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There are many reasons why some people find cooking stressful – and it is our goal to find and root out each of these problems so that cooking becomes a pleasure for everybody. While some people avoid cooking because it takes time, some people find just ‘stocking up’ to be a hassle. Sourcing and maintaining innumerable ingredients, without them rotting or spoiling can be a headache. Moreover, some ingredients are so exotic that they can be used only in a few specific recipes. Some recipes are so elaborate that just assembling all the ingredients together and preparing them takes more than half an hour. Well, often it is worth the effort – because the dishes do turn out as grand as the ingredients that go in – but on a busy day, nobody has time for such fare. We gave this some thought, and you can see the results in this mailer.

This article brings to you an assortment of recipes, each of which needs just four major ingredients. Most of these ingredients are common ones that you will have at home. Take the dosa, for instance. All you need is rice and urad, both of which are usually there at home. Plus, even if you buy the ingredients, they won’t go waste because you can make loads of recipes using these. A similar logic applies to the Hariyali Chawal. The recipe focuses on the awesome flavor of coriander, which gives the rice an instant perk-up.

If you take a closer look, you will find that many of these recipes highlight the special characteristics of one or two ingredients, such as coriander, garlic, banana, mooli or vanilla, which have the power to make the dish special. These ingredients have such a strong flavor and aroma that they can enhance a dish without much help from other ingredients! If you understand this concept, you can easily create many more such stunning recipes with a small array of ingredients.

The recipes span different meals, right from breakfast to lunch and dinner, and even snacks and desserts. Take your pick from Paneer Paratha, Oats Upma these, and enjoy the comfort of a home-cooked and tasty meal even on hurried days. You will also discover many more such easy but awesome recipes with minimal, common ingredients on our website and app.

Remember, it is not all about what goes into a dish; it is also about how the ingredients are used – so take a few ideas from this to cook smart, live smart.

Happy Cooking!

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Recipe# 41930
21 Jul 17

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Potato Sandwich, Aloo Sandwich On A Tava, Indian Snack by Tarla Dalal
Scrumptious and satiating, the Potato Sandwich is the ideal snack to appease your hunger! Buttery, chutney-lined bread is sandwiched with a tasty potato mixture and toasted on a tava till it is appetizingly crisp and golden. The potato filling is very tasty, as it is boosted with flavourful ingredie ....
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Recipe# 39002
26 Nov 13

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Poha Dhokla by Tarla Dalal
Feel like having dhoklas for breakfast? you can whip them up instantly by using beaten rice, which requires no soaking or fermenting. These dhoklas also make a good tiffin option since they do not need reheating. Green chutney balances the not-so-spicy dhoklas.
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Recipe# 38987
27 Aug 15

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Oats Upma ( Breakfast Recipes) 
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 w ....
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Recipe# 1615
19 Dec 15

 
Paneer Paratha, Jain Paneer Paratha Recipe by Tarla Dalal
You will go gaga over these scrumptious Parathas , which are stuffed with soft grated paneer and crunchy cabbage, perked up with coriander and green chillies. The mix of flavours and textures is just too perfect, making this a sp ....
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Recipe# 1707
15 Oct 15

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Quick Rava Idli by Tarla Dalal
Rava idli can be made rather quickly as the batter need not be fermented. However, you ought to take into account half an hour’s soaking time. The buttermilk imparts a welcome sourness to the idlis, while the tempering adds to the flavour. Throw in a spoon of cashews with the tempering for a crunchy ....
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Recipe# 40921
09 Jun 16

 
Onion Tomato Uttapam, Tomato Onion Uttapa by Tarla Dalal
Onion Tomato Uttapam is a sumptuous South Indian snack, often had for breakfast or dinner. It is basically a thick pancake, made with dosa batter and topped with juicy onions and tangy tom ....
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Recipe# 32927
20 Aug 13

 
Dosa ( South Indian Recipe) 
by Tarla Dalal
Dosa is as popular in South Indian cuisine as Idli is! Crisp and thin pancakes made of a rice and urad dal batter, dosas are even more exciting than idlis. In fact, while idlis are considered to be an easy, comfortable steamed food, ....
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Recipe# 3977
20 Aug 13

 
Basic Vanilla Ice-cream 
by Tarla Dalal
Vanilla forms an excellent base for most desserts because of its mellow flavour, which highlights the other ingredients. Not only that, it also cooperates well with most fruits to form milk shakes, smoothies and sundaes too. Here is how you can make Basic Vanilla Ice-Cream at home using readily avai ....
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Recipe# 39025
05 May 17

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Almond Banana Smoothie by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and nuts complement each other no matter in what form. When you don’t have time for a cooked breakfast whip up a hearty almond and banana smoothie for instant energy! You can also try other smoothies like Black Grape Smoothie and
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Recipe# 32794
16 May 11

 
Mooli Subzi, Radish Dry Vegetable 
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 ....
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Recipe# 38996
28 Jan 15

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Mini Jowar Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
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Recipe# 40573
23 Dec 15

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Garlic Spaghetti ( Aglio E Olio) 
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. Enjo ....
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Recipe# 4660
02 May 15

 
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti ( Healthy Breakfast) by Tarla Dalal
Fibre, calcium, protein and loads of energy come together in a tasty roti flavoured with spring onions and green chillies! jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol-free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in flattening the dough with your palms, or al ....
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Recipe# 39446
09 May 17

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Quick Vegetable Appe by Tarla Dalal
This quick snack gets full marks in all aspects – taste, health, and satisfaction for moms and kids! Made easily with readymade idli batter, chopped spinach and grated veggies, the Quick Vegetable Appe is not only nutritious but also yummy and handy for kids to hold, dunk and gobble up. No fuss, no ....
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