Top 11 Cooking Without Fire Recipes | Easy No-Cook Recipes

Give your cooking stoves a rest and try these 11 delicious no fire recipes. From salads and sandwiches to sorbets and more.

Sparshita Saxena, NDTV  |  Updated: October 03, 2019 18:05 IST

Top 11 Cooking Without Fire Recipes | Easy No-Cook Recipes
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No-Cook Recipes- Summer time could get quite harsh in the kitchen. With the mercury soaring, it is almost impossible to stand in front of the stove to even cook simple dishes. Cooking when it's 45 degree outside and sweating it out for all the wrong reasons can seriously take a toll on you. It gets even worse when you somehow succeed in mustering up the courage to cook a quick meal but suddenly run out of gas. We all know that getting a refill is a tedious task and time consuming, so what do you do? Fret not! We bring you ten smashing recipes that require no gas cooking - all you need are simple ingredients and a few minutes of your time.

We all have loaves of bread, some mayo, fresh veggies and a few basic spices lurking in our kitchen cabinet. So bring them all out, toss a few things together and make yourself a delicious meal in no time. No cooking, baking or heating required! From quick snacks, loaded sandwiches, refreshing cold soups and delightful desserts - we have a no-cook menu carved out just for you.


So whether you run out of gas, feel it's too hot to sweat it in the kitchen or are just lazy, keep these 11 recipes by your side, they will come in handy -

1. Compressed Fruit Chaat

A lip smacking chaat, which is made by tossing together fruits in hydrating, refreshing fruit juices.

fruit salad
Fruit salad is the go-to dish for all your hungry times since it is full of nutrients.

2. Sprouts Chaat

Kidney beans, moong dal and black channa are sprouted and tossed along with diced paneer, onions, green chillies, tomatoes and a host of spices. Skip boiled soybeans for a no-cook version.
Sprouts chaat
Nothing healthier than a bowl of sprout salad.

3. Cucumber, Black Olive and Mint Salad

A chunky salad of cucumbers, cherry tomatoes and peppery mint leaves drizzled with a sauce made of black olives.

Mint salad
Those greens are your body's best friend.

4. Guilt Free Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

The perfect summer salad of melon and feta cheese topped with mint leaves, tossed in balsamic vinegar.

Watermelon salad
Refreshing, cheesy and simply delicious.

5. Open Beetroot Sandwich

An open sandwich loaded with the goodness of beetroot and sautéed mushrooms.

Beetroot sandwich
Healthy and filling, this beetroot sandwich is super delicious to relish for a quick breakfast.

6. Carrot and Cashew Coleslaw 

Serve as a sandwich spread or a dip, this easy recipe does the trick. You will love the crunch of carrots and cashews.

ColeslawCarrot and Cashew Coleslaw.

7. Chilled Cucumber Soup

A soup that's perfect for the summers! Enjoy the freshness of cucumber and yoghurt. For some crunch, top with Parmesan coated croutons.

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Cucumber soup
Cucumber Soup.

8. Chilled Melon Soup

An absolutely refreshing soup made with melons, grape juice and lime. Throw in some more fruits for a delightful treat.

Melon Soup
Melon Soup.

9. Almond Malai Kulfi

A creamy icy treat made by cooking condensed milk, saffron and dry fruits. You could set them in matkis and serve.

Almond Malai KulfiAlmond Malai Kulfi.


10. Kala Khatta Sorbet

This sweet and sour treat is a perfect summer cooler. It is easy to make at home and the pretty hue works wonders as a crowd pleaser.

kala khatta sorbet

Kala Khatta Sorbet.

11. Beetroot Raita

Any Indian food spread is always incomplete without a Raita. Here is a healthy and delicious Beetroot raita, an easy and quick raita recipe to make.

beetroot raitaA super healthy and refreshing raita recipe as an accompaniment for your lunch spread. Photo Credit: Photo credits: NDTV BEEPS.

Feast on these amazing, mouth-watering dishes without using any gas.

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