By Anindita Mukherjee Last Updated:
So you’ve been a daddy’s princess throughout and then life happened. How? You got married and entered into a world of love, responsibilities and expectations. Remember those days when you just got back from work/college only to find your mother bringing a plateful of your favourite food in front of you and you knew that she is the best (awww, don’t cry!).
We are sure that your in-laws and mother-in-law are equally good and care for you just like your mother did, but then there are days when you feel the need to cook something delicious for your sasural wale and the worst part? You have never felt the need to learn cooking at your home and don’t know cooking! Well, what do you do?
Shilpa Shetty Kundra to the rescue! Yes, Shilpa has always given us goals in almost every spheres of a woman’s life. Be it that of a superstar, superwife, supermom or supercook, Shilpa is just amazing! For all those who love or don’t love cooking, Shilpa Shetty, quite a big foodie herself, has some quick, easy and delicious recipes up her sleeve from her personal kitchen for you to woo your in-laws. These videos are a proof. When asked in an interview about her latest book, The Diary of a Domestic Diva, which is completely based on cooking, this is what the superchef had to say:
“It's for those who think that cooking is a difficult task. It's for those who remain extremely confused in the kitchen and keep wondering what they should cook today. I have given some tips and all the dishes can be prepared quickly”.
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So, what are you waiting for? Go on, check out the videos and let us know which one you tried!
Shilpa posted a super-easy video to make your favourite snack-cum-dessert of all times, chikki. This is how she captioned the picture:
“Apna mooh meetha keejiye with my favourite (guilt free )protein chikki ke saath. Yeh protein, essential fats aur antioxidants se bharpoor recipe aapke skin aur hair ke upar magic ka kaam karegi. Imagine a chikki can do all this and more! #TastyThursday #SwasthRahoMastRaho #protein #chikki #health #nutrition #sesameseeds #nuts #almonds #jaggery #guiltfree”
A wholesome mixture of jaggery, ghee, sesame seeds, nuts and almonds. Up for a perfect snacky-dessert, anyone?
Who knew health and taste could blend so well! Extended family of your in-laws paying you a quick visit? Worry not, make these prawns and see praises and shaguns pouring in for you! Shilpa Shetty also shares:
"Get ready for a dose of spice and taste like never before! My Hot Herb Garlic Prawn recipe will heat things up and thanks to the goodness of @nutralite, you get a dose of health too! It has 0% Cholesterol, rich in Omega 3 and is great for your brain eyes and heart! #SwasthRahoMastRaho"
Sharing this recipe with her fans, Shilpa writes:
“This particular recipe is one of my all-time favourites, cause it’s Viaan’s favourite! Take every opportunity to satisfy your blissful indulgences with my home style Ham & Pine Nut Pasta/ Cherry Tomatoes & Pine Nut Pasta (veg option) Add a little honey smoked ham to give it a yum factor that will absolutely bowl your loved one’s over. Viaan’s face says it all, kids don’t lie. Even you won’t stop drooling. #Musttry #TastyThursday #SwasthRahoMastRaho #pasta #broccoli #healthyrecipes #healthy”.
Now you don’t need to worry about your hubby and chhote devarji coming back home, hungry in the evening!
It’s a Sunday morning and you are wondering what to prepare for lunch? At times like these, it is always advisable to go for quality rather than quantity. Why not make two best dishes which complements each other rather than making twenty different things? Shilpa Shetty teaches us how:
"Heap of rice got you feeling low? Not this time ,my nutritious yet delicious Chicken Curry and Onion Rice recipe, powered by @payasa.in! With health benefits like zero gluten, high-dietary fibre and protein, this power-packed dish promises to leave you feeling good all through the day while giving your taste-buds the necessary twist! Vegetarian s can make the same recipe with Paneer instead of chicken ..with Try it and let me know if it gets you licking your fingers for more!. #TastyThursday #SwasthRahoMastRaho #instagood #madefromscratch #satiating #highprotein"
Yes, you can make these at home! Check out the super-simple recipe from Shilpa Shetty.
