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No-fuss Tandoori Fish Curry – Family Meal


This super-simple fish curry is perfect for a quick mid-week meal (takes just 20 minutes), and tastes really delicious. Comprised of just a few ingredients, this one-pot curry always goes down really well in my home. In fact you can see just how much my little one enjoys it at the end of the video! Keep watching!

Tandoori masala is also a fabulous spice blend. It includes all of your main spices, and a few extras, so is super charged with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits. The masala give the fish and potatoes a unique taste.

Serves a family of four. Suitable for toddlers 12 months and over.
Total prep and cooking time – 20 mins

2 tbsp olive oil
1½ tbsp minced garlic
1 x 400g tin plum tomatoes – chopped
2 ½ tbsp ground tandoori masala
2 tsp dark brown sugar
Juice of 1 lime
180g white potato (about 1 medium white potato) – washed, peeled, cubed
4 x 100g skinless and boneless white fish fillets, halved
Salt, to taste (optional)
Red chilli powder, to taste (optional)
Fresh coriander, to garnish – washed, chopped

 

Heat the oil in a frying pan and add the garlic. Sauté for 1 minute then add the tomatoes, ground tandoori masala, sugar and lime juice. Cook the sauce for 6–8 minutes until it reduces and thickens. While the sauce is simmering, steam the potato until tender, then set aside. Once the sauce has reduced, add the fish fillets. Cover the fillets with the sauce and simmer on low heat for a few minutes until cooked through and flaky.

Once the fish is fully cooked, add the steamed potato to the curry and combine carefully with the sauce, trying not to break the fish pieces. Remove a serving for your baby and set aside. Stir salt and chilli powder (if using) into the main pan. Finish off the main adult serving and your little one’s serving with a sprinkle of coriander. Serve with roti or rice.

For toddlers you can also serve the fish as a yummy finger food, and use the tandoori masala as a yummy dip for the fish.

 

This recipe is taken from The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, available to order now from all good bookshops including Amazon.co.uk, WHSmith and Waterstones. Also available from Amazon.com.

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The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook – Out Now

Well launch day for my new cookbook, ‘The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook’ is finally here. I’m super excited and scared to say the least! I’ve worked really hard on this book and I hope you all find it useful for your weaning journeys.

Here’s a little video of my Apple and Ginger Puree to celebrate the launch. Hope you like it. And to find out more about flavour-led weaning click here.

The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, is available to buy now from all good bookshops including Amazon.co.uk, WHSmith and Waterstones. Also available from Amazon.com.

 

Thai Chicken Curry – Stage 3

thai-chicken-curryOnly 7 days to go until book launch! Eek! Super duper excited, I hope you are too. To help you get an idea of the range of recipes in The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook, here is another recipe I’d like to share. My Thai Chicken Curry recipe suitable for babies from 10 months onwards.

Generally I find curries always tend to go down well with babies and toddlers – Aaliyah always lapped them up. Something about the combination of delicious flavours and a lovely aromatic curry sauce means it tastes amazing and is easy for babies to eat. I used these recipes to spoon-feed Aaliyah, but also for baby-led weaning. I’d simply hand Aaliyah her little spoon, and she’d happily feed herself. Give it a try, I hope you and your little one enjoy.

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Banana Suji Halwa (Semolina Dessert) for Babies

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So this recipe is a golden oldie… literally! It’s golden appearance and soft texture makes it a wonderful treat for baby, and taken from my first ever ebook published 4 ½ years ago, it’s definitely an oldie. I decided to publish this recipe at the request of one of my lovely followers, so I hope you all enjoy.

Suji (sooji) is a traditional Indian and Pakistani pudding made from semolina.  Semolina is made from durum wheat, so provided your little one doesn’t have a wheat allergy, this one will go down a treat! Aaliyah loved this one – well-mashed, naturally sweet and with tiny little soft lumps, is perfect for working your little one’s tongue muscles to help speech develop. It’s also super easy and quick to cook – ready in just 15 minutes. Suitable for babies from 7 months onwards.

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Easy Indian Super Meals – Out Now

So… the launch of my cookbook is finally here! I won’t bore you with too many words. I’ll let the piccies below to the talking for me.

Try any or all of these recipes taken from my Easy Indian Super Meals weaning and family cookbook, and decide for yourself what you think of my recipes.

The book has over 70 recipes and is basically my daughter’s entire weaning journey. I hope your weaning journey  is as fun as mine was with my little one.

Simply click on the image below that takes your fancy, to find the full recipe.

Leave me a comment telling me what you think. x

 

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All recipes taken from Easy Indian Super Meals for babies, toddlers and the family (Ebury Press). Available to buy now from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Big Family Breakfast Omelette (V)

Big Family Breakfast Omelette
As I was growing up it was always a tradition in my home to have a nice big family breakfast on a weekend – Saturday or Sunday morning (sometimes both). I remember as a child I’d always look forward to our weekend breakfasts. It was much nicer than simply have cereal in the mornings (which was nice), but associated with quick school morning breakfasts. Now my little one has started school for the very first time (just last week), I’m keen to carry on this family tradition with my own family. So the big weekend breakfast mornings have begun.

I rustled this omelette up very quickly on Sunday morning and it went down a treat with everyone. Protein-rich, full of yummy fresh vegetables and a little spice for extra flavour. This omelette is great for the whole family including babies and toddlers, particularly for baby-led weaning. It’s healthy and the best part – it’s a one-pot (or one-pan in this case) family meal which means less pots to wash (hassle-free)!  It also makes a fab healthy breakfast for those searching for satisfying and tasty carb-free meals, so it ticks a lot of boxes! Here’s the recipe – enjoy!

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