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 Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes

  Last Updated : Jul 13,2018

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Indian Recipes in 15 minutes 

With the fast lifestyle and hectic schedules, "Quick" is the mantra. There is nothing better than a delicious recipe that can be prepared in a jiffy.  The easier you can prepare a dish, higher are the chances of preparing it frequently. On a daily basis, we are always on the lookout for dishes that don't take hours to prepare, spanning all courses of the meal. Here we bring to you the most popular Indian recipes which are ready in 15 minutes from a wide array of categories like DalsSubzisStartersParathas, Snacks and many more.

The hustle-bustle really peaks in the mornings, people are even ready to skip breakfast which is the most essential meal of the day. Quick Mini Soya Dosas with coriander-coconut chutney makes a sumptuous snack for adults and kids. The batter requires no soaking, grinding or fermenting. Chatpata Dahiwala Bread is a desi bread creation. Bread cubes coated with tangy curd masala are sautéed until crisp. Cheese Paratha an all-time favourite with cheese-lovers is a delectable dish. The gooey, melt in the mouth paratha hardly requires any accompaniments. 

Looking for a quick solution for your sweet tooth craving? Make this Atta ka Sheera that can be made with just a few ingredients which are easily available in our kitchen shelves. Quick Churma Ladoos is another simple recipe that can be made using leftover rotis. They can also be stored in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days and consumed when required.  

Rice is a staple in most Indian households and no meal is complete without rice or any rice based preparations. Curd rice is a traditional dish from South India. A combination of curd and rice with an aromatic, tempting tadka served after refrigeration is sure to satiate your soul. 

Stuff your refrigerator with boiled/ chopped vegetables and use them as and when required. Like in this crunchy Corn Capsicum subzi made using an assortment of well-chosen ingredients like onions, tomato pulp, dried fenugreek leaves that makes it irresistible. Paneer Bhurji is a popular preparation made using cottage cheese and vegetables. The spice levels of the dish can be adjusted according to your palate. It tastes amazing when relished hot with paratha, bread or roti.  

Got guests coming home suddenly or looking for a snack post school/work when the hunger strikes ? Try making these mouthwatering snacks like Instant Pav Bhaji Masala Toast, Chinese Bhel, Peanut Chaat.

