You are cut off from the world, and there is a good chance that you will take refuge in your kitchen during this confinement. Whether it’s baking sourdough or figuring out what to do with those extra bananas, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our list of 10 dishes to make at home while you practice self-isolation, using pantry staples.
Chickpea flour / Besan recipes to make at home
1 . Besan Chilla A Chilla, or savory Indian pancake, is a quick and easy breakfast. Mix besan or gram flour with fresh vegetables for a healthy breakfast. Add methi leaves and chilies and fry in a non-stick pan. Serve with ketchup or pudina chutney. Recipe here.
2 . Besan ka ladoo Food blogger Nandita Iyer’s recipe for Besan ladoo is so simple that even very amateur cooks and children will be able to put this together in a jiffy. Recipe here
3 . Kadhi A popular dish throughout northern India, kadhi comes in several versions. If you’re away from home, a comforting bowl of kadhi-chawal will probably do the trick right now. Mix with other basics you’re sure to have in your kitchen. Recipe here.
4 . Maharashtrian Zunka A traditional and spicy recipe from Maharashtra, zunka is prepared with besan mixed with water to form a semi-solid paste and stir-fried with ginger, green chillies, onion and coriander. Recipe here.
5 . Besan Thalipeeth Thalipeeth is popular in Maharashtra homes. And now you can also enjoy it at home! Recipe here.
Atta recipes to make at home
6 . Roti Now is a great time to practice those roti making skills. Use the extra time you have to perfect this round roti technique. Recipe here. 7 . Atte ka halwa You’re out of chocolate and you want to concoct an easy dessert? Atte ka halwa is ridiculously easy to make, so you literally have no excuses. Recipe here. 8 . Thepla The ubiquitous snack has saved many Indian travelers when away from home. And now this recipe will help you get through the time when all you can do is #stayathome. Recipe here.
9 . Atta Nankattai No access to those delicious Shrewsbury biscuits? No problem. Prepare those bad boys with the help of this video from Chef Ranveer Brar. Recipe here.
ten . Whole Wheat Bread If your bread supply is running out, don’t worry. Bake a fresh loaf of whole wheat bread using this easy tutorial. The best thing since sandwich bread? You can be the judge. Recipe here.
Moong Dal Recipes to Make at Home
11 . Moong Dal So you can whip up pasta in the blink of an eye, but you still haven’t figured out this essential dish? There is no other moment than the present. Start now. Recipe here.
12 . Sodhi Kuzhambu Sure, you can’t travel, but this simple vegetable stew from the quiet little town of Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu can distract your taste buds for a while. Recipe here.