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From Thai to Indian: 9 Easy Ethnic Recipes Your Family Will Love

From Shrimp Pad Thai to Chicken Curry, all of these recipes are deliciously family-friendly, with flavors mild enough for the kids but authentic enough for more adventurous eaters.
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From Shrimp Pad Thai to Chicken Curry, all of these recipes are deliciously family-friendly, with flavors mild enough for the kids but authentic enough for more adventurous eaters.

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Everything you need for this delicious Shrimp Pad Thai, you can find at your local grocery store -- and it can go head-to-head with any restaurant version. GET THE RECIPE

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My whole family loves these chicken enchiladas. I'll be honest, they take a bit of time to make -- but the good news is that you can make the sauce and filling ahead of time, then assemble and bake the enchiladas another time for a quick and easy weeknight meal. GET THE RECIPE

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Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of Asia. It sounds exotic but is actually kid-friendly and easy to make. GET THE RECIPE

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This is an authentic-tasting Thai dish, yet it's easy to make and you can find all the ingredients at most supermarkets. The flavor comes from lots of fresh ginger and garlic, and of course, one of the best bottled sauces you can have in your kitchen -- Thai Sweet Red Chili Sauce. GET THE RECIPE

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In this recipe, chicken thighs are marinated in a tangy blend of Greek yogurt, lemon and spices, then grilled on skewers until golden brown. Everyone seems to love it -- in fact, the first time I made it for a crowd, I actually ran out of food. Serve over a bed of golden Basmati Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Almonds. GET THE RECIPE

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Made with a rotisserie chicken and canned coconut milk, this easy version of Mulligatawny soup is a one-pot supper that you can have on the table in 45 minutes. I like to serve it with a scoop of basmati rice but, really, store-bought or homemade naan is all you need to complete the meal. GET THE RECIPE

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This recipe, sent to me by one of my readers, is a slam dunk winner. Large shrimp are quickly sautéed with garlic and onions and then simmered in a traditional Vietnamese caramel sauce made from fish sauce, brown sugar, scallions and cilantro. Every time I make it, my family literally scrapes the pan clean. GET THE RECIPE

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This recipe is adapted from one of my favorite cookbooks, Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson. Most of the ingredients are right out of the pantry, and you can have it on the table in 20 minutes. The flavor of the sauce is similar to teriyaki, which most kids seem to like. GET THE RECIPE

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In this family-friendly Indian dish, thinly sliced chicken breasts are sautéed with curry powder and simmered in an aromatic, slightly sweet curry sauce thickened with Greek yogurt. You can have it on the table in 30 minutes -- or in the time it takes to make some basmati rice -- and the cooking method ensures that the chicken comes out reliably tender every time. GET THE RECIPE