Chetna's 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals by Chetna Makan

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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: puff pastry; eggs; blanched peanuts; onions; green chillies; coriander leaves; mint; limes; paneer; red onions; amchur; chilli powder
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Appetizers / starters; Main course; Side dish; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: gram flour; yogurt; Kashmiri chilli powder; amchur; garam masala; ground cumin; paneer
    • Accompaniments: Coriander peanut chutney (Dhania moongphalli chutney)
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; green chillies; sunflower oil; curry leaves; black mustard seeds; chilli powder; turmeric; cheddar cheese; gram flour
    • Accompaniments: Coriander peanut chutney (Dhania moongphalli chutney)
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Spice / herb blends & rubs; Side dish; Snacks; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: aubergines; rice flour; gram flour; amchur; ground coriander; chilli powder; turmeric
    • Accompaniments: Tomato & tamarind chutney (Tamatar imli chutney)
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Side dish; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; blanched peanuts; onions; green chillies; coriander leaves; mint; limes; yogurt; chilli powder; fresh ginger; dried red chillies; jaggery; tamarind paste; white sesame seeds; chaat masala; sev; pomegranate seeds
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Children & baby food; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: plain flour; kasuri methi; carom seeds; garam masala; chilli powder; turmeric; sunflower oil
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Pies, tarts & pastries; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: potatoes; frozen peas; chilli powder; chaat masala; shortcrust pastry; eggs
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Salads; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: new potatoes; cumin seeds; black mustard seeds; curry leaves; dry-roasted peanuts; onions; green chillies; chaat masala; coriander leaves; mint
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    • Categories: Pies, tarts & pastries; Quick / easy; Snacks; Picnics & outdoors; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: green chillies; courgettes; chilli powder; garam masala; blanched peanuts; coriander leaves; mint; limes; canned chickpeas; puff pastry; eggs
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    • Categories: Fried doughs; Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Lunch; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: white bread; cheddar cheese; potatoes; curry leaves; fresh ginger; garam masala; amchur; chilli powder; coriander leaves; gram flour; turmeric; carom seeds
    • Accompaniments: Coriander peanut chutney (Dhania moongphalli chutney)
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Sandwiches & burgers; Lunch; Snacks; Main course; Canapés / hors d'oeuvre; Indian; Vegetarian
    • Ingredients: frozen sweetcorn; green peppers; spring onions; green chillies; cheddar cheese; hot chilli garlic sauce; sourdough bread
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Snacks; Indian; Vegetarian; Vegan
    • Ingredients: gram flour; rice flour; chilli powder; turmeric; garlic salt; dry-roasted peanuts
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: black mustard seeds; onions; green chillies; tomatoes; ground coriander; chilli powder; tamarind paste; tenderstem broccoli; salmon fillets
    • Accompaniments: Spinach onion pulao (Palak pyaaz pulao)
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian; Japanese
    • Ingredients: limes; onions; green chillies; curry powder; milk; sea bass fillets; turmeric
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: haddock fillets; turmeric; bay leaves; cardamom pods; cinnamon sticks; onions; tomatoes; dry-roasted peanuts; fresh ginger; red chillies
    • Accompaniments: Tandoori masala roti
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: fennel seeds; cumin seeds; black mustard seeds; curry leaves; onions; fresh ginger; coconut milk; turmeric; chilli powder; ground coriander; white crabmeat; coriander leaves; lemons
    • Accompaniments: Spiced layered flatbread (Lachha paratha)
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian
    • Ingredients: black mustard seeds; curry leaves; green chillies; onions; garlic; tomatoes; coconut; chilli powder; turmeric; ground coriander; squid; mangetout
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: onions; dried red chillies; canned plum tomatoes; black mustard seeds; curry leaves; prawns
    • Accompaniments: Spiced layered flatbread (Lachha paratha)
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    • Categories: Quick / easy; Curry; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: rapeseed oil; black mustard seeds; red onion; fresh ginger; tomatoes; curry powder; turmeric; chilli powder; masoor dal; coconut milk; hake fillets; chives
    • Accompaniments: Spinach onion pulao (Palak pyaaz pulao)
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: natural yoghurt; garam masala; turmeric; chilli powder; garlic; boneless skinless chicken thighs; sunflower oil; cumin seeds; tomatoes; coriander leaves
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Cooking for 1 or 2; Indian
    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; garlic salt; black pepper; onions; garlic; fresh ginger; garam masala; Kashmiri chilli powder; coriander leaves; mint
    • Accompaniments: Cheese & chilli naan (Mirchi naan)
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    • Categories: Curry; Quick / easy; Main course; Indian
    • Ingredients: chicken thighs; yogurt; Kashmiri chilli powder; fresh ginger; cinnamon sticks; bay leaves; cardamom pods; garlic; chilli powder; garam masala; kasuri methi; honey; double cream
    • Accompaniments: Spiced layered flatbread (Lachha paratha)
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  • Cumin & mango powder cauliflower pepper sabji (Jeera & amchur gobhi Shimla mirch sabji)

