Fruity Chicken Curry with Pasta


Whilst a very hot chicken curry may not hit the spot for babies, a mild and creamy one is often popular. Dried apricots are rich in betacarotene and also contain iron and korma paste has a slightly sweet flavour which is ideal for younger palates.

8 minutes
20 minutes
Best for
Suitable for freezing


  • 60 g baby pasta shells
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • 50g onion, finely diced
  • ¼ tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tsp mild korma curry paste
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 100ml coconut milk
  • 15g dried apricots, roughly chopped
  • 50g butternut squash, finely diced
  • 75g chicken breast, chopped into small pieces.

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  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. 
  2. Drain the pasta.
  3. Heat the oil in a saucepan.
  4. Add the onion and ginger and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the curry paste, then the stock and coconut milk.
  6. Add the apricots and squash.
  7. Bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for 10 minutes until the squash is tender.
  8. Whiz until smooth, using a hand blender.
  9. Fry the chicken for 3 - 4 minutes, then add the sauce.
  10. Finally, stir in the drained pasta.


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  • My 11 month old absolutely loved this!! It was her first ‘curry’. Next time I’ll be making a double batch!!

    12 Sep 2015

  • I make this all time, my toddler loves it as do I, win win.

    29 Jan 2015

  • Made this last night for my DS - adding sweet potato as well. Unfortunately misread the ingredients and made it rather spicy with 1 Tablespoon of medium korma paste. So it became my dinner! I thoroughly enjoyed it and will definitely try again with the right amount of korma paste for my LO.

    16 Jun 2014

  • This is an absolute winner! My 9 month old girl LOVED IT! As did my husband :)

    08 May 2014

  • I was worried about this one but to my suprise my 11 month old loved it !
    I swapped the squash for a sweet potato tho to save on wastage

    19 Feb 2014

  • Winner all round!

    05 Dec 2012

  • We have just made this!!!! Only problem is it only made 3 portions so i would say to double up on all weights!! My little one absolutely loved it!!! I gave her some plain toast soldiers with it which she also really enjoyed! :-)

    05 Dec 2012

  • we love this as a family and every one clears there plates a great easy meal.

    stacey jones
    27 Jun 2012

  • a big winner with my little one…..started to recently give it to her with rice…..gobbled it all up!!! Oh and grat tip that I can freeze left over coconut milk!

    05 Jun 2011

  • My 17 month old loved this dish when he was younger - it was one of his favourites - although the recipe i have printed off was made with rice previously. Anyway now he just won’t eat it - i hate when that happens with something that they used to love and then they go right off it

    31 Mar 2011

  • Just made this.
    Baby liked it and so did I :-)

    09 Jul 2010

  • my baby was getting bored with his usual meals so i tried this and he loved it. i added mashed potato and rice together so it was more like his usual meals in texture. i also addded more korma paste as he enjoys strong flavours :-)

    05 May 2010

  • I couldn’t find mild curry paste in the store, so I used a pre-made korma sauce. Cooper loved the end result, but I would prefer to make my own curry paste over using ready-made ingredients. Can anyone come with suggestions?

    29 Apr 2010

  • Love this recipe - garunteed too please both my fussy 3 yr old and my hungry 1 yr old.  Have also made it for my entire family including grandparents, aunts and uncles and variously aged kids and they all loved it.
    25 Apr 2010

  • I was nervous about giving my little boy his first curry, but he absolutely loved this!  Fabulous!

    11 Mar 2010

  • Beautiful!

    27 Nov 2009

  • Both girls love it, very tasty.

    17 Jan 2009

  • Delicious!  The whole family love it.

    24 Oct 2008

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