List Headline Image
Updated by Nivedita Ramakrishnan on Apr 02, 2015
Headline for Instant Indian Food
 REPORT
10 items   1 followers   0 votes   792 views

Instant Indian Food

We all want something to eat that doesn't take too long to cook, and hence opt for unhealthy fast-food. I'm sure the Indian housewives would swear by dishes like these that can be prepared in an instant though! Why stick to instant noodles when such delicacies await?

1

Vermicelli

Vermicelli

Called as 'semiya,' or 'seviah,' among many other terms, vermicelli is available at every other grocery store around the corner. It can be made ready to eat in a maximum of ten minutes or so, even after garnishing with several toppings. Indian households use chilies, cashews, coriander leaves, groundnuts, spices, onions and whatnot to make plain old vermicelli a treat fit for a kind!

2

Puliyogare

Puliyogare

No household in South India as far as I know, is complete without at least one packet of puliyogare mix. The main player here is tamarind and rice. Groundnuts and oil are the bystanders that make it even more exciting. Ready to use tamarind paste is available everywhere and just by mixing rice with it, a most scrumptious and filling meal is ready!

3

Tomato rice

Tomato rice

Rice makes any meal filling for an average South Indian. The tomato rice mainly involves rice, tomato pulp and turmeric powder. Extra garnishing like lentils, pulses, onions, coriander leaves, spices, chilies and such can be used to make it ready for devouring and polishing everything off of the plate!

4

Curd rice

Curd rice

Extremely simple. But a major stable food of South India, particularly Tamil Nadu. It only requires curd or buttermilk with rice, blended by one's fingers. There are those who use the common garnishing to complement it, or combine portions of spicy pickles with it to up the taste. One too many pomegranate seeds embedded almost everywhere in the curd rice is quite common in Karnataka State.

Flattened rice

"Flattened rice (also called beaten rice) is a dehusked rice which is flattened into flat light dry flakes. These flakes of rice swell when added to liquid, whether hot or cold, as they absorb water, milk or any other liquids." is what Wikipedia says, and its correct as usual. A common favorite is flattened rice with milk and pieces of jaggery. Children gobbles this up real quick, and adults like it, too!

6

Idli

Idli

Idlis are the staple food of South India. All it takes is rice dough and steam and can be cooked in minutes! Click Click here for a detailed how-to

7

Dosa

Dosa

Dosa also uses only rice batter and doesn't really need anything else. Can be prepared in barely a few minutes, and can make a crispy, very filling dish.

Ready to Eat - MTR FOODS

"MTR Foods' range of Ready-To-Eat products covers a wide range of delicious Indian recipes to give you a taste of fresh home-cooked food."

9

Chaat

Chaat

"Chaat" - an assorted savory snacks typically served at every road side tracks from big outlets to small carts in India, Pakistan and rest of South Asia.
And chaat has a LOT of variety to choose from to whip up a hearty meal very soon!

Chapathi

Chapathi is almost the staple food of North India, and as of now, all of India! All that needs to be ready at hand are a few easily available ingredients and the Chapathi is ready in a jiffy!