Food Guide: 25 Best Kid-friendly Indian Foods Vegetarian with Recipes

India is a land of sheer diversity with food habits changing after every ten kilometers. It is a wonderful amalgamation of flavors, colors, textures, and whatnot.

Fused with a spectrum of spices, bread (rotis), lentils, fruits, and vegetables, Indian food serves as a complete balanced diet.

When you travel with family, it is so important to keep finger food for kids handy & choose the right place & food items to feed them.

Next time when you visit India, order from these lip-smacking kid-friendly Indian foods. We can assure you that just not the kids but your whole family will love it.

kid-friendly Indian foods

As much as the world swoons over the diversity of Indian food, it often becomes challenging for tourists and travelers to consume a safe amount of Indian dishes due to the overuse of spices.

Even Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science, claims that Indian food is complete in itself and enough to keep the body functioning harmoniously. It provides us with a sufficient amount of all the vital nutrients such as proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fiber, and fat.

Most importantly, it becomes difficult for kids to digest. Therefore, we have tried our best to compile a list of kid-friendly Indian foods that are safe for consumption as they are mild and hence work easily on digestion.

Here are 25 kid-friendly Indian foods Vegetarian options with recipes that you should try during your next trip to India:

1. Aaloo Paratha – Stuffed Indian Bread with Potato filling

aloo paratha

It is one of the most loved and popular dishes in the state of Punjab, India.it is a stuffed Indian Bread with Potato filling. The dough is mostly made of whole wheat flour.

It is quite light and easy to digest and, therefore, our favorite kid-friendly Indian foods. The best accompaniments are butter, tangy pickles, curd, or fresh cream.

Key ingredients ⇓

  • Whole wheat flour (atta)
  • salt
  • oil
  • water
  • potatoes
  • green chilies (optional)
  • garam masala powder
  • Kashmiri red chili powder
  • Dry mango powder (amchur)
  • oil/ghee

Quick recipe ⇓

  1. Start by boiling four medium-sized potatoes and peel and chop them while they are still warm. Mash them well.
  2. Add chopped green chilies, ½ tsp garam masala, ½ tsp red chili powder, ½ tsp amchur, and salt to taste. Mix them well. Keep it aside.
  3. Take two cups of atta and make a small well in the center. Put ½ tsp salt, one tsp oil/ghee, and some water. Knead the mixture into a soft dough and cover and keep it aside for about 20 minutes.
  4. After that, take two small balls from the dough and using a rolling pin, roll them into four to five inches in diameter rounds.
  5. Place the potato stuffing in the center and put the second circle on top of it. Roll the paratha into the size of a normal roti.
  6. Place it on a hot Tawa and when the base is half-cooked, flip it. Spread some ghee/oil on the half-cooked part.
  7. Repeat the same steps with the other side too. Keep flipping it until you see crisp brown spots on the paratha. Serve it with pickle or fresh yogurt.

 

2. Idli – Steamed Rice Cakes

idli

Idli hails from the southern side of India and is mild and tastes good at the same time.

It is mainly consumed with traditional accompaniments such as sambar and coconut chutney.

Idli is counted among some of the healthiest foods in the world and hence favorite among the kid-friendly Indian foods too as they are easy to digest.

It is primarily made of fermented rice and lentil batter.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Skinned black gram (urad dal)
  • water
  • idli rice
  • poha
  • fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • salt

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Soak half cup urad dal and one cup rice in water for five to six hours. Soak the fenugreek seeds with urad dal too. Drain the water.
  2. For the batter, add dal, methi, salt, and cold water and grind them well.
  3. Put the idli rice to the grinder and make a smooth batter. Mix it well with the dal batter. Set it aside for six to twelve hours.
  4. Boil water in a pressure cooker or idly steamer. Grease the idli plates.
  5. Pour the batter into the molds and cover and steam for about ten minutes on high flame.
  6. Set aside for two to three minutes, then gently remove the idlis to a plate.
  7. Serve them hot and fresh with chutney or sambar.

3. Sanna- Steamed Rice Cake

sanna goan food

Sanna is a popular coastal Indian food that forms an integral part of Goan cuisine. It has a soft and mildly sweet flavor, making it one of the perfect kid-friendly Indian foods.

The fluffy, warm Sannas are the ultimate go-to with Pork Vindaloo and Sorpotel. A must try if you are visitng Goa.

