Paprika Kumara


Kumara, kumara, kumara.  Aka Sweet Potato. I cannot get enough of this vegetable for my son. This amazing-ness of a vegetable will help feed and multiply your little ones good bacteria. Researches are studying this at the moment to see if this could be a nutritious option for ‘commercial baby food’. Paired with mild and sweet paprika, training your baby’s taste for this spice will serve you well, as a variety of dishes your baby will soon be eating from chilli to Dahl are made with this delicious spice.


  • 2 medium Purple Kumara

  • 1-2 tsp of paprika

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil

Sweet potatoes are not related to regular white potatoes. If your baby reacts to nightshade vegetables, do not be put off sweet potatoes, they are not in the nightshade family.

Most vegetables taste good with this spice.  Delicious paprika cauliflower-bites is one of my favourites

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat oven to 160 degrees celsius forced fan bake or 170 degrees bake.

Step 2

Put oil in a roasting tray and put in the oven until the oil melts.

Step 3

Peel Kumara and cut into bite-sized pieces.

Step 4

Place Kumara in a roasting dish and coat with oil

Step 5

Sprinkle paprika over Kumara bites and toss until all are coated.

Step 6

Roast until soft (approx. 30min). Cool and serve. Keep some in the fridge for an easy snack.

Storage Times

Fridge: 5-7 days

Freezer: 4-6 months

If you serve this recipe straight from the fridge from day one, your baby will have no trouble with the cold herby vegetables. (Make things as easy on yourself as you can from day one!)

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