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Quick Four Ingredients Veg Indian Recipes

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 Indian ingredients, without them rotting or spoiling can be a headache. Moreover, some veg ingredients are so exotic that they can be used only in a few specific recipes. Some veg Indian 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 article.

This article on Quick Four Ingredients Veg Indian Recipes brings to you an assortment of recipes, each of which needs just four major ingredients. Most of these 4 ingredients veg recipes are common ones that you will have at your Indian kitchen. 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 quick breakfast, quick roits, quick subzis to quick dals and quick rice, and even quick snacks and quick Indian 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.
 

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Dosa (  South Indian Recipe)
Recipe# 32927
30 Oct 18

 
 
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, ....
Pear and Pomegranate Smoothie ( Burgers and Smoothie Recipe)
Recipe# 36263
22 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Two interesting fruits – pear and pomegranate, not very commonly used in smoothies, are combined with curds, milk and ice cubes to make the comforting pink-coloured pear and pomegranate smoothie. Adjust the sugar content according to the tanginess of the pomegranate.
Lauki Chilla, Bottle Gourd Doodhi Cheela
Recipe# 42488
22 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Chilla, the Indian pancake, is so versatile that you can add any combination of ingredients to the basic besan batter to come up with something new that tastes different! This Lauki Chilla is one such version that you will definitely fall in love with. With the ....
Poha Dhokla
Recipe# 39002
21 Sep 18

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 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.
Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakoda
Recipe# 42053
03 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These unique pakodas have a very different mouth-feel and a perfect flavour! They are not crisp like the conventional pakodas but interestingly soft. A combination of spices, ginger and green chillies is worked into the batter to give the Yellow Moong and Urad Dal Pakodas an appetizing flavour. ....
Oats Upma (  Breakfast Recipes)
Recipe# 38987
05 Apr 18

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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 ....
Quick Vegetable Appe
Recipe# 39446
02 Oct 18

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 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 ....
Parle G Milkshake
Recipe# 42620
11 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy 4-ingredient recipe, which is sure to kindle fond childhood memories. Who doesn't remember those wonderful days of sitting on the steps with friends, devouring dozens of Parle-G biscuits dunked in warm milk. Well, here we make a dele ....
Melon Smoothie, Kharbuja Smoothie
Recipe# 36250
06 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
With the tanginess of orange and the creaminess of vanilla ice-cream, the not-so-popular muskmelon transforms into a delightful drink! Garnish the Melon Smoothie with a well-cut wedge of muskmelon to enhance its visual appeal. Looking for more recipes using melon, check these out-
Almond Banana Smoothie
Recipe# 39025
31 May 18

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 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
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4660
24 Apr 18

 
 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 ....
Masala Puris Served with Curds and Chunda, Masala Puri for Breakfast
Recipe# 40885
22 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These flavour-packed puris are perfect to have for breakfast when you are in the mood for something traditional, but don’t have enough time to prepare an elaborate spread with accompaniments and all. A simple dough of whole wheat flour is pepped up with everyday spice powders, which give the Mas ....
Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipe, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42169
11 Oct 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Healthy Instant Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast recipes across the world, all with good reason – it is healthy, easy, quick and filling! Loved by kids and adults, this no-fuss breakfast is made very easily by simply soaking oats and natural sweeteners like honey and dates in hot ....
Oatmeal Green Apples Vegan Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42259
08 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Kick-start your day with this healthy, filling and super tasty dish, which can be fixed in a jiffy if you have all the ingredients ready in your fridge. The combination of oats, peanut butter and almond milk, perked up with tangy and filling green apples, makes a delightful breakfast, which has ....
Blueberry Raspberry Strawberry Smoothie, Triple Berry Fruit Smoothie
Recipe# 42098
11 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Three exciting berries pour their goodness and zesty flavours into this glassful, making it a top-rated smoothie! The vibrant and refreshing flavour of the berries combine beautifully with curds, which is used as the base of this smoothie. Laced mildly with honey, the Blueberry Raspberry Strawbe ....
Quick Rava Idli
Recipe# 1707
15 Oct 15

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 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 ....
Avocado Coconut Smoothie, Healthy 4 Ingredient
Recipe# 42103
01 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Avocado Coconut Smoothie is a droolworthy yet healthy smoothie, which is filling enough to have for breakfast, as a between-meals snack or after a workout. It combines the lusciousness of avocadoes with the pleasant, creamy flavour of coconut to give you a really soothing glassful. A good do ....
Avocado Spinach Vegan Smoothie Recipe, Healthy Smoothie
Recipe# 42111
11 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is nothing like slurping up a creamy smoothie to replenish your energy after a vigorous workout, as a quick and healthy breakfast , or when you feel hungry between meals. It is easily one of the healthiest snacks you can have, and fortunately ....
Sannas Recipe, Goan Steamed Rice Bread
Recipe# 42082
09 Sep 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sannas, a famous Goan delicacy, is a steamed rice cake that has a soft texture and pleasant flavour. The unique batter, made of rice, coconut and yeast, yields an amazing rice cake with a lovely taste. Traditionally, toddy is used for fermenting this, but we have used yeast instead as it is easi ....
Peanut Ladoo,  Quick Peanut Laddoo
Recipe# 42045
30 Aug 17

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by Tarla Dalal
This is a wonderfully quick and tasty version of Peanut Ladoo, which you can make in a jiffy without requiring you to make a syrup or any such complex step. You just need to roast and powder the peanuts, mix it with powdered sugar and spices and shape the ladoos laced with aromatic ghee. A super ....
Pineapple and Banana Smoothie
Recipe# 42067
05 Sep 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pineapple and banana demonstrate an amazing synergy in this tasty smoothie. The soft texture and appealing sweetness of bananas balance the sharp, invigorating flavour and texture of pineapples very well, resulting in a luscious smoothie with a very enjoyable flavour. Curd adds to the creaminess ....
Thandai Smoothie ( Burgers and Smoothie Recipe)
Recipe# 36255
28 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The thandai smoothie is a fruit-less smoothie with a rich and festive feel. Since the thandai syrup is based mainly on spices, this smoothie is generally liked more by adults than kids.
Quick Rice Dosa
Recipe# 1684
05 Apr 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
As this dosa requires no soaking or fermenting, it can be prepared in a jiffy when you are in need of a quick meal. The addition of cooked rice makes the dosas soft despite not soaking the raw rice. Quick rice dosa should be had immediately with sambhar and chutney.
Potato Sandwich, Aloo Sandwich On A Tava, Indian Snack
Recipe# 41930
21 Jul 17

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 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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