Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes


Quick and Easy Dinner Recipes

Whether you have a family to feed or you are living by yourself, making dinner every day can seem like a chore. Sometimes, you just want to cook an easy healthy dinner that doesn’t leave you spending an hour in the kitchen. Here are some easy healthy dinner recipes you can whip up in less than an hour. With these vegetarian, protein-rich, nutritious dinner ideas, there’s an easy dinner recipe for everyone in the family.

Soya Tikka Masala

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A vegan, protein-rich version of the famous chicken tikka masala, this soya tikka masala is a must-try easy dinner recipe that will give your tastebuds a refreshing treat. Danfe’s Soya Wadi has a perfect texture which makes it a popular meat substitute. 

Normally if you live with vegetarians or vegans, you might have to make 2 versions of the same dish. But not with this soya tikka masala. What’s great about this quick dinner recipe is that the soya wadi tastes just like meat and you won’t even be able to tell the difference! Don’t let the ingredients fool you either, this soya tikka masala is one of the quick and easy dinner recipes out there!  


For the marinade:

  • 7 oz Danfe’s Soya Wadi
  • ½ cup Yogurt / Curd
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Danfe’s Coriander Seeds, Crushed
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 tsp Bara Masala

For the gravy:

  • 2 Medium-Sized Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Medium-Sized Onions, Finely Chopped
  • 5 Cashews Nuts, Split
  • ½ in Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 2 Cloves
  • 2 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Danfe’s Coriander Seeds, Crushed
  • 1 tsp Danfe’s Bara Masala  
  • 1 ½ tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ cup Water
  • Salt to Taste
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves, Chopped (for Garnishing)


Step 1: Boil water in a large pot. Once the water is boiled, add Danfe’s Soya Wadi. Keep the chunks boiling for 15 minutes. Then strain it. 

Step 2: In a large mixing bowl, add all the ingredients listed under “for the marinade” and combine well. Then refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Step 3: Heat 1 tbsp oil and butter in a large pan. Once the butter is melted completely, add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and cardamom. Saute for a minute until they splutter. 

Step 4: Next, add the ginger-garlic paste and onions. Saute for 2-4 minutes until the onions become translucent and the raw smell of the ginger-garlic paste disappears. 

Step 5: Next, add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, coriander seeds (crushed), red chili powder, bara masala, and cashew nuts. Saute on low-medium heat for a few minutes. You should get a nice, dry paste. 

Step 6: Take the pan off the stove and let it cool. Once it’s cooled to room temperature, grind to a fine paste. 

Step 7: Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a pan. Add 1 tsp kasuri methi and the masala paste. Combine well.

Step 8: Add ½ cup of water to the mixture and combine well. Let it simmer for 5 – 7 minutes until it gets to a low boil and you get a gravy consistency. 

Step 9: Add ½ tsp of kasuri methi and switch off the stove. Mix well and then as a final step, garnish the gravy with fresh coriander leaves. 

Step 10: Transfer to a bowl and serve hot with rice, naan, roti, or paratha. 


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If there ever is a battle for easy healthy dinner recipes, this khichdi would definitely take home the prize. Khichdi is the ultimate comfort meal that is both a superfood and a quick dinner recipe. It’s so versatile as well – you can make plain khichdi or add any vegetables you like. The masoor dal and spices used in this easy dinner recipe have an extremely rich nutrient content. They are known to provide so many benefits that even doctors recommend this easy dinner recipe for the family! It’s a dish you can make any day, but it’s especially enjoyable and appetizing during the monsoon or winters. Truly nothing beats a bowl of this quick healthy dinner on a rainy or cold winter day. 


  • ½ cup Danfe’s Masoor Dal
  • 1 cup Rice
  • 3 cups Water
  • 1 Medium-Sized Onion, Vertically Chopped
  • 3 Green Chillies, Slit
  • 3 Cardamom
  • 3 Cloves
  • 5 Black Pepper, Whole
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks, small
  • 1 tsp Ginger- Garlic Paste
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt / Curd
  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Mint Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste


Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl, soak masoor dal and rice for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, strain the water and keep the rice and masoor dal aside.  

Step 2: Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add the bay leaves, cinnamon sticks, cardamoms, whole black pepper, cloves, and saute for a few minutes until fragrant. 

Step 3: Add green chilies, onion, ginger garlic paste, and turmeric powder. Saute until the raw smell disappears.

Step 4: Next, add the yogurt, rice, masoor dal, water, mint leaves, and coriander leaves. Mix well, close the lid, and cook until the rice is perfectly cooked. 

Step 5: Once the rice is perfectly cooked, add the ghee on top and mix well. Put the lid back on and cook for a few additional minutes (4-6 minutes). 

Step 6: Turn off the stove, serve, and enjoy! 

