With an Instagram following of over 1.6 million, Masaba Gupta is a quite a sensation in the fashion world. Dressing up some of the most prestigious and renowned personalities from the entertainment industry, the designer has won many accolades for her tremendous work. With her own fashion line, House of Masaba and a reality-fiction show to her name on Netflix, the designer transformed into an actress to narrate her own story. Several times in the past, Masaba has shown us the foodie to her, be it her spicy avocado pav recipe or her frozen popsicle treat for summer. 

The ace designer has managed to woo us all, not just with her beautiful and creative designs but her foodie instincts too. Recently, we found her struggling with an everyday food situation. She shared a screenshot of her Whatsapp chat with her cook. Her Instagram story reads a message from her cook saying, “Madam aaj dinner mein kya banao” (ma’am what should I make for dinner tonight?”). She goes on to respond to this text via her Instagram story and expressing how it is harder to answer this question everyday at 4:30 pm than “to launch a new brand”. Here’s a glimpse of the conversation. 

Source: Screengrab of Instagram Story/Masaba Gupta

We can totally relate to the struggles of a busy bee like Masaba Gupta who has a hundred odd things on her mind all the time. Amidst this, a list of easy dinner recipes is sure to solve at least one of her problems. So, here are some quick and easy Indian dinner ideas that can come in handy. 

1.  Paneer Bhurji 

Like scrambled eggs for breakfast? How about some scrambled cottage cheese for dinner then? In a matter of a few minutes, the onions and tomatoes are chopped and the paneer is meshed along with spices into the veggies. This filling and nutritious recipe is perfect to pair with chapatti. 

2.  Uttapam 

If you’re a fan of South Indian fare, then this recipe is super easy. A crispy Indian pancake that is made from rice flour, uttapam is dunked with tomatoes, onions, beans, capsicum and all the lovely vegetables you would like it to have. Serve with coconut chutney and sambhar. 

3.  Dal Fry 

This is the classic North Indian dinner recipe. Also known as dal tadka, this lentil dish is best eaten with a bowl of rice. Moong and masoor dal are mixed together for this hot preparation and it is garnished with a sizzling tadka of garlic, tomatoes, onions and curry leaves.