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Easy Indian SuperMeals – Launch Day Round-Up

Well yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind! Up by 5am, spent 3 hours in the car down to London and straight into the studio for my interview with Nihal at the BBC Asian Network at 11am.

I was initially nervous but my goodness – what a blast! Nihal was lovely, the callers were lovely and even the texts I received were great too! Everyone was really supportive, and the feedback I received was extremely encouraging.  Thanks to all who got in touch!

I was really pleased to hear during my interview that my book was also storming up the Amazon charts! By the end of the day I couldn’t believe Amazon had sold out!! But not to worry, I believe more books are on the way. You can also order your copy from Amazon even if they don’t have any books in stock at the moment, they’ll post them out to you as soon as they arrive.

For those of you who missed my interview you can hear it on BBC iPlayer here. My interview is 1 hour, 12mins into the show. It will be available for one week.

Here’s a round up of yesterday in pictures:

BBC studio arrival                           Me and Nihal

#3 Amazon bestseller


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Hardcover front coverEasy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family is available to buy now from Amazon.

Recommended by Prima Baby & Pregnancy Magazine and Mother & Baby




Easy Indian SuperMeals – Release Day!!!


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.


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Happy 1st Birthday!

balloonI can’t believe my baby is 1 year old today! Well not my actual baby (she is 2 ½ years old), but my book, Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook.

A year ago today my book was released worldwide and has since sold copies in the UK, America, India, Canada, Germany, France and even Japan!

Thank you to everyone who has bought a copy of the book and for all the fabulous reviews I have received over the last year. 


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For those of you who haven’t purchased a copy yet, as a birthday gift from me to you I am giving a massive:

50% OFF Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook [Only £2.50!]

For 1 week only until Tues 3rd September 2013.





To claim:

  1. Simply visit my publisher’s website here
  2. Click ‘buy book’
  3. Use code ONETODAY in the discount coupon box and click ‘apply’. Your discount will automatically be applied and continue to checkout as normal.


  • The ebook can be viewed on all PCs, smartphones ereaders and tablets.
  • It can be purchased in ANY COUNTRY at my publisher’s website (link above). All you need is a valid credit card, debit card or paypal account.
  • If you are interested in purchasing a copy but are unclear as to how to do this, please send an email to
  • iPad is not included within the offer.

Download your copy today!

Baby’s Papaya Shrikhand (V)


Papaya Shrikand

This recipe takes me back to when my daughter was a teeny tiny little baby (7-8 months). I remember it clearly because it was one of her favourite desserts. I remember how her little mouth kept opening for more as I was spoon feeding her…. and I remember the tears that followed when it had finished. I had to quickly whip up some more to keep her smiling, but that wasn’t a problem as it only takes minutes to throw together.

I decided to share this recipe with you from my book, Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook. It’s a great tropical, fresh fruity yogurt snack or dessert that goes really well with the warm weather at the moment, and also doubles up as a wonderful Eid dessert for babies. So give it a go…


“Shrikhand is a traditional sweet yogurt dessert chock-full of probiotic goodness, and contains the golden orange SuperFood Papaya. This exotic fruit is filled with antioxidant vitamins A (in the form of beta-carotene) and C. Both play a vital role in promoting a healthy immune system. Similarly rich in folate, this fruit will aid healthy growth. Only taking a few minutes to prepare, this is an effortless yogurt dessert. Also delicious prepared with mango.


SuperFoods included – yogurt, papaya

SuperSpices included – saffron, cardamom


Total preparation time: 5mins

Makes 1 serving


½ tbsp of whole milk

2 saffron strands

4 tbsp plain unsweetened yogurt

½ ripe papaya — peeled, deseeded, cubed

Pinch of ground cardamom – green


In a cup pour the milk, warm for a few seconds in the microwave and add the saffron (the warm milk will help the saffron to dissolve). Set aside until it begins to dissolve, the milk will change to a light golden orange colour.

Place the yogurt, papaya, cardamom and saffron milk into a blender, and blend until smooth. Place in a small container and serve to baby.”


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Recipe extract from Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook by Zainab Jagot Ahmed, available to buy now from, WaterstonesWHSmith and all good e-bookshops priced from £4.79.