30 minutes dinner recipes

30 minutes dinner recipes

Not always we are in a mood to cook; at times we might be short of time, other times we might be short of energy. For such situations, here is a healthy and quick meal idea. Idli served with sambar and coconut chutney!! Okay, this might look a bit elaborate but believe me it can be fixed in 30 minutes or so. We don’t need any special ingredients for this, not even fresh coconut for the coconut chutney. Instant sooji idli can be prepared in 15-20 minutes, sambar can be done effortlessly as it is a fuss-free sambar recipe and the coconut chutney doesn’t call for breaking or chopping coconut as it doesn’t call for any fresh coconut.

Further, it is important to work simultaneously to bring up a meal in 30 minutes. For this meal idea, you need to

  • Soak semolina (sooji/rava) for idli and while it rests start preparing your sambar.
  • While the sambar gets pressure cooked, do your chutney and put idlis for steaming.
  • By the time idlis get steamed, temper the sambar.
  • The chutney is done, sambar has been tempered and idlis have steamed. Demould them and tadaa, your dinner is ready.
  • Now just dunk in soft idlis in hot sambar, top with coconut chutney and indulge!

1. Sooji Idli | Instant sooji idli

What is sooji idli? Idli is basically a steamed cake. It is prepared using rice and urad dal and includes fermentation of a few hours. Sooji idli is prepared (as the name suggests) using sooji i.e. semolina and this instant version does not ...

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2. Coconut Chutney Recipe | South Indian coconut chutney

What is coconut chutney? Very flavorful and refreshing Coconut chutney recipe, indispensable accompaniment of various South Indian dishes, is coconut chutney. This recipe for coconut chutney is very easy and simple with a slight twist that enhances its flavor much more. I would not say tha...

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.