Jeera Aloo

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Jeera Aloo is one of the quickest and easy dinner recipes you can ever make! This easy dinner recipe is loaded with cumin seeds that are known to power antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, making for an easy healthy dinner. Moreover, this quick dinner recipe can be served as a side to plenty of dishes. You can have it with poori, rice, roti, or paratha. You can even make this easy healthy dinner recipe ahead of time and just make dosa, chapati, or rice along with it so even if you have a busy day, you can enjoy a nice and easy healthy dinner. 


To boil potatoes 

  • 6 Medium-Sized Potatoes
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • Water, as needed

For the Masala

  • 3 tsp Danfe’s Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Green Chilies, Finely Chopped
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ cup Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • Salt to Taste


Step 1: In a pressure cooker, add water, salt, and potatoes. Then pressure cook for 7-9 minutes. Then let it cool.

Step 2: Once the potatoes get to room temperature, peel and cut into small cubes. 

Step 3: Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and cook until they splutter. 

Step 4: Once the cumin seeds start spluttering, add the green chilies and stir. 

Step 5: Next, add the potatoes and stir well. 

Step 6: Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, and salt. Mix well and saute for 2-3 minutes. 

Step 7: As a final step, add the lemon juice and mix well. Then garnish with coriander leaves. 

Step 8: Turn off the stove, serve, and enjoy with some rice, roti, or poori. 

Rajma Masala

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Rajma Masala is one of the most popular and easy dinner recipes for families! In India, rajma masala is normally served with rice, and usually known as rajma chawal. This easy dinner recipe is a one-pot meal that can be made with a few pantry essentials. All ingredients that have been used in this quick dinner recipe are basic ingredients you’re bound to have in your kitchen at any given time. When you’re feeling too lazy to go grocery shopping but want to have an easy healthy dinner, you can whip up this rajma masala recipe in no time and enjoy! 


  • 1 cup Rajma / Red Kidney Beans
  • 1 Medium-Sized Onion
  • 1 Medium-Sized Tomato
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Danfe’s Coriander Seeds, Crushed
  • 1 tsp Danfe’s Bara Masala
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves, Finely Chopped
  • 3 tbsp Oil
  • Salt to Taste


Step 1: Soak the rajma overnight in a bowl. 

Step 2: When you’re ready to prepare rajma masala, pressure cook the rajma for 7-9 minutes, or until tender. 

Step 3: Take the onion, tomato, green chili, and ginger garlic paste and blend into a fine paste. 

Step 4: Heat oil in a pan. Once the oil is hot, add the tomato-onion paste and fry until it’s golden brown and you see the oil start to separate. 

Step 5: Next, add red chili powder, bara masala, crushed coriander seeds, turmeric powder, and salt. Mix until everything is combined well. Saute for 2-4 minutes. 

Step 6: Add water as needed to get a thick gravy consistency. Bring the gravy to a low boil.

Step 7: Now, add the cooked rajma along with the water it was cooked with. Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes.

Step 8: Turn off the stove and add the chopped coriander leaves to garnish. Serve hot with roti or rice. 

Garlic Dal Fry


If you’re tired of having plain old dal, then you must try this quick dinner recipe! Garlic Dal Fry gives your boring-old dal a run for its money. The garlic, cumin seeds, toor dal, and spices complement each other so well, it makes you feel refreshed. The ingredients used in this easy dinner recipe are also rich in powerful nutrients that are known to boost your overall health. So if you’re looking for easy healthy dinner recipes for your family, you don’t need to look any further!


  • 1 cup Danfe’s Toor Dal
  • 1 tsp Garlic, Finely Sliced Vertically
  • ¼ tsp Danfe’s Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Danfe’s Cumin Seeds
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Danfe’s Bara Masala
  • ¼ tbsp Coriander Leaves, Roughly Chopped
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • Salt to Taste


Step 1: Soak Toor Dal overnight. When you’re ready to make dal fry, rinse well and pressure cook for 6 whistles. 

Step 2: Heat ghee in a pan. Once the ghee has melted nicely, add cumin seeds, sliced garlic, and turmeric powder. Stir well and make sure not to let the garlic burn. 

Step 3: Then, add chopped coriander leaves, red chili powder, bara masala, and salt to taste. Mix well 

Step 4: Add the boiled toor dal and mix well until everything is nicely combined. Saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Step 5: Your dal is ready! Turn off the stove, and enjoy with rice or roti. 

What’s great about the recipes mentioned above is the fact they don’t call for extensive prep time. With these easy healthy dinner recipes, you can put out dishes on the table that are low on cooking time and high on goodness and flavor. Moreover, these quick dinner recipes are made with healthy ingredients that are known to contain powerful nutrients. But that’s not all. These ingredients from Danfe are 100% pure and natural, ethically and sustainably grown and sourced, and go through rigorous quality control measures so that you and your loved ones can enjoy easy healthy dinners without compromising on quality and taste. Plus, these ingredients can be used to make plenty of dinner recipes for your family. If you normally crave easy healthy dinners or just need quick and easy dinner recipes to put on the table, feel free to stock up on Danfe’s pure and natural ingredients so you can kill two birds with one stone.


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