shelter in place recipes

Shelter in place recipes

This is a tough time for all of us where staying safe at home is important and at the same time staying healthy is also important with dishes that will be easy to cook with whatever we have at home. We are unable get access to fresh veggies  just like before frequently but still  we need to try making healthy and tummy filling dishes at the same time. I thought to share my ideas / what I have been following and some recipes that might be pantry friendly for you guys as well.

You can buy veggies like carrots, potatoes, frozen veggies, beetroot, raw banana, methi leaves, brinjal, radish , frozen coconut, lemon, tindora/ ivy gourd, broccoli, gobi and some veggies that stay little longer in refrigerator than other veggies which tend to perish soon. Remember to wash the the veggies in warm water/ salty water, then dry it completely by placing it on the a towel on the floor or on the countertop and then store it in refrigerator. Also do wash the veggies well before cooking. If you have been stocking on milk as well and if it nears the expiry date make it as a paneer, curd or simple dessert that like rasmalai, rasgulla, basundi, kheer, paneer or milk halwa and relish it. I have also included some easy dessert recipes just in case you need. These suggestions are from my friends and family.

I have also listed few dishes below that don’t require much veggies in its preparation but still provide a tummy filling delicious food for the present situation. The breakfast dishes mentioned below can be made as dinner as well. The recipes include quinoa, atta/ wheat flour/ ragi/ jowar/ bajra/millets so we don’t compromise on our health. Some recipes might include veggies either skip those veggies if you don’t have it at home or add any veggies that is available to you. Hope this helps someone in making their life simpler and share this to your friends if need. LET’S STAY STRONG AND HOPE FOR THE BEST!

indian bread recipes


Jowar poori
Jowar roti
Laccha paratha
Oats naan
Maida poori
Ajwain poori
Spring onion paratha
Masala paratha
Missi roti
Oats chapati
Phool makhana chapati

breakfast recipes


Instant rice flour dosa
Instant rice flour idli
Bread upma
Sago khichadi
Atta/ wholewheat khara paniyaram
Rava dosa
Oats rava dosa
Maida dosa
Poha dosa
Urad dal idli
Rava rotti
Sorghum idli
Kambu idli
Ragi kanji
Ragi sweet semiya
Kambu semiya
Ragi semiya
Corn puttu
Rava puttu
Rava dhokla
Oats dhokla
Idli batter handvo
Idli batter dhokla
Ragi adai
Paruppu semiya
Jowar puttu
Black arisi kozhukkatai
Paruppu sevai
Corn upma
Idli upma
Kavuni arisi puttu
Instant rava/ sooji idli
Tamarind poha
Lemon sevai
Tomato sevai
Palak rava idli
Barnyard millet idli
Uppu urundai
Tomato poha
Green gram dal pongal
Neer dosa
Kushboo idli
Idli with basmati
Oats porridge
Set dosa
Podi idli
Egg paniyaram
Fenugreek seeds dosa
Egg dosa
Tomato dosa
Akki roti
Besan chila
Sabudhana upma

quinoa recipes


Quinoa pongal
Quinoa idli
Quinoa dosa
Coconut quinoa
Lemon quinoa
Quinoa pulihora
Quinoa kesari
Quinoa adai
Quinoa rasam
Curd quinoa
Kambu onion uttapam

gravy recipes


Dal makhani
Green chana curry
Kadala curry
Kondakadalai kurma
Soya chunks kurma
Onion sambar
Instant sambar
Besan sambar
Potato kurma
Soya chunks fry
Soya chunks kola urundai
Vatha kuzhambu
Murungai Keerai rasam
Lauki dal
Cabbage pappu
Carrot kootu
Dal fry



Mint rice
Curry leaf rice
Peanut rice
Curd rice
Beetroot pulao
Sprouts pulao
Chole biryani
Sprouts biryani
Orange pulao
Tomato pulao
Tempered rice
Soya chunks biryani
Tomato biryani
Broccoli pulao
Gobi biryani
Masala coconut rice

sweet and snacks


Kara boondi
Boondi ladoo
Chapati ladoo
Rava ladoo
Phool makhana namkeen
Sorghum cookies
Cornflakes chivda
Spicy Phool makhana
Phool makhana kheer
Quinoa kheer
Maida halwa
Besan/ Kadalai maavu halwa
Khas khas halwa
Pumpkin seed halwa
Instant wheat flour appam
Sweet appam 
Sweet potato poli
Badam poli
Puran poli
Sweet poha
Broken wheat pongal
Kalkandu pongal
Instant rasmalai
Bread rasmalai
Bread halwa
Leftover rice kheer
Sorghum/ Jowar brownie


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