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 4 Ingredient Recipes

  Last Updated : Oct 29,2018

4 Ingredient Recipes

4 ingredient recipes. In this fast-paced life, people are always looking for easy and quick recipes. Buying and keeping a tab on too many ingredients gets difficult so, here we have listed down a collection of recipes from varied courses and cuisines. These recipes are made using 4 main ingredients excluding the side ingredients like oil, chilli powder, mustard seeds and other spices.

Mornings are the busiest time of the day. Everyone is in rush to drop kids at school or reach their workplace on time. Due to the availability of a short time, people neglect to have breakfast but, worry not. Jhatpat recipes like the Bread Upma or Oats upma can be whipped up in a few minutes. They are not only tasty but also, will easily keep you satiated till lunch time. Carrot Dosa does not require any grinding, soaking or fermenting and make up for a quick breakfast that can be made hassle-free.

Even in the absence of rich gravies, some subzis are very tasty and aromatic, because of the magic worked by the tempering. Try your hands on Masala Cauliflower and Green Pea Subzi, Mooli Subzi and serve it with paratha or roti for lunch/dinner. If you are in a mood to eat something continental, then toss some Garlic Spaghetti. A side of toasted bread or Cheesy Paneer and Parsley Toast will make it a complete meal.

These recipes are really quick and easy to prepare. Few of them are Garlic Rotis, Chunky Broccoli and Corn Dip and Hariyali Chawal.

Enjoy our 4 ingredients recipes collection below.

