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 Get Your Dinner Ready in 30 Minutes

  Last Updated : Oct 25,2018

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Get your Dinner Ready in 30 Minutes 

Deciding your dinner menu is no more a pain and each of these recipes can be prepared in 30 minutes or less including preparation time and cooking time! If you are looking for simple Indian recipes for your dinner, we bring to you recipes like Panchmel Khichdi , Aloo Methi Parathas and Mixed Sprouts Pulao . If you are looking for a slight fancy one dish meals, you can give a try to recipes like Veg Pizza , Dabeli , Broccoli Bell Pepper and Cheese Quesadillas or Broccoli and Baby Corn Noodles .

Don't forget to try our very innovative Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers which is a perfect replacement for the traditional sushi. Have a look at the 10 interesting dinner recipes.

30 minutes dinner recipes

tava pizza recipe | tawa pizza | Indian style veg tava pizza | oven tava pizza option given | with amazing 80 pictures. Our tava pizza recipe is an Indian style veg tava pizza. Most Indian’s prefer to use their tawa instead of an oven. So this Indian style veg tava pizza recipe is quicker to make and saves on the electricity bill. We show you how to make Indian style pizza sauce, Indian style pizza base in detail given below. We have used homemade pizza base, so you can prepare the vegetable pizza in a jiffy. A colorful assortment of veggies gives this pizza an interesting crunch, while pizza sauce and a dash of spices and herbs give it an awesome flavor. Although pizza base is readily available in stores, the fresh taste and texture of a homemade one are unbeatable. And, well, it is not such an adventurous activity either. It is quite easy to make at home, as this Basic Pizza Base recipe will show you. For, tava pizza we have made the pizza base by activating the yeast first, take yeast in a small bowl, add sugar and add water, make sure the water is lukewarm and not hot as it may kill the yeast. The rising time will vary on the climatic condition and quality of the yeast. Once the yeast is activated, you will see a frothy layer formed on the top. Further, take plain flour in a bowl, add yeast water mixture, add olive oil and some salt to it. Combine all the ingredients and knead into a dough soft and smooth dough. Cover the dough with a wet muslin cloth and keep aside for 1 hour in a warm place or till the dough is double in size. If you don’t plan to use the dough for a day, place it in the fridge straight away; take it out 3-4 hrs before using and then continue the rest of the procedure. Once the dough has risen, remove excessive air and grease the dough and divide it. Thereafter, roll it into desired size and prick it using a fork so that the base does not puff up. Bake in a preheated oven for 5 minutes and your pizza base is ready to use. Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for giving out that appetizing aroma when the pizza gets baked. Some like their pizza sauce with fresh tomatoes more herby, while others like it more spicy, and yet others prefer a tangy overtone. This quick pizza sauce recipe is a balanced one, which has the right amount of everything. Just make sure you choose ripe tomatoes to make this delectable pizza sauce. Once you have done all the preparation for the tava pizza it is extremely easy to assemble and cook the Indian style tawa pizza. Take the pizza base and spread some pizza sauce. Futher, spread cheese evenly and also, spread the vegetable juliennes and some more cheese, sprinkle some herbs on top and tava pizza ready to be cooked!! Heat butter or ghee in a broad non stick pan, and place the pizza on a tava, we have here used tava as it is economical, time saving and also save electricity. Make sure you cook it on a low flame and do not leave it unattended as it might burn. You can also bake it in an oven if you wish too. We have also shown how to make Indian style veg pizza in an oven. Serve the tava pizza immediately. Enjoy how to make tava pizza recipe | tawa pizza | Indian style veg tava pizza | oven tava pizza option given | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
This protein-rich rice preparation also presents a fiesta of colours, thanks to the use of a large variety of sprouts and veggies. Traditional indian spices add flavour to the rice, while the innovative use of pav bhaji masala imparts a tempting aroma to the vegetable preparation. The method adopted, of preparing the rice and veggies separately and then mixing them ensures that this mixed sprouts rice is conveniently moist and not too dry. It is as good as having a pulao and a subzi, but in a convenient one-dish format that you will love. Serve with a raita of your choice, and voila, you have a delicious and sumptuous meal.
 by Tarla Dalal
Love the exotic flavour of Sushi but don’t have the time to prepare it, or don’t have access to the ingredients? Not to worry. We have brought together Indian and Japanese styles to create a dhokla-based sushi, which anybody can make and enjoy any time! You can also surprise your guests with this innovative snack. We use a base of idli batter cooked in a dhokla thali for the sushi. This base is then lined with black sesame seeds and coconut on one side, and a cheesy, spicy garlic chutney on the other. Crunchy capsicum strips are placed on the idli base before rolling and cutting it up like a sushi! Serve the Dhokla Sushi with Bell Peppers with the wasabi mayo mix to complete the awesome experience. When you have more time, try pucca sushi recipes like the Cucumber Sushi and Avocado and Cream Cheese Sushi as well as other Oriental delicacies like the Steamed Wontons .
