Ready to cook noodles and other packaged instant meals are considered as a boon by those who stay away from home. But believe me, these are not the only food options, if you’re looking for something healthy to eat. There’re quick recipes, which you can try on your own with a li’l practice, modest efforts and basic cooking lessons from your mumma’s kitchen.
So here we’ve listed out such ‘Easy to Cook & good to eat recipes’ for the people who staying alone but haven’t even tried a hand at cooking.
1. A variety of Rice Recipes: Chopped vegetables, rice and some spices are all you need to quickly prepare a healthy rice recipe. It takes around 20 minutes to make this and you can have a variety of rice items with curd or buttermilk. Khichdi is also a great option and is quicker than the vegetable rice.
2. Flour magic: Indian bread (roti, paratha, rotlo etc.) are any day healthier than eating ready-made bread and believe me it doesn’t take that long to make normal masala paratha. If you know how to make the dough, just mix our basic spices (i.e. turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and cumin seeds) you can relish it with pickle, curd or ketchup.
3. Besan – Chilla: Besan Chilla is one of the easiest options for pure veg girls, as it tastes as good as an egg omelette without using eggs. This mouthwatering recipe can be made with gram flour/besan, some chopped vegetables (i.e. onion, tomatoes and green chilli), oil and regular spices as per the taste. To make it healthier & tastier, you can even add some grated paneer and mint leaves/pudina to it. Salsa sauce, tomato ketchup or curd can be great savour with besan chilla.
4. Protein rich Pulses: From Moong- Motth beans (i.e. Green gram, Turkish gram) to variety of dal like Chana dal, Tur, Masoor etc. are not just instant prepare but are also healthy food options. Such dried food items need to be rinsed and soaked properly (approx. 6 hours before cooking) before cooking so as to shorten the cooking time. With boiling these well-soaked pulses/beans in a cooker, half of the job is done. Then you only need to fry it with oil while adding turmeric, salt, desired garam masala and red chilli powder. Plus point with pulses and dried beans is that they go great with plain rice as well as roti or paratha.
Get quick recipes of these items from your mum and let us know how you started relishing any of these food items in your routine.