Easy Indian Recipes for Students Abroad

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Easy Indian Recipes for Students Abroad

Want to pursue higher education at top universities abroad? Are you already an international university student from India? If yes then this blog is particularly for you. It is quite challenging to adapt to a foreign environment and it’s challenging when you don’t know Indian Recipes. If you are one who is familiar with Indian food then you may know that it’s quite easy to cook these recipes. It takes approximately 15-30 minutes to make most Indian food recipes. There are a plethora of Indian restaurants abroad but the fact is daily visits to these restaurants can be challenging thus here are some of the easy Indian Recipies for students living abroad to remind the delicious flavours of Indian food that you left in India with your mother, grandmother, aunty and older cousin. These recipes are specifically made for students that as a student and mere beginners you can try. So, if you are looking for easy Indian recipes for students abroad then all you need to do is to look at these recipes. Keep reading!

Rasam

Easy Indian Recipes for Students Abroad - Rasam
Source: Archana’s Kitchen

One of the main Indian food is rasam which is prepared within 30-45 minutes. it is one of the easiest Indian recipes for students abroad. This Rasam features as main ingredients – tomato, coriander, garlic, ginger, pepper, chilli, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, turmeric, curry leaves, and tamarind paste (which can be substituted with lime juice). The most exciting part is all these ingredients used in Rasam are easily available at supermarkets at affordable rates. 

Biryani

When you are a non-vegetarian then you may not resist that richly layered and most loved biryani is one of the favourite recipes that most people love across the globe. It may take hours to get cooked but is worth it once you taste this mouthwatering dish. 

Dal/Sambar

If you are a vegetarian student then you may love this extremely easy recipe for Dal/Sambar. Almost every dining table in India features a bowl of Dal/Samber on the table. Thus you must not be an exception even if you reside on whichever campus abroad. This particular dish is known as Dal in north India whereas Sambar in South India and the most important part of this recipe is that it is very easy to make. There are an array of different variations and recipes but the main difference is for some you may require a pressure cooker too but for some, it’s not mandatory. All you need to do is to soak the lentils for a minimum of one hour before cooking so that you may easily cook them. The common ingredients of this recipe are curry leaves, mustard seeds, sambar powder/garam masala, onions, garlic, ginger, and coriander powder. Please note that if you are making a sambar in this case you may add some other vegetables such as carrots, potatoes and eggplant. Both the dishes Dal/Sambar can be frozen in the fridge for a few days so that you may cook them as a quick and filling dish during your exam time. 

Chole/Chickpeas 

One of the protein-rich and popular Indian dishes, chickpeas, commonly known as chole, is a favourite of almost every vegetarian. You would know that unlike dal/sambar you are not required to soak or pressure cook chickpeas. You can simply use canned chickpeas for cooking which are easily available in supermarkets. Some of the other ingredients that are required for chickpeas recipes are a batch of chana masala which you may nicely pair with roti or white rice,  tomatoes, onions, cardamom, ginger, garlic, garam masala, turmeric, and coriander powder. You may also add bay leaves, cinnamon, and cloves.

Aloo Gobi

It cannot be untrue to say that this dish is particularly a testament to the ability of Indians to turn the most humble and the cheapest vegetables into a mouthwatering dish. Further, the introduction of this dish does not end here, it is also an easy and quick recipe that is known by every Indian. The basic ingredients may be available in your pantry if you are an Indian food lover these include tomatoes, onions, cumin seeds, coriander, chilli powder and garam masala. Aloo Gobi is the best budget-friendly Indian dish that any Indian vegetarian student can make. Exactly, there cannot be any reason for not loving mouthwatering aloo gobi. 

Yoghurt/Curd Rice

Easy Indian Recipes for Students Abroad - Curd Rice
Source: Wikipedia

One of the best and easiest combinations of Yogurt and rice is absolute in every Indian student’s life. It is no more a secret that this Indian dish is simple as well as delicious and it is a hit among north and south Indians. If you are an Indian student studying abroad then you can make this combination just by cooking rice along with curd/Yoghurt and salt or some tempered spices as per the flavours you prefer. These spices include mustard seeds, asafoetida,  urad dahl, curry leaves, green chilli, onion, and ginger. Further, you may also add peas and grated carrots trust the process as it is going to be really delicious!

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