Key ingredients:

  • Coconut
  • sugar,
  • rice,
  • toddy
  • salt

Quick recipe:

  1. Soak the rice overnight and drain the excess water. Grind the rice with toddy to a smooth paste.
  2. Scoop out the coconut meat and grind it too.
  3. Mix the coconut and rice paste well. Let it ferment for a few hours.
  4. Grease an idli maker with oil and pour the batter into the molds.
  5. Steam them for 20 minutes on high flame. Once they are cooked, take them out and eat hot and fresh.

 

4. Dhokla – Steamed Savoury Cake

dhokla

Dhokla is a typical cuisine of the state of Gujarat. They often make a great breakfast recipe as they are light and fill the stomach quickly.

They have nutritional value too, and you can serve them tamarind or mint-coriander chutneys.

Key ingredients:

  • Gram flour (besan)
  • sugar
  • salt
  • refined oil
  • mustard seeds
  • water
  • lemon juice
  • baking soda
  • curry leaves
  • coconut powder

Quick recipe:

  1. Take the gram flour, salt, water, baking soda, and lemon juice and mix them well.
  2. Ferment the batter for one to two hours.
  3. Bring some water to boil in a steamer and grease the utensil.
  4. Pour the mixture into the utensil and cook for 15-20 minutes on low flame.
  5. Let it cool and then cut them into pieces.
  6. Heat a pan with oil for tempering.
  7. Add mustard seeds, sliced green chilies, and curry leaves.
  8. Boil half cup of water and squeeze half lemon and add sugar and green coriander leaves.
  9. Pour the tempering on the dhokla pieces and serve with chutneys.

 

5. Moong dal Cheela – Savory Lentil Pancake

moong dal chila

Moong dal cheela is a type of pancake that is a common breakfast recipe in many north Indian households. You can have them with any gravy-based side dish.

The cheelas are light and therefore make excellent kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients:

  • Moong dal
  • chili
  • ginger
  • cumin seeds
  • turmeric
  • coriander
  • asafetida (hing)
  • salt
  • water
  • oil

Quick recipe:

  1. Soak one cup of moong dal for three hours and transfer to a grinder.
  2. Add one chili, one-inch ginger, and one tsp cumin seeds. Blend the ingredients.
  3. Add ¼ tsp turmeric, two tsp coriander, a pinch of hing, and half tsp salt.
  4. Mix them well. Pour some batter on a hot pan and spread evenly.
  5. Put about half tsp of oil over cheela and cover and cook for a minute on medium flame.
  6. Flip it over and cook both sides. Serve it with chutney of your choice.

 

6. Rajma – Red Beans Curry

Rajma

Rajma is a much-loved North Indian cuisine that is pretty popular across the country. Moreover, it is mild enough for kids to enjoy too.

It is typically served with rice, although you can have it with roti/naan and pulao also.

Key ingredients:

  • Red kidney beans
  • yogurt
  • kasoori methi powder
  • red chili powder
  • salt
  • ginger paste
  • cumin powder
  • cumin seeds
  • tomato puree
  • turmeric
  • refined oil
  • grated onion
  • garlic paste
  • coriander powder
  • water.

Quick recipe:

  1. Soak the kidney beans in water for about eight hours.
  2. Pressure cook the beans with salt for 20 minutes. Drain the excess water.
  3. Pour refined oil in a pan and heat it on medium flame.
  4. Add grated onions and fry till the color changes to light pink.
  5. Add ginger-garlic paste and cook for two to three minutes.
  6. Add the yogurt and cook for another two minutes.
  7. Add the tomato puree and turmeric powder in the pan and cook for five to seven minutes.
  8. Next, add coriander powder, cumin powder, kasoori methi, and chili powder. Cook all the ingredients well.
  9. Finally, add the cooked beans and bring everything to a boil. Add salt and simmer for 15 minutes. Garnish with chopped coriander or fresh cream.

 

7. Mutter Paneer – Peas & Cottage Cheese Curry

muttar paneer

One of the most frequently ordered dishes in any Indian restaurant, Mutter Paneer, is a universally loved North Indian curry. It is relatively easy to make and quite healthy too.

Key ingredients:

  • Paneer,
  • Green peas,
  • green chilies,
  • onions,
  • ginger,
  • tomatoes,
  • oil,
  • cumin seeds,
  • bay leaves,
  • turmeric,
  • salt,
  • garam masala,
  • red pepper powder,
  • and coriander leaves.

