One-Pot Korean Recipes That Are Healthy And Delicious
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One-pot dish is easy and healthy as it retains all the nutrition. You put all the ingredients together and do not have to worry about separate preparations. Khichdi with veggies or biryani are a few examples of such dishes. But, would you like to try some Korean one-pot dishes? If you too are fascinated by Korean drama and culture and would like to explore more about the place, you have reached the right place? One thing that you'll have to keep in mind is that finding the ingredients for these dishes won't be easy. But you can always add an Indian touch to foreign dishes and use available substitutes for them according to your cooking experience. Here are 2 delicious Korean one-pot dishes you can try at home.

Sundubu Jjigae

Jjigae is a stew with many varieties that belongs to Korean cuisine. Sundubu Jjigae is a wholesome spicy tofu stew. It's healthy as it includes everything from tofu to fish and egg. As mentioned, you can replace Korean ingredients with some Indian substitutes. You can use paneer (if that's easy and tastier for you) instead of tofu and normally used Indian spices instead of Korean spices.

Ingredients ( for two-three servings)

  1. Soft tofu- 350g
  2. Cleaned littleneck clams or pipis -110g
  3. Banana prawns- 3 to 4
  4. Enoki mushrooms- 100g (stem removed and cleaned)
  5. Small shiitake mushrooms- 20g (stem removed, cleaned, and thinly sliced)
  6. A stalk of green onion (thinly sliced)
  7. An egg

For the soup base, you require:

  1. Dried kelp and anchovy stock -1.5 cups 
  2. Korean chili oil or neutral cooking oil- 1 tbsp
  3. Korean fish sauce- 1/2 tbsp
  4. Korean soup soy sauce or regular Kikkoman soy sauce- 1/2 tbsp
  5. Korean chili powder or Korean chili flakes (gochugaru)- 2 tbsp 
  6. Minced garlic- 1 tsp
  7. Ground black pepper to sprinkle
  8. Sesame oil- 1/2 tsp
  9. Salt


Heat a pot on the stove over medium flame. Put the chili oil, chili powder, and garlic. Stir well for a minute. Now add the clams and shrimps, stir quickly to coat them with the chili sauce. Add fish sauce and soy sauce and mix. Add the dried kelp and anchovy stock. Boil it for around 2-3 minutes. Add the tofu, mushrooms, and egg and cook them for 2-3 minutes. You can add salt. Top with green onion, black pepper, and sesame oil.  

Korean Ramyeon

If you found the previous dish long and confusing, then a quick one-pot ramen dish is what you need. Let's see how you can give it a Korean touch to ramyeon


  1. A Korean ramyeon/normal ramen packet
  2. Water- 2½ cups
  3. An egg
  4. Green onions- 2 (chopped)


Boil water and add the noodles and soup powder provided with it. Cover for one minute. Open and serve in your favourite bowl.