Easy To Make Recipes

Easy To Make Recipes

Published on : 4/20/20
  • The lockdown made all of us except the essential services staff stay home for some time. Its extension has led many of us into wondering how to make the best use of this time. To help with that, here are some recipes that you can easily try at home with few ingredients. Make these dishes with your family to bond with them and enjoy the delicacies together!

    Dalgona CoffeeDalgona Coffee

    Ingredients:

    Coffee powder - 2 tbsp
     Sugar - 2 tbsp
     Boiling water - 2 tbsp
     Cold milk - 2 cup
     Ice cubes as required

    Method:

    Take a bowl and mix equal quantities of coffee powder, sugar and hot water.
    Using a whisker or hand blender, blend the coffee mixture until it is light, frothy and creamy.
    Add cold milk and ice cubes in a glass and add this whipped coffee over it.
    Serve chilled.

     

    Single Ingredient Ice Cream Single Ingredient Ice Cream

    Ingredients:

    Bananas - 2

    Method:

    Peel and cut the bananas into roundels.
    Freeze the Bananas for at least 4 hours (ideal duration-overnight).
    Take out the frozen bananas and churn in a blender until smooth.
    Take out the mixture and freeze for another 30 mins.
    Add toppings of choice or as per availability.

     

    Dal Chawal AranciniLeftover Dal Chawal Arancin

    Ingredients:

    Leftover cooked rice - 200 gms
    Leftover dal - 150 gms
    Chopped onion - 30 gms
    Chopped garlic - 20 gms
    Chopped ginger - 20 gms
    Chopped green chillies - 15 gms
    Chilli powder - 10 gms
    Processed cheese - cubes-3 nos
    Chopped coriander - 15 gms
    Refined flour (maida) - for coating 
    Bread crumbs - for coating
    Oil

    Method:

    Heat oil in a pan and saute the chopped onion, ginger, garlic and chillies.
    Add chilli powder and cook well.
    Now add the rice and dal and mix thoroughly.
    Adjust the seasoning.
    Finish with chopped coriander.
    Take off the pan and cool down.
    Grate the processed cheese and keep aside.
    Make the dal chawal mixture into balls and stuff the cheese in the centre.
    Add water to the refined flour to make a slightly thick slurry.
    Dip the dal chawal balls into the slurry and coat with bread crumbs.
    Deep fry them until golden brown.
    Serve with choice of ketchup or chutney as per availability.

     

    Immune Booster DoseImmune Booster Dose

    Ingredients:

    Orange juice - 150 ml
    Honey - 1 tbsp
    Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
    Garlic minced - 1-2 flakes (optional)
    Ginger grated - 1/4 tsp
    Pepper powder - 1 big pinch
    Hot water - 1 tbsp 

    Method:

    Mince the garlic and set aside for 10 minutes. This allows the formation of enzymes and ensures maximum benefits.
    Then just whisk together all ingredients and drink.

     

    Peanut Butter & Chocolate SpreadHomemade Peanut Butter & Chocolate Spread

    Ingredients:

    Peanuts (peeled) - 400 gms
    Dark Chocolate 
    Oil - 15 ml (only if necessary)

    Method:

    Dry roast the peanuts in a pan until brown.
    Melt chocolate available at hand in a microwave or on a double boiler.
    Grind the peanuts in a food processor until it starts leaving oil and becomes smooth.
    If it does not become smooth then add 15 ml oil to fasten the process.
    Once the mixture becomes smooth, add the melted chocolate and mix well.
    Store in an airtight jar and enjoy with bread or toast.

     

    Orange Mint Green TeaOrange Mint Green Tea

    Ingredients:

    Fresh mint leaves - 1 tbsp
    Green tea leaves - 1 tbsp
    Ginger (thinly slices) - 1 tbsp
    Honey - 2 tsp
    Orange - 2 slices
    Water - 250 ml

    Method:

    Bruise the mint between your fingers. Place the mint, tea, ginger and honey in a teapot.
    Pour boiling water over the tea while stirring to mix the ingredients.
    Cover the tea and let it rest for 10-12 minutes.
    Strain the infused hot tea.
    To serve, place an orange slice and mint sprig in a mug, then fill with tea and drink hot.

     

    Maggi Cheese FrittersMaggi Cheese Fritters

    Ingredients:

    Maggi - 2 packets
    Processed cheese - 2 cubes 
    Chopped onion - 50 gms
    Chopped coriander - 15 gms
    Refined flour (maida) - 50 gms
    Semolina (rava/suji) - 100 gms

    Method:

    Cook the Maggi without the tastemaker. Ensure that it is not completely cooked. 
    Cool it down and mix the tastemaker, grated cheese, chopped onion and chopped coriander.
    Mix refined flour and water into a thick slurry.
    Make balls out of the Maggi mixture, dip it in slurry and roll it in the semolina.
    Deep fry until golden brown.
    Serve with your choice of chutney or mayonnaise and enjoy with a hot cup of tea.

