The first year of marriage is frequently seen as the most difficult. You’re getting used to living with another person, and finding time to cook meals together can be tough. You’ve come to the right place if you’re a newlywed searching for some simple recipes to get you through this busy time! In this blog, we will share 6 easy recipes for newlyweds that will make your life a little easier. We’ve got you covered, from quick and easy weeknight dinners to slow cooker recipes that you can set and forget. So whether you’re in the mood for Italian food or a hearty stew, we’ve got a recipe that will fit the bill.
Tips To Make Cooking Easy
Newlyweds have a lot on their plate. Between working, spending time with family and friends, and adjusting to married life, cooking often falls by the wayside. But eating healthy, home-cooked meals is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle and saving money. Newlyweds don’t need to spend hours in the kitchen to prepare tasty, healthful meals with a little advance planning and some basic recipes.
Here are some tips for making easy recipes for newlyweds:
1. Choose simple recipes that don’t require a lot of ingredients or prep work.
2. Make use of quick-cooking methods like stir-frying, grilling, or roasting to save time.
3. Use leftovers to create new meals or freeze them for later.
4. Invest in quality cookware and kitchen gadgets to make cooking easier and more enjoyable.
5. Plan ahead by batch cooking or prepping ingredients ahead of time, so meals come together quickly during busy weeknights
Easy Recipies For Newlyweds
1. Sweet potato and mushroom vegetable bowl
This sweet potato and mushroom vegetable bowl is an easy, healthy, and delicious meal that is perfect for newlyweds! It is packed with nutrients and flavour and can be made in just a few simple steps.
Step 1: Cut a large sweet potato into a few slices. Next, heat a frying pan over a medium flame, and once it has heated up sufficiently, coat the pan with 1 ½ teaspoon of oil. Add the sweet potato and allow it to cook until they’re golden.
Step 2: Place another pan over medium heat and add oil. Add a cup of chopped mushrooms and shredded cabbage. Toss this around to mix well.
Step 3: Once the ingredients of your second pan have been browned, transfer all these to a serving bowl, and cook 2 eggs for a minute. Cover it with a lid and let it sit for 3 minutes. This will cook the white egg and keep the yolk runny.
Step 4: Transfer everything to a bowl and place the egg on top. You can garnish this with toppings of your choice, like sprouts or hummus.
With this recipe, you’ll be able to hit snooze a couple more times. If you want to switch things up, go from a breakfast bowl to a breakfast pan – check out our video to know more!
2. Easy quesadillas
There’s nothing quite like a quesadilla. Crisp, cheesy and delicious, they make the perfect easy meal for busy newlyweds. And the best part is, they’re so simple to make!
Step 1: Heat a Tawa over a low flame, coating it with a few drops of oil. Place a tortilla and allow it to be brown on both sides. Set this aside, place a second tortilla on the pan and repeat the same process.
Step 2: Flip the second tortilla over, and as it cooks, add ½ cup of baked beans, spreading them out evenly. Add a pinch of red chilli powder, topping this with chopped onions, tomatoes, and capsicum. Finally, shred the cheese over everything with a grater, and place the first tortilla on top of everything.
Step 3: Transfer this to a plate and cut it into several slices. Add salsa or a cheese sauce to dip into a small bowl with every bite.
The best part about this recipe is how versatile it is. You can add shredded chicken, olives, mushrooms, and whatever else you want into the mix, thus providing you with several easy recipes for newlyweds all at once!
3. Daal makhani
If you are looking for an easy yet delicious recipe to make for your new spouse, look no further than daal makhani! This Indian dish is made with lentils and beans and is simmered in a spiced tomato cream sauce. The result is a hearty and flavorful meal that is sure to please. Best of all, it can be made ahead of time and reheated when you are ready to eat.
Step 1: Soak 1 cup of urad daal and ¼ cup of kidney beans overnight. Rinse this in the morning and add these to a pressure cooker. Add 3-4 cups of water and let it cook on a high flame.
Step 2: As you wait for 20 whistles, chop 2 tomatoes and puree them in a blender. In a pan, add 3 tablespoons of butter, ½ teaspoon of cumin seeds, and 3 cloves till it begins to give off a strong aroma. Add in chopped onions and 2 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste, and saute. Add the puree, and once thoroughly cooked, add the contents of the pressure cooker and stir until it becomes thick. Add ⅓ cup of cream and stir it in well.
Cooking from the heart will leave your significant other in awe, buttering their heart more for you.
4. Aloo poha
Aloo poha is a popular Indian dish made with beaten rice, potatoes, and spices. It is a quick and easy meal that can be made in minutes and is a great option for busy newlyweds who don’t have time to cook elaborate meals. The dish can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and can be customized to suit your taste.
Step 1: Soak the poha in water to clean and soften it. Strain the water and add a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Peel and cut potatoes into thin, small slices, and chop a few coriander leaves.
Step 2: Heat 4 tablespoons of oil in a wok; add 1 teaspoon of channa daal and urad daal each and ¼ a teaspoon of mustard seeds. Fry these until they start to crackle, and then add the potatoes. Let these cook well before finally adding the poha and stirring well.
Serve hot, and garnish this with the coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon.
5. Tomato and basil pasta
No matter how empty your cupboards may seem, there’s always that one packet of pasta lurking in the corner. With such an easy recipe, you’ll always have leftovers to come home to. And pair this with a good bottle of wine, and you’re officially set for a romantic movie night together.
Step 1: Cook 500 grams of pasta in a large pot of boiling water. Meanwhile, prepare the sauce in another pan. Heat 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 cloves of crushed garlic and let this cook for a while
Step 2: Mix 800 grams of chopped cherry tomatoes and let this sit for a few minutes till it’s warm. Drain the pasta water out and add the ingredients of the saucepan into the pot. Add ½ a cup of water and too ¼ a cup of fresh basil.
Step 3: Stir frequently until the ingredients are combined well. Serve hot, and add garnishes, like shredded parmesan, a squeeze of lemon, or a little pepper.
These recipes for newlyweds will come in handy when you’re running late for work or feeling the laziness of a Sunday with your loved one.
6. Red velvet cake
For the times you’re feeling indulgent, the cake comes to the rescue. And nothing says romance the way a red velvet cake does! Crumbly and moist, this baked goodness will be over before you know it.
Step 1: To prepare, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease two pans for the layers of the cake. After greasing both, dust one of them with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and set everything aside.
Step 2: Add ½ a cup of butter and 1 ½ cups of fine sugar in a large bowl and mix well. Once the colour lightens, add 2 eggs one after another, and beat into the mix.
Step 3: In a second bowl, add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder, ¼ cup of cooking oil, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 2 ½ tablespoons of red food colouring. Stir these until it appears smooth, and mix in 1 tablespoon vinegar. Add this to the larger bowl and mix well.
Step 4: Take 2 ½ cups of sifted flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, and a pinch of salt in a third bowl and mix well. Add half the content to the larger bowl, and mix this in with ½ a cup of buttermilk. Once it appears smooth, add in the remaining half of the dry ingredients with another ½ cup of buttermilk.
Step 5: Transfer the completed batter into two equal halves between the two cake pans and allow them to bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Allow it to cool afterwards before you begin to layer and assemble them. You can frost this with cream cheese for added flavour.
Cooking with your loved one for the first time is a memorable experience which you’ll cherish for the rest of your life. Check out Wonderchef’s range of cookware to prepare healthy and fun meals together, each with a dash of happiness and a sprinkle of love.