab Jagot Ahmed’s daughter, and her little friends are testament to.

With nutritionists recommending a reduction in the amount of salt and sugar children consume, Zainab uses aromatic spices as a substitute, offering an abundance of flavour in children’s meals helping them to look forward to tasty mealtimes, and there are no chillies in sight.

Zainab also encourages the use of a combination of feeding techniques including baby-led weaning, to ensure babies and toddlers develop their motor skills and independence; along with providing invaluable feeding experience and parenting advice.

Use this book as a guide book for years to come to ensure the whole family is achieving a well-balanced diet, by referring to the extensively researched SuperFood and aromatic SuperSpice details, along with the Department of Health’s UK eatwell plate model, also enclosed. And if you don’t feel like cooking a curry – that’s ok too because the recipes aren’t only Indian. Influences range from British to Italian, Spanish and more, all adapted with a hint of Indian, so oodles of taste and flavour are still present helping you to raise a well-rounded, healthy eater.

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