Things are tough when you make a mental note of implementing them. They get a bit easier when you move one step. When another step is taken forward, the idea of being them tough seems ridiculous.

So in a nutshell, practice makes a man perfect. Similarly, cooking may look like a burdensome task. But once you know its little points and start preparing your meals, it becomes easy.

Many newbies are confused when they see a complicated recipe requiring a lot of handling skills. But today I am going to write some very easy recipes for the newcomers. These recipes will require few ingredients and very little skills.

Here is the list of easy dinner recipes for the beginners. Each recipe has its own unique taste and can be prepared in a short time except few.

Most recipes have ingredients that are present in every household. One or two recipes require baking.

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1. Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Salads are a good and healthy choice always. They are not only nutritious but also are prepared in less time.

Preparation time: 25-30 minutes

Enough for: 3-4 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 2 cups, boiled and cubed
  2. Mayonnaise: ½ cup
  3. Paprika: ½ cup
  4. Dried cranberries: ¾ cup
  5. Green onion: 1
  6. Salt: ½ teaspoon
  7. Black pepper: 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Mix mayonnaise, paprika, and salt in a bowl.
  2. Now blend green onion and cranberries in a blender.
  3. Take it out and mix it with boiled and cubed chicken pieces.
  4. Then sprinkle salt and black pepper. Keep it in a refrigerator for a short while.
  5. Right before serving garnishes it with iceberg lettuce.

2. Chicken Pasta

Chicken Pasta

Pastas are a source of energy as they contain carbohydrates. These carbohydrates release energy in a slow fashion which keeps you full and energized for a longer period of time.

Preparation time: 30-40 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 1 cup sliced
  2. Salt: ½ teaspoon
  3. Red pepper: ½ teaspoon powdered
  4. Black pepper: ½ teaspoon
  5. Ginger garlic paste: ½ teaspoon
  6. Oil: ¼ cup
  7. Tomato: 4 blended
  8. Pasta: 3 cups boiled
  9. Oregano: 1 teaspoon
  10. Bell pepper: 1 sliced
  11. Tomato: 1 sliced
  12. Onion: 1 sliced

Method:

  1. Take sliced chicken pieces and marinate them with salt, red pepper, black pepper, and ginger garlic paste.
  2. Take a pan and heat the oil. Add chopped garlic in it and fry for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add the marinated chicken.
  4. Fry the chicken until it gets soft.
  5. Then add all the remaining ingredients and keep it on flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve it with garlic bread.

3. Fried Fish

Fried Fish

Fish is rich in various essential and beneficial nutrients. On the top of them are the omega-3 fatty acids. Fish does not make you gain weight and keep your heart protected.

Preparation time: 30-40 minutes.

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Fish: 1 whole (clean it and apply salt on it)
  2. Oil: 4 tablespoons
  3. Green chili: 6-7
  4. Garlic cloves: 4
  5. Tamarind: ½ cup
  6. Cumin: 1 teaspoon

Take the ingredients garlic cloves, tamarind paste, and cumin. Mix them and form a paste.

Method:

  1. Take a pan and heat the oil. Fry the fish until golden.
  2. Apply the paste on it and fry again.
  3. When the fish is done, fry remaining paste and add on top of fish.
  4. Serve it hot with boiled rice or enjoy plain.

4. Foiled Chops

Foiled Chops

Lamb meat is the best source of animal proteins. You can eat it in moderate quantities to take its benefits.

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Mutton chops: ½ kg
  2. Coriander powder: ½ teaspoon
  3. Allspice powder: ½ teaspoon
  4. Red pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  5. Ketchup: ¼ cup
  6. Oil: ¼ cup
  7. Salt: ½ teaspoon
  8. Yogurt: ½ cup
  9. Cumin: to taste, roasted and powdered

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and mix all the ingredients except oil.
  2. Marinate the lamb chops in it and keep it in a refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the chops until half done.
  4. Take a foil paper and wrap the fried chops.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

5. Potato Mayo Salad

Potato Mayo Salad

Potato has a lot of fiber in it. Besides it contain vitamins and potassium.

It does not have cholesterol.

