Life is too short for boring food. Awaken your taste buds with these delicious Indian recipes. You don’t always need a fork to eat yummy cooked food. Just a roti with some spicy delicious curry or just a simple rice dish and a dessert for the finishing touch will give your tummy a great satisfying feel and delight in every bite. This is the beauty of Indian recipes.
You can also make such classic platters by just learning a cookery course in an institute like Hamstech. We created this article for those moments when you’re looking for a menu that’s utterly delicious and leaves you craving these delightful creations. For simple and tasty Indian recipes, don’t miss out and read the whole article to satisfy your cravings.
Before we get started, we need to learn about cooking. What is Cookery? – Cookery is an art and craft of cooking / making food. It is not only limited to homemakers but also can be done by professionals like cooks and chefs at a restaurant/ hotel/food court. Skills gained by the Culinary Course not only let you have delicious lip-smacking foods, but it also lets you consume them with the right amount of nutrients. Here is a perfect menu to feel light and super nutritious. So without any delay, just look into the delicious recipes to have on your menu for a day. Starting with breakfast…..
1.Onion Rava Dosa
Dosa is a delicious and popular Indian dish which is a breakfast staple and loved by many. This yummy delight goes best when served hot with sambar or coconut chutney. This crispy dosa for your morning breakfast gives a fresh & energetic start to the day.
To make this delicious recipe, mix all the ingredients in a bowl – upma rava, rice flour, maida, green chilli, ginger & salt as per taste with water, make sure the batter should be of thin running consistency. Let it sit for 30 min, so that the rava gets soaked and gives the crispy texture. Now heat a non-stick pan with a spoon of oil spread. Pour a portion of dosa batter on the heated pan and spread it thin in the form of a dosa. Then, without any delay, immediately, sprinkle the finely chopped onions over the dosa and cook it on medium flame until golden brown. Do not flip the dosa, it may turn over crispy and onions get fried up. Just fold it and serve hot with sambar or coconut chutney for a great breakfast.
2.Puffed Rice Upma
This recipe is a famous dish in the Karnataka and Andhra regions. It is a quick recipe with puffed rice that can be taken either as a breakfast meal or an evening snack. It is easy to make and will be ready to eat in just 15 minutes.
To make this, heat a large kadai / pan with 2tps of oil, add tempering spices and fry them till they turn slightly brown. Now add chopped onions, chillies & curry leaves, saute them till the onions are golden brown. Meanwhile, soak the puffed rice in water. Once they are fried, add in the turmeric powder and salt as per taste. Add the drained puffed rice into the pan, remember that you need to squeeze the puffed rice to remove the excess water from it. Finally add red chilli powder, roasted peanuts, chana dal and any other nuts as per your taste. Give it a mix till all the ingredients bind well together. Now, it is ready to serve hot to satisfy all your cravings.
3.Coconut Milk Rice
I know we all get bored with the boring lunch & dinner recipes in our menus that are consumed in a routine. Our tongues also look for refreshing yummy foods. Especially in the morning, it is really tough to make a tasty simple menu, as the time runs fast. Don’t worry, you can make a delicious lunch with the aromatic Coconut milk rice, which is also easy to make & super delicious.
This recipe is an easy1 pot rice dish. You can make it easily if you have coconut milk ready at hand. This is healthy, tasty and rich in nutrients and packed with healthy fats. You can have it plain or with raita or any curry you would like to combo it with.
To make this deliciousness, soak rice in water for 30 minutes after washing. Meanwhile, cut all the vegetables you want to add to it and let’s dive right into making it. Take a pressure cooker, heat it with oil and add all the masala spices, chopped onions & slit green chillies. Sauté them till the onions turn golden brown and then add in the ginger-garlic paste. Once the raw smell of the ginger–garlic paste fades away, add all the veggies and let them fry. Now it’s time to add the main ingredient of the dish, coconut milk, make sure that the veggies are half cooked while adding coconut milk. Just mix all the ingredients in the cooker and add drained rice to it with 1 cup of water and salt as per your taste. Add mint leaves and give it a mix, make sure you are stirring gently, as the rice was soaked, it has the tendency to break down quicker. Now, cover it with a lid and let it cook until you hear 1 whistle. Generally, 1 whistle is enough for the rice to cook because it was soaked for 30min previously. Once the pressure inside the cooker settles, serve the rice hot with coriander garnishing.
Chana Masala originated from Punjab but is popular all around India. There are many versions of this dish but this special recipe is my favourite, with the Chanas in a delicious thick spiced gravy. Let’s see the ingredients for this spicy recipe and get into the process.
Soak the chickpeas overnight and drain them right before you cook them. Add water and a bit of salt to the chanas and bring them to a boil. Meanwhile, take all the spices (like coriander, cumin, black pepper, cinnamon and cardamom) into a pan and roast them at medium-high flame. Ensure you are tossing the pan as the spices get evenly roasted and not burnt. Once the chickpeas are cooked, drain & keep them aside, also blend the roasted spices and get into the process.
Take a pan and heat some oil, add a bay leaf with the whole spices & stir until they are roasted. Now add onions & green chillies to it and stir until the onions are golden brown. Once the onions are fried, add in the ginger-garlic paste and cook until the raw smell escapes. Now add tomatoes, salt, turmeric to it and cook until it is pasty and gravy, but don’t forget to stir occasionally. After a while, add the blended whole spices to the tomatoes along with water. Finally add chickpeas, red chilli powder, dried pomegranate powder and raw mango powder to the recipe and cook them until the curry thickens making sure all the flavours are melded. Now, it’s the time to serve. Serve the Chana Masala with coriander topped on it with parathas.
Aloo rotis are soft, thin and are also easy to make. These can be had at any time to fulfil the cravings for breakfast, lunch and even for dinner. These rotis go well with yogurt, Indian pickles or any curry like Chana masala, which we discussed above. So, we will look into the recipe without any delay.
Add enough salt and water to the potatoes and place them in a pressure cooker. Bring them to boil and let it cook for about 3 whistles and let them cool down. Once the potatoes are cool enough, drain them and peel the skin off. Now, mash the potatoes, add all the ingredients except oil to the mashed potatoes and form a soft dough. Remember not to add any water to the dough, as it may ruin the recipe. Now the dough is ready to make the rolls. Divide the dough into equal portions. Dab the dough ball in the dry flour and roll the balls into thin roti. Heat the skillet with ½ tsp of oil. Then place the roti upon the heated skillet and cook well on both sides. Repeat the same for all the dough. Finally the yummy thin and soft roti is ready to serve.
This is one of the most loved Indian Desserts. It is simply delicious and creamy. If you are sweet-toothed and crave the sweet, this is the best dessert. It is easy to make with basic ingredients. Kheer is the traditional Indian pudding and is made for festivals, mainly for Dussehra. As we approach the festival of Dussehra, tryout this classic recipe for the best dessert. Without further ado, let us look into the required ingredients and recipe.
First, soak the rice for 30 min. Meanwhile chop the nuts as per your taste like pista, cashews and almonds. Once the rice is soaked, drain and keep it aside. Now start with the actual procedure. Add ½ cup of water to 1 litre of milk and bring them to a boil on medium flame. When the milk is boiled add the drained rice to it and keep stirring often in order to avoid burning, don’t forget to set the flame to low. Cook the rice in the milk unit until it becomes soft. Now add the sugar to the mixture, stir often until the kheer thickens. Finally add the cardamom powder to it, which releases a great aroma. Add the nuts as the toppings while serving.
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