8 Quick Recipes for the Youth – Teenagers, College Students & Bachelors

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In this competitive world, youngsters lead a very hectic life. They are always multi-tasking and challenging themselves; but one thing they terribly fail at is eating. In the midst of their hustle-bustle, they either skip meals or order from the nearest food joints.  After a busy day at work or a draining day studying, the last thing they can do is cook their food. Little do they think about the damage they are doing for themselves. But cooking isn’t as strenuous as you think.

Group of Teens Cooking

Here are some quick, easy and healthy recipes that can be made in a jiffy to satiate the hunger pangs of all the busy bees instantly.

  1. Pancakes

Pancake is a quick fulfilling recipe that can be made with simple ingredients from the kitchen. All you have to do is get your batter right. The fun part is you can make your pancakes the way you want. You can choose the flour according to your preference and even toss in your favourite fruits. Stack in your hot spongy pancakes and top it with maple syrup or honey. It’s an ideal breakfast recipe or can be a quick evening snack and is sure a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  1. Vegetable sandwich

This recipe keeps you full for a longer period of time. The veggies stuffed in between the bread are loaded with nutrition and the carbs in bread gives you the required energy. You can choose the type of bread you want and add veggies like cucumber, potatoes, carrots and beetroots. There is no one way to make your sandwich; you can add, eliminate or adjust the ingredients the way you want.  Sandwich with a sizzling hot cup of coffee or a tall glass of fresh juice makes the perfect breakfast combo.

  1. Poha

If you are bored of the usual breakfast and want to try something different, healthy and that’s light on your stomach, then remember to stock rice flakes. This recipe can be made in a couple of minutes by simply tempering the soaked rice flakes. However, you can add veggies and pulses and turn it into an exotic dish as well.

After being tortured by the greasy and spicy food from restaurants, your stomach will definitely thank you for treating it right.

  1. Pasta

Here comes the favourite dish of many. No matter how good a restaurant you get it from, homemade pastas are always the best as it isn’t loaded with extremely large amounts of calories, fats and salt in a single serving. You can buy a large pack of pasta and its sauce or make a large batch of pasta sauce and store it in the refrigerator and use it whenever you are making pasta. This makes having a lip smacking dish even during your busy days possible.

  1. Lemon rice

This is the easiest way to have a hearty meal. If you have leftover rice and are clueless about what to do with it, then you can have a tangy bowl of lemon rice.  Making lemon rice is as simple as cooking rice, squeezing lemon and tempering it with spices. Afternoon lunch made in 10 minutes. Unbelievable isn’t it? You can have it with fried papad or stir fried vegetables.

  1. Tomato rice

This one’s for those who love a bit of spice and tanginess in their food. This can be made by sautéing tomatoes and tempering them with spices and cooking them in a cooker along with rice. You can also make them by stirring leftover rice in a sauce made of tomatoes coated with Indian spices. You can simply down a hot bowl of tomato rice without any accompaniment.

  1. Pongal

Pongal is an easy and healthy one pot dish made of rice and yellow lentils. It is very filling and rich in protein that keeps you full longer. It is a wholesome breakfast and is very soothing for your stomach. It can be had plain or with a tangy bowl of sambar, chutney.

  1. Rava Khichidi

This is a thick porridge made of roasted semolina and vegetables. The presence of vegetables in great proportion makes it a nutritious breakfast or dinner. You can also garnish it with groundnuts or cashew nuts that give an added crunch with every bite. Khichidi can be customised according to your preference. It goes well with sambar, chutney, sugar or tastes best without anything else.

Remember you can enjoy the little things in life only when you have a healthy body; which can be achieved only when you eat right. So quit eating outside and have fun cooking these recipes when your hunger strikes.

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15 thoughts on “Paneer Manchurian

  1. apanirasoi said on November 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Nice Recipe and blog.

  2. devashree said on October 26, 2012 at 3:34 am

    easy recipe

  3. Praveen Kumar said on March 19, 2012 at 10:34 am

    Depending on one’s taste you can add mushrooms.

  4. Shushma said on March 19, 2012 at 7:44 am

    can we add mushrooms in this recipe?

  5. hrithik said on September 2, 2011 at 2:05 am

    it is nice .10/10

  6. hrithik said on September 2, 2011 at 2:02 am


  7. pyaar said on December 27, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    recipe is too good, and gets an awsm taste

  8. Snehal said on September 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    paneer manchurian with egg marination??????

  9. ishu kalra said on March 23, 2010 at 5:01 am


  10. akshaya said on March 20, 2010 at 10:36 am


  11. ritu said on January 7, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    what kind of flour are you using besides cornflour??

    you haven’t mentioned anything about paneer whether to soak it in water before the process or due we need to marinate the hard paneer without soaking it?? doesn’t it be hard??

  12. Praveen Kumar said on September 26, 2008 at 3:25 am


    Egg white is optional. So you can either add or not. depending on your taste.

  13. Ria said on September 26, 2008 at 1:09 am

    It does have egg white as one of the ingredients though.
    So I wouldnt call that 100% vegetarian.

  14. Praveen Kumar said on March 16, 2008 at 7:18 am


    yes this is vegetarian.

  15. brian said on March 16, 2008 at 7:02 am

    I would like to know whether this receipe of manchurian is vegetarian

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