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Going out for Indian Food? Here are 17 Kid-Friendly Items to Choose From.

I grew up in a Fiji-Indian home, eating Indian home-cooked meals every single day.

For about 17 years of my life, I barely ate out; no restaurants, fast food, or take-outs of any kind. We cooked all our meals at home – breakfast, lunch parceled from home, and dinner again at home with our family.

I learned how to cook roti (Indian tortilla) when I was 6 years old. My mother taught me how to cook many Fiji- Indian dishes growing up, and I was a pro at making rotis, some curries, and even sweet dishes before I became a teenager.

It was tradition!

Today I am a mother of 2 girls. I hope that one day I will get to teach them how to cook. My oldest, Arya, already loves rolling tortillas and helps her grandmother and myself whenever we make them. 😊

Until I get to teach my daughters how to cook Indian food, my goal is to make sure they prefer and eat Indian dishes! 😊

Indian food is known for its bold flavor, color, and spiciness.

There are some differences between Indian cuisine from India and dishes cooked in Fiji, such as level of spices, variety of spices used, and their names. Overall, the difference isn’t much. And I will be linking dishes I grew up eating and making down below.

Cooking or even ordering Indian foods for kids can be tricky. However, there are several dishes that are neutral and mild tasting, and others that look fun that the kids will not hesitate to try.

 

17 Indian Dishes Kids Will Like (and Eat)

 

  • Saag Paneer (Spinach with Indian style cheese – like cottage cheese but not pressed)

 

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Picture Source: Dinner Then Dessert

Recipe here

 

  • Aloo masala (Potatoes cooked with masala)

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Source: Taste of the Place

Recipe here

 

  • Butter chicken (this can be made mild or spicy)

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Source: Averie Cooks

Recipe here.

 

  • Fish pakora

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Source: Hungry Forever

Recipe here.

 

  • Aloo Paratha (stuffed potato roti)

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Source: Archana’s Kitchen

Recipe here.

 

  • Idli & Dosa

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Source: Happy and Harried

Recipe here.

 

  •  Matar paneer

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Source: BBC Good Food

Recipe here.

 

  • Tandoori chicken skewers

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Source: Closet Cooking

Recipe here.

 

  •  Biryani (also called pilaf, fried rice)  

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Source: No Recipes

Recipe here.

 

  • Yellow lentil soup (with rice/roti)

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Source: The Gourmet Gourmand

Recipe here.

 

  • Egg curry 

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Source: My Heart Beets

Recipe here.

 

  • Channa masala (this can be made mild or spicy)

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Source: Serious Eats

Recipe here.

 

I hope enjoy this list mamas and also try making some of them. If you have tried or enjoyed any of these dishes, please do tell me in the comments below! 🙂

 

 

Hi! I am Ashna. I am a working mom of 2 little girls, and I love organizing, writing and learning new ways to balance work and family life. If you like what you read, please do comment and share 🙂 !

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All veggie stuff , I eat every day ! 🙂