Recipe: Spiced potato pie (V) Stage 2: 7 months+

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.

Whilst the potatoes are boiling, in a frying pan, heat the oil and add the onion. Stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft and golden.

Add the garlic, turmeric, cumin, coriander, black pepper and stir-fry continuously for 30secs-1min to lightly cook the spices and 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 in the microwave on high for 1-1½mins until tender. Once cooked, drain the excess water and set aside.

Once the potatoes are cooked, drain, place in a bowl and add the peas, butter and spoon in the milk and mash the potatoes until smooth.

Add the spiced onion to the mash and combine together for a creamy, tasty pie.

If the consistency of the pie is too heavy for your little one, add some extra milk. Serve to baby warm.

Recipe from Zainab Jagot Ahmed – baby food blogger and author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook, the UK's first Indian baby food cookbook available to buy for tablets, smartphones and desktops from Amazon (£4.79). Printed edition to be released in 2014.


Want to see more recipes like this? Why not try Sweet potato, apple & dhal curry

Total preparation and cooking time: 20mins

Makes 4-5 servings

Suitable for freezing


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
Pinch of ground cumin
Pinch of ground coriander
Pinch of ground black pepper
60g (2½oz) peas – frozen, washed
1 tsp. unsalted butter
2 tbsp. of whole milk

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