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Annabel Karmel’s New Baby Recipes! Lentil & Chicken Curry

Annabel Karmel New Baby Recipes

Baby’s world-wide go goo goo over Annabel Karmel’s famous weaning recipes, and now the UK’s No. 1 children’s cookery author has just released her latest cookbook, Quick and Easy Weaning.

It is chock full of tasty meals for your little one from first foods to weaning and beyond. In it, Annabel aims to take the stress out of your baby’s transition to solid food, guiding you through the weaning process step-by-step, from your baby’s very first purée to introducing more complex flavours and textures. All Annabel’s recipes are developed with busy parents in mind – to be simple, quick to prepare and packed full of nutrition, to keep your baby happy and healthy.

Here’s a taste of what you’ll find, in this extract…

Makes 4-6 portions
Suitable for freezing
Suitable from 9 months 

Adding lentils to a mild curry provides a good source of protein and iron. Combined with butternut squash and tenderly cooked chicken, your baby will love this sweet flavoursome dish. For vegetarian babies, simply leave out the chicken as the pulses will provide plenty of nutrients.


2 tsp olive oil
1/2 onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 tsp mild curry paste
20g (1oz) red lentils
400g can chopped tomatoes
100ml (4fl oz) unsalted
chicken stock
75g (3oz) butternut squash,
peeled and diced
1 boneless, skinless
chicken breast, diced
1/2 tsp mango chutney


1 Heat the oil in a saucepan, then fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes.
2 Add the curry paste and lentils, then stir in the tomatoes.
3 Cover with a lid and simmer for 10 minutes.
4 Add the chicken stock, squash, chicken chunks and mango chutney and simmer for another 10 minutes until tender.

Annabel Karmel Quick and Easy Weaning

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This is an edited extract from Quick and Easy Weaning by Annabel Karmel, rrp $24.99. Available now from booksellers and online retailers. For more information click here.

Annabel Karmel

About Annabel

Mother of three, Annabel Karmel MBE is the UK’s No.1 children’s cookery author, best-selling international author, and expert on devising delicious, nutritious meals for babies, children and families. Since launching with The Complete Baby and Toddler Meal Planner more than 20 years ago, Annabel has written 38 books, which have sold over four million copies worldwide, covering every stage of a child’s development. In fact, Annabel’s very first book is the 2nd best-selling non-fiction hardback of all time. From nutrition during pregnancy and weaning, through to feeding fussy eaters and family cooking, Annabel continues to be the UK’s most trusted, influential and inspiring resource for mums who want to give their growing family the very best start in life.

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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