What you need: Besan (Gram flour), onions, potatoes, cauliflower, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, vegetable oil and salt.
Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Repeat the same with the onions.
Step 2: Separate the florets from the cauliflower.
Step 3: Add salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to the gram flour. Make the batter thin by adding water to it.
Step 4: Heat oil in a shallow pan.
Step 5: Once the oil is hot take the cut vegetables, one at a time and dip it into the flour mix before releasing in into the pan.
Step 6: Cook till they turn golden-brown.
Step 7: Enjoy the pakoras with some ketchup and hot chai.
10 fifteen minute dishes for people who stay in a PG
What you need: Gram flour (Besan), finely chopped onions and green chillies, salt and butter.
Step 1: Mix besan, finely chopped onions and green chillies in a deep pan.
Step 2: Make the mixture thin by adding water to it. Try not to add too much water and keep the texture of the mix slightly thick.
Step 3: Heat butter in a flat pan.
Step 4: Add a generous amount of the mixture to the pan and with the help of a steel bowl draw a round shape out of the mix.
Step 5: Cook on both the sides and serve it with tomato ketchup.
What you need: Finely chopped onions, tomatoes and capsicum, salt, butter and pav buns.
Step 1: Take a pan and add butter to it.
Step 2: To it add the finely chopped onions.
Step 3: When the onions turn golden brown add tomatoes and capsicum to the mixture.
Step 4: Add salt and a little bit water to the mixture and allow it to cook.
Step 5: In a separate pan fry the pav buns a bit till they turn golden brown.
Step 6: Top the buns with the steaming hot mixture you just prepared and enjoy it with some chai.
What you need: Paneer, onions, tomatoes, salt, pepper, cumin seeds and butter.
Step 1: Finely chop the onions and the tomatoes.
Step 2: Crumble the paneer.
Step 3: Add butter to the pan. Once hot add cumin seeds to it.
Step 4: Add onions to the pan, when brown add tomatoes to it.
Step 5: Once the onion-tomato mixture is cooked well, add paneer to the mixture.
Step 6: Add salt and pepper to it as per your taste and enjoy it with some roti’s or leftover rice.
What you need: Boiled rice, curd, salt, mustard seeds and butter.
Step 1: Add curd to the boiled rice followed by salt.
Step 2: Heat butter in the pan add mustard seeds to it.
Step 3: When the mustard seeds start popping then add it to the top of your curd-rice mixture.
Step 4: Mix well and enjoy.
What you need: Bread, butter, milk, eggs and honey.
Step 1: Take a deep pan and mix the milk, the eggs (two) and the honey.
Step 2: Keep a frying pan on the cooking station and turn on the heat. Once the pan is hot, add butter to it.
Step 3: Dip the bread with the help of a fork into the mixture of Step 1 and place it on the frying pan.
Step 4: Heat it on both the sides until they turn golden brown.
Step 5: Pour some honey over the hot toast and dig in.
What you need: Hard boiled eggs, cumin seeds, finely chopped onions and tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and butter.
Step 1: Heat the butter in a pan and add finely chopped onions to it.
Step 2: Once the onions turn brown, add tomatoes to it.
Step 3: Take butter in a separate pan and fry the eggs in it till their white cover turns into a beautiful golden-brown.
Step 4: Add turmeric powder, pepper and salt to the curry, followed by water and let it simmer for a while.
Step 5: When the curry is thick add eggs to it and enjoy it with rice or chapattis’.
What you need: Mashed potatoes, finely chopped onions and green chilli, coriander, salt, bread and butter.
Step 1: Take the mashed potatoes in a bowl and add onions, coriander, green chilli and salt to it.
Step 2: Take a slice of bread and spread butter on it. Add the mixture to it and cover it with another slice of bread.
Step 3: Heat butter in a pan and heat the bread on both the sides till it turns golden-brown.
Bread Paneer Roll
What you need: Crumbled paneer, onion, bread, tomato ketchup, salt, coriander, red pepper and butter.
Step 1: Take a pan and mix finely chopped onions to the crumbled paneer.
Step 2: Further add salt, red pepper, coriander and tomato ketchup to the mixture and keep it aside.
Step 3: Take the bread and cut its crusts from all the sides.
Step 4: Roll out the bread with the help of a belan. Try to make it as thin as possible
Step 5: Add the mixture to the bread and turn it into a roll.
Step 6: Take a frying pan add butter to it and heat the roll till it turns crispy golden brown.
What you need: Leftover rice, chopped onions, cumin seeds, coriander, butter, turmeric powder and salt.
Step 1: Heat butter in the pan and add cumin seeds to it.
Step 2: Further add and cook onions till they turn brown.
Step 3: Add the rice to it and toss it with some salt and turmeric powder.
Step 4: Garnish the rice with some coriander leaves and enjoy.
Do let us know in the comments below, the secret recipe of the dishes which you like to cook in your PG whenever you suffer from the midnight and midmorning hunger pangs