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Posts tagged ‘weaning recipe’

Takeaway Style Chicken Tikka Kebab

I love cooking! But as a mum even I tend to have the odd evening when I simply can’t bring myself to go into the kitchen. The day has been so hectic that even cooking a simple 30 minute meal feels like a mammoth task! I AM EXHAUSTED!

On days like this, I like to keep cooking even more ‘simple, than simple’ (if that makes sense)?! So instead of heading for JustEat, I pop into the kitchen for a few minutes (I can manage that!), and cook my own ‘take-away’ from scratch. There really is nothing to it.

So, why is this meal so easy? Here are the no-hassle components:

  • Garlic and Coriander naan bread – store-bought
  • Bagged/ pre-washed sweet crunchy salad – fresh, cut and ready to eat
  • Mint yogurt sauce – takes 2 minutes to throw together

Takeaway Style Chicken Tikka Kebab

It looks like a takeaway….

It tastes better than a takeaway….

AND it’s homemade!!

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Carrot and Cumin Pancakes (V) – Part 2

Carrot and Cumin Pancakes
In part one I showed you how to make Sweet Zesty Carrot Pancakes by adding naturally sweet ingredients and spices to a very simple everyday pancake recipe, your little one will simply adore! In part 2 I’m cooking savoury Carrot and Cumin Pancakes. As mentioned it’s really important to allow your baby to experience lots of different tastes and flavours (sweet and savoury) during the weaning process so you should definitely give this one a go too!

These savoury pancakes have more of an Asian influence using aromatic spices cumin and coriander. In fact, you can even cook this pancake using gram flour (besan flour) instead of plain flour. Gram flour is made from chickpeas and is the main flour used for pakora batter. It is however a little heavy, and I personally think it may be a little too heavy for a 7-8 month old. So, I’d recommend cooking gram flour pancakes as a quick after school kids snack for older children.

This plain flour savoury pancake batter is light and perfect for tiny little mouths – whether they have tiny teeth or not.

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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.

 

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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.