We understand cooking dinner 7 nights a week could be tricky. Life is good when you're served a hot plate of dinner vs spending endless hours standing in the kitchen.
And it is for this reason we've gone back to our NDTV Cooks archives and compiled a list of 20 dinner recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less. They range across different cuisines, vegetarian and non-vegetarian, mild and spicy and we really hope you enjoy them!
Oriental Basil Chicken Recipe by Divya Burman
This fabulous minced chicken is cooked with oyster sauce, soya sauce, basil and seasoned lightly for beautiful flavors.
Mini Mushroom Pizza Recipe by Aditya Bal & Devanshi
Crunchy toasted pizza's topped with sauted garlic and onion, tomato puree, and some rosemary and salt.
Paneer Bhurji Recipe by Andy
Everyone loves a paneer bhurji and this simple version can be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Scrambled paneer is cooked with caramelized onions, turmeric and chilli powder and finished of with a sprinkle of chaat masala.
Jeera Vegetables Recipe by Vicky Ratnani
A potpourri of potatoes, carrots and spinach cooked with the the peppery flavoured cumin.
Rava Fried Fish Recipe by Niru Gupta
Unlike regular fish fry this Goan version is fried in a semolina batter. It's then laced in chilli powder, salt, tamarind, turmeric, garlic and fried golden brown.
Udon Noodles Recipe by Vicky Ratnani
Colorful and flavourful. A quick and easy recipe to ward of those hunger pangs.
Tomato Paneer Recipe by Nishtha Asrani
Cottage cheese chunks, tomato puree, a pinch of sugar and mild spices tossed in olive oil is also a low fat dinner alternative.
Curry Pasta Recipe by Nishtha Asrani
This slurpy curry pasta is the real deal. Boiled pasta is cooked in a decadent puree of tomatoes and meat masala and served in 20 minutes.
Creamy Mushroom Ragout Recipe by Vicky Ratnani
This creamy mushrooms cooked with mustard and onions are a good change for a regular night.
Macchi Amritsari Recipe by Kishore D Reddy
Lean fish fillets coated with a batter of gram flour, yoghurt and deep fried till golden brown.
Chicken Penne Arabbiata Recipe by Niru Gupta
Pasta being the ultimate comfort food can take a while to prepare which is why this recipe is ideal for those in a hurry. The goodness of penne and vegetables in a thick tomato sauce and aromatic herbs.
Guilt Free Chicken Tacos Recipe by Seema Chandra
Indulge in crispy scrumptious chicken served in a lettuce cup or on tortilla chips. And add a tangy twist to it with some fresh salsa dip.
Vegetable Fried Rice Recipe by Nikhil and Natasha
Slow cooked rice with layers of vegetables and a variety of masalas. A beautiful melange that is sure to win many hearts at the dinner table.
Tamatar Chaaman Recipe by Aruna Sharma
Fried cottage cheese chunks with a hot and spicy tomato gravy. The Kashmiri delight is a real treat for those spice lovers.
Paneer Kebabs Recipe by Niru Gupta
Indulge in the divine taste of paneer with these crispy fried kebabs.
Calamari Fritters Recipe by Joey Matthew
Flour coated squid rings, fried and served with chilli mayonnaise.
Grilled White Fish Recipe by Aditya Bal
This one is grilled using Popiote, which is a method of cooking in which the food is wrapped up paper or foil and then cooked. A healthy alternative to your dinner needs.
Citrus and Garlic Prawns Recipe by Aditya Bal
Prawns grilled and spiced with a tangy orange juice, lime, coriander and garlic.
Masala Bhindi Recipe by Marut Sikka
Mustard oil, jeera, fennel seeds, turmeric and bhindi tossed in a pan till cooked.