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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
atta ka sheera recipe | Gujarati atta ka sheera | gehun nu sheera | whole wheat sheera | with 12 amazing images. atta ka sheera recipe is a popular Gujarati sweet made from simple ingredients which are easily available in the Indian kitchen. In fact all you need is whole wheat flour, ghee, sugar, cardamom and almonds to garnish the Gujarati atta ka sheera. I consider whole wheat sheera one of the easiest Gujarati sweets to make. To make atta ka sheera, heat ghee in a non-stick kadai. When the ghee melts, add whole wheat flour. Stir continuously so no lumps form and the flour cooks evenly. Sauté on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes or till it turns brown in colour and the ghee separates. After roasting for 5 to 7 minutes, the mixture will turn golden brown indicating wheat flour has cooked completely. Add sugar. Add cardamom powder to provide a nice fragrance to whole wheat sheera recipe. Add ¾ cup of water. Mix well till the wheat flour absorbs all the water. Cook on a low flame for another 2 to 3 minutes and our gehun nu sheera is ready. Just note a few simple points, and success is assured to make the perfect atta ka sheera. 1. Do not compromise on the quantity of ghee else the atta halwa will become sticky and not yield the perfect taste and texture. 2. It is important to roast the gehun ka atta on a low flame very well otherwise, you may get raw taste if under roasted or burnt flavour if over roasted. 3. Add cardamom powder to provide a nice fragrance to whole wheat sheera recipe. Gujarati atta ka sheera is a quick dessert and requires far less effort as compared to Moong Dal Sheera and Badam ka Sheera. If you have a very sweet tooth, you can add two more tablespoons of sugar. Also remember to serve this Gujarati atta ka sheera immediately to avoid lumps. Enjoy atta ka sheera recipe | Gujarati atta ka sheera | gehun nu sheera | whole wheat sheera | with step by step photos and video below.
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
bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with amazing 16 photos 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. We have made this simple recipe of Bajra roti by kneading bajra flour with little whole wheat flour together with little salt. Whole wheat flour makes rolling and binding bajre ki roti easier. Knead the dough with warm water as the dough become pliable and easy to knead and roll. This helps in getting pearl millet roti a soft texture. The Rajasthani bajra roti are thickly rolled, cooked on a tava and then roast over open flame till brown spots appear. Traditionally white butter also known as makhan is smeared on it or if that is not available you can use ghee. Bajra Roti is a traditional Indian flatbread made with bajra or black pearl millet flour making it extremely nutritious. Bajra flour is high in protein and is a complete protein for vegetarians when combined with dal. So as a Vegetarian, include bajra in your diet. If you are looking for a gluten free option you can replace the whole wheat flour and only knead bajra flour alone to make bajre ki roti . I remember, my grandmother would roll the roti using her palm and cook it on a earthen clay tava on a chulha, which would give bajra roti a smoky flavor. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect Rajasthani bajra roti. 1. To make Bajre ki roti, take a portion of the dough and shape into a round ball. The dough ball should be smooth without any cracks. If required, you can apply some water on your palms and then shape. 2. Serve the Bajra roti immediately smeared with white butter or ghee. If it cools down, it will feel very hard and dry. Bajra roti, lahsun ki chutney and onions is a combo!! Although absolutely simple to make, these rotis are delicious! Enjoy how to make bajra roti recipe | bajre ki roti | healthy pearl millet roti | Rajasthani bajra roti | Sajje Roti | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 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.
 by Tarla Dalal
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.
 by Tarla Dalal
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.
