*Photography by Zainab Jagot Ahmed
This Indian-influenced potato pie is lightly flavoured with lots of traditional fragrant spices which complement the white and sweet potatoes beautifully.
Bursting with beta-carotene goodness, this pie is great for healthy eyes and skin.
The peas also provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and are high in vitamin K – necessary for healing wounds and healthy bones – making this scrummy pie wonderfully nutritious.
Total prep & cooking time: 20 mins.
Suitable for freezing/Makes 5 servings
Stage 2 weaning – 7+ months
- 1 medium white potato – washed, peeled, cubed
- 1 medium sweet potato – washed, peeled, cubed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion – peeled, finely chopped
- ¼ tsp minced garlic
- Pinch of ground turmeric
- ¼ tsp Baby Spice Kitchen Indian blend
- 60g (2½oz) peas – frozen, washed
- 1 tsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp whole milk
Place the white and sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer (uncovered) on medium-high heat for 10–12 mins until tender.
While the potatoes are boiling, heat the oil in a frying pan and add the onion. Stir-fry on medium-low heat until soft and golden. Add the garlic, turmeric, Baby Spice Kitchen Indian blend and stir-fry for 30 secs–1 min to lightly cook the spices, then set aside.
Next steam the peas in 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 1–1½ mins. Drain and set aside.
Once the potatoes are cooked, drain, place in a bowl and add the peas, butter and milk and mash the potatoes until smooth. Add the spiced onion and combine for a creamy, tasty pie. If the consistency is too heavy, add some extra milk. Serve to baby warm.
Recipe adapted from Easy Indian Super Meals for Babies, Toddlers and the Family by Zainab Jagot Ahmed (Ebury Press, £14.99). Photography by Zainab Jagot Ahmed.
Biography: Zainab Jagot Ahmed
Zainab Jagot Ahmed is the UK’s flavour-led weaning expert and mum of one food-loving little girl. Following the success of her daughter’s weaning journey, Zainab realised she could help other mums raise adventurous eaters too and devised recipes and meal plans anyone can use.
Zainab writes for a number of leading parenting titles and appeared as expert speaker at The Baby Show, the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event. She is author of two award-winning weaning and family cookbooks - Easy Indian Super Meals and The Flavour-led Weaning Cookbook published by Ebury Press.
Zainab can be found blogging recipes on her website www.ZainabJagotAhmed.com, and positing on her social networks Instagram/ Facebook @zainabjagotahmed
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