Quick recipe:

  1. Start by blending the garlic, ginger, and onions to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil and add the bay leaves and cumin seeds.
  3. Now add the paste and sauté till brown.
  4. Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, red pepper, garam masala, coriander powder, salt, and stir fry.
  5. Finally, add the peas, panner, and the green chilies and sauté.
  6. Add two cups of water and simmer for about five to ten minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

 

8. Mutter Mushroom Curry – Peas & Mushroom Curry

Muttar Mushroom Curry

This is a wholesome meal that you can cook in no time. Mushroom, as we all know, has high protein content, and thus, this dish is quite healthy for people, especially children.

The preparation makes it kid-friendly Indian food too.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Mushrooms,
  • oil,
  • cumin seeds,
  • onions,
  • green chili,
  • ginger-garlic paste,
  • tomatoes,
  • salt,
  • green peas,
  • garam masala,
  • turmeric powder,
  • coriander powder,
  • red chili powder,
  • and coriander leaves.

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Chop onions and green chilies and set them aside.
  2. Chop the tomatoes or puree them. Rinse the mushrooms thoroughly and slice them before tossing them to the pan.
  3. Heat oil and add cumin seeds.
  4. Fry the onions and chili until golden.
  5. Add the ginger-garlic paste and sauté.
  6. Pour the tomato puree with salt and fry.
  7. Add garam masala and chili powder and sauté.
  8. In the next step, add the peas and mushrooms with a dash of turmeric powder.
  9. Fry the ingredients on medium heat for four to five minutes.
  10. Cover and keep cooking on a low flame.
  11. You may garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve it with either rice or chapattis.

 

9. Aloo Gobi – Potato & Cauliflower Curry

aloo Gobi

If you are looking for a potential alternative to meat, Aloo Gobi will never disappoint you. It is light, easy to digest, and good for health, making it one of the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Cauliflower,
  • oil,
  • potatoes,
  • cumin seeds,
  • Kasuri methi,
  • onion,
  • ginger-garlic paste,
  • chili,
  • turmeric powder,
  • red chili powder,
  • coriander powder,
  • cumin powder,
  • salt,
  • tomatoes,
  • amchur,
  • and garam masala.

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Heat about three tsp oil and sauté one tsp cumin and one tsp Kasuri methi
  2. Add one onion and sauté again.
  3. Furthermore, add one tsp ginger-garlic paste, one chili and sauté for about a minute.
  4. Keep the flame low and add ¼ tsp turmeric powder, half tsp chili powder, half tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp cumin powder, and ¾ tsp salt.
  5. Sauté on low flame.
  6. Add one tomato and then add fried potatoes and cauliflower.
  7. Mix all the ingredients well.
  8. Add half tsp amchur and ¼ tsp garam masala. Serve it hot and fresh.

 

10. Palak paneer- Spinach & Cottage Cheese Curry

palak Paneer

If you are looking to try something out-and-out healthy, palak paneer will be your ultimate choice. It is a great supplement for your greens and salads.

Due to health benefits, we totally count it among some of the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients ⇓

  • Cubed paneer,
  • chopped onions,
  • fresh cream,
  • tomato puree,
  • butter,
  • salt,
  • boiled spinach,
  • green chili,
  • garlic,
  • milk,
  • and powdered corn flour.

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Cut the paneer into small cubes and set aside.
  2. Rinse the spinach and cook on medium flame until they are soft.
  3. Take it out after it is boiled and make a puree.
  4. Heat some butter and add onion, garlic, chilies, and sauté.
  5. Add grated tomatoes and cook everything for two minutes.
  6. Add the pureed spinach with a dollop of fresh cream and one cup of milk—Cook for five to seven minutes.
  7. Serve hot with plain or jeera rice.

 

11. Samosas – Stuffed Fritters

samosa

Samosas are popular Indian snacks that are mainly deep-fried pockets stuffed with potatoes, onions, and peas.

Usually, they are spicy, so make sure to ask for the non-spicy ones.

Key ingredients⇓

  • All-purpose flour,
  • carom seeds,
  • salt,
  • peas,
  • ginger,
  • cumin seeds,
  • black pepper,
  • coriander leaves (chopped),
  • refined oil,
  • coriander powder,
  • ghee,
  • potatoes (boiled),
  • green chilies,
  • garlic cloves,
  • red chili powder,
  • amchur,
  • and turmeric.