Preparation time: 20-30 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Potato: ½ kg
  2. Milk: ½ cup
  3. Eggs: 4, hard boiled
  4. Salt: to taste
  5. Black pepper: ½ teaspoon powdered
  6. Mayonnaise: ½ cup
  7. Cream: 1 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Mash potatoes and eggs with the help of a fork.
  2. Add milk, mayonnaise, salt, and black pepper.
  3. After the mixture is settled, add 1 tablespoon cream.
  4. Serve it with a roast.

6. Russian Salad

Russian Salad

This salad is a combination of vegetables and fruits. It is full of nutrition and can be taken as a whole food.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Potato: 2 boiled
  2. Apple: 2
  3. Chicken breast: 2 boiled
  4. Peas: 1 cup boiled
  5. Fresh cream: 1 cup
  6. Mayonnaise: 1 cup
  7. Salt: to taste
  8. Sugar: 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Cut the cubes of potato and apple.
  2. Shred the chicken breasts.
  3. Take cream, mayonnaise, salt, and sugar and mix them well.
  4. Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients.
  5. Refrigerate it until it is chilled.

7. Honey Glazed Meat

Honey Glazed Meat

Honey has a lot of medicinal properties including fighting with germs. Meat provides with energy in the form of proteins and carbohydrates. Moderate quantities help you achieve benefits from it.

Preparation time: 6-7 hours

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Boneless meat: ½ kg
  2. Honey: 1 teaspoon
  3. Red pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  4. White cumin: ½ teaspoon powdered
  5. Coriander: 1 tablespoon, roasted and powdered
  6. Soya sauce: 1 tablespoon
  7. Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients including oil.
  2. Marinate the meat pieces in this mixture and let it sit for 6-7 hours.
  3. Heat the griller and grill the meat pieces.
  4. Reapply honey with the help of brush after they are done.

8. Quick Fried Meat

Quick Fried Meat

This recipe is made with few ingredients but it tastes so well.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Meat: ½ kg
  2. Corn flour: 1 tablespoon
  3. Soya sauce: 3 tablespoon
  4. Oil: 3 tablespoon
  5. Sugar: 1 tablespoon
  6. Meat stock: 3 tablespoon
  7. Salt: to taste
  8. Black pepper powder: 1 teaspoon
  9. Mustard powder: a pinch

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and marinate the meat pieces in it.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry them.
  3. Serve it hot with rice or bread.

9. Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Chicken is white meat. It helps you maintain a healthy weight while retaining the taste and benefits of meat.

Preparation time: 2 hours

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Boneless chicken: 2 cups boiled and diced
  2. Butter: 100 gram
  3. Green chili: 7-10
  4. Ginger garlic paste: 1 teaspoon
  5. Salt: to taste
  6. Yogurt: 1/2cup

Method:

  1. Take a bowl and put chicken pieces, green chili, salt, and ginger garlic paste and marinate it for 2 hours.
  2. Take a pan and add half butter in it. Add chicken pieces and cook until they get soft.
  3. Then cook it at high flame.
  4. Heat the sizzler and add chicken on it.
  5. Add the melted butter on it.

10. Chicken Lollipops

Chicken Lollipops

It is a fried item made with little ingredients yet taste well.

Preparation time: 30-40 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken wings: 5-6
  2. Black pepper: ½ teaspoon
  3. Chinese salt: ½ teaspoon
  4. Soya sauce: 2 tablespoon
  5. Red food color: a pinch
  6. Salt: to taste
  7. Corn flour: 2 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Take a large bowl and mix all the ingredients other than corn flour.
  2. Add the chicken wings in a bowl. Make sure the mixture is quoted well on every side of wings.
  3. Take another bowl, add corn flour, a little water, salt, and black pepper and mix it until a smooth paste is formed.
  4. Dip the chicken wings in this mixture and fry until they come out golden brown.
  5. For presentation place, salad leaves in a dish and put wings with ketchup or white sauce.