recipes using 4 ingredients

bread upma recipe | how to make bread upma | South Indian style bread upma | with 20 amazing images. Bread Upma is one of the peppiest ways to have bread! Although it is a great way to use up leftover bread, many people like it so much that they would go and buy a fresh pack of bread just to make this upma. You can also make bread upma for breakfast when you are bored of having regular rava upma for breakfast and want to give it a change by trying something different. Bread upma is super quick breakfast and easy to make. Even a fresher in the kitchen would not go wrong with this recipe and it is made using basic ingredients that are easily available in every Indian household pantry. how to make bread upma is quite simple, heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan and add the mustard seeds, add the curry leaves. Curry leaves give a unique taste to the bread upma, make sure add the fresh one’s. Further add ginger, garlic, green chilies and onion and sauté. Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while mashing lightly with the help of a ladle. Add the tomato ketchup, lemon juice and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Add the bread, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Switch off the flame, add the coriander and mix well. Serve South Indian style bread upma hot. Indeed, with desi shades of chillies, onions, tomatoes and spice powders, tempered traditionally, and perked up with tomato ketchup and lemon juice, this bread upma snack is replete with varied flavours that are sure to delight your palate. You will also thoroughly enjoy the unique texture of this bread upma recipe, which can be had as an Indian breakfast or quick evening snack. Enjoy bread upma recipe | how to make bread upma | South Indian style bread upma | with detailed step by step recipe.
 by Tarla Dalal
A soft, pancake like dish made with rice flour and grated carrots, the Carrot Dosa is ideal for breakfast or as a snack any time you feel hungry as it can be prepared within minutes without much to do. The addition of grated coconut provides an energy boost and also lends softness to these pancakes. Have these pancakes fresh off the tava, and you will love the crisp yet soft feel of every bite.
 by Tarla Dalal
cheesy paneer parsley toast recipe | paneer parsley cheese open toast | paneer parsley toast | with amazing 10 pictures Long day at work and want to prepare something that is ready in a jiffy? “Cheesy paneer and parsley toast” is the deal. This delectable cheesy paneer parsley toast has an unmistakable Italian touch, with its herby topping and olive garnish. The preparation is quite simple too – you just need to mix cheeses with herbs, lay it upon toast, top it with olives and enjoy. These are amazing appetisers and also make an amazing party snack. This is a 5 ingredient cheesy paneer parsley toast recipe which is delicious and also super quick and easy. Loved by kids as there is cheese! The method of making it is simple, all you need is to take a bowl. Add paneer, cheese spread which gives a creamy flavor to the toast, add freshly chopped parsley and green chillies and mix everything well. The spread for the cheesy paneer parsley toast is ready. To assemble things together, you need to toast a slice of bread in a toaster and place it on a dry surface. Spread one portion of spread on the toasted bread, garnish them with chopped olives and your toasts are good to go!! This will not only make an evening snack but also you can have it with some warm comforting soup and veggie salad. You will find the paneer parsley cheese open toast very convenient to prepare, even for large groups of people, because it does not require any baking. Just try to serve it immediately on preparation, while the bread is still crisp. Mushroom On Toast , Garlicky Corn, Tomato and Cheese Toast , Masala Cheese Toast , Sun-dried Tomato, Paneer and Basil Spread On Toast , Paneer, Potato and Corn Toast , Beans On Toast and Creamy Spinach Toast are some more delectable toast recipes that are sure to please your palate. cheesy paneer parsley toast recipe | paneer parsley cheese open toast | paneer parsley toast |with detailed step by step photos below.
 by Tarla Dalal
oats upma | oats upma with vegetables |healthy Indian oats upma | quick oats upma |with 24 amazing images. oats upma is a super healthy Indian breakfast upma recipe which is made from oats, vegetables and spices. What we love about healthy Indian oats upma is that its very easy to cook and the ingredients are easily available in the Indian kitchen. oats upma with vegetables is far healthier than the traditional upma which is made from rava. Oats are a great source of protein for Vegetarians. It is rich in soluble fibre (to make it good for diabetics), which helps lower blood LDL cholesterol, the so-called "Bad" cholesterol. Here, fibre-rich oats is cooked along with a traditional, flavourful tempering and scrumptious, colourful veggies like carrots and peas, which add to the flavour and visual appeal of the oats upma. I would like to share some important tips to make the perfect quick oats upma. 1. Take care to roast the oats well, to remove the raw aroma and also ensure that the final texture of the upma is nice and not gooey. 2. Prefer to use olive oil for this recipe as it will add some omega-3 fatty acids , which reduces the inflammation in the body and prevents the onset of diseases and even avoid further damage to body due to any pre-existing disease. The Oats Upma is quite filling, and ideal for breakfast as it will easily keep you satiated till lunch time. Being fibre-rich, this upma can also be had by diabetics, but in that case, the sugar should be avoided. Enjoy how to make oats upma | oats upma with vegetables | healthy Indian oats upma | quick oats upma with detailed step by step photos and video below.
green garlic roti recipe | green garlic multigrain roti | healthy green garlic roti | with 16 amazing images. green garlic roti recipe is a green garlic multigrain roti made of 3 healthy flours. Jowar flour, bajra flour and whole wheat flour along with green garlic make this a healthy green garlic roti which can be had with some curds. Green garlic is abundantly available in Indian winter and this is an amazing way to include in your regular diet. In green garlic roti, green garlic has a milder flavour compared to dried garlic, and this makes it appealing to even those who are not very fond of garlic. To make green garlic roti recipe is very easy and quick. Combine the 3 flours, green garlic, coriander and salt and knead into a soft dough using enough warm water. Divide the dough into 5 equal portions. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and cook the green garlic roti using ¼ tsp of oil and cook till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Serve immediately. In green garlic multigrain roti the most peculiar benefit of green garlic is due to its active ingredient, allicin. This works as a powerful antioxidant to boost your immune system and prevent against common infections like cough and cold as well as chronic diseases like cancer and lowering blood pressure. To add to this goodness, we have also used fibre-rich flours like jowar and bajra to make the green garlic roti a superb food. When fresh garlic is not in season, used finely-chopped regular garlic or garlic paste. Enjoy how to make green garlic roti recipe | green garlic multigrain roti | healthy green garlic roti | with step by step photos below.
