A lot of people keep themselves away from the kitchen as they find cooking quite intimidating. However, a few delicious Indian recipes are extremely easy to cook with a handful of ingredients which are probably lying in the pantry and there is no need to run to the grocery store during the lockdown. Also, they come together in no time and you get a chance to surprise your family members.
Masala Khichdi: A quick, easy to make, wholesome and comforting one-pot meal is a staple in every Indian household. Rice, mixed lentils, vegetables you have in the fridge and a few whole spices like cumin, mustard seeds, cinnamon, black pepper and bay leaf make this one-pot meal the most comforting food. To boost your immunity, add turmeric which renders a beautiful yellow colour and chilli powder for the added spice.
Onion Pakoda: Loved by almost every Indian, this snack can be relished in every season. Finely chopped onion, green chillies, carom seeds, gram flour and chilli powder are the only ingredients you need. This crispy deep-fried snack is enjoyed all around.
Egg Bhurji: Eggs, onions, tomatoes, turmeric and chilli powder bring together this lip-smacking dish. It comes together in minutes and is really healthy and can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a side during meals. Vegetarians can replace eggs with paneer or soya chunks and enjoy this dish.
Palak Paneer: Fresh or frozen spinach, cottage cheese, onion, tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric and chilli powder bring together this mildly flavoured dish. It is widely enjoyed all across India and if paneer isn’t available, it can be replaced with cauliflower or potato.
Aloo Tikki: A healthy street food of India which can be made in a variety of ways is aloo tikki. Boiled potatoes are the star of the dish. Vegetables like peas, carrots, onions sauteed in a dash of oil and flavoured with little spices are mixed together. Potatoes mashed with semolina and cooked veggies are made into round patties and fried in minimum oil to crisp them up. It can be enjoyed with ketchup or chutneys and is a healthy snack option.
Lemon Rice: Lemon rice is one of the most common dishes in South India. It is a perfect dish to use leftover rice. Coriander and mustard seeds, green chillies, curry leaves, turmeric powder, crisp moong dal, rice and lemon juice brings together this dish in a jiffy in a single pan. It’s healthy yet light and is widely enjoyed all across India.
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