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Recipes: Five-minute meals you'll love

May 03, 2016 11:52 IST

Reshma Aslam shares some quick-and-easy recipes for you to try. You can share your recipes too!

The next time you are hungry, don't order from a restaurant.

Instead, whip up a delicious meal for yourself in just five minutes.

Here are the recipes that'll save your day:

Tangy Pineapple Salad

Tangy Pineapple Salad

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Reshma Aslam

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pineapple (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup yellow bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup avocado (chopped)
  • 5 to 6 almonds (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp rock salt
  • Few mint leaves for garnish

Method

  • In a big mixing bowl, add chopped pineapple.
  • Add red and yellow bell peppers along with avocados. Mix well.
  • Add lemon juice, black pepper powder and chopped almonds.
  • Garnish with fresh chopped mint leaves.
  • Serve.

Cheese Corn Toast

Cheese Corn Toast

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Reshma Aslam

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup corn kernels (boiled)
  • 6 to 7 slices of bread
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup capsicum (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup tomatoes
  • 2 cubes of cheese (grated)
  • 1 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp mixed herbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Salt to taste (optional)

Method

For white sauce

  • Heat butter in a frying pan.
  • Add all purpose flour and fry till golden brown.
  • Add milk and keep stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.
  • When the flour gets a bit thick, add cheese. Mix well.
  • Add capsicum, corn and tomatoes. Turn off the gas.
  • Add pepper powder and salt if needed.
  • White sauce is ready. Keep aside.

To assemble

  • Place the bread slices on an oven tray. Bake for three minutes.
  • Put a layer of white sauce on the slices. Bake again for two to three minutes.
  • Once done, remove the slices from the over and sprinkle mixed herbs on it.
  • Serve hot.

Potato Wafers

Potato Wafers

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Reshma Aslam

Ingredients

  • 2 large potatoes
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt, pepper and mixed herbs for seasoning

Method

  • Peel the potatoes and slice them. 
  • Put them in cold water. Rinse thrice and drain the water.
  • Place the slices on a tissue paper in order to soak the remaining water.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add potato slices and fry.
  • Remove when golden brown.
  • Season with salt, pepper and mixed herbs.
  • Serve with sauce of your choice.

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Salad

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Reshma Aslam

Ingredients

  • 1 medium sized watermelon
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cup feta cheese (grated)
  • Few fresh basil and mint leaves (chopped)
  • Salt as per taste

Method

  • Cut watermelon into small cubes.
  • Try and remove maximum seeds. Once done, put the pieces in a big mixing bowl.
  • Add lemon juice, black pepper powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Add basil and mint leaves along with grated feta cheese.
  • Serve chilled

Gooey Chocolate Bread Pudding

Gooey Chocolate Bread Pudding

Photograph: stu_spivack/Creative Commons

Ingredients

  • 1 slice of bread
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 piece of dark chocolate (finely cut)
  • A bit of butter
  • Chocolate sauce (optional)
  • 1 scoop of ice cream (optional)

Method

  • Apply butter on the bread slice and cut it into small cubes.
  • Take a microwave safe mug and place the bread slices in it. 
  • Pour chocolate pieces in between wherever there are gaps in the mug.
  • In a separate bowl, beat egg with sugar.
  • Add it to the contents in the mug. Heat it for two minutes in the microwave.
  • Garnish with chocolate sauce.
  • Serve hot.
  • You can also serve with a scoop of any type of ice cream.

Note: When you heat all the contents -- bread slices, chocolate pieces and egg -- together in the microwave, the time may be vary according to the your microwave settings.

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