Surviving the Lockdown – 75+ Simple South Indian Recipes & Free Ebook
Recipes with least ingredients and less vegetables to survive the lockdown
We, Women are great !
As Indian women, we have the in-built capability to use the items we have present to make a warm delicious dish for our family. No matter the situation, we are always able to set our minds to the task and create nutritious food with even a few vegetables or pulses. Whether it is a festival, a school day, or a weekend, women are always thinking about what the next meal is going to be and what pulses need to be soaked or what vegetables need to be cut. Every night, we plan and ponder about what needs to be prepared for the next morning and we keep the house running.
Sliver lining in every situation
Now in the midst of all the daily schedules and events we have gotten so used to, a situation that no one has fathomed has been thrown into our lives. Something we are so unfamiliar with has changed our lives completely. The lock down situation we are all a part of has placed many restrictions on what we can do and can not do. Social distancing and self-isolation is a bit overwhelming at this moment, but it’s our only chance to stay safe with our family and flatten the curve of this new pandemic.
However, there is always a silver lining to every situation. While we are in scary times, we need to look at the opportunities that are sprouting. To make the best of the lock down situation, we can spend more time with our families and create beautiful memories. We can use this time to try new hobbies, activities, or learn something new.
Smile on the faces of our family
One such thing we can learn is bringing a huge smile on the faces of our family by cooking traditional snacks and dishes that remind us and connect us with our roots in Indian culture.
Even though we may have a stocked fridge or pantry, we need to be prepared for the worst and cook using limited ingredients. I have come up with a collection of 70+ recipes across the different food categories that bring a wholeful and homely taste to the plate while using very limited ingredients.
How did I group the recipes for managing lockdown situation ?
- Use of Pulses / Vathals in the place of Vegetables – We usually have a stock of pulses and vathals and they have higher shelf time. If we are running short of vegetables then we can try these options.
- Use of Millets / Oats in the cooking and reduce the dependency on the key ingredients like Rice and pulses
- Vegetables with higher shelf life like Potato & Onion compared to other vegetables.
- Recipes which requires lesser Ingredients
- Very minimal Oil / ghee usage
By no means this e-book / collection is complete but just a representative sample. I am planning to collect more such recipes/ideas and release them in Volume 2.
Hope that this helps in this tough situation. I anticipate the end to the coronavirus pandemic and am longing to get back to the days of walking through crowded grocery stores, busy streets, and feeling the fresh air and sunlight hit my skin. Wish all of you good luck to persevere in this situation and get past this.
Easy Breakfast Recipes:
Easy Chutney Recipes:
|3||Coriander Chutney (Restaurant Style)|
|4||Red Coconut Chutney Recipe|
|5||Peanut Onion Chutney|
Easy Kuzhambu Recipes:
Easy Rasam Recipes:
|4||Poondu Thippili Rasam|
Easy Rice Recipes:
|5||Ulundhorai (Urad dal Rice)|
|7||Vendhaya Kuzhambu Sadam|
|11||Dal Masala Rice|
|12||Pacha Pattani Sadam|
|13||Chana dal Pulao|
Easy Snacks Recipes:
|1||Peas Masala Chat|
|3||Bread Channa Chat|
|4||Beach Style Masala Kara Pori|
|5||Pacha Payaru Sundal|
|6||Masala Sundal Recipe|
Easy Gravy Recipes:
|1||Kerala Style Potato Stew|
|2||Tomato Masala Curry|
|3||No Onion No Garlic Gujarati Dal|
|4||Raw Mango Dal Recipe|