• 1 small potato, sweet potato or plantain (approximately 180g)
• 30g onion
• 90g cauliflower florets
• 10ml (2tsp) rapeseed or olive oil
• 5 ml (1 tsp) mild curry powder
• 15 ml (1tbsp) plain flour
• 50g cooked chickpeas
• 200ml of whole milk or coconut milk
• 25g spinach leaves
Milk and Wheat
It can be hard to find healthy but exciting meal ideas for your toddler. Curry is a great solution – you can add as many interesting vegetables as you want, and it’s a tasty way to introduce them to a classic favourite!
This mild vegetable curry is also great for those seeking vegetarian recipes for toddlers, as you can get loads of different nutrients in their tummies. Coconut milk adds a creamy texture, while mild curry powder provides a new and exciting taste!
For more toddler meal ideas, take a look at our recipe page for children over the age of one year.
Vegetarian recipes for toddlers like this one can have meat added to them if you wish – try adding small pieces of cooked chicken.
Remember: recipes from previous stages are still suitable for your growing child.
1. Wash, peel and dice the potato, sweet potato or plantain.
2. Dice the onion.
3. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the potato, onion and cauliflower with the curry powder and sauté for about 5 minutes.
4. Stir in the flour and chickpeas, then add the milk or coconut milk.
5. Bring the mixture to a simmer, stir gently and cook uncovered for a further 15 minutes.
6. Wash and roughly shred the spinach leaves and add to the pan. Allow the spinach to 'wilt' into the mixture.
7. Serve warm.
Using a clean, sealable container, freeze the remainder of the curry. Toddler-size portions can be defrosted and reheated for future use.
As an alternative, try replacing the chickpeas with diced tofu. Children will enjoy dipping chapatti (Indian flat bread) into the creamy sauce.
Good to Know
It is great to introduce your child to a wide variety of flavours from an early age. This mild curry tastes best with coconut milk.