Date night doesn’t always have to mean an extravagant night out on the town – sometimes the best dates happen in the comfort of your own home. Cooking can be a creative, collaborative process that’s perfect for getting to know someone new or for spending quality time with your longtime boo. Spice things up with these five easy & delicious South Asian-inspired recipes (because let’s be real, who can actually resist the Indian cuisine?).
1. Naan Pizza
Tired of frozen pizza at home? Craving both mozzarella cheese and paneer? Make your own pizza from scratch using naan via this recipe from Piping Pot Curry. This recipe can be easily tweaked to include all of yours and your bae’s favorite toppings – find it here.
3. Maggi With A Twist
Transform your favorite childhood dish into the perfect date night dinner. With just a couple tweaks, you can take your Maggi from a basic dorm food to restaurant-worthy meal. Make one big pot together, or have a friendly competition to see who can make the best customized Maggi. Get inspired by these four creative Maggi recipes from blogger Richa’s Bangalore-based blog, My Food Story, here
4. Vegetarian Burgers
Cook With Manali brings us this mouth-watering burger recipe perfect for a picnic date at the park (or in the comfort of your living room). It only takes an hour to make, and the patties are full of yummy veggies including cauliflower, green beans, and carrots. Top them all off with Manali’s spicy homemade burger sauce, and serve them with some masala french fries (recipe from Manjula’s Kitchen)! Find this delicious burger recipe here.
5. Masala Pasta
Pasta is an all-around favorite, and this one-pot recipe does not disappoint. Bring South Asian flavor into your dinner with ease using this recipe from Revi’s Foodography. With ingredients like garam masala, coriander, and jeera powder, this pasta is a multicultural blend of tastiness. Find it here.