Covid 19 pandemic has forced most people in the country to stay indoors, work from home and practice social distancing. With the country in a lock down, most of you are eating all 3 meals at home. In times like this, you need your dose of comfort food to cheer you up, work and keep at bay the fear and uncertainty that’s looming outside.
Here is a list of 5 comfort foods that you can rustle up in a jiffy, with a few handy ingredients at home. You will need just one pot to cook these, making both cooking and cleaning up after easier. A few staples from your kitchen pantry and veggies from your refrigerator is all you need to make these delicious tasting dishes at home –
One-pot Sambhar Rice
With a mix of healthy vegetables and dal, a flavorful tadka and the tanginess of the tamarind, this sambar rice promises a delicious yet nutritious meal. Made with Rice, dal, spices and a handful of all the vegetables you have at home, this one-pot sambhar rice can be cooked in a jiffy! Store it in a casserole and enjoy this warm sambhar rice along with papads or a vegetable fry of your choice.
One pot Paneer pulao
With kids cooped at home, and bored, the situation definitely demands a few dishes that are kids approved. Paneer is one ingredient that every kid loves. And if you are looking for a one pot meal that can satisfy kids as much as the adults at home, then paneer pulao in a casserole on your dining table is all you have to plan for.
Every household has a recipe for making a delicious rajma gravy! Bring a fun twist to your rajma recipe, and make a one pot rajma pulao. It is comforting, satisfying and definitely nourishing!
Kala Chana Pulao
This is probably not on the top of your menu list. Most households in India have kala chana stocked up. Along with a mix of Indian spices, and flavourful kala chana, this pulao turns out as delicious as your vegetable biryani. Make it today, and don’t forget to store it in a hot case until it’s time to serve!
Broken Wheat and Vegetable Upma
Loaded with fiber and nutrients, this upma is a perfect dish to start your day with. It roughly takes about 20 minutes to rustle up this upma. All you need is a mix of vegetables and broken wheat to make this wheat upma. Serve it from a casserole with dollops of ghee, and your kids will gobble this up in minutes!
Cooking is therapeutic, and serves as a great distraction when you need one. All the above listed recipes store well for a day. If you, like many, do not enjoy spending a lot of time in the kitchen, then you can make a batch of these and store them in a casserole or insulated lunch box. Cheer yourself and others at home today, with one of these recipes. A balanced healthy meal is the need of the hour, it keeps your immunity and positive spirits, both high!