Tasty Tilapia and Vegetable Curry for Baby

Posted on Apr 11 2010 - 9:25am by Christine

With its wonderful aromatic spices, hint of coconut and nutrient packed veggies, this is the perfect homemade baby food recipe for your little gourmet!

This recipe works as well for adults as it does for tiny diners, but we like to add some chili and a good dash of lime when we are eating it ourselves. Saying that, our littlest man (now 15 months) is certainly not averse to a little chili and has been eating it in some meals from around 9 months of age. So if you think your baby may enjoy a bit of extra spice, then by all means go ahead and add some, but NOT TOO MUCH at first, just in case it causes tummy ache, diaper rash or any other type of upset.

Although we’ve used tilapia in this recipe, you can use any white boneless fish fillet you have to hand. You can also substitute the veggies for other vegetables that your baby prefers if necessary!

To Make Tasty Tilapia and Vegetable Curry for Baby You Will Need…

1 lb tilapia fillets, cut into chunks
1 tsp tumeric
1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground coriander
6 fl oz (3/4 cup) coconut milk
1 onion, chopped
2 medium potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 small butternut squash, cut into bite size pieces
a little oil
8 to 10 fl oz (1 to 1 1/4 cups) water or low sodium/homemade vegetable stock

Heat a little oil in a medium frying pan/skillet (with a lid) and cook the onions for a few minutes until tender.
Stir in the grated ginger, cumin, turmeric and coriander and continue to cook gently for a few more minutes.
Add the potato and butternut squash pieces and stir well.
Pour in the coconut milk and the water or stock, then cover and simmer gently until the vegetables are almost cooked (around 15 mins). If the mixture looks too dry at any point, add a little more water/stock.
Add the tilapia (or which ever fish you chose to use) and cook for a further 5 mins, until the fish is done.
Serve with rice (preferably brown) or some nutritious homemade chapati/roti or nan bread.
Enjoy with baby… or cool the leftovers and freeze for future use.

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