5 Easy Comfort Food Recipes

Sometimes, we look to our favorite comfort foods to connect us to a time and place that can be difficult to access otherwise. And other times, we simply need them to be a warm, soul-satisfying hug at the end of a long week or an exceptionally frigid day. Whatever the case, this collection of our favourite comfort food recipes (entailing all levels of cheesy, salty, sweet, crunchy, gooey, and beyond) should have your cravings covered by Shikha Shetty founder of CFO (Chief Foodie Officer). The blog that is all about FOOD – Food styling, food reviews, food innovation, easy food recipes and food consulting

Listing down 5 such comfort food dishes which are a must try and you will be surprised that you all can be such great chefs. 

  1. Bread Rolls 

This insanely delicious deep-fried potato snack will simply tantalise your taste buds. Pair this up with piping hot tea/coffee and binge on this amazing snack. 

Ingredients: Serves

  • Potatoes – 4 (big size) 
  • Onions – 1 big (finely chopped) 
  • Bread – 8/10 slices 
  • Green Chillies – as per taste (finely chopped) 
  • Coriander & Cumin seeds powder – 3 teaspoons 
  • Amchur powder – 1/2 teaspoon OR Lemon Juice (half lime) 
  • Salt – as per taste 


  • Boil potatoes, peel, and mash 
  • Add: Onions, chillies, coriander & cumin seeds powder, amchur powder, salt and mix well with the mashed potatoes. Set aside 
  • Take half bowl water and add 1 teaspoon salt to it. 
  • Take 1 bread slice at a time, dip it in water and squeeze it with your palm. 
  • Put the prepared potato mixture into the bread and wrap it (should be covered with bread completely)
  • Heat oil in a pan and deep fry the rolls 
  • Garnish with onion rings and coriander

    2.Honey Chilly Potato 

This snack is something you just cannot resist. The taste and flavour of this dish can be brought home in a few easy steps 

Ingredients – Serves 4 

  • Potatoes – 5 (big size) 
  • Corn Starch – 2 tablespoon 
  • Spring Onions – as per taste 
  • Ginger Garlic paste – 1.5 tablespoon 
  • Schezwan Sauce – 2 tablespoon 
  • Soya Sauce – 1 tablespoon spoons 
  • Tomato Ketchup – 2 tablespoon 
  • Honey – 1.5 tablespoon 
  • Salt – as per taste 
  • Pepper – as per taste 

Method – 

  • Cut potatoes in long strips, add corn starch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, deep fry and set aside 
  • In a pan add 2 tablespoons oil, whites of spring onion, ginger garlic paste and sautéed till the onions turn golden brown 
  • Add schezwan sauce, soya sauce, tomato ketchup, vinegar, salt, pepper, spring onion (greens) to the mixture 
  • Add honey and mix well 
  • Lastly add potatoes and stir for a minute 
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and greens of spring onion 
  • Serve hot 

    3. Herbed Rice 

This aromatic rice is a go-to dish! Prepared within a few minutes every bite into this flavourful rice is so satisfying 

Ingredients – Serves 3 

  • Cooked Rice – 1 big bowl 
  • Butter – 2 tablespoon 
  • Green Garlic – as per taste 
  • Spring onions – as per taste 
  • Chili Flakes – 1 teaspoon 
  • Mixed Herbs – 2 teaspoon 
  • Lime – 1/2 small 
  • Salt – as per taste 

Method – 

  • In a pan on low flame add: 
  • Butter (NO GHEE NO OIL) 
  • Green garlic (sauté till golden brown) 

Then add 

  • Spring Onion Whites 
  • Chilli flakes 
  • Mixed herbs 
  • Salt 
  • Greens of spring onion 

Mix well 

  • Lastly add COOKED RICE 

    4. Pocket Sandwich 

This sandwich is innovative, colourful, and just gives a delight of experiencing 2 flavours/taste in 1 sandwich. Quick, easy, and just so different from the usual sandwiches

      Ingredients – Serves 2 

  • Bread – 4 pieces 
  • Boiled potato – 2 small 
  • Carrot – 1/2 carrot 
  • Onion – 1/2 onion 
  • Capsicum – 1/2 capsicum 
  • Tomato ketchup – as per taste 
  • Chilli flakes – a pinch 
  • Homemade green chutney – as per taste 
  • Salt – as per taste 


  • Take 4 pieces of bread and cut into a round shape with a help of a circular plate/ bowl
  • Mixture: grated boiled potato + grated carrot + finally chopped onions & capsicum + salt 
  • Divide the mixture into 2 halfs
  • First half add tomato ketchup + chilli flakes and the second half add green coriander and mint chutney {green chutney} 
  • Take 4 cut pieces of bread and place the mixture into the bread (basically one green & red) 
  • Grease the outer side of the bread and place it on the pan (slow flame). 
  • Wait till both sides turn golden brown 
  • Eat hot and enjoy 

    5. Phirni 

Overtime desserts have matured into a glamorous variety with very fancy toppings and ingredients, however an all-time comfort and easy dessert whose taste and tradition have been carried on from generation to generation is Phirni 

Ingredients – Serves 7/8 

  • Milk – 750 ml 
  • Powdered Rice – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup 


  • Soak rice in water for 2 hrs 
  • Strain the water and grind the rice to make a smooth paste in a blender (add a little milk for grinding) 
  • In a pan add milk and sugar. 
  • Mix well till sugar completely dissolves
  • Add the rice paste to the mixture and continuously go on stirring till it becomes thick 
  • At one stage, the phirni will become thick then put a pinch of cardamom powder and stir
  • Immediately pour it small serving bowls 
  • Garnish with chopped almonds, pista and cardamom powder 
  • Refrigerate for 3 hrs to set and then serve