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What’s for dinner: From lemon rice to chicken roast, 15 recipes that’ll make you drool

Dinner doesn't need to be boring, add some spice in your life with these delicious recipes.

Running out of ideas on what to cook for dinner tonight? Fear not, these 15 recipes will come to your delicious rescue and they are worth every minute in the kitchen.

Pakode ki Sabzi: Super-soft lentil pakoras served in a tangy tomato-yogurt gravy, there are some dishes that always remind of home and this is one of them. Click here for the full recipe.

Paneer stuffed capsicum: Capsicum is often prepared along with many other veggies, but its combination with paneer is one of the best. You can serve this capsicum stuffed with spices and paneer with hot rotis, or as a snack — it tastes great both ways. Click here for the full recipe.

Pudina Paneer: The fresh, minty taste, and the red-white appeal of tomato and paneer make this delightful dish a winner.\ Click here for the full recipe.

Kumro Patay Chingri Mach Bhape: This is a traditional Bengali delicacy, which is rarely cooked nowadays. For this recipe, you need fresh pumpkin leaves. A simpler version of the dish can be cooked in a steamer without the leaves, but the addition of green pumpkin leaves with prawns marinated with mustard and coconut is the traditional recipe. Click here for the full recipe.

Chicken Masala Roast: Adapted from a Syrian Christian cookbook, it’s a pretty simple recipe and yet high on flavour. Though it has a rich masala, the taste of masala isn’t overpowering. All the spices come together to give it a balanced taste. And it goes great with everything from ghee rice to tomato rice to roti and puttu. Click here for the full recipe.

Pesto Salad: Fitness is not only about working out, it also depends on the food you eat. No matter how hard you try out those cardio workouts at the gym, if you are not careful about your diet, all your efforts will simply go to waste. We know that you are in a constant struggle to clean up your act but if ever your resolve weakens, we have the perfect thing for you. Instead of resorting to junk food, we suggest you go for this delicious Pesto Salad recipe. Click here for the full recipe.

Haleem: It is one of the most sought after dishes, especially during the holy month of Ramadan. It is a highly nutritious dish comprising meat, wheat and lentils and cooked with spices for a few hours. The dish is served with coriander leaves, mint leaves, fried onion and lemon juice. Click here for the full recipe.

Tomato and Peas Pulao: Everybody loves pulao. If you don't have time to cook something extravagant but still want to have something nice, this is the perfect recipe. You can make this with leftover rice as well. Click here for the full recipe.

Kashmiri Baingan: Eggplant marinated in a yoghurt marinade, deep fried and then served with tangy, smooth tomato-onion gravy; this Kashmiri Baingan recipe is a celebration of eggplant. Click here for the full recipe.

Paneer Taka Tak: If you are bored of your regular shahi paneer or Kadhai Paneer, here’s another rendition of Paneer curry. https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/food-wine/express-recipes-how-to-make-paneer-taka-tak/ Click here for the full recipe.

Lemon Rice: From humble steamed rice to the pretentious biryani; rice finds its way onto everyone’s plate and after a hard day's work, lemon rice can be pretty fulfilling and refreshing. Click here for the full recipe.

Baked pasta: It is quite easy to make and it looks like gourmet meal right out of a restaurant. It’s also perfect for weekday night hosting as the pasta sauce is the only thing that takes the majority of time and it can easily be cooked well in advance and freezed. Click here for the full recipe.

Quinoa, Avocado, Mango and Spiced Chicken Salad: A salad can be a meal in itself or just a side dish. On days when you are too lazy to cook, try out this wholesome Quinoa, Avocado, Mango and Spiced Chicken Salad recipe. Click here for the full recipe.

Raw Papaya and Coconut Vegetable Fry: Raw papaya cooked with aromatic whole spices and fresh grated coconut – this sabzi is a true experiment but it tastes amazing. Click here for the full recipe.

Makhane aur Paneer Curry: While this is something ideally made for fasts, this could be an alternative to your usual Kadhai Paneer or Shahi Paneer. Click here for the full recipe.