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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 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. Indeed, with desi shades of chillies, onions, tomatoes and spice powders, tempered traditionally, and perked up with tomato ketchup and lemon juice, this snack is replete with varied flavours that are sure to delight your palate. You will also thoroughly enjoy the unique texture of this upma, which can be had as a breakfast or evening snack.
 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
This delectable treat 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. You will find the Cheesy Paneer and Parsley 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.
 by Tarla Dalal
This recipe is one that will make oats a much-loved ingredient in your house! 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 dish. 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. 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 recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
Spring is a wonderful season, for it brings us rare treats such as green garlic! Green garlic has a milder flavour compared to dried ones, and this makes it appealing to even those who are not very fond of garlic. We have made use of this wonderful ingredient to make delicious multi-grain rotis, which are healthy, satiating and mouth-wateringly tasty. Garlic is an anti-hypertensive food, rich in compounds that prevent the thickening of blood and clogging of blood vessels. To add to this goodness, we have also used fibre-rich flours like jowar and bajra to make the Garlic Roti a superb food for those with High Blood Pressure . When fresh garlic is not in season, used finely-chopped regular garlic or garlic paste.
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.
A semi-spicy paste of coconut, green chillies and other ingredients perks up with the all-time favourite combination of cauliflower and green peas, giving it a rather masaledar identity! Common spice powders, onions and coriander also do their bit in enhancing this dry subzi. Serve the Masala Cauliflower and Green Peas Subzi with Parathas or Soya Puris . You may also pack it to take along to work, school or on a journey as it stays nice and tasty even after a few hours.
 by Tarla Dalal
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, because any dish with garlic will lose its original flavour if it is not enjoyed hot.
 by Tarla Dalal
You are sure to enjoy not just the flavour but also the unique mouth-feel of this radish-based dry subzi. Radish by itself is very aromatic and flavour-packed, so just a few spice powders are enough to enhance its flavour to an awesome range! However, what makes this Mooli Subzi 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, it develops a deep flavour and aroma, as well as a unique texture, which is very pleasing to the palate. Follow the cooking times exactly as mentioned, to get the perfect texture. Mooli Subzi and Bajra Roti make a great combo. You can also try other recipes using mooli like Mooli Muthias or Mooli Jowar ki Roti .
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.