Menu for today- Simple Desi Khana

by Sanjeev Kapoor

If you’ve had a weekend which involved lots of eating out and cheat meals, it’s time to get back to a nutritious diet of good old ghar ka khana. These 5 simple recipes make the perfect dinner menu at the end of a hectic working day. Easy to make and great for the whole family to eat together, this is comfort food at its best. 

Masala Missi Roti

Missi rotis are one of the most delicious parts of a bread basket. Whole wheat flour and gram flour dough is flavoured with a freshly ground spice mix and pan fried on a tawa. Add a dollop of butter and missi roti is ready to eat with your favourite sabzi.


Baingan Ka bharta

This delicious roasted mashed brinjal dish is one of the most comforting things to eat along with crisp paranthas. Large brinjals are charred on an open flame, mashed and mixed along with chopped onions, tomatoes and basic spices. The mouthwatering smoky flavour that comes from charring the baingan is what makes this dish so amazing.

Rajasthani Panchmel Dal 

This rich dal preparation from Rajasthan is made with a mix of 5 types of dals, hence the name. The dals are cooked with a select mix of powdered spices, cumin, tomatoes and red chillies and finished with a generous sprinkling of fresh coriander. This thick dal tastes best with rti’s but you can enjoy it with rice too.


Corn and Capsicum Pulao

The best part about Pulaos is that they get made super quickly and yet are packed with a ton of flavours. This simple corn and capsicum pulao is flavoured with whole spices and simple masalas. It tastes great with a simple tomato and cucumber raita or with some dal or sabzi.


Milk Powder Burfi

Milk powder replaces khoya in this quick and simple homemade burfi recipe. All you need to do is mix and boil the ingredients together and then set it in a burfi tray. BY the time you’ve finished your meal, you will have a delicious saffron and cardamom flavoured creamy homemade mithai ready for dessert.


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.