 by Tarla Dalal
cheese paratha recipe | cheese paratha with whole wheat flour | healthy cheese paratha | how to make cheese paratha | with 20 amazing images. An easy but irresistible paratha that is made of everyday ingredients, the Cheese Paratha is an all-time favourite with cheese-lovers, especially kids. Notes on cheese paratha recipe. 1. Gradually add water to form a dough. The quantity of water will depend upon the quality of flour. Knead into a soft dough using enough water. We have used approx. 5 tbsp of water. While making stuffed paratha always knead the dough little soft so it is easy to stuff and roll the parathas. 2. For making the cheese stuffing of cheese paratha, take a block of cheese and grate it. Measure 1 1/2 cups and transfer into a deep bowl. You can even take part mozzarella, cheddar cheese to make the cheese paratha. Note that taking cheese from cheese blocks is far healthy cheese with good fats and makes this then a healthy cheese paratha. I always use cheese blocks to make cheese paratha so that I can have it. What makes this a healthy cheese paratha? 1. For making the cheese stuffing of cheese paratha, take a block of cheese. Use high quality cheese and not cheap processed cheese. We have used peanut oil to make cheese paratha which is one of the healthiest oils in India. Also this cheese paratha is made from whole wheat flour. You must enjoy this delectable healthy cheese paratha 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. Learn to make cheese paratha recipe | cheese paratha with whole wheat flour | healthy cheese paratha | how to make cheese paratha | how to make cheese paratha | with step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
peanut chaat recipe | Indian peanut chaat with tomatoes, onions | healthy peanut chaat | boiled peanut chaat | with amazing 25 images. peanut chaat recipe adds more josh to the timeless appeal of boiled peanuts by combining it with juicy veggies, succulent pomegranate and crunchy sev. Peanut chaat is a treat to your taste buds as it is flavor packed and is made with tangy tomatoes, cucumber, onions and the juicy pomegranate, tangy lemon juice and chaat masala, boiled peanuts and little coriander to add freshness to the dish. 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 Laced with lemon juice and chaat masala, the bountiful flavour of this Indian peanut chaat with tomatoes, onions knows no bounds. Peanut chaat is a quick and easy snack, a few minutes is all it takes to toss together this amazing snack if you have all the ingredients ready. To make healthy peanut chaat all you need to do is pressure cook the peanut and combine the boiled and drained peanuts with tomatoes, onions, cucumber, green chillies, and coriander. Also, few add masalas like chilli powder, cumin seed powder and chaat masala. Further, add lemon juice, sev and pomegranate and mix everything well and your peanut chaat is good to go!! See why we call this a healthy peanut chaat? Made mainly from peanuts, onions and tomatoes we love this snack. Peanuts contain Vitamin B1, Thiamine which helps form ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) which body uses for energy. A handful of peanuts gives you 7.3 grams of Protein. You need to just drop the sev from this recipe which is used as a garnish. You can have healthy peanut chaat as an evening snack or also as a quick breakfast. You will surely enjoy the crunchy texture and chatpata taste of Indian peanut chaat. Serve boiled peanut chaat immediately after mixing. Try other chaat recipes like the Papadi, Potato and Chick Pea Chaat or Samosa Chaat. Enjoy peanut chaat recipe | Indian peanut chaat with tomatoes, onions | healthy peanut chaat | boiled peanut chaat | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
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.
pav bhaji masala toast recipe | instant masala toast on tava | with 18 amazing images. 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. You don’t need a toaster to make instant masala toast on tava. pav bhaji masala toast 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 pav bhaji masala toast. 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 pav bhaji masala toast 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. Learn to make pav bhaji masala toast recipe | instant masala toast on tava | with step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer bhurji | dry paneer bhurji | how to make paneer bhurji | with 18 mazing images. paneer bhurji is made from paneer, tomatoes, onions, spices and pav bhaji masala which are cooked together on a non stick tava. 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, dry 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. We suggest you make your paneer at home and follow ourhomemade paneer recipe. We love paneer bhurji as it is healthy. Paneer contains high quality protein and calcium which aids in weight loss. Since paneer is low in carbs and high in protein it gets digested slowly and hence good for diabetics. potassium in paneer helps to reduce the effect of high sodium, by lowering blood pressure. Have Paneer Bhurji with with Indian breads like Chapati or Plain Paratha accompained with pickles and raita of your choice. Learn how to make paneer bhurji | dry paneer bhurji 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.
curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | with 20 amazing images. Just like khichdi is to Gujarati, rajma chawal is to Punjabi, the curd rice is to South-Indians. Curd rice is also known as thayir saddam, dahi chawal and daddojanam. A very simple dish made using the most basic ingredients, curd and rice with an authentic South-Indian tempering does not take more than 15 minutes to cook. 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, South Indian curd rice is also a comforting one-dish meal that is satiating and refreshing, with its cool flavour and homely aroma. Many people consider South Indian curd rice to be the best dish to carry along to school, work or travel. To make Curd Rice, South Indian Curd Rice Recipe, Dahi Chawal, combine the cooked rice and 2 tbsp of water in a deep bowl and mash it lightly using a potato masher. Add the curds and salt, mix well and keep aside. Heat the oil in a small broad non-stick pan add the mustard seeds and urad dal and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds. Add green chillies and curry leaves. Add the tempering to the prepared curd-rice mixture and mix well. Add the coriander and mix well. Serve the curd rice immediately or refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled. If you have leftover rice, its a bingo as this recipe would be made in a jiffy. Easy to make, this wholesome thayir sadam 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 dahi chawal can be had accompanied with Lemon Pickle or Mango Pickle. Curd rice is had for lunch by South Indians. Enjoy curd rice recipe | South Indian curd rice | dahi chawal | thayir sadam | 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.
Edited after original posting.
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