Curry Night! My Baby’s First Indian Meal!

Curry Night! My Baby’s First Indian Meal!


Hello all!

A few of you have asked me about my recipes for Arjun’s first Indian meal so here goes!

To be honest, it’s a pretty basic recipe just excluding the salt and chilli.  My health visitor advised that it’s totally fine to get Arjun used to Indian flavours so that’s exactly what I did!

Dhaal
Ingredients:

  •  A handful of yellow dhal and a handful of orange dhal (masoor dhal)
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • Half a teaspoon of salt free butter
  • An eighth of an onion
  • A little garlic (to taste)
  • A little ginger (to taste)
  • Quarter ripe tomato pureed
  • A pinch of jeera powder (cumin)
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • A pinch of haldi (turmeric)
  • A few fresh coriander leaves chopped finely

Method:

  1. Wash the dhal thoroughly before placing in boiling water with the salt free butter and ginger.  Leave to boil for 30 minutes on medium heat.
  2. For your thurka, in a separate pan, shallow fry the onions and garlic in a little bit of salt free butter.
  3. Once browned, add the pureed tomato.  Leave on low heat for a few minutes till you see the sides bubbling.
  4. Add the jeera powder, masala and haldhi.  Mix well.
  5. Once the dhal looks thoroughly cooked and fully split (almost mushy), add the thurka to the pan of boiled dhal.  Leave on low heat to mix well.
    Once it looks fully mixed, add the fresh coriander.

Serve with plain rice or chapatti.
Aloo Gobi
Ingredients:

  • Half a teaspoon of salt free butter
  • A little garlic (to taste)
  • A little ginger (to taste)
  • 5 tablespoons of water
  • A quarter of a cauliflower
  • One medium potato
  • An eighth of a  ripe tomato pureed
  • A pinch of jeera powder (cumin)
  • A pinch of garam masala
  • A pinch of haldi (turmeric)
  • A few fresh coriander leaves chopped finely

Method:

  1. Cook the ginger and garlic in the salt free butter.
  2. Once browned, add the pureed tomato and let it cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add in the water followed by the jeera powder, masala and haldhi.
  4. Cut the cauliflower in to tiny pieces according to your baby’s weaning stage.  You could also shred the cauliflower to give a finer consistency.
  5. Shred or dice the potato in to tiny cubes.
  6. Add the potatoes and cauliflower to the pan ensuring there is enough water to allow them to cook.
  7. Cover the pan and keep stirring every few minutes for 30 minutes.
  8. When the potatoes are soft, the dish is ready.
  9. Once it looks fully mixed, add the fresh coriander.

Serve with chapatti.

Arjun absolutely loved it! I’m looking forward to his next 🙂

What are your favourite baby food recipes?x

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  1. 2
    Harps

    I was super excited too! I need to try something new once we’re back from Dubai! Wasn’t sure whether Paneer would be ok but assuming it would be?! May try crumble Paneer/Paneer bhurji – one of my favourites … mmm!x

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    Kat EatLoveLive

    I haven’t tried a lot of spice with Baby Girl, mainly because she’s such a plain eater. I think it’s time I start and this recipe has inspired me. It looks delicious!!! Thanks so much for linking up with #MinisMeals hun xx

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