An interesting article popped up on my Quora feed recently, asking what dishes have the best effort-to-result ratio. It’s a great question; who isn’t always on the lookout for a really quick and easy, yet delicious, meal idea? The article offers some inspiring suggestions (and a few sketchy ones), and it also got me thinking about the dishes I go back to again and again when I need to make a great dinner, fast.
I think my favorite is a dish that requires an ingredient that is not typically found in American pantries, but it’s well worth your while to seek it out. You can find chickpea flour, which is also known as besan, gram or garbanzo bean flour, at most local Indian and Asian markets (they carry it at India Bazar, next to The Curry Pot on Lee Highway); you can buy it online; or you can make your own.