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11. Instant Fried Prawns

Instant Fried Prawns

Prawns are loaded with proteins and good cholesterol. They are low in calories and healthy choice as a dinner.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Enough for: 1 person

Ingredients:

  1. Prawns: 10, medium sized
  2. Baking powder: 15 gram
  3. Salt: to taste
  4. Flour: 100 gram
  5. Soya sauce: 2 teaspoon
  6. Water: for mixing

Method:

  1. Mix water, flour, and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Mix until a runny liquid is formed.
  2. Season the prawns with salt and soya sauce.
  3. Deep fry the prawns.
  4. Remove from stove when they become golden brown.

12. Chicken With Sweet Corns And Potatoes

Chicken With Sweet Corns And Potatoes

Whenever meat is combined with vegetables its healthy effects become twofold. This recipe is simple yet very delectable and healthy. It is a must try.

Preparation time: 30-40 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 4 pieces
  2. Butter: 3 ounce
  3. Green onion: 3
  4. Potato: 1 large, boiled and diced
  5. Corns: 1 cup boiled
  6. Corn flour: 2 tablespoon
  7. Salt: to taste
  8. Black pepper: ½ teaspoon
  9. Milk: 1 cup

Method:

  1. Melt 2-ounce butter and apply it on chicken.
  2. Sprinkle salt and black pepper on it.
  3. Grill the chicken pieces.
  4. Take another pan and melt the remaining butter. Add green onion to it. Fry it for 5 minutes. Then add potato and boiled corns. Stir fry it for 2 minutes. Then add corn flour and let it cook for 5 minutes. At the end add milk.
  5. Add some salt and black pepper on the mixture.
  6. When the mixture gets thick, remove it from a stove.
  7. Place the chicken pieces in a dish, spread some cooked mixture, then place some more chicken pieces and then the mixture.
  8. Serve it hot.

13. Nutella Toast

Nutella Toast

Sweets are an essential part of every cuisine. The following recipe is a quickly made recipe with our favorite Nutella.

Preparation time: 10-15 minutes

Enough for: 1 person

Ingredients:

  1. Bread slices: 2
  2. Egg: 1
  3. Oil: for frying
  4. Milk: 5 tablespoons, lukewarm
  5. Sugar: to taste
  6. Nutella: 2 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Beat the egg and add milk to it.
  2. Add sugar in the egg mixture.
  3. Dip the bread slices in it.
  4. Put the pan on flame and heat up the oil.
  5. Fry each dipped bread from both sides.
  6. Place the bread slices on the butter paper.
  7. Spread some Nutella on one slice and cover it with another.
  8. Your sweet feast is ready.

14. BBQ Chicken

BBQ Chicken

Grilled or smoked food is best because the nutrients in them are not wasted. I always prefer to grill or BBQ over gas instead of charcoal.

Preparation time: 2-4 hours

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 8 pieces
  2. Salt: to taste
  3. BBQ sauce: 1 cup
  4. Red pepper: 1 teaspoon
  5. Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
  6. Oil: 2 tablespoon

Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken pieces in the sauce, salt, black pepper, and red pepper.
  2. Take a deep pan, add oil in it. Let the temperature of oil rise to medium.
  3. Add chicken pieces in it. Cook it at low flame with lid covered.
  4. Uncover when it is cooked.
  5. Smoke the griller and let it grill for few minutes to give the BBQ look.

15. Dry Beef Bites

Dry Beef Bites

This recipe is cooked with few ingredients and is best for beginners.

Preparation time: within 1 hour

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Beef: ½ kg, undercut
  2. Tomato: 1 thin slices
  3. Ginger: 2 tablespoons, finely chopped
  4. Green chili: 4-6
  5. Green chili: 4-5 thinly sliced
  6. Chinese salt: ½ teaspoon
  7. Soya sauce: 2 tablespoon
  8. Vinegar: ½ teaspoon
  9. Black pepper: ½ teaspoon

Method:

  1. Heat the cooking oil at a normal flame. Fry the beef bites in it.
  2. Take another pan and pour all the ingredients. Cook them on low flame.
  3. Add beef bites in the mixture. When it gets soft, add finely chopped ginger and thinly sliced green chilies in it.
  4. Serve with boiled rice.

16. Chicken cashew nuts

Chicken cashew nuts

A handful of dry fruits daily is a very nutritious choice. Dry fruits help you to lose weight too.

