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These easy Indian recipes are perfect kid friendly food that your family will love!

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Yes, Indian food can definitely be kid friendly! I mean, think about it – what do kids in India eat? Indian food!! With a few simple recipes and a few key tips, your kids can also learn how to love eating Indian food with you!

How to make Indian food kid friendly 

A lot of people think that Indian food is too spicy to serve to kids. And while there is a lot of food that is spicy, not everything is so spicy hot that it can’t be enjoyed by little palates. For more on how to start adding more spice and flavor to your meals, check out my guide on how to spice food for kids.

If you haven’t started introducing recipes with lots of flavor to your meal plan, I recommend reading my guide on how to teach kids to love international food.

Another helpful article to read will be my guide to trying new food with kids. Both are great places to start if your kids aren’t used to eating a variety of foods.

Tips for helping kids enjoy Indian food:

Easy Childa Recipe [Savory Chickpea Flour Pancakes]
These easy savory chickpea flour panackes are perfect to serve to kids.
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Jeera Rice Recipe
Jeera rice is a flavorful spiced rice made with cumin, cinnamon, bay leaves, and more. It is simple and easy to make, and tastes great! Fluffy, perfectly cooked rice with full flavor!
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Chicken Saag (Chicken Saagwala)
This spinach and chicken curry is an easy and flavorful meal that is perfect for families.
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Indian spiced grilled chicken thighs on white platter
Grilled Tandoori Chicken
Grilled tandoori chicken is a twist on the traditional Indian roasted chicken recipe. These grilled chicken thighs are juicy, flavorful, and easy to make!
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Chicken Seekh Kabab
These ground chicken kababs are flavorful and easy to make!
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Simple Mango Lassi Recipe
Mango Lassis are a cool and refreshing Indian drink to serve alongside your family’s meal. Simple and quick to make at home, your kids will love this special beverage!
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Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken
This easy slow cooker meal is delicious and flavorful and perfect for kids!
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overhead view of bowl of palak paneer with cream and onions on top, flatbread beside
Instant Pot Palak Paneer Recipe
Palak Paneer is a popular North Indian dish made with paneer cheese (an Indian fresh farmer’s cheese) and simmered in a rich flavorful sauce of spinach and aromatic spices. This simple instant pot version is a delicious meatless meal the whole family will love.
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Air Fryer Chicken Tikka Bites
These easy to make chicken bites are flavorful and fun! Like chicken nuggets but better!
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Easy Raita Recipe
This simple raita recipe is made with creamy yogurt, cool cucumber and fresh cilantro to create a cooling sauce that is perfect to serve with your family’s Indian meal. This cucumber raita is a perfect dip to serve with spiced dishes like chicken tikka masala to help cool it down.
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BEST and Authentic Chicken Korma Recipe (+ Video)
Chicken Korma is a perfect dish for kids to enjoy!
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A bowl of chicken tikka masala with rice on a wooden table
Super Easy Chicken Tikka Masala
This easy Chicken Tikka Masala recipe is ready in about 20 minutes thanks to the pre-made masala paste that turns this into a pantry-staple, quick make meal your family will love!
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Bhindi Fry with Aloo (Dry)
This stir fried potatoes and okra is a great side dish with fun flavor!
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overhead view of lemon rice in white bowl with spoon
Indian Lemon Rice Recipe
Lemon Rice is a South Indian favorite! Here used as an easy side dish, this quick recipe is flavored with garlic, turmeric, mustard and lemon! A simple recipe to add to your family’s dinner table with a bright yellow color and kid-friendly flavors.
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Chicken Rogan Josh
This chicken recipe is a great weeknight meal wtih great flavor.
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Sourdough Naan
This sourdough naan recipe is so easy its foolproof! Delicious and flavorful naan is right around the corner with this great recipe!
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  1. Healing Tomato says:

    It’s hard to get kids to eat meals. This post is so helpful and I am happy to see so many easy Indian recipes. This will definitely get the kids to eat their dinners.

  2. These all look so tasty! What a fabulous collection! 🙂

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