Kid Friendly Indian Entrees

8 January 2015
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One of the best ways to expose your kids to other culture is by taking them out and letting them try different types of cuisine. Here are a few kid-friendly entrees you should try the next time you take your kids out for Indian food.

Dal Makhani

This dish is made with Indian lentils. The lentils are cooked in a mixture of tomato puree, butter, and loads of spices such as ginger, garlic, bay leaves, cloves, and cinnamon.

Even though dal makhani contains a lot of different spices and flavors, it is altogether a very mild dish. Plus, the lentils are soft and easy for even young kids to eat.

Vegetable biryani

Vegetable biryani is a rice and vegetable dish. It is usually made with long grain basmati rice. It usually contains such vegetables as green peas, carrots and cauliflower. This is a great vegetable mix for kids, since these are many of the vegetables young children seem to enjoy the most.

The dish may also include some nuts and dried berries. If your kids don't eat these things that often, they will probably barely notice them mixed in with so many familiar vegetables.

Tandoori Chicken

Tandoori chicken may look a little different than the chicken your kids usually eat, but it really is not that spicy. Tandoori chicken gets its red look from the spices that it is marinated in. The chicken is marinated in yogurt along with spices like cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper, black pepper, cloves, ginger and garlic.

After the chicken has marinated in the spicy yogurt, it is removed and brushed with olive oil. Then it is cooked in a clay oven, which is known as a tandoori, hence the name.

Your kids will enjoy getting to chow down on some chicken, and although lots of spices are used in the marinade, the dish is overall flavorful without being too much for your kid's taste buds.

Mild Chicken Curry

Curry is a big part of Indian dishes. If you really want to expose your kids to Indian food, be sure to order a curry dish. Curry can be spicy, but it does not have to be. Just ask your server for some very mild curry and explain that you want to introduce the dish to your children.

Try a couple of the dishes listed above the next time you take your kids out for Indian food. Each of these dishes is mild enough for their young palate to enjoy while also expanding their food profile. If you're looking for an Indian restaurant in your area, try visiting Haveli Vegetarian Cuisine.