South Asian Recipes That Picky Eaters Will Love

When it comes to trying new ethnic cuisines, picky eaters will cringe. Often the flavor combinations and textures will differ from what they know and recognize. Or, the ingredient list contains items that they aren’t familiar with. 

For whatever reasons, trying new recipes with picky eaters — kids and adults alike — can be a stressful endeavor. Make the meal familiar enough so they will feel comfortable trying it, but you also want to make sure the dish has something new to add a new flavor. 

South Asian or desi recipes are filled with familiar ingredients combined in new ways. 

Among the most common ingredients used include combinations of potatoes, guacamole, and rice grains.

The result is delicious and a surprising blend of flavors providing a new twist on the ingredients. 

Many of these staple dishes are also healthy, making them perfect for any health-conscious consumer or diet follower. These dishes are essential in ensuring an excellent immune system and improved brain function. 

But what about the picky eaters? Here are five go-to Desi recipes to try at home!


Grilled Tandoori Chicken

“What’s this?” is the standard reply of someone who cannot describe the food they’re eating. Chicken by itself is rather flavorless. This tandoori chicken is anything but bland. Different spices make this chicken dish stand out, while still keeping that familiarity for the least adventurous eater.


Tuna Cakes

These tuna cakes are packed with protein and are sure to make you feel full. Tuna cakes are perfect for anyone who loves potatoes and tuna but has never tried the two together. This recipe is quick and straightforward and takes about thirty minutes to make. 


Herb Avocado Dip

If you love guacamole, you will love this dip! It is guacamole, but with new spices to add a new twist on a favorite spread. This goes really well with any vegetable, cracker, or chip. Try it at your next family gathering to bring some spark to the table!


Street-Style Spicy BBQ Corn

Corn on the cob is a classic grilled food, but turning away from just butter, salt, and pepper can make this food a brand new dish. Since you can control the spices added to the corn, this recipe is excellent for anyone who wants to adjust the spice levels. If you have any leftovers, you can also toss the corn with some greens for a salad the next day.


Chaat Masala Kale Chips

Who does not love a good bag of chips? Unfortunately, eating chips every day is not exactly the healthiest snack. Kale chips have been on the rise in recent years, and these chaat masala kale chips are no exception. If you are looking for a new way to get your daily dose of leafy greens, check out these easy to make chips.

These Desi recipes are just the beginning of a new world of flavors and ingredients. Try some today!

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