Monday, July 22, 2024

5 Quick Lunch Recipes

If you are someone who loves this gloomy weather and just wants to enjoy the day. We have your back to make perfect 5 quick snack and lunch recipes. All you need is chopped onions and garlic, butter or oil to taste and love for food. With just some at-home ingredients, you can make these delicious snacks in no time. Make your day better with these 5 quick lunch recipes below.

1 Moong dal Pakooda

Quick and Easy Moong Dal Pakoda Recipe:


  • 1 cup yellow moong dal (hulled and split mung lentils)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies, roughly chopped
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, chopped
  • 1 pinch of asafoetida (hing)
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon whole black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Rinse the moong dal thoroughly and soak it in 1.5 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Drain the soaked dal and transfer it to a grinder or blender. Add green chilies, ginger, asafoetida, and 1/8 cup of water. Grind to a smooth consistency.
  3. Transfer the ground dal mixture to a mixing bowl. Crush the whole black pepper and coriander seeds coarsely in a mortar pestle and add them to the batter. Mix well.
  4. Add salt to taste and stir the batter vigorously for a few minutes to aerate it.
  5. Heat oil in a kadai or pan for deep frying. Once the oil is medium-hot, drop spoonfuls of the batter into the oil. Fry in batches, ensuring there is enough space between the pakodas.
  6. Fry the pakodas until they are crisp and golden brown, flipping them occasionally for even cooking.
  7. Once done, remove the pakoras from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain the excess oil on paper towels.
  8. Serve hot with chutney or sauce of your choice.

Enjoy your delicious and crispy Moong Dal Pakodas!

2 Bread Pakoda

chopped onion bread

Quick and Easy Bread Pakora Recipe:


For Stuffing:
  • 3 potatoes, boiled & mashed
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 1-inch ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp amchur (dry mango powder)
  • 2 tbsp coriander and finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1/4 tsp salt
For Besan Batter:
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 2 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/4 tsp Kashmiri red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Pinch of soda
  • 1/2 cup water (or as required)
Other Ingredients:
  • 4 slices bread (white or brown)
  • 4 tsp green chutney
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine boiled and mashed potatoes with green chili, onion, ginger, coriander, red chili powder, amchur, chaat masala, and salt. Mix well to make the aloo stuffing.
  2. Spread 1 tsp of green chutney over each bread slice and cut them in half.
  3. Spread a tablespoon of prepared aloo, stuffing over half of each bread slice. Cover with the other half slice of bread to make sandwiches.
  4. In another bowl, prepare the besan batter by mixing besan, rice flour, red chili powder, salt, and soda. Gradually add water to make a smooth batter without lumps.
  5. Dip the prepared stuffed bread sandwiches into the besan batter, ensuring both sides are coated evenly.
  6. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the stuffed bread sandwiches and fry them on medium flame, flipping occasionally until golden and crisp.
  7. Remove the fried bread pakoras from the oil and place them on a paper towel to drain excess oil.
  8. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato sauce.

Enjoy your delicious and crispy Bread Pakoras!

3 Butter Corn Cob

Quick and Easy Garlic Butter Corn on the Cob Recipe:


  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 4 corn on the cob


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan)/gas mark 6.
  2. In a bowl, mash together the softened butter, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cut 4 pieces of foil, large enough to wrap each corn on the cob.
  4. Place each corn on a piece of foil and spread a generous amount of the garlic butter mixture over each cob.
  5. Seal the edges of the foil to form parcels around the corn.
  6. Bake the parcels in the preheated oven or cook on the barbecue for 30-35 minutes, or until the corn is tender.
  7. Serve hot and enjoy your flavorful Garlic Butter Corn on the Cob!

This recipe is simple to make and yields deliciously seasoned corn that is perfect for any occasion.

4 Cheese and Chilli Toast

oil fried, chopped onion bread

Quick and Easy Chilli Cheese Toast Recipe:


  • 4 slices of bread (preferably white)
  • 2 spring chopped onion
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp coriander leaves and stems, finely chopped
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (use a strong cheddar cheese)
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the grated cheese, chopped onion, green chilies, and chopped coriander.
  3. Season the mixture with salt and a little pepper, then toss everything together.
  4. Place the slices of bread on a baking sheet or grill rack.
  5. Spread the cheese mixture liberally over the bread slices.
  6. Grill the slices of bread until the cheese has melted and turned slightly brown.
  7. Serve hot with ketchup or coriander chutney.

Enjoy your delicious and flavorful Chilli Cheese Toast!

5 Paneer Pakoda

deep oil fried paneer pakoda

Quick and Easy Paneer Pakora Recipe:


  • 125 to 150 grams paneer (Indian cottage cheese), sliced into cubes or squares
  • 1 cup besan (gram flour)
  • 1 pinch turmeric powder
  • 1 to 2 pinches of red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • 1 to 2 pinches of garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2/3 to 3/4 cup water (approximately)
  • Any neutral oil for deep frying


  1. Measure and set aside all your ingredients for making paneer pakora.
  2. Slice the paneer into cubes or squares.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine besan with turmeric powder, red chili powder, carom seeds, garam masala powder, asafetida, and salt.
  4. Gradually add water to the dry ingredients, whisking continuously until a thick, smooth batter forms without any lumps.
  5. Dip the paneer cubes into the batter, coating them evenly.
  6. Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Carefully add the batter-coated paneer cubes to the hot oil. Fry them until they turn light golden brown on all sides, flipping them occasionally for even cooking.
  8. Once the paneer pakoras are crisp and golden, remove them from the oil using a slotted spoon and place them on paper towels to drain excess oil.

Enjoy your crispy and flavorful Paneer Pakoras!

So, What’s your Lunch?

With just these simple ingredients of onion, butter, oil and love for food, there you go. These 5 easy and quick lunch recipe at your office and home. Share this with your friends, collegue, family and enjoy this gloomy weather food recipe. 

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