I wanted to write down the recipe for one of V’s favorite foods – lentil curry. She’s eaten this pretty well from the first time I made it for her at 9 months. Some might think, “Feed curry to a baby? Isn’t that too spicy?” Actually, it’s not. Curry is a spice but it is not a hot spice. This recipe calls for about a teaspoon of curry powder, but I put a little less, about 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon.
You can make this very quickly, in about 20 minutes. Make a double recipe and you’ll have plenty for a bowl for yourself. It’s really delicious and filling.
1 15oz can chicken or vegetable broth or 1 3/4 cup broth
1/3 cup red lentils picked over and rinsed
2 carrots chopped
1 rib celery
1/4 cup onion
1 medium potato
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
salt to taste
A few cubes of tofu (optional)
Bring the broth to a boil and add the lentils, onions, celery and curry powder. Let the lentils soften at a simmer for 10 minutes. Add the carrots and potatoes and let simmer for another 10 to 15 minutes until everything is pretty soft. Add salt to taste.
When completely cooled, blend or mash and freeze. I freeze foods for V in ice cube trays. I usually give V 2 to 3 cubes per meal. Sometimes I mix up the serving, giving her one cube of this stew along with one cube of butternut squash, potato, or sweet potato.