Quick cumin spaghetti (V) — stage 3

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Quick cumin spaghetti (V) — stage 3
Being so quick and simple to make, my preference was to make this meal fresh every time. Cooked using whole cumin seeds, these SuperSpices are tiny, yet have a surprisingly strong, peppery taste which adds lots of flavour to this meal. Equally, they are iron-rich, excellent for digestion and for boosting baby’s immune system to keep all of those horrible viruses at bay.

20g (¾ oz) spaghetti — broken into small pieces

40g (1½oz) broccoli florets — washed, chopped (no stems)

40g (1½oz) carrots — peeled, washed, diced

1 tbsp olive oil

¼ tsp cumin seeds

½ tsp minced garlic

Pinch of ground black pepper

¼ tsp dried mixed herbs

Set the small spaghetti pieces to cook according to packet instructions.

Steam the broccoli and carrots in a steamer or in a microwave by placing the vegetables in a microwavable dish and adding 2 tablespoons of water.

Cover the dish with either a lid (leaving a small vent) or cling film (piercing a few holes), and steam in the microwave on high for 1-1½mins until tender.

Once cooked, drain the excess water and set aside.

Heat the oil in a frying pan on low heat and add the cumin seeds, garlic, black pepper and herbs.

Stir-fry for 2-3mins to lightly cook the spices.

Then add the steamed vegetables and stir-fry altogether for another minute.

Drain the cooked spaghetti, toss into the frying pan with the vegetables and combine well.

Serve to baby warm.

For more beautiful Indian baby and toddler recipes, visit Zainab Jogot Ahmed's website here


Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
5 minutes

Main ingredients
Pasta & Noodles

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