Quick recipe⇓

  1. To prepare the stuffing, put cumin seeds in oil and add garlic, ginger, green chili paste, and salt.
  2. Add amchur, coriander powder, coriander leaves, turmeric, garam masala, and chili powder. Next, add boiled potatoes.
  3. To prepare the dough, mix all-purpose flour with cumin seeds, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Add ghee and knead well.
  5. Keep it aside for half an hour.
  6. Make small balls of the dough and flatten them with a rolling pin.
  7. Take the filling and stuff it in the dough and give it a conical shape.
  8. Fry them until crispy and brown.

 

12. Pani puri – Fried Flour Balls

panipuri

Pani puri is among some of the most common Indian street foods. They are mild and taste delicious.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Sonth chutney
  • mint leaves
  • coriander leaves
  • green chilies
  • cumin seeds
  • salt
  • chili powder
  • tamarind
  • water
  • jaggery
  • garam masala
  • black pepper
  • dry ginger
  • chaat masala
  • chickpeas
  • and puffed papri.

Quick recipe:

  1. Prepare the water by mixing all the ingredients.
  2. You can skip chili if you cannot stand spice.
  3. For the chutney, strain the tamarind and add water.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients and boil and let it simmer.
  5. The puffed puris are available ready-made.
  6. Break a hole in the center and put mashed potatoes, chickpeas, the chutney, and the water.
  7. Relish with every bite.

 

13. Dosa – Rice Pancakes

Dosa is a South-Indian dish which is made with black gram and rice. It is relatively light, which makes it a favorite among the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Rice
  • Black gram (urad daal)
  • fenugreek seeds
  • salt
  • cooking oil

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Wash the rice and the daal and add fenugreek seeds.
  2. Grind the ingredients and put it in a mixer to make a smooth batter.
  3. Add salt to taste and keep it covered for six to eight hours.
  4. Take a ladleful of batter and pour it in a pan and spread like a pancake.
  5. Drizzle some oil and cook it well.
  6. Flip it and do the same with the other side too until lightly golden.
  7. Fold it and serve fresh with sambar.

 

14. Jeera Aloo- Potato & Cumin Seeds

aloo Jeera

This is a quick, simple, and delicious recipe that one can enjoy as a side-dish. Jeera aloo is served in many Indian restaurants as part of North Indian meal.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Potatoes
  • oil
  • ginger
  • green chili
  • asafetida
  • mango powder
  • salt
  • Kasuri methi
  • coriander leaves
  • cumin seeds
  • turmeric
  • red chili powder
  • cumin powder
  • coriander powder

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Boil the potatoes and cut them into desired sizes.
  2. Add jeera to hot oil and sauté ginger and green chilies.
  3. Add asafetida, turmeric, chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, mango powder, and salt.
  4. Add Kasuri methi too.
  5. Pour water till the mixture thickens.
  6. Toss the boiled potatoes in and cook for two to three minutes on low flame.
  7. Sprinkle some coriander leaves and serve.

 

15. Daal Makhani – Lentil cooked with Butter

Dal Makhani

One of the most famous dishes that you will see in an Indian restaurant, one can never go wrong with Daal Makhani.

It is creamy daal prepared with urad dal and kidney beans. To accentuate the taste, you can use homemade fresh cream and butter too.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Kidney beans
  • red chili powder
  • butter
  • onions
  • tomato puree
  • fresh cream
  • ginger-garlic paste
  • chopped ginger
  • oil
  • green chilies
  • garam masala
  • urad dal
  • and salt

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Soak kidney beans and urad daal overnight, and pressure cook them.
  2. Heat oil and add cumin seeds and ginger-garlic paste.
  3. Then add onions, green chilies, and tomato puree and fry.
  4. After the masala is ready, add the beans and daal and bring everything to a boil.
  5. Add garam masala and salt to taste.
  6. Put a dollop of fresh cream and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
  7. Serve fresh with rice or roti.

 

16. Paneer Tikka – Barbequed Cottage Cheese

paneer tikka

Paneer Tikka is a much- loved and sought after North Indian starter. You get the goodness of paneer.

They are healthy at the same time since they are only grilled and not fried.

