Long working hours, hectic schedules or pure laziness can leave you with very little to no time to cook for yourself. Or if you have picky eaters in your family (read, kids) who get cranky when they don't snack at regular intervals, this is for you. Besides, it's a proven fact that eating at regular intervals increases productivity. So, here are some easy-to-cook meals that can easily double as snacks for those (prolonged) work breaks. AND they can be made in under 15 minutes (say what!). PLUS, they come with a set of instructions on the back which are easy to follow. Brilliant, right?
The Perfect Meals For Fussy Eaters That Can Be Whipped Up In Under 15 Mins!
Baking sounds like a lot of work. But it doesn't have to. Not when you have these ready-to-bake premixes from Bawi Whisk. This Mug Cakes Mix allows for 6-7 mug cakes that can be baked in a jiffy. The pre-mix is eggless and highly proteinaceous too, so that's great.
How To Make: Not much is to be done here - simply add the mix to sugar (or jaggery), oil and milk (or other alternatives). Add this batter to a microwave-friendly mug after beating well and let it bake for about 2-3 minutes in high heat. And voila, you have yourself a mug full of cake.
Price: INR 260
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Multi Millet Dosa
Who would've thought that a crispy, wholesome dosa can be made within 15 minutes! This Multi-Millet Dosa mix by Kamaleya has zero maida, hydrogenated fats and preservatives. It's made with all only the good stuff, as healthy as they come.
How To Make: Take the mix, add some water to it and perhaps some veggies or grated coconut for more flavour and that's about it. Your batter is ready. Heat it well on both sides till it comes crisp on the edges and tada, your dosa is served!
Price: INR 110
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Brownies but make it healthy. Gluten-free, sugar-free and keto-friendly, this Keto Brownies Mix by Wellversed is ideal for those who are under dietary restrictions. Disclaimer, this could take a little over 15 minutes to bake, however, the batter can be whipped up in under 15.
How To Make: Add melted butter, vanilla extract and milk to the brownie mix. Whip till the batter is consistent and smooth. Bake for about 20-25 minutes and you're done.
Price: INR 499 for 350g
Also Buy: Keto Dosa Mix, Cookies, and LOTS of keto-friendly snacks.
Ragi Mix Sprouted Powder
Filled with sprouted ragi, almonds and elaichi this Nutri Mix by Hapup is the ultimate, nutrient-dense meal for kids and adults alike. These are homemade and gluten-free, all the more reason for us to stock packs and packs of these.
How To Make: Add water to the mix slowly so as to avoid lumps and constantly stir on a medium flame for about 8 to 10 minutes. You can top it up with some finishing salts and other seasonings to add to the flavour.
Price: INR 189 for 250g
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Quick meal in a cup, this Chipotle Quinoa by Pink Harvest Farms is probably the easiest one to make so far. It's gluten-free, began, rich in proteins and completely free of preservatives. This mix is made of whole organic white quinoa, lots of veggies and a bunch of Indian spices.
How To Make: Just add boiling water to the cup and wait for 8 minutes before digging into it. Alternatively, you can add room temperature water and put it in the microwave for a little more than 2 minutes and you're good to go.
Price: INR 250 for 68g
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Banana Choco-Chip Millet Pancake
Always a good time for pancakes, no? Apart from their adorable packaging, we love Slurrp Farm for its range of organic snacks and mixes. This Banana Choco-Chip Millet Pancake for instance is delicious and contains foxtail millet, amaranth, sorghum, jaggery, sugar, choco-chips, banana powder, vanilla and baking powder.
How To Make: Add egg or melted butter and milk to the pancake mix. Once the batter is smooth enough, coast it on both sides till it's nice and fluffy. This could take a little while to cook as compared to your regular pancakes since it's got these super grains in it.
Price: INR 447 for a pack of 3
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True to its brand's name, True Elements has everything from Baked Granolas to Multigrain Oatmeals to Mueslis, all made with natural ingredients. This multigrain oatmeal has rolled oats, jowar flakes, freeze-dried fruits, amaranth puff, barley flakes, raw honey, dried cranberries, almonds, seeds, natural soy - told you, only the good stuff.
How To Make: Although they say it tastes better when refrigerated overnight but if you're looking to make hot oatmeal, soak the mixture in with milk and microwave it for about 2-3 minutes. Alternatively, you can also add hot milk and leave the mixture be for 15 minutes and hog post that!
Price: INR 295
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Rava, palm olein oil, mustard seed, Bengal gram dal, urad dal, onion, green chilli, ginger, salt, ghee, curry leaves and milk - this ready-to-eat Rava Upma by The Taste Company is exactly what we need to start our days right.
How To Make: Just add some hot water, stir, close the lid for 5-8 minutes and it's done.
Price: INR 534 for a pack of 6
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