Preparation time: 20-30 minutes

Enough for: 3-4 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 1 kg
  2. Almond slices: 2 tablespoon
  3. Oil: 2 tablespoon
  4. Yogurt: ½ cup
  5. Powdered cashew nuts: ½ cup
  6. Finely chopped onions: 1 cup
  7. Salt: to taste
  8. Tomato: 1
  9. Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
  10. Ginger garlic paste: 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Take a deep pan and warm the oil.
  2. Add chopped onions and let them simmer until they change their color.
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste and sauté it.
  4. Add chicken pieces and fry them.
  5. Then pour yogurt, tomato, black pepper and salt in it. Let it cook until the chicken gets soft and tender.
  6. In the end, add ½ cup powdered cashew nuts and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle thinly sliced almonds before serving.

17. Greece Green Rice

Greece Green Rice

This recipe is a dish from Greece. It is unique in color and taste.

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Rice: 1 kg
  2. Potato: ½ kg
  3. Green fresh coriander: 1 bunch
  4. Round red chilies: 6-7
  5. Salt: to taste
  6. Green chilies: 9-10, chopped into a paste
  7. Onion: 2 sliced
  8. Oil: ½ cup

Method:

  1. Add green chilies and green coriander in a blender. Make it a paste.
  2. Take a pan, heat oil and add onion. Let it brown.
  3. Then add green paste and potatoes in it.
  4. Fry it for 4 minutes.
  5. Then add rice in it. And water accordingly.
  6. Mix it with a spoon.
  7. Cover the lid and make the flame low.
  8. Let the rice cook.
  9. Once the rice is done, remove it from flame and serve it hot with salad and plain yogurt.

18. Club Sandwiches

Club Sandwiches

Another simple and elegant recipe. Club sandwiches are available in a variety of bakeries but today we will learn to make them at home. Kids will also love this recipe.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Eggs: 6
  2. Black pepper: 1 teaspoon
  3. Mustard powder: ½ teaspoon
  4. Salt: 1 teaspoon
  5. Olive oil: 2 tablespoon
  6. Chicken: 500 grams boiled
  7. Bread slices: As required
  8. Butter: as required

Method:

  1. Boil the eggs, and add them in a blender.
  2. Add all the ingredients other than the chicken.
  3. Blend it until it makes a soft paste.
  4. Shred the chicken in a bowl.
  5. Take bread slices, spread butter, pour the egg mixture, place shredded chicken and cover with the other slice.
  6. Cut the slices in a triangular shape.

19. Szechuan Chicken

Szechuan Chicken

A delicious chicken recipe made in HP sauce with carrot and cabbage to tantalize your taste buds.

Preparation time: 2-2.30 hours

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Chicken: 500 gram boneless
  2. Carrot: 50 gram
  3. Cabbage: 50 gram
  4. Onion: 50 gram
  5. Chili sauce: 2 tablespoon
  6. Soya sauce: 1 teaspoon
  7. Vinegar: 2 tablespoon
  8. Salt: to taste
  9. Oil: as required
  10. Egg whites: 2
  11. HP sauce: 2 tablespoon
  12. Corn flour: 2 tablespoon
  13. Garlic: 1 teaspoon

Method:

  1. Marinate the chicken in egg white, oil, corn flour and oil for 2 hours.
  2. Deep fry the chicken.
  3. Take a pan and drop oil in it. Sauté garlic.
  4. When garlic changes its color, add all the other ingredients. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  5. Then add fried chicken.
  6. Serve it hot with boiled rice.

20. Cheese Balls

Cheese Balls

Cheese is a good source of calcium. This recipe does not need flame cooking. It just needs assembling and done.

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes

Enough for: 2-3 persons

Ingredients:

  1. Cheese: 15 ounce
  2. Mint leaves: 1 bunch
  3. Oil: 4 tablespoon
  4. Chicken: 4 tablespoons, boiled and shredded
  5. Black pepper powder: ½ teaspoon
  6. Salt: ½ teaspoon

Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Make small balls and refrigerate it.
  3. Serve with chili garlic sauce.

Final word:

The beginners need easy recipes to make and build their interest in cooking. I have designed special 20 recipes for starters that can be cooked with ease. The main purpose of easy dinner recipes for the beginners is to make them realize that cooking can be fun.