5 Easy Indian Recipes for Busy Moms
Easy and delicious Indian recipes for busy moms – a phrase that seems like a distant dream doesn’t it? Well, not anymore!
Although every mom can relate to the ongoing challenge of preparing healthy, tasty meals that the whole family will enjoy, especially in the midst of a fast-paced life and a busy holiday season, Indian cuisine, with its delectable diversity and enticing aroma, can inspire a delightful daily menu that’s both nourishing and immensely satisfying.
Enter the world of Indian cuisine, a treasure trove of flavors and aromas that can add variety and spice to your kitchen. Each dish features plentiful health benefits aside from the rich taste, leaving your family nourished and your taste buds gratified. The mishmash of flavors and health benefits offered by this vibrant cuisine can turn every meal into an occasion.
I understand moms need quick and simple, yet delicious and nutritious meals, so here are some easy and delicious Indian recipes!
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First on our list is the lip smacking Kashmiri Dum Aloo.
In the context of Kashmiri dum aloo, “dum” refers to the cooking method made popular in the state of Kashmir, India, known as “slow-cooking” or “dum cooking.” The word “dum” is derived from the Persian word “dum bakht,” which means “cooked with steam” or “under pressure.”
In this Kashmiri aloo dum recipe, the potatoes are usually deep-fried and then cooked in a rich and flavorful gravy using the dum cooking technique or “cover and cook on low heat” technique. Pair it with some store bought flatbread or garlic naan and it’s a delicious, lip-smacking meal, filled with the subtle blend of spice and tang, and sure to leave your kids asking for seconds! You can make this recipe in about 30 minutes including prep.
Next up, we have the fragrant ginger infused Adraki Gobi, a cauliflower dish with a twist.
Another under 30 minutes recipe, an exotic take on ordinary cauliflower, without any fuss! No chopping onions or garlic- some tomatoes, ginger, and basic Indian spices like cumin and turmeric, and garam masala are all you need to create aromatic, tasty, healthy and delicious dish. It’s also low FODMAP friendly, in case any one in your family follows that diet.
Comfort food gets a flavorful twist with my Chana Masala recipe, a hearty chickpea curry brimming with proteins.
This chickpea curry is a one-pot wonder that’s both satisfying and wholesome. Chana Masala is a big restaurant fave and it’s really simple and easy with canned chickpeas. Pair with rice, flatbread or naan and again a simple and delicious meal in under 30 minutes!
Butter Chicken needs no introduction! It’s popular all around the world. The beautiful velvety, aromatic smooth and deliciously creamy sauce enveloping pieces of succulent chicken is loved by one and all.
But would you believe that you can make this dish in under 30 minutes and still get the restaurant quality dish you love! Go ahead, read the recipe and give it a try. Traditionally the butter chicken pieces are grilled ahead of time but even without that step (whereby saving enormous amounts of time), you can achieve an award winning Butter Chicken recipe.
This simple, delicious recipe brings the sweet, tropical flare of mangoes right into your kitchen. Treat your family with this dreamy, creamy delight and witness the smiles you’ll be served in return!
Surprise: do you know you can make this recipe with ONLY 2 ingredients? Yes, yogurt (regular or vegan), and canned sweetened mango pulp that you can buy from Indian grocery stores or our ever trusted and speedy Amazon are all that you need to create this crowd-pleaser!
And even better news, this comes together in 2 minutes flat, and I mean that literally! It’s that easy. Only requires blending. Yes please!
There you have it! Five easy to make and delicious recipes for your family. Try them.
Note: Remember when you cook Indian food you will always need to have the basic five spices on hand- turmeric, chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and a good garam masala. If you have these basics then the list of ingredients will seem much shorter at least for my recipes.
Which one of these recipes will you try first? Do you have any questions? Comment below and let me know.