Coconut chicken curry for babies (and grown-ups)
- Preparation and cooking time
- A little work
- Serves 8
- 1 ½tbsp Olive oil
- 1 Onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 Chicken breast, (skinless) - cut into 1cm cubes
- ½tsp Turmeric
- 1 Tomato, finely chopped
- ½tsp Minced garlic
- ¼tsp Ground cumin
- 150ml Coconut milk (unsweetened)
- 1tbsp Dessicated coconut
- ½ lemon, ensuring no seeds fall in
- ¼tsp Garam masala
- 60g Broccoli florets, washed and chopped (no stems)
- STEP 1
Heat the oil in a pot, add the onion and stir-fry on medium-low heat for 3-4mins until soft and golden.
- STEP 2
Add the chicken, turmeric and stir-fry until the chicken is sealed (opaque).
- STEP 3
Add the tomato, garlic, cumin and continue to stir-fry for a further 2-3mins.
- STEP 4
Add the coconut milk, desiccated coconut, lemon juice, garam masala and simmer on low heat for a further 10mins, stirring occasionally until the chicken is tender. If at any point the curry looks dry, add a little extra water and continue to simmer.
- STEP 5
Whilst the chicken is simmering, steam the broccoli in a steamer or in the microwave by placing it 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 11⁄2-2mins until tender.
- STEP 6
Once cooked, drain the excess water and add to the curry at the end.
- STEP 7
Chop to the appropriate lump size for your baby. (You can omit this step if you're just cooking it for you!)
- STEP 8
Combine well and serve warm with roti or rice.