    • anya_sf on March 06, 2022

      This worked well using 1 lb frozen cauliflower florets, maybe 1 bell pepper's worth of frozen pepper strips (which were soft rather than crunchy as Chetna indicates the fresh ones would be), plus some frozen corn. The sweetness of the peppers and corn went well with seasonings. This was a good, quick, and easy side.

  • Indian-style fried rice

    • anya_sf on March 06, 2022

      Amazingly, I had 900 g leftover cooked rice in the freezer, mostly basmati, which I figured was just right here. As written, this recipe is more of a side or base. I turned it into a one-dish main by using 14 oz green beans (just halved), some frozen peas, cooked chicken, cashews, and scrambled egg. I just used 1 tsp chili sauce for a hint of spice and needed to add a little more oyster and soy sauces. We really enjoyed this. I especially liked that it wasn't oily, yet still had good texture, and a large volume could be cooked all at once.

  • Yogurt chicken curry (Dahi murg curry)

    • anya_sf on April 18, 2022

      This had way more flavor than I expected from such a simple recipe. I can see why it's her kids' favorite.

    • angrygreycat on August 30, 2022

      No one was a fan. Was very bland. Won't be making this again.

    • bpmoucha on July 20, 2022

      Used whole, bone-in chicken thighs like she noted in the recipe description and simmered for ~45 minutes because I had extra time. The flavor was phenomenal! And for such a simple recipe.

  • Black pepper chicken (Kali mirch murg)

    • angrygreycat on August 23, 2022

      Super quick to come together and I loved the hot pepper bite. I have to admit I am a fan of black pepper anything so maybe I am biased. One kid loved it and the other didn't. Will make again

  • Butter chicken (Murg makhani)

    • angrygreycat on August 23, 2022

      Really great tasting butter chicken sauce. The proportion of sauce to chicken is a bit off. I would double the curry ingredients next time. Definitely will make again

    • ccanderson210 on September 18, 2022

      Lovely dish. We made with the spiced layered flatbread.

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  • ISBN 10 1784727504
  • ISBN 13 9781784727505
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  • Published Jun 10 2021
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 208
  • Language English
  • Countries United States, United Kingdom
  • Publisher Mitchell Beazley

Publishers Text

80 brilliant, flavour-packed Indian recipes to make in 30 minutes or less

Chetna Makan's bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.

Featuring fabulous salads, traditional fast snacks, imaginative toppings for toasts, delicious dals, comforting veggie, fish and meat curries, all-in-one rice dishes, surprising raitas and dips as well as indulgent desserts, there are speedy options for every occasion.

With brilliantly useful meal plans included, dishes can be enjoyed on their own or paired together and cooked quickly for an easy feast to enjoy with friends. No complicated methods, just delicious, vibrant and varied food that the whole family can enjoy every single night of the week and in little to no time at all.



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