I’ve always tried to introduce Monkey to a wide range of cuisines since he was a baby. I love all sorts of food myself and will happily try anything new. As as I child I had limited awareness of anything other than meat and two veg and I’ve been determined that history would not be repeated. When I heard of Easy Indian SuperMeals by Zainab Jagot Ahmed, I was eager to see a copy for myself.
Easy Indian SuperMeals reminds me very much of the Annabel Karmel books I’ve used over the last 5 years; but with a real Indian twist. There are recipes suitable for children at each stage from 7 months right up to 5 years and beyond.
Easy Indian SuperMeals for babies, toddlers and the family’ is the first of its kind – an Asian-influenced cookbook that supports parents on the journey from weaning to toddler meals and snacks, and post-school quick fixes, through to meals for the whole family to enjoy together.
So whether you want a Veggie Korma for a child aged 7 months plus or a Baked Bean Curry for a 3-5 year old, there is something for everyone. The recipes are very easy to follow, offer advice and show you where to add things for a more spicy adult version.
Obviously with Monkey being 5 in December there are some recipes that are aimed at much younger children. But actually a lot of them have given me inspiration for different things to try.
We’ve had the Mini Masala Omelette a few times over the last month, a great quick meal with a bit of spice for a change. Our favourite meal to date from Easy Indian SuperMeals has been the Masala Fish Curry. This recipe is aimed at children aged 1-3 years plus and has optional extras for adult taste buds too.
The recipe takes 40 minutes which includes 30 minutes to marinade the fish, making it ideal as a quick meal after a busy day at school. Monkey likes fish generally so I thought this would be a winner. I left out the red chilli powder in this instance but will introduce this as Monkey gets more familiar to this as a regular meal.
The meal was easy to prepare and I served the Masala Fish Curry with Pilau Rice and a Garlic and Coriander Naan bread. What did Monkey think? Empty plate, yummy Mummy! It was a hit with him and Daddy P and I enjoyed it too.
I shall be trying Mum’s Chicken Karahi soon – it sounds delicious. I’ve really enjoyed looking through the Indian themed recipes in Easy Indian SuperMeals and know I’ll be making good use of the recipes from now on. The book has just been published and can be found on Amazon for £14.99 (see my affiliate link below), there is also a Kindle version available or you can be direct from the author’s own website.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review