Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or just making dinner for two, making a meal requires lot of effort. Sometimes its just not about cooking but about what to make that is more cumbersome to decide.

Even if you’re short on time you can still sit down to a comforting home-cooked dinner any night of the week. The key is choosing the right recipe. To help you get started, I’ve gathered some easy dinner ideas in one place. These simple but satisfying easy dinner recipes don’t require much advance prep or a long cooking time, so you’ll be sitting down to eat before you know it.

Browse through some of the recipes listed here that will make your meal memorable.



Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Coconut milk rice or coconut rice is a main dish from south of India, where coconut is grown in abundance. There are so many versions of coconut rice in south India that one can find them different from state to state.

This coconut milk rice is fragrant with subtle aroma of coconut since fried coconut is also used. The addition of veggies is optional since we are so much used to them in any one pot meal I use. This way I ensure that we do not miss our daily quota of vegetables. This makes one of the best lunch box recipes for kids and working adults too. View recipe here.




Chinese Fried Rice

Fried rice is a Chinese dish of steamed rice that is stir-fried in a wok and, usually, mixed with other ingredients, such as eggs, vegetables or meat and as such, often served as a complete dish. This is a quick recipe I learnt from my mom.

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Lemon rice with Chilli poppadams

Lemon rice is the simplest yet most popular dishes in South India. It is a dish sometimes offered in several South Indian temples.

You can easily throw together this dish if you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Serve lemon rice with a raita (yogurt salad) and poppadums for a simple yet tasty meal.

Lemon rice is a favourite lunch box option for kids. The tanginess of the lemon imparts a special aroma and flavour to this delicacy.

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Chicken Kothu Paratha

Kothu Paratha is a popular South Indian street food delicacy. For making this, parathas (flatbread made with all purpose flour) is shredded into bite size pieces and stir fried with chicken along with other spices. It tastes delicious with raita…

Making kothu parathas is very easy if using store bought parathas . Making parathas from scratch can be time consuming, so either you can make it from scratch or go with the effortless way of using the store bought parathas. Check this recipe here.



Aloo methi paratha

These sumptuous whole wheat parathas are stuffed with a delectable mixture of potatoes flavoured with fenugreek leaves, cumin seeds and spice powders, which make them so tasty that they can be served straight and simple with just curds and pickles. When the methi is sautéed, it sheds its bitterness, adding an unmistakable flavour and strong aroma to the dish. Indeed, this is a main course that will appeal to all! Serve it with curd and pickle…..Enjoy!!!

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