Quick and Easy Dinner Dishes for Work Nights


After a hectic day at work, the last thing you want to do after you come home is to spend hours in the kitchen, slaving away cooking elaborate meals for you and your family. During work nights, most of us don’t have the energy or time to plan our dinners. Oftentimes, this leads to us ordering takeouts and calling it a night.

Wondering how you can make sure that you eat healthy and wholesome meals during busy work nights?

We understand your needs and have rounded up 4 simple yet satiating and flavoursome meals that you can whip up in under an hour, sometimes in under 15 minutes too.

One Pot Vegetable Fried Rice

This is a classic dish that never grows old. Don’t have time to make rotis, dals or sabzi? Why not make a yummy vegetable fried rice dish instead? Chop your favourite vegetables like tomatoes, onions, broccoli, capsicum, carrots etc and simply add them to your rice. Add garam masala, turmeric powder, black pepper and other spices to bring out the flavours in your fried rice. You can consider buying ready to eat food items like biryas, pulav and paneer gravies for days when you don’t want to cook but want to still eat a healthy home-cooked meal.

Struggling to feed your children greens? Simply sneak in the vegetables in your fried rice and watch your kids gobble the dish. The best part about this dinner option is that it will take you less than an hour and you don’t have to stick around while the fried rice is getting cooked in your pressure cooker. 

Aloo Curry

Don’t have time to cook proteins like chicken or paneer but want to make a curry? Why not treat yourself and your loved ones to a warm bowl of aloo curry and ready-to-eat Malabar paratha by Aashirvaad? Take 3-4 medium-sized potatoes. Peel them and chop them into small pieces. Heat a pan, add some cooking oil and garlic paste and then toss in the potatoes.

Let them cook for 2-3 minutes before you add cumin seeds, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt. Stir for some time before you add 2 cups of water and let the curry simmer.Occasionally stir your curry and remove it from the stove when the curry thickens to the desired consistency.

Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is another healthy and quick dinner recipe that is perfect for work nights. Simply boil some Sunfeast pasta and drain the excess water. Take a bowl and toss in your favourite veggies. You can either toss in raw veggies or stir-fry the veggies. Next, add your favourite sauces, dips and dressings to the veggies. Toss in your pasta and nicely mix them.

Your pasta salad is ready to be served. The best part is that if you have leftover pasta salad, then you can pack them for lunch the next day as they serve as a perfect cold lunchbox recipe.

Ready To Eat Food 

Don’t have time to whip something from the scratch? That is where ready to eat foods come into the picture. Aashirvaad and Kitchens of India are known for their impressive range of ready to eat Indian dishes. You can stock up your pantry with their ready to eat foods like paneer gravies, dals, badam halwa, Malabar parathas and other mouthwatering and authentic Indian cuisines.  ITC is your one-stop online grocery store where you can buy delicious ready to eat foods at the best price ever.

Remember that you don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to create a delicious dinner recipe. Make something which is less labour-intensive but tasty and nutritious. Head over to the ITC store to shop for must-have pantry essentials which will make cooking dinners on work nights easy and less daunting.

Looking for an online grocery store to buy good quality ready to eat foods? Look no further than the ITC store. ITC store has a plethora of ready to eat foods which are perfect for busy work nights.

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