     

    Turmeric Pumpkin SoupTurmeric Pumpkin Soup

    Ingredients:

    Red pumpkin - 150g chopped
    Split red lentils - ½ cup
    Washed vegetable stock - 1 cup
    Small onion - 1 (peeled and roughly chopped)
    Coconut oil - 1 tsp
    Garlic and ginger - 2 tbsp (peeled and roughly chopped)
    Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
    Chilli flakes - ½ tsp
    Coconut milk - 2 tbsp
    Fresh lime juice - 1 tbsp
    Salt to taste
    Chopped coriander for garnishing

    Method:

    In a large saucepan over high heat, cook onions in coconut oil till softened.
    Add the aromatics: garlic, turmeric, ginger and chilli and cook till fragrant. 
    Add pumpkin, lentils and stock and bring to boil. 
    Cover and reduce to simmer to cook for 20 minutes or till the pumpkins and lentils are soft.
    Once cooked, use a blender to puree the soup. Return to stoke and add coconut cream and heat through. 
    Just before serving, add lime juice and salt

     

    Parle and Bournvita Mug CakeParle and Bournvita Mug Cake

    Ingredients:

    Parle G biscuits (can be replaced with any other non-cream biscuit of choice) - 15 to 18 
    Bournvita (can be replaced with Horlicks) - 2 tbsp
    Sugar - 1 tbsp
    Lukewarm milk - 180 to 200 ml 
    Mixed dry fruits (optional)

    Method:

    Crush the biscuits into a fine powder.
    Add sugar and Bournvita and mix well
    Gradually add lukewarm milk and make into a thick batter ensuring that there are no lumps.
    Add mixed dry fruits (if available).
    Pour the batter into your favourite coffee mug up to 3/4 the mug.
    Microwave it for 2 mins and enjoy the nostalgic 2 mins mug cake.

     

    Mango Orange SmoothieMango Orange Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    Frozen mango - 1/2 cup
    Orange juice - 1 cup
    Sugar - 1 tbsp
    Sabja - 1 tbsp (optional)
    Ice cubes - 4-5

    Method:

    Soak Sabja in warm water for 10-15 min and drain.
    Place all the ingredients in a blender and make a smoothie.

     

    Smoky Bell Pepper DipSmoky Bell Pepper Dip

    Ingredients:

    Red bell pepper - 1 large
    Garlic - 2-3 flakes 
    Roasted walnuts/almonds - ¼ cup
    Lemon juice - 2 tbsp
    Honey - 2 tsp 
    Roasted cumin powder - 1 big pinch
    Cinnamon powder - ¼ tsp
    Red chilli flakes - ¼ tsp
    Olive oil - ½ tsp
    Salt and pepper to taste
    Roasted sesame seeds - ¼ tsp (for garnish)
    Coriander leaves

    Method:

    Roast the bell pepper on fire and keep it in a bowl of water for 5 minutes.
    Remove the charred peel and rinse again in water. Finely chop the bell pepper.
    Add all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with olive oil, sesame seeds and coriander leaves.
    Serve the dip with salad sticks or any of your favourite snacks.
     

     

    Cheesy Quinoa RostiCheesy Quinoa Roasti 

    Ingredients:

    Boiled quinoa - 100 gms
    Grated cheese (any processed cheese) - 2 cubes 
    Chopped onion - 50 gms
    Chopped coriander - 25 gms
    Boiled potato - 50 gms
    Black pepper - 5 gms
    Salt - to taste
    Oregano - 5 gms

    Method:

    Boil the quinoa and ensure that it is cooked completely.
    Cool the quinoa and mix potato, chopped onion and chopped coriander.
    Add seasonings and mix everything together. 
    Heat a pan. Put butter and flattened the mix on the pan. 
    Cook the Roasti from both sides until golden brown.
    Put cheese in the end and let it melt on the Roasti.
    Enjoy with any dips.

     

    Steamed Sprouts DumplingsSteamed Sprouts Dumplings

    Ingredients:

    Mixed sprouts (or sprouts of choice) - 200 gms
    Chopped onion - 30 gms
    Chopped ginger -10 gms
    Chopped garlic - 10 gms
    Chopped green chillies - 10 gms
    Chopped coriander - 20 gms
    Chilli powder - 10 gms
    Besan - 75 gms
    Salt - to taste
    Chaat Masala - 10 gms

    Method:

    Drain the sprouts of any moisture and mix with all other ingredients, except for chaat masala.
    Make into small balls and keep aside.
    Steam the balls in an idli steamer for 6 to 8 mins.
    Take out and sprinkle Chaat Masala.
    Enjoy the healthy snack with your choice of dip.

