When it comes to easy weeknight dinners, the entire family will love, you can't go past a curry! Ditch the takeaway and enjoy these delicious curry recipes for family curry night.
Ever wondered if your kids will eat curry? Mine do! I've done a lot of curry recipes on the blog, and they are all kid friendly. If you're wondering how to get your kids eating curry, then this post is for you. I can teach you all the tips and tricks to make your favourite curry recipe kid friendly!
Why your family is going to love curry
- it's so versatile, add extra veggies, change the protein, curry is so easy to adapt for the whole family
- dipping is so much fun! We always serve curry with pappadums or with easy 3 ingredient flatbreads, so that the kids can dip their bread in the delicious sauce
- perfect for winter's nights and busy weeknights
- use your slow cooker, your pressure cooker or instant pot or cook it on the stove!
- perfect for freezing and defrosting
- so many options for lowering the spice level but retaining the flavour
How to adapt your favourite curry recipe for kids
In every curry recipe there will be spice and flavour, and lowering the heat of a curry is a simple task. But, the problem is by lowering the heat, you can accidentally remove flavour.
To go mild, swap for a korma paste if the recipe uses a paste. It has the mildest and smoothest flavour and works with most curries. If you want to make your own curry paste, it's super simple! Just follow this quick and easy recipe and you'll have your own kid friendly curry paste in no time.
When a recipe requires a curry powder, go mild by choosing something like Keens curry powder (it's made for aussie tastes!) or the Australian curry powder from the Source which is made entirely with Australian bush spices.
What you need for making curry
Having some herbs and spices that are often used in curry in the pantry means you are set for making one! Here are my top picks for spices you need:
- ground coriander
- ground cumin
- garam masala
- cardamon pods
- cinnamon and cinnamon sticks
- chilli flakes/ chilli powder
- nigella seeds
- cumin seeds
What to serve with curry
The best thing about curry is dipping! I love dipping flatbreads into curry. And these quick to make flatbreads are perfect for the job. Choose Super easy 3 ingredient flatbreads for a naan style flatbread or try 3 ingredient sweet potato flatbreads for a roti style.
You can't go past rice for soaking up the juices of a curry, but you could also try them with quinoa or even farro.
If you want to make a night out of it, then I make these delicious onion bhajis to start or make these yummy Baked wonton samosas.
Vegetarian Curry Recipes
Meat Curry Recipes
Expert Tips and FAQS
Curry is fantastic for family meals! It's perfect for making in advance and exposing kids to flavours.
Aldi often have balti dishes, and they are super cute for serving curry in. I have a set of four, and when they come out the kids get so excited about curry night! The other key is to use ingredients that are familiar and get them involved in making the meal.
Korma! That's why I swap for korma paste in curries to make them kid friendly.
Start them young! From six months of age you can start to introduce things like curry into your childs diet.
Why don't you subscribe to my newsletter, or follow along on Facebook and Instagram? If you make something from the blog please tag @kidgredients on instagram- it really makes my day to see what you've been making!