As it's Saturday night, we've decided to treat ourselves to a curry.
Not just for the grown-ups, many Indian food recipes are nutritious and introduce your baby to exciting new flavours. Indian food does not have to be hot, you'll find many of the spices used are sweet, aromatic and delicious, so naturally babies love them!
Here are a few recipes you can introduce from 7-8 months. But as always, use your discretion, you know your baby best. If your baby has a sensitive tummy you may wish to wait a little longer.
If you're looking for a curry which is baby friendly, but still in keeping with the baby-led weaning mantra of feeding them whatever you're eating, here's a recipe for a light fruity curry which isn't too spicy for baby, but is also something the whole family will enjoy.
This is the recipe we've gone with tonight.
Be prepared, this is likely to get messy!
Messy mealtimes with our Lara & Ollie teething bangles.
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 onion peeled then diced
- 1 crushed garlic clove
- 1 small carrot cut into small chunks
- 1 medium lady pink apple, peeled then thinly sliced
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into baby bite-sized chunks
- 1 tablespoon of korma curry paste
- ½ tablespoon of mango chutney
- 1 tablespoon of tomato puree
- 1 red pepper, chopped
- 150 ml coconut milk
- 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 150 ml boiling water
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Suitable from 10 months +
- Suitable for freezing
- Makes 4-6 pint sized portions or 2 big people portions
- Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and add the onion and carrot. Fry for 3 minutes.
- Add the garlic and red pepper. Continue to fry for a further minute.
- Add the apple and fry for 3 minutes.
- Add the chicken and stir fry for 4 minutes.
- Add the tomato puree, curry paste, mango chutney, coconut milk and chicken stock. Leave to simmer for about 12 minutes.
- Season as required.
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