Lola’s Kitchen: Top Ten Dinner Recipes

Posted December 28, 2015 by Lola in Lola's Kitchen / 22 Comments


Lola’s Kitchen is a feature on Lola’s Reviews where I talk about all things related to food, cooking and baking. These posts can be recipe posts, tens list posts about food or recipes or more discussion type posts about food. I love cooking and spend some time in the kitchen almost every day, so I wanted to give it a place on my blog as well. The banner for this feature is designed by Michelle from Limabean Designs.

It’s been almost a year sicne I started my new cooking and kitchen feature Lola’s Kitchen. To celebrate the end of the year and a year of doing Lola’s Kitchen posts, I thought it would be fun to list my ten favourite dinner recipes. These are all ten recipes I still make frequently and are some of my favourites I make when I don’t want to make something new. I went for top ten dinner recipes as most recipes I shared are dinner recipes and it made it easier for me to pick only ten as I love almost all of these recipes. The images link to the actual recpe. For the whole lists of recipe posts I features this year so far stop by the My recipes Page.

Top Ten Dinner Recipes


Close Up Korma
Why I love this recipe:
This Korma is a rich and yummy vegetable korma, filled with potatoes, veggies, coconut milk and nut paste. I think the nut paste is what makes this recipe shine, I often make a bit extra nut paste as I love the taste it gives to the korma. It has a bit of a nutty taste and a rich curry flavour that get’s absorbed by the potatoes in this dish. It’s one of my favourite curry dishes.

Check out the recipe here.

Dal Dhokli

Dal Dhokli close up
Why I love this recipe:
A curry with pieces of dough in it, what’s not to love? This curry has everything I want in a curry, a rich flavour and lots of veggies> The small pieces of dough called dhokli just add something to the dish. They give that doughy structure and suck up the flavour. It’s weird making this for the first time, but it’s so worth it giving this curry a try. And it gives me a reason to eat dough and dinner at the same time!

Check out the recipe here.

Peanut Butter Pasta

Peanut pasta
Why I love this recipe:
Because it has Peanut butter in it. I love making peanut flavoured sauces, but this peanut pasta is probably my favourite. The peanut butter, ginger and salty soy sauce combine to give a delicious rich taste to the pasta. And you cook the pasta in the same pan as the sauce, which is awesome in my opinion and saves having to get another pan dirty. I like this one pan dish that combines peanut butter and pasta in one delicious dinner. As a bonus it’s very easy to prepare as well.

Check out the recipe here.

Indian Cauliflower Mash

cauliflower mash in bowl
Why I love this recipe:
This recipe requires only a few ingredients and creates a filling thick cualiflower and potato mash with a great curry taste. Nowadays we often eat this on wraps with a little salt on top to really bring out the flavour. This dish is one of the few recipes with cauliflower I actually love. And probably the only dish without red bell pepper that made this list. You can eat this as main dish, with wraps, bread with rice or as side dish. It’s a very versatile dish.

Check out the recipe here.

French Bread Pizza

Pizza Bread close up
Why I love this recipe:
Because it cobmines my love for bread and pizza in a delicious recipe that’s removes the chore of making your own dough. My secret to this dish is to make red pasta sauce one day and then use the leftovers the next day to make french pizza bread. Everyone can decorate their piza bread however they want and after a short time in the oven it’s ready to eat.

Check out the recipe here.


Risotto with apples and corn
Why I love this recipe:
Because even if you make this every week, you can go weeks without making the same dish. Risotto is one of those dishes were you can all the veggies or spcies you want and I like to experiment with different variations. Fruity, spicy, salty, with lots of herbs, with lots of veggies everything is possible.There is a risotto for every mood. And while I am not a big rice fan, risotto definitely changed my opinion on it.

Check out the recipe here.

Sajoer Beans

Sajoer Beans with Mie
Why I love this recipe:
I always have loved this dish, it has a very specific flavour and it almost makes me like beans, to be honest this is almost the only dish where I like green beans, but it’s even better with some red bell pepper thrown in. One day I forgot to buy the package for this suace in the store and tried making it from scratch, ever since then I love this dish even more and I never made it from a papackage again.

Check out the recipe here.

Spring Rolls

Spring rolls top
Why I love this recipe:
While they can be a bit of a hassle to make I absolutely love this dish. You can fill the rolls with any veggies and pasta you like and I often add scrambled egg to mine as well. The peanut sauce makes this dish complete and these make a great dinner or lunch the next day. The first few tries these took me a lot of time to make, but now it takes me less time. If you have a day where you have too much time, try these out, you won’t regret it.

Check out the recipe here.

Spiced Pointed Cabbage

Spiced Pointed Cabbage and rice
Why I love this recipe:
It’s not really spicy, but it is very flavourfull. It’s baked cabbage with garlic and bouillon cubes and some meat or veggie meat thrown in, that’s all and it’s delicious. I think this is about the only recipe I ever make with pointed cabbage as I don’t really know any other recipes with pointed cabbage. It’s a great recipe for when you want a flavourfull and easy to make dish.

Check out the recipe here.

Fried Rice

Why I love this recipe:Fried Rice
Fried Rice is one of those dishes I like to make every few weeks. It’s salty and filled with egg and veggies and it’s yummy. One of the few dishes where the rice really shines and of the few dishes with rice that I really like. Although the egg is probably my favourite part of the recipe, adding scrambled egg to a dish always makes it better. I also like how happy this dish always looks with all the different veggies. It’s also great with quinoa or mie instead of rice. If you make it with add some satΓ© sauce and you have a great bami.

Check out the recipe here.

What’s your favourite recipe of the recipes I features this year? Have you tried any of my recipes and if yes how did it go?

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22 responses to “Lola’s Kitchen: Top Ten Dinner Recipes

    • I am a picky eater as well and it can be hard to step out of your comfort zone, most of these recipes are my comfort zone and most days I make recipes I already know, but I usually like to try out one of two new recipes in a week as well.
      I hope you will give some of these a try πŸ™‚
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  1. Now I’m hungry staring at all your good food. I actually did try one of your recipes this summer, but (this is embarrassing) I can’t recall which one off the top of my head. It involved potatoes and wasn’t a main dish- or at least I chose to use it as a side. My folks enjoyed it (I made it while out visiting family).

    Out of the ones up there, I like the peanut butter pasta and french bread pizza.
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    • Maybe Hot lightning? That’s with potatoes, that could be sued as a side dish, although i always eat it as a main dish. Then again I am usually too lazy to make a side dish. That’s great your folks enjoyed it!
      I hope you give the peanut butter pasta and french bread pizza a try once as well, they are both great!

  2. Ummm… literally all of these look so delicious! I think the Korma miiiight be my favorite, but I’d also really like to try the Dal Dokhli because I’ve never heard of it before! I definitely wouldn’t say no to some fried rice or risotto either though.

    • I love all of these, they are so good! The korma is one of my favourtie dishes, it’s such a yummy curry. And Dal Dhokli is worth giving a try, it’s so weird and so good at the same time. I never heard of it before until I stumbled upon that recipe on pinterest.

    • I am so happy to hear that! I love the indian cauliflower mash, I am making it again this week. I usually make it with tortilla wraps nowadays. I hope you’ll give some mroe of my recipes a try πŸ™‚
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