     

    Pomegranate Yoghurt SmoothiePomegranate Yoghurt Smoothie

    Ingredients:

    Bananas - 2
    Pomegranate juice - ½ cup
    Pomegranate seeds - 3 tbsp
    Yoghurt - ½ cup
    Vanilla essence - ¼ tsp (optional)

    Method:

    Grind the bananas and pomegranate seeds in a grinder. 
    Add pomegranate juice, yoghurt and vanilla essence. 
    Serve chilled.

     

    Pan PizzaPan Pizza

    Ingredients:

    Maida - 2 cups
    Garlic - 2 cloves (finely chopped)
    Baking soda - 1 pinch
    Pizza sauce or tomato puree - 4 tbsp
    Grated cheese - 2 tbsp

    Method:

    Mix maida, water and baking soda to form a dough.
    Roll and spread the dough to make the pizza base.
    Spread tomato puree or pizza sauce over the base.
    Add cheese and your choice of toppings or as per availability.
    Place the pizza on a pan, cover it and set the flame at high.
    Let it cook till the cheese melts.

     

    Banana CakeBanana Cake

    Ingredients:

    Butter - 125 gms
    Bananas - 2
    Egg - 1
    Milk - ¼ cup
    Flour - 1½ cup
    Baking powder - 2 tsp
    Salt - ½ tsp
    Sugar - ¾ cup
    Vanilla essence - 1 tsp (optional)

    Method:

    Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
    In a saucepan, melt butter, sugar and vanilla.
    Remove the saucepan from heat and put mashed bananas.
    Add egg and mix well.
    Stir in the flour mix, add milk and mix lightly.
    Bake in the oven or preheated pressure cooker for 40 minutes.
    Let it cool and your cake is ready to serve.

     

    Banoffee ShotsBanoffee Shots

    Ingredients:

    Banana - 1 (sliced)
    Cookie crumble - 100 gms 
    Milkmaid - 100 gms
    Honey - 50 gms 
    Peanut crumble (chikki) - 50 gms 
    Chocolate sauce for garnish 
     

    Method:

    Soak the banana slices in honey and refrigerate.
    Double boil milkmaid for about 15 minutes till the color changes and you can smell the sweet caramel fragrance.
    Assemble all ingredients layer by layer inside a shot glass with loads of caramel and serve chilled topped with chocolate sauce.

     

    Chickpea and Poha DosaChickpea and Poha Dosa 

    Ingredients:

    Soaked chickpea (overnight) - 1 cup
    Soaked poha (30 min) - 1/2 cup 
    Soaked raw rice (4 hrs) - 1/4 cup
    Salt - to taste 
    Cumin powder - 1 tsp

    Method:

    Put all ingredients in a blender and add water just to blend properly.
    In a hot skillet pour a spoonful of batter and spread into a thin circle. Drizzle oil on the sides and cook until the dosa turns out crispy. 
    Enjoy with tomato or any other chutney.

     

    Oreo FudgeOreo Fudge

    Ingredients:

    Oreo Biscuits - 1 pkt
    Milky Bar chocolate - 100 gms (can be replaced with Dairy Milk to make dark chocolate fudge)
    Milk - 300 ml
    Sugar - 150 gms
    Butter - 150 gms
     

    Method:

    Mix butter, sugar and milk in a pan and put the mixture on low heat.
    Keep whisking to ensure it doesn't stick to the bottom and no lumps are formed.
    Once the sugar is completely mixed, add chopped Milky Bar.
    Keep whisking until the chocolate is completely melted.
    Take the mixture off the gas and add Oreo biscuit pieces.
    Take a deep tray or container and spread some butter on it.
    Put the mixture in the greased tray and garnish with some more pieces of oreo.
    Refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
    Cut into squares and indulge in the goodness of the fudge.

     

    Poha ParfaitPoha Parfait

    Ingredients:

    Curd - 120 gms
    Poha (pressed rice) - 40 gms
    Milk -100 ml
    Cornflakes - 30 gms
    Honey- 30 gms
    Assorted dry fruits - Optional
    Orange (or any other available fruit)

    Method:

    Hang the curd in muslin (or any other) cloth to drain the water.
    Soak Poha in milk for 10-12 mins.
    Dice the orange (or any other fruit) and keep aside.
    Whip the hung curd with 10 gms honey until its smooth and does not have any lumps.
    In a mug/glass, add a layer of soaked poha, curd, cornflakes, 10 gms of honey and orange.
    Repeat the procedure to make another layer.
    Top with some more orange, dry fruits (if available) and drizzle 1 tsp of honey.
    Refrigerate for 30 mins.
    Enjoy the healthy and exquisite Poha Parfait.