Paneer Bhurji to Egg Curry, Recipes for Bachelors Living Abroad

Cooking, often perceived as a daunting task, becomes especially challenging for busy bachelors living away from home. However, cooking need not be complex. Simple Indian recipes offer a lifeline for those seeking quick, hassle-free options. These dishes are not only convenient but also bring the rich and tantalizing flavours of Indian cuisine to your table without demanding excessive time or effort. For bachelors driving the hustle and bustle of life in a foreign land, these easy Indian recipes become a reliable source of comfort, reminding them of home and providing nourishing, satisfying meals in the most straightforward way possible. 

Vegetable Stir-Fry  

A vegetable stir-fry is a quick and versatile dish that you can prepare with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Start by heating oil in a pan, adding cumin seeds, and then tossing in your choice of chopped vegetables like bell peppers, carrots, and broccoli. Season with salt, pepper, and your favorite Indian spices like cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Cook until the vegetables are tender, and you have a healthy and flavorful subzi to enjoy with rice or roti.  

Dal - One-Pot Lentil Curry 

Dal is a staple in Indian cuisine and is incredibly easy to prepare. Rinse and boil red or yellow lentils (masoor dal or toor dal) with water, turmeric, and salt until they are soft and mushy. In a separate pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and chopped onions. Once the onions are golden brown, add garlic, ginger, and tomatoes. Cook until the tomatoes are soft, and then add the cooked lentils. Season with garam masala and coriander for a delicious one-pot dal. 

Instant Pot Butter Chicken 

If you have an Instant Pot, making butter chicken is a breeze. Sauté onions, garlic, ginger, and spices in the Instant Pot, then add chicken pieces and cook until they are no longer pink. Add tomato sauce, cream, and butter, and pressure cook for a few minutes. This creamy and flavorful dish can be served with rice or naan and is sure to satisfy your Indian food cravings.

Egg Curry  

Egg curry is a protein-packed dish that's simple to prepare. Boil eggs and cut them in half. In a pan, heat oil, add onions, garlic, ginger, and spices. Once the onions are browned, add tomato sauce and water. Gently place the boiled eggs into the curry and simmer until the sauce thickens. Garnish with fresh coriander and enjoy with rice or roti.  

Quick Paneer Tikka 

Paneer tikka is a delightful and easy-to-make appetizer or side dish. Marinate cubes of paneer in a mixture of yogurt, spices, and lemon juice. Thread them onto skewers and either grill them or cook in a pan until they are charred and cooked through. Serve with mint chutney for a tasty treat. 

Paneer Bhurji 

Paneer Bhurji is a quick and tasty dish that only takes a few minutes to make. Indian cottage cheese, called paneer, is crumbled and cooked with onions, tomatoes, green chilies, and spices. It has a lot of protein and goes well with Indian flatbread (roti) or even bread.