Child Friendly Curry

Introduce children to different tastes and flavours in curry while they are young

I have a little toddler who is always ready to try new things when it comes to food but I was unsure if curry would be too spicy for her so I had a little dig around and found this wonderful Annabel Karmel recipe.

It’s really important to introduce children to lots of different foods and tastes while they are young and before they get too fussy. Not only will they enjoy a varied diet, but you’ll have an easier life as they will try all the things Mum and Dad are having so you only have  to cook one meal for the family!

If you are making a batch get lots of little pots and freeze portions so you have lots of homemade ready made meals on hand, although it’s that yummy the whole family can eat it, and believe me they’ll enjoy it!


2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 onion peeled and chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 small carrot cut into matchsticks
1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
2 chicken breasts cut into bite sized chunks
1 tbsp Korma curry paste
1/2 tbsp mango chutney
1 tbsp tomato puree
100g frozen peas
150 ml coconut milk
1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 150 ml boiling water
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and sauté the onion and carrot for 3 minutes.Add the garlic and sauté for half a minute. Then add the apple and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add the chicken and stir fry for 4 minutes

Add the Korma curry paste, mango chutney, tomato puree, frozen peas, coconut milk and chicken stock and simmer for about 10 minutes. Season to taste.

Please let us know if you have any curry recipes for children that we can feature on Curry Culture.