Posting the video, she writes:
“The best thing on a hot summer day? My guilt free, ice-cold Sunshine Lollies! Extremely delicious, packed with nutrients and the best thing? Kids love it! My son certainly does. Try it out! #SwasthRahoMastRaho #TastyThursday”
Shilpa’s description and sight of the burger is enough to tell us how amazingly delicious this burger is:
“Can’t contain your craving for a juicy burger but constantly think of the unnecessary carbs and oil that goes in it? All you have to do is try my recipe for the #superseupar Protein Veggie Burger! Abundantly packed with superfoods like sweet potatoes, beetroots, pumpkin seeds, and the winning combination of quinoa and carrot slaw, this guilt-free burger is assured to satiate your appetite! #TastyThursday #SwasthRahoMastRaho #protein #healthyburger”
This combo looks tasty, sounds tasty and is delicious like anything! Something that your saas-sasurji will swoon over for a long time. Why not go ahead and start making it already! While sharing her recipe, Shilpa tells her followers:
"Sometimes, you need to take a backseat and satisfy your sweet indulgences! Do just that while maintaining your nutrient intake with my yummy yet healthy Rice & Carrot Kheer recipe. Powered by @payasa.in this sweet dish is sure to sweeten your day with fibre. Savour my scrumptious kheer and tell me how it goes."
As Shilpa Shetty puts in, this is not a mere recipe, it’s a ‘therapy’! Yes, remember the times when we used to make a face every time our mom used to serve pumpkin curry on our plate? It’s time to use the ‘almost same’ recipe but reverse the order. How? Learn it from the diva herself:
"In today’s day and time, we are usually left feeling extremely stressed out. The ideal remedy in such situations is my stress-relieving Pumpkin Soup . This therapeutic recipe is bound to improve your digestion and boost your immune system, this is all you need to lower your calorie intake. Slurp it up and let me know how you feel! #SwasthRahoMastRaho #TastyThursday."
So your mouth started watering in the name of pizza? But your sasural wale are completely health freaks. Try out a pizza base made of cauliflowers instead! As Shilpa Shetty puts in:
“#TastyThursday is here and so is your opportunity to satiate your longing for cheesy pizza! Not only is my Cauliflower Crust Pizza, ideal for people on a low carb diet, but it is also gluten-free, which makes it both highly delicious as well as extremely nourishing. How about you give it a try and let me know how it goes? #SwasthRahoMastRaho”
Unsure of what to make for breakfast this Sunday? Go for something simple, light and delicious. When we say this, we hear PANCAKES! Yes, this recipe by Shilpa Shetty will not make you run down to the store as all the ingredients used in its making are pretty handy in your kitchen. So keep calm and pancake on! And, Shilpa shares:
" Want to add the yumminess of bananas and goodness of oats to your child’s lunch box? Leave their mouths watering by putting together my Oats & Banana Pancakes recipe! With a dollop of @nutralite ensure they enjoy added benefits like 0% cholesterol and omega 3 fatty acids, apart from the essential fibres, vitamins and minerals. Give it a try and let me know your kid’s reaction! #SwasthRahoMastRaho #TastyThursday"
Shilpa Shetty Kundra was seen in the recently-wrapped reality show Super Dancer 2. Already an author of a bestseller, The Great Indian Diet in 2014, Shilpa is the proud author of her second book, The Diary of a Domestic Diva which launched in January, 2018. This is what the proud author had said in an interview prior to the launch of her book:
“It is expected to come out in a month. I'm very excited because this book is all about recipes and I love cooking. There are around 99 recipes from my kitchen to yours”.
To Shilpa, keep sharing more of such simple and mouth-watering recipes with us. You are making our lives so much easier! And to all the beautiful ladies out there, what is the best recipe that caught your fancy which you want to try out as soon as possible? Do keep us posted in the comments section below.