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Chicken (on the bone) Jalfrezi | National Curry Week Special

INDIAN FAMILY MEAL RECIPE – SUITABLE FOR 1-3 YEAR OLDS 

Chicken Jalfrezi, a flavoursome, spicy curry commonly found on the menu of virtually every Indian restaurant in the UK. So it is fitting that I decided to make this curry as our family meal tonight to celebrate National Curry Week, so even the little one’s can enjoy a good curry!

– SuperFoods included: olive oil, onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, green bell peppers

– SuperSpices included: cardamom, cloves, mustard seeds, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garam masala, black pepper

Abundant in health promoting ingredients, this curry contains the protein goodness of chicken, necessary for healthy growth and development; tomatoes, rich in antioxidant lycopene; and green bell peppers.

Green bell peppers are bursting with antioxidant vitamin C, necessary for a healthy immune system; they are a source of folate, required for the production of red blood cells, and are rich in lutein and zeaxanthin, helping to keep eyes healthy. Just be sure not to overcook the bell peppers to ensure these health benefits remain.

Also, feel free to give your little one a drum stick (leg) or thigh piece, as dark meat is richer in iron content.

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Super Quick Bombay Potatoes (V)

FINGER FOOD RECIPE – SUITABLE FOR 1-3 YEAR OLDS

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Bombay potatoes are a delicious snack or wonderful accompaniment to a larger family meal. The potatoes are usually fried to crisp them up, however, this recipe DOES NOT  involve any frying to keep this snack as healthy as possible for baby.

I served this up to my daughter the other day and there was a lot of delightful ‘umm…ing’ going on and she polished off the whole potato!

– SuperFoods included – white potato, olive oil, garlic, ginger, tomato

– SuperSpices included – brown mustard seeds

This snack is bursting with lots of white SuperFoods, all high in antioxidant activity. It is also carb-charged suggesting your little one will have lots of energy necessary for playing and running around (perhaps I should have some too! Ha!). Potassium from the potato is also necessary for the heart and the function of all other internal organs.

Not forgetting the SuperSpice, mustard seeds, these are antioxidant and rich in selenium, an anti-cancer mineral also found in chicken!!

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Mum’s Chicken Karahi

INDIAN FAMILY MEAL RECIPE – SUITABLE FOR 1-3 YEAR OLDS

My mum’s chicken karahi is a favourite meal of mine. My mouth waters at the mere thought of eating it, yummy! So, needless to say it had to make an appearance on my blog!

– SuperFoods included: onion, garlic, ginger, tomatoes

– SuperSpices included: turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika,

Contains the powerful antioxidant lycopene (found in tomatoes) which helps to prevent cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Tomatoes are too rich in vitamin C, along with onions, helping to build strong immune systems. The SuperSpices are anti-inflammatory helping to keep infections and allergies at bay; and the chicken provides the protein necessary for healthy growth and development and the anti-cancer mineral selenium.

Total preparation and cooking time: 40mins
Serves family of 4
Suitable for freezing

75ml (3fl oz) vegetable oil
1 onion – peeled, chopped
2 tsp minced garlic
1½ tsp minced ginger
½ tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
2 tsp ground paprika
300g (11oz) tinned chopped tomatoes
1 tbsp tomato puree
2 chicken breast fillets (skinless) – cubed
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Fresh coriander/ cilantro for garnish– washed

Heat the oil in a pot, add the onions and stir-fry for 5mins until soft and golden. Add the garlic, ginger and stir-fry for 30secs-1min, followed by the turmeric, cumin, coriander, paprika and stir-fry for a further minute.

Add the tomatoes, tomato puree, stir and simmer (uncovered) on low heat for 10mins until all of the water from the tomatoes has burnt away and the sauce is thick.

Pop in the chicken and simmer (covered) on low heat for 15-20mins until the chicken is tender.

Once cooked, remove a serving for your little one and set aside.

Add salt and red chilli powder to the main pot and stir. Return to the heat for a further 1-2mins to lightly cook the chilli if you wish.

Garnish the main serving (and your little one’s) with fresh coriander/ cilantro and serve with rice or roti.

Recipe from Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook

Image and recipe © Zainab Jagot Ahmed and Zainab Jagot Ahmed Indian Baby Food. 2012.

Indian Salmon Risotto with Parsnips and Broccoli

INDIAN BABY FOOD RECIPE – STAGE 3: 10 MONTHS PLUS

Classic Italian meal delicately spiced for an Indian twist.

– SuperFoods included: olive oil, onion, ginger, garlic, broccoli, salmon

– SuperSpices included: nutmeg, cumin, black pepper

Includes essential omega 3 fatty acids required for good brain function, growth and development; vitamin D necessary for building strong muscles and bones, vital for helping babies learn to walk; starchy food required for energy; antioxidant vitamin C and anti-viral properties for cold and flu protection.

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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.

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