5 quick and easy Indian recipes that you can have for dinner in 5 minutes

  1. Spicy Tomato Rice: Got leftover rice? Perfect! In a pan, heat oil, throw in chopped onions, and cook till soft. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, red chili powder and turmeric. Let it simmer for a minute. Now add the leftover rice, mix well, and heat through. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves for a quick and yummy meal.
  1. Masala Veggie Sandwich: This is a twist on a classic! Toast some bread. In a pan, heat some oil and add chopped veggies like onions, peppers or carrots. Saute them for a minute. Add some chili powder, turmeric and garam masala (a pre-made spice blend found in most grocery stores). Season with salt to taste. Mash the veggies a little (optional) and spread them on the toast. Enjoy!
  1. Curd Rice: This is a super cooling and refreshing meal. Cook some rice and spread it on a plate. Whisk some plain yogurt (curd) with water until thin. Add salt to taste. Pour the yogurt mixture over the rice. Top it off with chopped cucumber, grated carrots, curry leaves (optional) for extra flavor and crunch.
  1. Veg Bhurji with Peas: Here’s a protein packed vegetarian option. Mash some boiled potatoes. In a pan, heat oil and add chopped onions and green peas. Saute them for a minute. Add chopped tomatoes (optional) and cook till mushy. Add chili powder, turmeric and coriander powder. Now add the mashed potatoes and mix well. Season with salt and cook for another minute. Serve hot with roti or paratha.
  1. Cucumber Raita: This is a cooling side dish that goes perfectly with any Indian meal. Grate some cucumber. In a bowl, mix yogurt (curd) with water until thin. Add the grated cucumber, chopped mint leaves (optional) and salt to taste. This is ready in under 5 minutes!

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