Sometimes cooking a meal is way easier than thinking about what you want to eat. We are always very confused about what to cook and eat and also the fact that we need quick and easy to make dishes. Dishes which does not take forever to cook. To make your job easy, here are 60 healthy dinner options which you can make in under 30 minutes. Plus these options are healthy and tasty as well.
1. Sabudana Khichdi
Yes, you heard it right, khichdi is one of the easiest dishes to cook in India. And when it comes to sabudana khichdi 30mins is more than enough to cook it. Sabudana khichdi is best if you are on a fast or a preferable dish when Navratri is going on in India. Other than that as well it is a comfort food liked by millions of people.
2. Palak Paneer
Palak paneer is a rich gravy dish that goes well with rice or roti and is a popular supper food. Cottage cheese pieces (paneer) are drenched in a rich, flavorful spinach curry.
3. Sevayi chicken biryani
Vermicelli is a flexible, healthier food that can be substituted for or added to any dish to make it healthier. You may make your favorite biryani dish with delectable spices like malabar peppercorns, cardamoms, cloves, and red chili powder. You just need to replace rice with sevayi or as it is called in English vermicelli.
4. Vegetable stew
A stew is another comfort food that takes minimal time and effort to prepare and is light on the stomach. Prepare this stew at home using carrots, cauliflower, and French beans, as well as cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, green chilies, ginger, and curry leaves, cooked in coconut milk.
5. Oats Idli
This idli has suji substituted with healthy oats, making it a great breakfast option for health-conscious people.
6. Dal or lentil soup
What is better than eating Dal or lentil soup for dinner. It is easy to make as well and with good tadka it is the best dish to eat.
7. Cowpea or Gavarfali ki Sabzi
Gavarfali ki sabzi is a new dish to try with some hot chapatis. It is very low in calories as well.
8. Paneer tikka
This is a very easy-to-make recipe and a very healthy recipe indeed. You can easily skip the part when you have to barbecue the paneer instead you can just saute it.
9. Lauki ki Sabzi or bottle gourd
What is better than providing your loved ones such a vegetable rich in many vitamins and nutrients. Lauki is one such vegetable which is definitely recommended in sickness or various diseases as well.
10. Pumpkin fry
Pumpkin may not be the number one vegetable you see everyday. But that can be for good as your loved ones may see something new for a change and would love this dish as well.
11. Quinoa khichdi
Quinoa is one of the most famous ingredients when it comes to eating healthy. And a masala khichdi made from quinoa is definitely going to
taste better than your normal khichdi.
12. Baingan ka Bharta
Baingan ka bharta is a smoky and savory Indian dish (also a popular Mediterranean cuisine) that requires little effort to prepare.
13. Bhindi fry
Almost every Indian likes bhindi or okra fried because it is crispy and tasty. You’ll understand why when you serve it with roti/chapati/chawal (rice).
14. Aloo palak
If you have never tried potato and spinach together you have got to try it now. It tastes amazing and of course it is healthy.
15. Mushroom curry
This dish would be a change for your loved ones. It contains mushrooms which make this dish even more exciting.
16. Eggplant curry
This traditional brinjal dish in India deceives you into believing it takes a village to prepare, which isn’t the case! It just takes 30minutes
17. Matar Paneer
Everyone’s favorite and consists of the goodness of paneer and beans in it.
18. Chickpea sweet potato curry
Chickpeas are a good source of dietary fiber and plant protein. This vegetarian chickpea curry with Butter Masala sauce provides more than one-third of your daily fiber requirements.
19. Egg and lentil dal
When topped with soft-cooked eggs, this Indian stew of red lentil dahl with coconut milk is even delicious.
20. Egg korma
Egg korma is a great and healthy dish. You can add chickpeas to it to make it more tasty and healthy.
21. Butter chicken with cauliflower
To increase your veggie consumption, serve this delicious, creamy Indian butter chicken with cauliflower pieces.
22. Lentil patties
Spiced Lentil and Chickpea Meal is a really nutritious recipe. This dish is perfect for lunchboxes and gatherings since it is quick, simple, and tasty.
23. Spicy roast pumpkin and brown salad
This roast pumpkin salad is full of nutty brown rice, crunchy nuts, and sweet sultanas, and it’s a great side dish or light dinner.
24. Chana masala
If you soak your chanas a day prior then you can enjoy this amazing and healthy dish.
25. Tandoori pumpkin
This Indian-inspired vegetarian meal, served with a mango and yogurt sauce, is ideal for a quick meal or supper side.
26. Cauliflower dal
For a comforting meat-free supper, combine golden roast cauliflower with curried lentils and crunchy beans.
27. Grilled korma
This main dish of Indian-spiced tofu served over a nutritious, gluten-free bed of spinach cauliflower rice will appeal to vegetarians.
