Vegetable Korma for lil-bellies.

Tonight’s dinner – and it wen’t well! I needed something small and healthy to make for the little one as Dad was getting himself worked up for fish and chips ….

Before now I had been steering clear of curry style dishes for the wee mans belly, but thought with curries offering  sweetness, creaminess and sauce – why not?

The base recipe came from Feeding Fussy Kids once again, Bless, with my own changes to suit.  i love this recipe as instead of cream, it uses cashews and milk to create a protein rich milky sauce that is quick , easy and fantastic for vegetarian’s.

Vegetable Korma 

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150 ml milk

40g cashew nuts

1 T oil

I onion, finely sliced

1/2 t each turmeric, cumin and garam Marsala

( OR 2 t mild curry powder)

1 garlic clove – or small t of minced garlic

125 g cauliflower, chopped into small florets

about 60 g peeled and finely diced pumpkin

1 courgette , peeled and chopped (alternatively, you could leave the skins on and grate, I will next time)

85 g can baby corn cobs

( you can use any vegetable combinations you desire here, mushrooms, potato, broccoli etc – just make sure they are cut small enough so that they cook at around the same time, i.e – pumpkin will take longer so make sure it is diced small to speed up the process)

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Heat the milk in a small saucepan, remove just as it begins boil. Drop in the cashews and leave to soak, covered, at least 15 minutes . Blend up until a smooth ‘cream’.

Next heat the oil in a small frying pan and add the onions. sweat these for 5 minutes before adding the spices and garlic, stirring well, until fragrant – about 2 minutes.

Add the chopped vegetables, stir well to coat in spice and then , pouring over a T or so of water if you wish, cover and leave to cook until all the vegetables are just tender, about 10 minutes. Season with a little salt if you like.

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Lastly , stir in the cashew milk and allow to simmer and heat through about 2 minutes. At this point I did find the mixture thickened very fast, therefore added a splash more milk to get the right consistency. 

and there it is – if my toddler will eat curry YOURS WILL – trust me!

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