It’s no secret that Nepali people eat, sleep, and breathe Daal Bhat Tarkari. Visit any household for lunch; chances are, you’re going to get served up a nice, piping hot plate of rice with a side of lentils, veggies, achar, and if you’re lucky some meat. It is truly a staple of Nepali cuisine and no day feels complete without at least one meal comprising of this delicious food.
That being said, however, sometimes you might want to shake things up a bit. After all, eating the same foods every single day can get monotonous after a while. So, we’re here with some quick and easy alternative meals that you can whip up at home on those days when you’re just not feeling Daal Bhat. All you’ll need is your kitchen, some leftover items in your fridge, and a few ingredients from dMart, Daraz’s very own online grocery service. Let’s check out some amazing dishes you can whip up easily. But before that, if you want to learn what dMart is, check out the blog below.
Broccoli Pesto Pasta
PREP TIME: 20 min, COOK TIME: 15 min
- Basil Leaves
- Olive Oil
Rinse your broccoli and basil leaves and peel your garlic while you bring a big pot of salted water to a boil. Once the water is ready, boil the broccoli. After two minutes, remove the florets, and add your pasta. While your pasta cooks, blend the broccoli, basil, and garlic with some olive oil, salt, and grated cheese until it’s of a consistency you like. Then, finally, add a bit of pasta water to the pesto, mix it in, and toss the broccoli, pasta, and pesto together.
Mango Chutney Chicken
PREP TIME: 10 min, COOK TIME: 45 min
- Mango Chutney
- Olive Oil
Grab a cauliflower, give it a good rinse and toss it in olive oil and salt. Cook for 20 minutes. While the cauliflower cooks, marinate the chicken in the chutney. Then add the chicken pieces between the partially-roasted cauliflower. Cook for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and cauliflower is crispy. And now you’re done!
Tikka Masala Soup
PREP TIME: 5 min, COOK TIME: 45 min
- Coconut Oil
- Garam Masala
- Coconut Milk
Start off by sautéing some garlic and onion in coconut oil. Then warm the spices over dry heat until their fragrance starts to make your mouth water. Next, add the spices and salt to the pan and pour in some water, coconut milk, and tomatoes and let it all simmer. Once it’s nice and cooked, blend the soup until it reaches a smooth, creamy consistency. Lastly, add any leftover veggies or meat you have waiting in your fridge and enjoy.
Sesame Garlic Ramen
PREP TIME: 10 min, COOK TIME: 15 min
- Sesame Oil
- Soy sauce
- Oyster sauce
- Brown sugar
- Chili sauce
Start off by cooking your favorite brand of ramen noodles. While the noodles enjoy a nice, hot soak, whisk together a mixture of soy sauce, oyster sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, chili sauce, garlic, and ginger. Then, fry up a bit of ginger and garlic in sesame oil and pour in the prepared sauce. Stir-fry the cooked ramen noodles in the simmering sauce until the noodles are coated and then plate and serve!
Mac & Cheese
PREP TIME: 10 min, COOK TIME: 5 min
- Cheese Powder
We saved the easiest for last. Just add your macaroni and some salt to a pot of boiling hot water. Close the lid, listen to your favorite song, and check back to see if the pasta is cooked to your liking. Then, all you have to do is stir in your milk, cheese and cheese power and then finally, dig in!
Try your hand at cooking up one of these quick and easy treats to tickle your taste buds. Visit dMart today to browse through our enormous variety of ingredients. And don’t forget to sneak some snacks into your cart while you’re there!