It is surely one of the kid-friendly Indian foods that you can count on.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Paneer
  • oil
  • red chili powder
  • salt
  • turmeric
  • garam masala
  • coriander powder
  • Kasuri methi
  • ginger-garlic paste
  • yogurt
  • onion
  • red and green bell pepper

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Mix yogurt, chili powder, garam masala, turmeric, coriander powder, Kasuri methi, ginger-garlic paste, salt, and oil.
  2. Add onions and bell peppers and mix well.
  3. Then coat the paneer pieces with the marinade.
  4. Keep aside in the fridge for an hour.
  5. Put the bell peppers, paneer pieces, and onions on the skewer and grill them for ten to twelve minutes.
  6. Serve with a dipping sauce.

 

17. Thattai – Fried Rice Crackers

thattai

If your kids are looking to try something offbeat, they better taste Thattai. They are crispy fried rice crackers, forming a part of the Tamil Nadu cuisine.

Thattai is mainly consumed as a tea time snack and is made with rice flour.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Rice flour
  • urad daal
  • butter
  • fried gram
  • chana dal
  • sesame seeds
  • red chili powder
  • asafetida, salt
  • curry leaves
  • oil
  • water

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Soak chana dal for an hour and dry roast urad daal. Make powder of urad daal and fried gram.
  2. Add rice flour, urad daal, fried gram powder, red chili powder, asafetida, sesame seeds, salt, curry leaves, chana daal to a bowl.
  3. Add some butter and mix well.
  4. Divide the dough into 14 to 16 balls and cover them.
  5. Fry them in oil and serve as snacks.

 

18. Pav Bhaji – Bun Bread & Veg Curry

pav Bhaji

This famous Mumbai street food is sure to steal everyone’s heart.  A tangy gravy is paired with butter buns, which are called pav.

It is a delicious way to munch on your greens as it is an assortment of healthy vegetables. Therefore, the kids will also get to enjoy the veggies.

A hugely popular & Must-try item among all kid-friendly Indian Foods. It is healthy, easy to make ( in case you want to try) & a wholesome dish.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Pav
  • butter
  • pav bhaji masala
  • oil
  • onion
  • ginger-garlic paste
  • gourd
  • capsicum
  • potatoes
  • beetroot
  • chili powder
  • tomato puree
  • salt
  • coriander leaves

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Heat oil and add butter and chopped onion and sauté.
  2. Add ginger-garlic paste and mix well.
  3. Now add the chopped gourd, coriander, potatoes, and mix everything well.
  4. Next, add beetroot, chili powder, salt, and pav bhaji masala and give a nice mix.
  5. Add the tomato puree followed by coriander leaves. Serve with buttered pav.

 

19. Kheer – Rice Pudding

kheer

Kheer forms a significant part of Indian culinary and is counted among some of the delectable desserts.

The primary ingredients include rice, milk, sugar, cardamom, and nuts. Thus, it is safe to say that kheer is one of the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Rice
  • almonds
  • milk
  • cardamom
  • sugar

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Boil milk in a pressure cooker on medium flame and add rice, cardamom, and sugar.
  2. Cook the mixture for ten to twelve minutes until it thickens.
  3. Garnish with chopped almonds, raisins, nuts, and saffron strings.

 

20. Kulfi – Indian Ice Cream

kulfi

Badam kulfi is a famous North Indian dessert recipe, and one can prepare it in a jiffy too, as it is quite simple.

The ingredients used are very healthy, and hence it is one of the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Ground almonds,
  • condensed milk,
  • milk,
  • fresh cream,
  • saffron,
  • pistachios

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Whisk together almonds, cream, and condensed milk.
  2. Boil the plain milk and add saffron strings. Mix well.
  3. Add to the almond mixture and mix chopped pistachios and almonds and dry roast them.
  4. Add them to the kulfi mixture.
  5. Pour the mixture into kulfi molds.
  6. Let it freeze for about four hours and serve with sprinkled pistachios on top.

 

21. Chaat – Fried Snack

chaat

Chaat is perhaps the most loved Indian street food as it offers a roller coaster of flavors. It is usually spicy, but if you want, you can quickly tone it down.

We strongly recommend this item among Kid-friendly Indian Foods. It has so many varieties that will suit every palette tangy, sweet, savory, crunchy.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Potatoes
  • ghee/oil
  • cumin powder
  • chaat masala
  • red chili powder
  • dry mango powder
  • rock salt
  • salt
  • lime juice
  • tamarind chutney
  • onion
  • coriander leaves
  • and nylon sev (optional)

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Slice the potatoes and fry them until lightly brown on both sides.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and lime juice and mix well with the potatoes.
  3. Serve with some tamarind chutney, onions, coriander, and nylon sev on top of it.

