Lunch is undoubtedly one of the most important meals of the day. This is the time when your metabolism is at its peak, so you must feed your body something healthy and nutritious instead of eating processed food items.
In today’s time, we don’t have the luxury of taking our own sweet time to plan, prep and devour our lunches. That is why you must know a few handy easy-to-cook and delicious lunch recipes so that eating healthy during your busy workdays becomes less daunting.
We have decided to make your life simple by bringing to you 4 mouth-watering and easy lunch recipes that will make everyone at your home drool.
Looking for an easy one pot recipe? You should try making ghee rice the next time you are looking for a quick and easy lunch recipe. To make ghee rice, prepare rice, drain the excess water and keep it aside. Heat a pan and add some oil to it. After the oil heats up, add cashews and raisins and sauté them until they are golden brown and keep them aside.
Now, in the same pan add some more ghee and sauté onion, curry leaves, cloves, salt and other spices and stir. Next, throw in the rice and add 2 cups of water and stir well. Let this simmer for about 10 minutes before you switch off the stove.
You can eat this ghee rice with simply a salad or papad or serve it alongside any dals, or curry of your choice. Visit the ITC store to get the best online ghee price ever.
Who doesn’t love rajma chawal? There is something about this dish which makes it a comfort food for many people in India. It is easy to cook, and the best part is that it ensures that you have a well-balanced and nutritious meal for your lunch.
Rajma masala is easy to make. Simply boil your rajma and sauté some chopped onions in a pan. Add tomato puree to this pan and add cream, turmeric powder, salt, pepper and other spices to add a burst of flavour to your rajma dish.
Next, throw in your rajma and let it simmer for at least 10 minutes before you turn off the heat. Rajma masala can be eaten with rice as well as parathas or rotis. Don’t have time to make parathas from the scratch? Bring home frozen parathas from the ITC store and serve them hot.
Mac and Cheese
Are you a cheese lover? Why not make a hearty mac and cheese for lunch on days when you are feeling lazy and don’t want to cook a fancy lunch? The good old mac and cheese will be undoubtedly loved by your whole family. It is gooey, buttery and filling. It is also a perfect pasta dish to make when you have last-minute guests over for lunch.
Dal Makhani is another quick recipe that you can make and serve alongside frozen parathas or naans. Dal Makhani is a thick and creamy dal recipe which is loved by kids and adults alike. It is a great source of protein and a perfect meal choice for people who want to lose weight or eat healthy.
The mild smoky flavour of the curry and the creaminess of the lentils makes this meal mouthwatering and truly a treat to your tastebuds. We would recommend you add a generous amount of ghee to your dal makhani to make it taste divine. Visit the ITC store to get the best online ghee price.
So, which of these recipes are you most excited to try out soon? Remember that you should never skip lunch or settle for something unhealthy just because you are running out of time as eating a satiating lunch will help you power through your hectic workday.
Head over to the ITC store to select from a wide range of ready to eat foods, frozen parathas and other delicious ready to eat Indian cuisines which will help you eat a wholesome meal even on busy days.