Not In The Mood To Cook? These Instant Foods Will Save The Day

Easy to prepare and high on taste, these quick meals are a must-have in any kitchen

Mohini Mehrotra Updated: Jun 24, 2020 20:20:43 IST
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Feel like munching on something? Too lazy to make a proper meal? Or, just realized you have run out of groceries? Instant or ready-to-eat foods can be a quick solution.

With so many options available in the market, it’s easy to sort out your breakfast, lunch or dinner menu in a matter of minutes. Here are some instant foods which can be enjoyed with family and friends:

Instant Noodles

Instant noodles are ‘comfort in a bowl’. Whether you have them in their original form, or add a dash of butter and cheese to amp up the flavour, or add veggies to give them a healthy spin, instant noodles are versatile and an all-time and anytime favourite with people of all ages. With a variety of flavours to choose from—chicken, vegetable, mushroom and the more exotic tom yum, crab and Singaporean—there’s something to please every palate.

Breakfast Poha

Poha is a perfect meal for those who are looking for a light bite that will keep them full without adding too many calories. This wholesome food is a much-loved Indian breakfast in many parts of the country. A ready-to-eat poha is incredibly easy to prepare—just pour hot water into the mix, leave it for a few minutes and you’re all set.


Much like poha, this semolina-based dish has become a popular breakfast choice because it is mild in flavour and easy to digest. Also known as uppumavu or uppittu, this staple dish from southern India is packed with the goodness of semolina, veggies, nuts and spices. The perfect meal for a busy morning or a hectic afternoon, it’s a good replacement for a heavy paratha-sabzi lunchbox, keeping you light and energetic all day long. 


You love biryani but don’t want to slave in the kitchen for hours to make it? Pre-packed and ready-to-cook, an instant biryani can answer your cravings. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, there is no dearth of options—from dum mutton biryani, vegetable biryani to chicken-keema biryani. They are as close to the original as you can get when making a quick meal.



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