15 minutes indian recipes

 by Tarla Dalal
Close your eyes and imagine a bowlful of vibrantly coloured chunks of capsicums mixed with juicy yellow sweet corn kernels. Isn’t it a sight that makes you drool? Add to it an assortment of well-chosen ingredients like onions, tomato pulp, dried fenugreek leaves, and such, and there you have a Corn Capsicum subzi that is simply irresistible. Serve hot with any unleavened breads.
 by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your teeth into. The addition of curds to the mixture has an interesting effect, imparting not just tanginess but also a delectable crispness to the fritters.
 by Tarla Dalal
I consider this one of the easiest guajarati sweets-with just a few ingredients, which too can be found in all kitchen shelves. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured. While sautéing, keep a lookout for when the ghee separates and the atta becomes lighter, as this is the perfect indication that your atta is well cooked. If you have a very sweet tooth, you can add two more tablespoons of sugar. Also remember to serve this dish immediately to avoid lumps.
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Unlike the usual dal preparations, this is a dry dish made with moong dal pepped up with a simple tempering and common spice powders. Chhuta means separate, and the beauty of this Gujarati delicacy lies in being able to feel each grain of the moong dal in your mouth. In order to achieve this, you must soak the dal for sufficient time and cook it for minimal time with just the required amount of water, as described here. Enjoy the Chhuta Moong Dal with aam ras or kadhi.
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An interesting variant of the ever-popular dosa, these Quick Mini Soya Dosas are made with a combination of soya and rice flours. The best part is that it is made with readymade flours, and does not require you to soak or grind anything, not even the urad. A sprinkling of fruit salt replaces the fermentation process, resulting in reasonably springy dosas, which are softened further by the addition of veggies like cucumber. Kids and adults alike will love these sumptuous and tasty mini dosas, which taste great with coriander-coconut chutney!
 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava version of the famous bajra roti. Bajra rotis can accompany virtually any vegetable or kadhi on a Rajasthani menu. Bajra roti, lahsun ki chutney and onions is the staple diet of the locals. Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious!
 by Tarla Dalal
Bread loaves, although of western origin, have been ably used by Indians in many indigenous preparations including bhajias and upma. Here is another such exciting desi creation with bread. Cubes of bread coated with a tangy curd masala are seasoned and sautéed till brown and crisp. You will enjoy every mouthful of the Chatpata Dahiwala Bread.
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A truly spectacular marriage of spices creates this delightful dry potato subzi. Using potato roundels and spices like cumin seeds, aniseed, nigella seeds, fenugreek seeds and chaat masala, this dish is a treat for your taste buds. The Kashmiri red chillies add the required spark of colour to the dish.
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The methi used in combination with makai ka atta makes a delectable variation of the traditional makai ki roti. A bowl of thick curds is all that is required along with these roti to make a satisfying breakfast or a quick meal.
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An easy but irresistible paratha that is made of everyday ingredients, the Cheese Paratha is an all-time favourite with cheese-lovers, especially kids. A stuffing of cheese perked up with coriander and spice powders gives these whole wheat parathas a tasty and gooey centre. You must enjoy this delectable dish immediately on preparation if you want to experience the joy of biting into the freshly molten cheese, because it tends to get chewy after a while. Accompany this Cheese Paratha with a bowl of Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup and Pasta Salad to create an authentic mini meal that will be enjoyed by young and old alike. Enjoy how to make Cheese Paratha recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
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Chaat adds more josh to the timeless appeal of boiled peanuts by combining it with juicy veggies, succulent pomegranate and crunchy sev. A dash of spice powders and lemon juice boosts all the other flavours, making this an utterly irresistible evening snack. It is one of the most popular snacks sold in all tourist locations in Tamil Nadu, and is enjoyed hot and fresh by young and old alike! You can now try this nice and chatpata snack at home, and serve it with tea on a rainy weekend evening! Try other chaat recipes like the Papadi, Potato and Chick Pea Chaat or Samosa Chaat .
The Red Capsicum and Walnut Dip is a delight to put on the table, because of its vibrant colour, mind-blowing flavour and exquisite texture. Red capsicum adds spicy notes to this tasty dip, while walnut improves the texture and gives an exotic flavour too. Bread crumbs are added to stabilise the dip, and lemon juice is used to enhance the flavour further. This Lebanese treat is a perfect match for Sesame Lavash.
In the mood for a serving of pav bhaji but don’t have the time to make it? Well, go for this Instant Pav Bhaji Masala Toast instead. It is quick and easy to make but tastes just like pav bhaji thanks to the combination of boiled potatoes and veggies with the inimitable pav bhaji masala. You can keep some boiled potatoes in the freezer to defrost and use instantly in recipes like this! You can make it in a jiffy when you yearn for a snack or when your kids come back from play unusually hungry! Be generous with the butter so as to get the authentic taste. Relish it hot and fresh to enjoy the delightful crispness of bread and the spicy succulence of the filling. You can also try other snacks like the Spinach and Paneer Cream Cracker Snack or Tava Cheese Burger, Quick Snack .
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Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by Indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! Down south, Paneer Bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled Masala Dosa! The most important tip for making fantastic Paneer Bhurji is to use fresh cottage cheese, and make the bhurji just before serving, otherwise it tends to get a little soggy. Enjoy Paneer Bhurji with Indian breads like Chapati or Plain Paratha, accompained with pickles and raita of your choice. Enjoy how to make Paneer Bhurji recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Crisp, crunchy bread and vegetable cutlets made using a flavourful green coconut paste. Don't make these if you are on a diet - they are so wonderful that it is impossible to stop eating them. You may need to add a little water to the mixture if it becomes too dry and difficult to shape the cutlets. Also do try your hand at other snacks like Mini Spinach and Cheese Samosa , Chana Dal Bhajiya , Vegetable Kebab and Paneer Parcels . Enjoy how to make Crunchy Bread Cutlets recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
In South India, the Kheer and mithai are served at the start of a meal. It is the Curd Rice that comes at the end, as a flavourful and soothing finish to a traditional spread. At the same time, it is also a comforting one-dish meal that is satiating and refreshing, with its cool flavour and homely aroma. Many people consider Curd Rice to be the best dish to carry along to school, work or travel. Easy to make, this wholesome dish is made by mixing rice with curds and tempering it with mustard and green chillies. Allow the rice to cool slightly before adding the curds, to avoid the curds from splitting. Plain curd rice can be had accompanied with Lemon Pickle or Mango Pickle. Enjoy how to make Curd Rice recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
Preparing churma is usually a time consuming process, which requires a long cooking procedure to eliminate the raw smell and get a rich aroma. Here is a really unique quick-fix, which involves powdering leftover rotis and using that coarse powder along with jaggery, ghee and nuts to prepare really delicious Quick Churma Ladoo. The effort that goes into this ladoo is really meagre compared to its rich and irresistible flavour and aroma! Store this mithai in a dry and airtight container for 2 to 3 days at room temperature, to relish as and when required.
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Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes
 on 26 Jan 18 06:20 PM

Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes
 on 26 Jun 17 05:49 PM

Very nice txs
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Bhavna, we are delighted you liked the article on 15 minute Indian recipes. Please keep posting your feedback.
28 Jun 17 09:29 AM
Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes
 on 23 Jun 17 12:09 AM

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Tarla Dalal    Manoj, thanks for the feedback.
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23 Jun 17 09:53 AM
Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes
 on 11 Jun 17 06:34 PM

Very good recipes
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Versha, we are delighted you liked the article on 15 minute Indian recipes. Please keep posting your feedback.
12 Jun 17 10:11 AM
Indian Recipes in 15 Minutes
 on 14 Feb 17 09:43 AM

Thanks for your lovely collection of 15 minute quick Indian recipes.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Sheetal for your feedback.
14 Feb 17 09:45 AM