broccoli bell pepper and cheese quesadilla recipe | Mexican broccoli and cheese quesadilla | Indian broccoli quesadilla with cheese | with 28 amazing images. broccoli bell pepper and cheese quesadilla recipe | Mexican broccoli and cheese quesadilla | Indian broccoli quesadilla with cheese is an enticing one dish meal with a distinct flavour which you are sure to love. Learn how to make Mexican broccoli and cheese quesadilla. To make broccoli bell pepper and cheese quesadilla, for the dough combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 15 minutes. Divide the filling into 8 equal portions and keep aside. Divide the dough into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 175 mm. (7”) diameter circle using a little plain flour for rolling. Place a roti on a flat, dry surface, spread a portion of the filling on half of the roti and fold it over to make a semi-circle. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook each quesadillas, using a little oil, till golden brown spots appear on both the sides. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 7 more quesadillas. Serve immediately. Mexican broccoli and cheese quesadilla are perfect is every aspect, be it the combination of colours, flavours or textures. Crunchy vegetables, gooey cheese and flavourful seasonings, what more can you ask for in a quesadilla filling? Fresh, homemade quesadillas stuffed with the choicest combination of vegetables, this Indian broccoli quesadilla with cheese is sure to make you drool unquestionably! Cooking the quesadillas with the filling done ensures that they bind together well inside, while being crisp outside – once again, a sign of perfection! Tips to make broccoli, bell pepper and cheese quesadilla. 1. Press the edges while cooking so that it cooks evenly from all sides. 2. You can add vegetables of your choice such as green capsicum and corns. 3. Seal the edges properly so that the filling doesn’t come out. Enjoy broccoli bell pepper and cheese quesadilla recipe | Mexican broccoli and cheese quesadilla | Indian broccoli quesadilla with cheese | with step by step photos.
 by Tarla Dalal
aloo methi paratha recipe | Punjabi aloo methi paratha | stuffed aloo methi paratha | aloo ka paratha | with amazing 30 images. methi paratha recipe is a Punjabi aloo methi paratha, supremely tasty variant to the very popular aloo paratha. stuffed aloo methi paratha is made from aloo, methi, whole wheat flour and Indian spices which are easily available ingredients. Aloo methi paratha can be relished anytime of the day! Have this versatile paratha for breakfast, lunch, dinner or even as an evening snack. I pack aloo methi paratha for my kiddo's tiffin as it is tummy filling and satiating. Packed with excitement; that describes the Aloo Methi Parathas best of all! aloo methi paratha are sumptuous whole wheat parathas stuffed with a delectable mixture of potatoes flavoured with fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds and spice powders, which makes them so tasty that they can be served straight and simple with just curd and pickles. When the methi is sautéed, it sheds its bitterness, thereby imparting only its positive characteristics such as its strong aroma and unmistakable flavour to thealoo methi paratha. Indeed, this is a main course that will appeal to all! Aloo methi parathas would taste even better and finger licking when you smear homemade safed makhan over it and serve with a tall glass of lassi on the side. Enjoy aloo methi paratha recipe | Punjabi aloo methi paratha | stuffed aloo methi paratha | aloo ka paratha | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
The Che-Mato Pasta is a delicious one-dish meal that you can have as an evening snack or even for supper. You may add more vegetables like grated carrots, cabbage, beans, etc. Along with the capsicum. The tomato puree gives a tangy touch, while the grated cheese makes it quite filling. Che-Mato Pasta pairs well with Toasted Triangles or Caraway Seed Toast .
 by Tarla Dalal
broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles | Indian style broccoli and baby corn noodles | mixed vegetable hakka noodles | with amazing 15 images. broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles is an Indian style broccoli and baby corn noodles which is a popular mixed vegetable hakka noodles recipe. This is an Indo Chinese noodles recipe where noodles are tossed with garlic, celery, ginger and vegetables likes carrots, onions, capsicum, baby corn and broccoli. You can use any other ingredients in broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles of your choice like mushrooms. Broccoli and baby corn noodles are flavourful noodles tossed with vegetables. It is basically from the Asian cuisine which has been adapted in India. We have made it different by adding not so famously added ingredients in Chinese noodles which are broccoli and babycorn. I usually make Broccoli and babycorn noodles for both lunch and dinner as one dish meal. Sometimes, this even goes to my kids tiffin. Also, this is an amazing way to add nutritious veggies to your child’s diet. I personally love it and all the members in my family, including the most elder one’s love it and the scrumptious noodles are gulped down in blink of an eye. We have this on our weekly menu, Indian style broccoli and corn noodles are definitely made at-least once in a week. Doesn’t