Chickpeas Potato Curry Soup +9M Vegan – Baby Food & Spices

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Such a nourishing soup for little ones and grown ups. You will love the mild spice background flavor that comes from the curry powder and the garam masala. You can adjust the spiciness pending your little one’s age and your family’s taste. The suggested quantities will offer you a mild and delicately spiced soup.

Chickpeas will give a nice amount of protein to the meal. Easy soup to prepare in no time for a weeknight.

I peeled and chopped the potatoes in cubes and steamed them for 8 min up until tender. This is something you can prepare ahead and will save you time when you need to serve the soup.

In a large pot add the olive oil and warm it up at medium heat for 1 min. Add the minced garlic and onions, sautรฉ for 4 min up until nicely golden.

Add the curry powder and stir for 1 min. Add the chopped tomatoes and 1 cup of water, stir and cook for 2 min.

Stir in the steamed potatoes, frozen sweet peas, chickpeas and garam masala. Cook for 5 min.

A note about the curry powder. Curry powder is not a spice itself but it’s a mix of spices. It is usually a mixture of turmeric, chilli powder, ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger and pepper, and can be bought in mild, medium or hot strengths. So basically pending where you buy it and the mix/quantity of spices they add in, it can have a slowly different taste. For little ones I usually suggest a mild mix not to upset little one’s stomach.

Last touch, add the coconut cream to balance the acidity from the tomatoes and create a lovely creamy mild flavor. Stir well to incorporate the coconut cream, turn the heat off and serve.

For little ones and for a smoother texture use an immersion blender to transform the soup in a creamy puree.

Can I give spices to my baby?

If they aromatic spices, yes, starting from 6 months of age. Some examples of aromatic spices are: cinnamon, nutmeg, garlic, turmeric, ginger, coriander, cumin, vanilla. Aromatic spices not only add flavor to baby food, but in many cases they also have great health benefits.

Hot spices on the other side (chili peppers, pepper) are the ones that can create a hot sensation in the tongue and might irritate the tummy. I would not recommended hot spices for baby food.

Always, use moderation. Itโ€™s fine to introduce a new flavor, but gradually, a tiny bit a the time. If the child has some kind of reaction, intolerance, fussiness, then avoid that spice. I usually cut in half or more the spice quantities in a recipe when I cook for my family. If the kids tolerate and appreciate it, then I can increase the quantity the following time.

Can I use sprouted fresh chickpeas?

I tried using some sprouted chickpeas and the soup came out lovely and tasty. Sprouted chickpeas are dried chickpeas soaked in water overnight (the water amount should be double the chickpeas one). They are drained and rinsed. Covered with a cotton cloth and let sprouted for 3 days (rinsed two/three times a day). The sprouted chickpeas are stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Sprouted chickpeas are easier to digest. The procedure is easy but takes a bit of time, so I simply buy them sprouted at the farmers’ market when I need to ๐Ÿ™‚

Can I store leftovers?

Sure! In the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze them for up to 3 months.

Chickpea Potato Curry Soup +9M Vegan
Ingredients
  • 1 lb potatoes. Peeled and cubed 4 medium potatoes
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large white sweet onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp curry powder, mild
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can tomatoes (14 oz)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can chickpeas, rinsed no salt, organic
  • 1 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala (a mix of coriander, cumin, cardamom, cinnamon)
  • 4 Tbsp coconut cream
Instructions
  1. Steam the potatoes for 8 min up until tender.

  2. In a large pot add the olive oil and warm it up at medium heat for 1 min.

  3. Add the garlic and onions, sautรฉ for 4 min.

  4. Add curry powder and stir for 1 min.

  5. Add tomatoes, 1 cup water, cook for 2 min.

  6. Add the potatoes, sweet peas, chickpeas and garam masala. Cook 5 min.

  7. Add the coconut cream to balance the acidity.

  8. For little ones and for a smoother texture use an immersion blender to transform the soup in a creamy puree.

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    rosa graci
    January 25, 2021 at 3:19 am

    I made this recipe for my 14 months old grand daughter and she loved it. It was delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Barbara Lamperti
      May 24, 2021 at 11:04 pm

      Hi Rosa, this makes me happy! I’m so glad your grand daughter enjoyed the soup!! Thank you for sharing, ciao. B

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