Two out of five people struggle with cooking.We want to eat home made food but the problem is that we don’t really know how to make it.There are midnight cravings,breakfast dilemmas and then the ultimate question of “What do I have for lunch”?And we almost, always end up ordering instead of going to the kitchen.
We bring to you 5 recipes which you can make easily at home and enjoy.They’re so easy and quick to make that you probably won’t order again.
1. Fried Rice : Some desi Chinese cuisines is all that we need at times and there are times when we can’t find it or it’s too expensive. Here’s how you prepare your share sitting right at home.
Heat up some oil and add chicken/carrots/any vegetable of your choice. Add sauted onions and stir for 5 to 10 minutes.
> Wash the rice and soak it in hot water for 15 minutes. Add some salt to it.
> Add rice and stir the veggies mix, along with rice, for another 10 minutes.
> Add 2 tablespoons of sauce to the mixture and break 2 eggs, (optional) and stir it well.
> Keep a lid on the wok for another 5 minutes and you’re good to go.
2. Moong Dal Ka Chilla : Chilla is one of the most favorite when it comes to our desi food. It’s tasty, easy to eat and also, extremely easy to make. It can be carried for lunch, picnics, eaten for breakfast, and as a snack. It’s the kind of thing that fits everywhere.
Wash and soak the moong dal for 2 hours.
> Drain the dal and grind them along with green chili and ginger.
> Add little water to get pouring consistency. Beat well.
> Add salt, coriander leaves, onion, tomato and red chili powder to the batter and mix well.
> Heat the griddle. Spread little oil and then spread the batter like dosas and fry from both sides using little oil.
> Serve hot with sauce.
3.Omlet : The best and easiest one . You can have it in Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner.
> Wash and chop onion, tomato, green ( spring ) onion, capsicum and coriander leaves to fine pieces.
In a small bowl, add turmeric powder, salt, red chilly powder, pepper powder and garam masala powder.
> Add little water and mix well to spicy paste.
> Break the eggs directly into a bowl and beat them till frothy
> Add the spice paste to beaten eggs and stir well.
> Add all the chopped vegetables one by one.Mix well.
> Heat oil in a wide pan.Por the egg mixture to the Pan.
> Simmer the flame and leave to cook for 2 minutes.
> Check from the downside of the omelette, whether is cooked and able to flip.Now flip it over to other side.
> Gently press it down with a ladle.
> Once both the sides are cooked to golden, remove from heat.
Your healthy Masala Omelette is ready..!
4. Upma : The best and healthy food for the time when you’re craving some South Indian food. It is easy to make and will help you deal with your hunger.
Sift rava through a muslin cloth or very fine sieve.
> Heat 1 tablespoon pure ghee/unsalted butter and fry rava on a moderate heat, stirring constantly to light brown color and set aside.
> Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and allow them to splatter.
> Add the daals : channa & urad & curry leaves to it and fry till they turn red.
> Add onion, ginger and green chilies. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
> Add all the vegetables, turmeric & chili powder, and salt to taste.
> Now add 3 cups of water and cover the pan and allow it simmer on low heat until the vegetables are done.
> Add the fried rava to it stirring constantly till it becomes thicker.
> Take off from the heat and add lemon juice if desired.
> Serve hot garnished with cashews and coriander.
5. Lemon Chicken : This exquisite dish is something the non-vegetarian people have craved for at some point or the other. It’s easy to make and will perfectly fit the table for your dinner.
> Boil boneless chicken and then marinate it, (ginger and garlic paste, with 2 lemons squeezed for 1kg chicken , salt, black pepper ) and keep it for at least one hour in the fridge, covering it with plastic wrap.
> Saute olive oil, peanuts, spring onions and add chicken to it. Cook for 15 minutes until it turns nice goldenish brown.
> Squeeze lemon when chicken is cooked.