Must-try classic home cooked recipes

Pre-cooked meals are often easily available at our local groceries. But what if we instead cooked some of these meals from scratch?

28 Sep 2021

There might be carrots and corn in your ready to eat soup, but are these as healthy as the fresh produce you bought from the farmers market? The growing demand for homemade food, as predicted by the Godrej Food Trends Report 2021, is just as tasty as its alternatives. If not more!

At a time when eating in will continue to be the new dining out, get together with your family and cook an exciting meal.


This classic breakfast dish can be cooked in a matter of minutes. In a deep pan, sauté mustard seeds, hing, and urad dal on a low flame. Next add the rawa/suji and continue to heat the ingredients for another two-three minutes. Add three and a half cups of water and keep stirring the mixture till you have a thick batter. Finally, add some coriander (dhania) and lemon juice to add some zest. You can also add some boiled vegetables like carrots and peas to the mix if you have the time. Enjoy your warm and fresh upma as is, or pair it with some coconut chutney!


Pancakes are a lot easier to make than you think. In a bowl, mix some flour, sugar, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk some milk, eggs and butter (you can skip the eggs and add the rest of the ingredients in hot milk instead). Transfer the dry ingredients into the milk batter and whisk the mixture properly to form a thick batter. Next, spread the batter, in whichever shape you prefer, on a pan and cook both sides till the surface turns medium brown. Serve your delicious pancakes with some maple syrup or chocolate sauce!

Vanilla sponge cake

This is one of the easiest cake recipes out there! In a bowl, sieve some flour and set it aside. Next add some butter in a bowl and after churning it for a few minutes add egg, sugar and beat the mixture. In the same bowl, add one tablespoon of the sieved flour at a time as you continue to mix the mixture. Finally, add the vanilla essence and once again beat the mixture properly to ensure that all ingredients are mixed properly. Put the batter in a greased platter and set it in the oven for 50 minutes at 180 degrees. Serve the cake with some dripping chocolate sauce or enjoy the spongy cake with your afternoon tea!

Capsicum soup

In a wok, add some onions, oil, and sauté them for a while. Next add some sliced capsicums and bean sprouts to the mix. Add water, salt and serve hot.


To make some spongy dhoklas, sift some besan and rawa in a bowl. Add some hing, turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder, and Godrej Veg Oils to the mixture. Add as much water as is required to make a smooth batter. Finally, add a pinch of baking powder to ensure that the dhoklas rise easily. Steam the dhoklas for 20 minutes, and you have a perfect evening snack ready! Garnish your soft dhoklas with some grated coconut and chopped coriander leaves.

Do you have any such homemade dishes you swear by? Tell us in the comments section below.

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