take more than 20 minutes to prepare the dish. There are a lot many variations to the recipe, ours is a simple broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles from the Indo-Chinese recipes. The preparation also doesn’t take much time, this recipe can be quickly made. Serve immediately. Broccoli and baby corn noodles teams up well with most of the Sweet and Sour Vegetable, Chinese Fried Paneer in Hot and Sweet Sauce or Tofu in Black Bean Sauce. It makes a sumptuous meal that you will relish till the last bite. Serve broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles immediately alone or along chilli sauce, soya sauce and chillies in vinegar. Learn to make broccoli and baby corn hakka noodles | Indian style broccoli and baby corn noodles | mixed vegetable hakka noodles | with detailed step by step recipe photos below.
Mashed Potatoes with Sautéed Vegetables is an elegant but sumptuous dish that has a pleasant flavour, which everybody will love. As the name suggests, it is nothing but perfectly mashed potatoes seasoned simply with black pepper, and served with a crunchy and juicy assortment of sautéed veggies. Soft butter and cream added to the potatoes gives it a fluffy texture and rich flavour. In fact, the veggies are also sautéed in butter, so you can sort of feel the buttery taste on your palate. The secret to the success of this recipe lies in mashing the potatoes right. You need to place the boiled potato in a strainer, lightly break it into small pieces, and then use a spoon to mash it through the strainer. Also make sure you serve it immediately to enjoy the perfect mouth-feel. Can be served as an accompaniment to a bowl of hot soup and toast . You can also try other interesting potato recipes like Greek Style Potatoes and Potato Rosti .
 by Tarla Dalal
dabeli recipe | Mumbai roadside dabeli | kutchii dabeli | double roti | with 15 amazing images. Dabeli is a famous Mumbai roadside food and Gujarat street food. In fact, Dabeli originated from Kutch, Gujarat and hence also known as kutchii dabeli or double roti. Mumbai roadside dabeli is made with Indian bread also known as ladi pav which is stuffed with potato mixture which can be either sweet, mild or spicy depending on your preference. The term "Dabeli" in Gujarati stands for pressed which resembles to the potato mixture being stuffed in the pav and then the pav cooked on a tava. Dabeli is very famous snack in Gujarati households and is also tummy filling, the best part about this delicious snack is that it is really very easy and quick to make. To make dabeli, you need to make the potato mixture first. Combine the dabeli masala, sweet chutney and a little water (approx. 1 tbsp) in a bowl and mix well. In a non stick pan, heat the oil, add the prepared dabeli masala mixture, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Add the mashed potatoes, salt and a little water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for another 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously. Remove from the flame, transfer it to a plate and press well with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle the coriander, coconut and pomegranate on top. Keep aside. Our mixture for dabeli is ready! To proceed, take a pav slit it into half. Apply 1 tsp of geeli lehsun ki chutney and 1/2 tbsp of sweet chutney evenly on the inner sides of the pav. Stuff with 2 tbsp of the stuffing and top with 1 tsp of onions, 1 tsp of masala peanuts and 1 tsp of sev. Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more dabelis. Just before serving,cook each dabeli on a hot tava (griddle) for a minute using a little butter. Also do try our other popular Mumbai Street Foood recipes like Sev Puri, Masala Omelette Pav, Toasted Samosa Sandwich, Schezuan Chopsuey Dosa and many more. Enjoy dabeli recipe | Mumbai roadside dabeli | kutchii dabeli | double roti with detailed step by step photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
vegetable panchmel khichdi recipe | mixed dal and vegetable khichdi | lentil vegetable khichdi | with 24 amazing images. This nutritious Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi is made of 4 dals and rice pressure cooked with a generous helping of crunchy vegetables, tomatoes and spice powders. Mildly spiced Panchmel khichdi which can be had as a one dish meal . Cooking the khichdi in a pressure cooker makes this a quick and easy recipe to make. Veg Panchmel Khichdi goes well with curd or a glass of buttermilk or mint chaas. Some prefer to have a kadhi with the Panchmel Khichdi and some mango pickle on the side. Fussy kids who don’t eat vegetables, this Vegetable Panchmel Khichdi is a heavenly solution for moms. There is a generous amount of vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, onions, potatoes and green peas which your child will get from this Khichdi. Enjoy how to make vegetable panchmel khichdi recipe | mixed dal and vegetable khichdi | lentil vegetable khichdi | with detailed step by step photos and video below.
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Get Your Dinner Ready in 30 Minutes
 on 26 Jan 18 07:45 PM

Made dabeli it came out awesome .loved it by my family.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words....
27 Jan 18 09:19 AM
Get Your Dinner Ready in 30 Minutes
 on 21 Jun 17 11:51 AM

Thanks for these options for dinner. Made the Dabeli today and it came out supper. The whole family loved the recipe.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Namrita. Glad you enjoyer the Dinner recipe article.
21 Jun 17 11:52 AM