6 Easy Skillet Recipes For Dinner
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A cast iron skillet has always been a helpful addition to the pantry. By using a skillet, you can cook large batches efficiently, avoid chemical exposure to Teflon pans, and enhance the iron content of the food. It's also beneficial when you need to prepare wholesome recipes in a short amount of time.

Indian cuisine is identified by its variety of spicy curries, and a cast iron skillet is perfect for preparing all the different curries instantly. Whether you are preparing chicken curry, egg curry, or vegetable curry, with a cast iron skillet you won't need to use different pans or many utensils, you can cook everything in the skillet and it also lessens the burden of washing dishes.

Check out these interesting skillet recipes you can make for the entire family.

1) Baingan Aloo Sabzi

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Baigan and aloo are the most frequently used vegetables in Indian kitchens, and you might also have them in your pantry right now. With both of these vegetables, you can quickly stir up a delicious spicy baingan aloo sabzi in a skillet. First stir fry both chopped potatoes and brinjal separately until crispy, then saute it with chopped onion, ginger garlic paste, tomato puree, spices, and some salt. Once it's well cooked, serve it with rice or roti.

2) Skillet Vegetable Pulao

Skillet is also the best vessel to make a hearty one-pot pulao recipe. First, all the vegetables are stir-fried in the skillet, and onion, garlic, and ginger paste are added to the top. Then spices go in and uncooked rice is added to saute for a few minutes. Once aromatic, the dish is ladened with water to cook rice and it is left to simmer on low flame until done.

3) Matar Paneer

Paneer is one of the most beloved proteins for vegetarians. It's also the best thing to cook quick meals when you're short on time. To make the classic matar paneer recipe in a skillet, heat oil and add chopped ginger, cloves, chopped onion, tomatoes, cashew nuts and salt in the skillet. Then grind this mixture to a smooth paste with some cream. Saute this puree in a skillet with spices, salt, green peas and paneer cubes until well cooked.

4) Egg Curry

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Many save egg curries for weekends because the process is a bit time-consuming. However, if you want to make egg curry instantly, here’s a hack! Instead of cooking masala ingredients separately, just grind the tomatoes, onion, garlic, ginger, and chilli all together to create the base, then saute it with spices, and salt and add some curd to make it rich. Then add your stir-fried boiled eggs, let it simmer for a few minutes until flavours absorb and serve it hot.

5) Chhole ki Sabzi

Chhole ki sabzi can also be prepared instantly by blending the masala ingredients including tomato, onion, chilli, coriander and ginger garlic all at once then sauteing it with spices, salt and seasonings. Then boiled chickpeas go in and it's left to simmer until all the flavours absorb.

6) Chicken Masala

You can easily prepare chicken masala sabzi in a skillet in only a few steps. Start by stir-frying chopped onion, ginger and garlic until onion turns brown, then add chopped chillies and tomatoes. After striking for 2 minutes, add turmeric powder, and pieces of chicken. Fry chicken until brown then add chicken masala, chilli powder and salt to taste. Once well combined, add oil to cover it well and let it cook with lid on for 20 minutes. Your easy chicken curry is ready to be served.