28. One-pot basil pasta
When you’re in a hurry, a one-pot meal is ideal, and this one is as simple as they come. Basil and tomatoes are great healthy vegetables and you can always go for wheat pasta.
29. Butter shrimp
Prawns are healthy and are very nutritious.
30. Chana dal pulao
A simple and quick meal using gram dal, rice, and mild spices. If you’re looking for a light summer meal, this is the dish for you.
31. Paneer masala
Paneer butter masala is one of the most loved dishes in India. For a healthier version you can always replace the butter with desi ghee.
32. Kadai paneer
Kadai paneer is one of those paneer dishes which tastes so good, has a lot of veggies and can be made in a short span of time.
33. Rajma masala
If you are an Indian you cannot miss Rajma Masala. Soak rajma prior to a day and enjoy curry made out of it the next day. You can eat it with rice which is of course the classic and iconic dish or you can have it with roti as well.
34. Veg biryani
Everyone has heard about mutton biryani but now it’s time to taste veg biryani. It is filled with a lot of vegetables and for a healthier version you can make it with brown rice.
35. Aloo paratha
Aloo paratha is one of the most famous dishes and is very fulfilling as well. You can enjoy it with just curd as well.
- Idli sambhar
If you are bored with north indian cuisine Idli and sambhar are always there to save the day. And of course they are healthy as well.
37. Rasam Rice
Another south Indian dish making it to the list is Rasam Rice. It is filled with spices and herbs. You can also have sauteed salad or veggie fry on the side of it to make it more healthy.
38. Aloo gobi
Aloo aka potatoes and gobi aka cauliflower, both of them put together to make a great dish. Enjoy it with some parathas or chapatis.
39. Dum aloo
This dish consists of baby potatoes in amazing curry made out of curd and cashew nuts with lots of spices.
40. Dal fry
This might be one of the simplest dishes in the list of these 60 dishes. It consists of dal and vegetables like onion and tomatoes and lots of temperings or as called in India ‘Tadka’.
41. Masala pasta
This is a desi version of pasta. You need to have boiled pasta, veggies of your choice, some herbs and spices and that’s it.
42. Chickpeas with poached eggs
This full, fiber-rich veggie dinner is also beneficial for you. Chickpeas are a good source of manganese, which is important for bone health.
43. Chicken shawarma salad
To feed a group, provide a colorful salad. It’s also sturdy enough to carry without dropping and may be prepared with leftover cold chicken.
44. Dal Chillas
Make chillas out of soaked moong dals and green dal. Enjoy with stuffing of vegetables.
45. Pizza roti
If you have left over roti just chop some vegetables which you like, arrange them on the rotis like you would arrange it on a pizza with some sauce and your pizza roti is added. You can add a little bit of cheese as well.
46. Mix veg
If you are in the mood to eat a lot of vegetables, prepare this dish which has almost every vegetable possible with paneer as well.
47. Potatoes with fried egg
Who said that you can have potatoes only with other vegetables. Try this dish of potatoes with egg.
48. Ridge gourd or toru ki sabzi
If you are looking to eat something which has a lot of vitamins and nutrients try this one.
50. Cucumber salad
Cucumber salad may not seem exciting, but it’s a winner when tossed with chile pepper, pepper flakes, chopped peanuts, coconut oil, lime juice, honey, and salt.
51. Poriyal or beetroot salad
Beetroot is without a doubt the king of bright vegetables. These will brighten up any table, from that strong pink to a cheery yellow.
52. Sprouted bean salad
Sprouts are best when it comes to salad.
53. Avocado salad recipe
Avocado is loved by gen z. Because of its soft and mushy texture and the amazing taste it provides with tons of nutrients.
54. Corn salad
Corns again are one of the healthiest vegetables out there. This salad is easy to make as well.
55. Cabbage coleslaw
With a mayonnaise dressing, cabbage coleslaw is a quick and easy coleslaw dish. You can also make a gluten-free and vegan version of the same.
56. Potato salad recipe
This recipe for Potato Salad gives a gently sweet and tangy taste with a silky mayonnaise dressing. The crunchiness of the onions and celery complements the smoothness of the nicely cooked potatoes.
Daliya is one of the easiest dishes to make and is extremely light and healthy as well.
58. Masala oats
How can we forget the classic oats and when we give it the Indian fusion it is definitely going to taste much better.
59. Oats dosa
If you don’t want to eat dosa made out of rice and rava batter then you can always substitute it with oats. It tastes similar and of course it is healthy.
60. Paneer paratha
Paratha is made out of the paneer, if you are making this for the first time we promise you that you are going to make it again and again.
So these were 60 recipe options for you to make which are healthy, Indian and you can make them under 30 minutes.