Here is a creamy white sauce based dip with toothsome chunks of broccoli and sweet corn, which are microwaved for just the right time to remove their raw smell while retaining their exciting crunch. Onions add to the aroma and improve the texture of this dip further, while a seasoning of chilli flakes adds a bit of spice to it. The Chunky Broccoli and Corn Dip gets done very fast when cooked in the microwave oven as shown here, but make sure you have it fresh and hot.
 by Tarla Dalal
gobi matar sabzi recipe | matar gobi sabji | healthy gobi matar sabzi | with 32 amazing images. gobi matar sabzi is a popular dry Punjabi sabzi. Learn how to make matar gobi sabji. Gobi is called cauliflower and Matar is nothing but green peas. gobi matar sabzi is also called cauliflower peas masala. This fabulous gobi matar sabzi makes use of cauliflower and green peas, along with other complementary veggies like onions and a coconut-based masala. Cooked with little oil, this tempting, aromatic sabzi makes for guilt-free eating! To make gobi matar sabzi, first make a smooth paste of coconut, green chillies, ginger, and garlic by blending them in a mixer. Then combine the onions, coriander, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, prepared paste, oil and salt in a deep bowl and mix well to make a marinade. Add the cauliflower and green peas to this prepared marinade, mix well and keep aside to marinate for 15 minutes. Transfer it into a deep non-stick kadhai, add 1¼ cups of water, cover and cook for 15 minutes, 5 minutes on high, 10 minutes on medium flame, stirring every 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Serve hot. In India we use fresh green peas to make gobi matar sabzi as they have a better flavour. When not available use frozen green peas. This sukha version of gobi matar goes very well with chapatis, phulkas, bajra roti and jowar roti. We use v as a side veggie dish with dal-rice. gobi matar makes a perfect tiffin box lunch option with chapatis. Garnish gobi matar sabzi with chopped mint leaves or coriander leaves. Pro tips for gobi matar sabzi. 1. Use medium sized florets of cauliflower as too small ones may turn mushy after cooking. 2. Use coconut oil for a healthier diet and say no to processed seed oils. 3. Cover and cook for 15 minutes, 5 minutes on high, 10 minutes of medium flame, stirring every 5 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. 4. For the paste, if you don’t have grated coconut, then use finely chopped coconut so as to get a smooth paste after blending. Enjoy gobi matar sabzi recipe | matar gobi sabji | healthy gobi matar sabzi | with step by step photos.
garlic spaghetti recipe | Indian style veg garlic pasta | aglio E olio | with 10 amazing images. garlic spaghetti recipe is a one meal dish and is supremely tummy filling. I usually make this on Sunday's when wanting to make a change in the daily menu. aglio E olio is traditionally an Italian pasta which we have adapted to Indian style garlic pasta. garlic spaghetti is a quintessential pasta dish you can make on any day in less than 30 minutes using just a handful ingredients that you probably have on hand! It is packed with so much flavor, and it has amazing garlic flavor without being too overpowering. Aglio stands for garlic and olio is olive oil. The Indian style veg garlic pasta doesn't require much efforts and not even an amatuer can go wrong with this recipe and it’s super quick to make. All you need to do is boil spaghetti, drain and keep aside. If keeping the boiled spaghetti for a long time, drizzle olive oil over it which wont allow the spaghetti to stick to each other. Further, heat butter and olive oil in a pan. Traditionally aglio-olio is cooked using olive oil and no butter is used. Once oil and butter have heated, we have added garlic which is the main ingredient to the spaghetti. Also, add chilli flakes and cook for a while and turn the flame off. Next, add spaghetti, basil, parsley and season with salt and pepper. Mix well using forks and our extremly scrumptious Indian style garlic pasta is ready to be relished!! Tradionally, parmesan cheese is used to garnish aglio-olio but you can use processed cheese too. With vibrant notes of garlic and herbs, this spaghetti preparation is a rare experience to savour. Olive oil and butter give the Garlic Spaghetti (Aglio e Olio) a nice, moist coating with the elegant aroma of olive oil, while a splash of herbs and chilli flakes gives it a heart warming flavour. Enjoy the Garlic Spaghetti fresh and hot and serve with cheesy garlic bread , because any dish with garlic will lose its original flavour if it is not enjoyed hot. Enjoy garlic spaghetti recipe | Indian style veg garlic pasta | aglio E olio | with detailed step by step recipe photos and video below.
 by Tarla Dalal
mooli sabzi recipe | mooli ki sabji | Punjabi mooli aur patte ki bhurji | radish dry vegetable | with 15 amazing images. mooli sabzi recipe is a mooli aur patte ki bhurji where you are sure to enjoy not just the flavour but also the unique mouth-feel of this radish dry vegetable. Radish by itself is very aromatic and flavour-packed, so just a few spice powders are enough to enhance mooli sabz flavour to an awesome range! However, what makes this mooli sabzi truly special is the way the spice powders are combined with besan and added to the semi-cooked vegetable. As the besan mixture cooks along with the radish whites and greens, mooli ki sabji develops a deep flavour and aroma, as well as a unique texture, which is very pleasing to the palate. Notes on mooli ki sabji 1. You may adjust the quantity of mooli and leaves according to your preference and availability. mooli sabzi can be made just with the radish, if the greens aren't available. 2. Sprinkle the besan mixture evenly over mooli ki sabji. Besan will absorb all the moisture and provide a soft texture combining all the ingredients well. Punjabi mooli aur patte ki bhurjii and Bajra Roti make a great combo. You can also try other recipes using mooli like Mooli Muthias or Mooli Jowar ki Roti. Learn to make mooli sabzi recipe | mooli ki sabji | Punjabi mooli aur patte ki bhurji | radish dry vegetable | with step by step photos below.
Here is a simple, easy-to-prepare dish that has an inviting aroma and irresistible flavour! Hariyali Chawal involves simply cooking rice with an assortment of spices, before mixing in a generous dose of chopped coriander. Interestingly, the coriander is not ground into a paste but simply chopped finely and mixed into the rice as soon as it is cooked. This gives it a really appetising look and unique flavour. The garnish of fried onions is as important as the coriander for the success of this dish, so spare a few minutes to prepare it. Serve hot with Teen Ratna Dal and Gajar Gobhi Aur Aam ka Achaar .
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thick asparagus
 on 16 Jul 18 11:31 AM

Very simple n easy to make recipes suggested with lesser time but yet tasty & healthy. Mouth watering aroma of Bread upma and Hariyali chawal was simply outstanding. Both dishes was finished without any wastage or leftover at my home. The another recipe I tried was Green Garlic Multigrain Rotis...something different with green garlic taste very good. Enjoyed by my loving family.