Quick Dinner Recipes: We understand cooking dinner 7 nights a week could be very tricky. Life is good when you're served a hot plate of dinner vs spending endless hours standing in the kitchen. There is a constant thought that goes behind what will be cooking tonight to how to make it easily and quickly. We understand that you may be tired from all day's work and want to prepare something that is extremely quick and hassle-free to prepare. Well, looks like we heard your plight and have a list of delicious and quick dinner recipes that will make your life in the kitchen much easier. This list of 20 quick dinner recipes will include recipes like basil chicken, paneer bhurji, jeera vegetable, udon noodles and others. So, we went to our NDTV Food 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!
Here's a list of 20 quick dinner recipes that you can enjoy at home:
1. Oriental Basil Chicken
This fabulous minced chicken is cooked with oyster sauce, soya sauce, basil and seasoned lightly for beautiful flavors.
2. Mini Mushroom Pizza
Crunchy toasted pizza's topped with sauted garlic and onion, tomato puree, and some rosemary and salt.
3. Paneer Bhurji
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.
5. Rava Fried Fish
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.
6. Udon Noodles
Colorful and flavourful. A quick and easy recipe to ward of those hunger pangs. If you love noodles, this one's a twist.
7. Tomato Paneer
Cottage cheese chunks, tomato puree, a pinch of sugar and mild spices tossed in olive oil is also a low fat dinner alternative. This one's a vegetarian's delight.
8. Curry Pasta
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.
9. Creamy Mushroom Ragout
This creamy mushrooms cooked with mustard and onions are a good change for a regular night. All you mushroom lovers, this one recipe will surely leave you asking for more.
10. Macchi Amritsari
Lean fish fillets coated with a batter of gram flour, yoghurt and deep fried till golden brown. If you are a fish lover, this recipe is sure a delight to eat.
11. Chicken Penne Arabbiata
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.
12. Guilt Free Chicken Tacos
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.
13. Vegetable Fried Rice
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.
14. Tamatar Chaaman
Fried cottage cheese chunks with a hot and spicy tomato gravy. The Kashmiri delight is a real treat for those spice lovers.
15. Paneer Kebabs
Indulge in the divine taste of paneer with these crispy fried kebabs. you can't miss these kebabs that will satiate your hunger pangs like nobody.
16. Calamari Fritters
Flour coated squid rings, fried and served with chilli mayonnaise. A delight for seafood lovers!
17. Scrambled Eggs with Chicken Sausages
A simple lip smacking plate of scrambled eggs and fried chicken sausages drizzled with olive oil. These are amazing delights, we promise.
18. Grilled White Fish
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.
19. Citrus and Garlic Prawns
Prawns grilled and spiced with a tangy orange juice, lime, coriander and garlic. You can't miss this simple recipe of crunchy prawns.
20. Masala Bhindi
Mustard oil, jeera, fennel seeds, turmeric and bhindi tossed in a pan till cooked. Enjoy the bhindi with roti, paratha or eat it as it is. If you are a bhindi lover, this simple bhindi recipe will leave you asking for more.