 

22. Chole Bhature – Chickpeas with Fried Indian Bread

bhatura

This quintessential North Indian food is relished by everyone across the country and even by tourists and travelers.

It involves a host of spices paired with soft bhaturas tastes great hence it is on this list of kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Chickpeas, oil
  • bay leaf
  • cinnamon stick,
  • cloves
  • whole peppercorns
  • black and green cardamoms
  • chili powder, turmeric
  • coriander powder
  • cumin seeds
  • powder
  • asafetida
  • onions
  • ginger and garlic
  • tomatoes
  • lime juice
  • carom seeds
  • butter
  • refined flour
  • whole wheat flour,
  • yeast.

Quick recipe⇓

  1. To prepare the chole, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cumin seeds, cloves, and whole peppercorns, black and green cardamoms in oil.
  2. Then add onions and sauté.
  3. After that, add ginger and garlic.
  4. Follow it with chili powder, turmeric, coriander, and cumin powder, asafetida, salt, and fry everything.
  5. Finally, add the chole to the masala and add tomatoes, salt, carom seeds, green chilies, and water.
  6. Simmer for an hour and add a dollop of butter.
  7. To prepare the bhatura, knead the whole wheat flour, salt, and maida.
  8. Sprinkle yeast and leave for two to three hours.
  9. Make round shapes with a rolling pin and deep fry. Serve fresh.

 

23. Gulab Jamun – Sweet Fried Dessert

gulab jamun

Gulab jamun happens to be quite a popular Indian dessert, prepared with milk powder and sugar syrup.  Moreover, they help a great deal in cutting the spices too.

This one dessert is a favorite among locals & travelers alike.

You will see Gulab Jamun in almost all north Indian festivals, celebrations & weddings. Thus it was a no brainer to add this delicacy in our Kid-friendly India Foods List.

Key ingredients⇓

  • Sugar
  • water
  • cardamom
  • lemon juice
  • milk powder
  • all-purpose flour
  • sooji
  • baking soda
  • ghee
  • milk

Quick recipe⇓

  1. To prepare the syrup, add one cup of sugar and water and bring to a boil.
  2. Add cardamom powder, lemon juice, and keep aside.
  3. To prepare the gulab jamun, add milk powder, flour, sooji, a pinch of baking soda, ghee, lemon juice, and mix well.
  4. Now add milk and knead.
  5. Make little balls and fry on low flame till golden brown.
  6. Put them into the hot sugar syrup and cover it for two hours. They will double in size.

 

24. Naan – Flat Bread

naan

Naan is a kind of Indian flatbread that goes well with any Indian curry. Additionally, they are light, easy to digest, making them one of the kid-friendly Indian foods.

Key ingredients⇓

  • All-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • yogurt
  • and oil
  • butter
  • coriander leaves

Quick recipe⇓

  1. Knead the dough with all the ingredients.
  2. Let it rest for two hours.
  3. Take a ball and roll it into an oval shape using a rolling pin.
  4. Toss it in a hot Tawa and cook until golden brown on both sides,brush some butter and sprinkle some coriander leaves.
  5. Serve hot and fresh with your favorite curry.

 

25. Shrikhand- Flavored Yogurt

shreekhand

Shrikhand is an Indian version of Flavored yogurt & a perfect addition to Kid-friendly Indian Foods list.  It comes in many flavors mango, strawberry, Kesar, Vanilla among many other Shrikhand flavors.

It is light, healthy & filling. You can have it at breakfast or as dessert after your meals. Kids love it, especially during summertime.

Key Ingredients ⇓

  • Yogurt
  • Cardamom
  • Sugar
  • any fruit for flavor
  • Milk
  • use Garnish of your choice

Quick Recipe ⇓

  1. Strain the yogurt to remove any excess whey. ( or you can use thick Greek yogurt)
  2. Add sugar, cardamom powder &  a pinch of saffron
  3. garnish with nuts & serve cold.

 

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BEST Kid-Friendly INDIAN FOODS

Final Words

We hope the list of Most Popular & kid-Friendly Indian Foods will help you to pick the best food during your India trip. Food is a reflection of the culture & lifestyle. If you have tasted the local flavors you will know the place better.

Try these Indian foods for kids to introduce your younger ones to Indian cuisine. I am sure they are going to love the variety, texture & taste of these delicacies.

Garima Nag
A compulsive traveler, voracious reader & habitual fashionista. Love to explore, live & laugh. Read More

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