No Sweat Recipes to sidestep the Quarantine Blues!

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Miss stepping out? Hanging out with your friends and family at your favourite eating joints? This gloomy feeling is dimming your happiness? Not anymore, as they say, there is always light at the end of the tunnel! Don’t let this time slip off your hands with no exploration, learnings and just mundane routine. Instead, make the most of it by experimenting with new things that will bring a sheer streak of joy. Not just for yourself but for your family too! Bring on that enthusiasm back and invest in making recipes that can be made effortlessly. We bet you will love them and add it on your favourite list when back on track after the quarantine ends. All you need is to step nowhere else but your kitchen and gather all your stocked-up ingredients together. That’s it! 


Malai/Makhan Parantha

That little Krishna, who was called makhan chor¸ is present in everyone’s heart! It’s time to rewind those memories of childhood for the love of Makhan/Malai. Makhan/Malai not only enhances the taste of any dish but is also a great way to add more nutritional value to the meal. It’s super awesome, easy, made with the goodness of jaggery and a perfect sweet delight in no time.


Dadpe Pohe

No time to invest in cooking? As you must be swamped with work, not just with daily chores but office work too? Then this recipe will prove to be your knight in the shining armour. Just a few simple ingredients and you’ll be sorted. It’s a perfect snack for any time of the day without adding any extra kilos!

Matar Gobhi Masti

The quarantine leads to a sedentary lifestyle, adding to more worry of bloating. This will rescue you from going into that zone of a dilemma of what to eat and what not. As the season has sneaked in some nutritive greens, make the best use of it. The fresh green peas and cauliflower will make sure to keep you glowing inside out.


Dahi Toast

It’s such a pain to open the fridge and find the same stocked up food every day! This recipe will break that monotony and lift up your spirits in ways more than one. Now you won’t miss that popping of dahi puchkas as this will equally sway you with its taste and charm. The best part is that it’s all right there, you just need to bring out the chef in you.


Peanut Chaat

Rightly said, “no man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.” Whether it’s the chakhna of any get-together or party, peanut butter in the morning breakfast, etc., the list of dishes is long where peanut has always been the centre of attention. This time it’s no occasion yet a chance to be happy in the testing times, with this spicy homemade chaat. Needless to say, it has truck-loads of benefits while satisfying that itch for eating something mazedaar. 



Fluffy Pancakes

Pancakes don't make the world go round. Pancakes are what makes the ride worthwhile. This stands true if we see the brighter side of the scenario when it’s time to brighten that smile. Engaging in cooking is the best way to battle those quarantine blues and utilise the time positively. Make some pancakes for breakfast, it’s surely going to make your day happier!


Khaman Dhokla

Dhokla, an evergreen breakfast recipe, better known to be the steamed Indian savoury cake. That soft fluffy texture makes it light and airy. Fully loaded with folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, biotin, Vitamin K and best for fitness freaks. What better can you ask for in times of being bound in the four walls!


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.