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Awesome Foods That Need No Cooking

Surprise! Here are some mouth-watering recipes that will tempt you to make your own food even when you are in no mood to cook. Oh well, we tricked you here – these recipes require no cooking. Yet, believe us or not, some of them are sumptuous enough to be had as a meal.

Right from starters and salads, to the dessert, you can conjure up a whole meal without any cooking. These recipes are usually made with minimal ingredients, and can be made quickly and easily. Since they require no stovetop or oven cooking, even kids can participate in the process of churning out these delicacies. When making no-cooking recipes, usually we opt for ingredients like cheese, celery, carrots, cucumber, etc., which can be eaten raw. These ingredients, when coupled with the right spices, seasonings and garnishes, yield truly amazing dishes.

Italian Bhel Puri and Quick Bhakarwadi Chaat are inspiringly innovative, yet so simple that you can make them any time, as an evening snack or starter for a party. Guacamole, a Mexican dip made with avocadoes is also easy to make but has an enchanting creaminess and appetizing flavor that all will love. Serve it with nacho chips or strips of veggies. It is ideal to munch on when you are watching a movie or chatting with friends! Couple a sandwich such as the Cheese-N-Celery Sandwiches or the Schezwan Paneer Cold Sandwich with a milkshake such as the Oreo Milkshake to make a sumptuous meal that will appeal to young and old alike!

Quick, no-cooking recipes are not necessarily simple. They can be stunningly exotic and innovative too. Try the Pinwheel Sandwiches to get a taste of such innovativeness. Sweet and spicy with a very attractive appearance, this snack cum starter is made of flattened slices of bread layered with jam, cheese and green chutney, and rolled up into pinwheels. Slices of capsicum and olives add crunch and tang, making this sandwich a real tongue-tickler. For those with a sweet tooth, there are immensely satisfying choices like the Healthy No Bake Cookies, the Strawberry Yoghurt and the Fruit Tarts, which are guaranteed to bowl over the diners, age no bar!

As far as food goes, nothing is impossible. A little bit of know-how and lots of creativity will help you create boundless wonders, working around any kind of constraint. Don’t you now believe that it is possible to turn out a fabulous meal even without cooking?! If you loved these, you will also relish other such recipes on our website and app, so do check them out.

Why would someone pick no-cooking recipes?

1. Kids can help in making the recipes as there is no risk of flame or oven cooking.
2. Can be made quickly and easily.
3. Use lesser ingredients compared to traditional recipes.
4. Recipes for kids and adults can be made without cooking.
5. Make Healthy Juices and Smoothies.
6. Enjoy Healthy Salads, Salad Dips and Raitas.

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Recipe# 33094
10 Aug 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chocolates and mangoes – two of kids’ favourite foods come together to give the traditional muffin a super-friendly facelift. When kids bite into something they love, they are sure to gain a lot of energy and forget all their stress, especially during exam times. These yummy Chocolate Chip and Mango ....
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Recipe# 36892
20 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
Apples with skin gives us fibre and vitamin c and carrots is a good source of vitamin a. . This drink is great to be had in the morning as it is very refreshing and healthy. . . Make this as close as possible to serving time. . .
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Recipe# 40441
05 Nov 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just a look at this delightful salad is enough to boost your appetite, but even if that does not work, a cupful of it will undoubtedly help you fight Anorexia . A lovely combination of apple cubes dotted with peppy mint leaves, and laced wit ....
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Recipe# 38857
14 Dec 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Date cream cheese will fulfill your baby’s daily calcium requirements, as babies by the time they are 7 months old tire of milk. This recipe almost fulfils your baby's daily requirements of calcium along with that of vitamin a.
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Recipe# 3602
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This hearty curd preparation is filled with colour, flavour and nutritional goodness. The low fat curds provide the much needed essential nutrients like calcium and protein. Serve chilled to relish all the flavours.
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Recipe# 40981
08 Sep 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a slightly enhanced version of the all-time favourite summer drink, Rose Milk. Rose syrup is cooling and has a rejuvenating fragrance and flavour. This particular recipe adds to the cooling effect with falooda seeds, which also gives the drink an exciting mouth-feel. Try to pick a good ....
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Recipe# 454
28 Mar 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Thai cooking is generally characterised by the generous use of peanuts and coconut milk. In this mixed veg salad, you will experience the magical touch of peanuts, in the form of a sauce with a lot of other exciting ingredients like sesame seeds and lemon juice. The Thai Veg Salad with Peanut ....
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Recipe# 3248
26 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a basic recipe to make lasagne and cannelloni sheets, tortellini , ravioli ,
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Recipe# 763
01 Jan 01

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A recipe accidentally stumbled upon in a secret medicinal chest belonging to some Jain monks. Analysis revealed that it contained vital nutrients that slows the process of ageing.
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Recipe# 4950
09 Jan 16

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 by Tarla Dalal
It’s Ganesh Chaturthi ! Time to make umpteen varieties of modak, Ganesha’s favourite. Here is the Modak recipe, of rice flour shells filled with a succulent mixture of jaggery and coconut. While this mouth-watering delicacy ....
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Recipe# 33405
20 Aug 13

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sev puri, let’s call it the indian canapé! tiny discs or flattened puris serve as the base to hold an astounding topping of veggies and chutneys, garnished with sev! an appetiser that can steal the thunder out of any meal! what’s more, you’ll get a dish of around six puris for just rs. 10 to 15.
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Recipe# 1412
23 Nov 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Strawberry Yoghurt, an innovative twist to the plain humble yoghurt! With luscious strawberry, the outcome is so creamy that you’ll not realize that it’s a low-cal recipe. A simple after-work treat will be loved by all health conscious.
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Recipe# 33450
20 Aug 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Falooda is a dessert, if you look at it technically, but practically it is an any-time snack! This exciting combination of sweetened rose-flavoured milk with falooda sev, subza seeds, vanilla ice-cream and all the works is a delicacy that appeals to all. It is quite sumptuous and satiating, and you ....
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Recipe# 30
02 Mar 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
A refreshing chiller that can be enjoyed anytime, the Quick Fruit Punch can be prepared in minutes using readymade fruit juices and vanilla ice-cream. This combination ensures a heavenly taste, which is very predictable too, because sometimes using fresh fruits gives a slightly bitter or sour taste ....
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