Valentine's Day is right around the corner. And if you ask us, we would say that a night in (especially with Covid-19 still looming large in the air) beats a posh date-night out. It's not that we don't love dining out. But there's something intimate about staying in and cooking with the people you love. Whether it's a romantic rendezvous for two or a dinner with the whole family (because V-day is for everyone), there is no dearth of ideas to make a special meal! Which is why we've compiled all of our favourite dinner ideas and recipes here.
This delicious and simple treat is perfect for two and even for a large family. Gooey and sticky, here's our recipe.
How about making V-day more interesting with a love potion? All you need is to get your hands on a lot of strawberries and some rum or make it into a mocktail with some lime soda.
Mahabaleshwar-style strawberry cream
This one's an indulgent, delicious, attractive, easy and simple dessert with fresh strawberries and sweetened whipped cream.
This one's a light dessert recipe that's also easy to make and is the perfect sweet ending to a heavy meal.
A foolproof fudge featuring milk chocolate, cocoa, condensed milk, butter and vanilla extract is a great dessert for chocolate lovers out there.
Tutti frutti cupcake
Make these colourful, moist and easy cupcakes in just five minutes as a delectable after-meal dessert.
Mushroom melba toast
Serve this easy, creamy mushroom toast and turn it into a meal by pairing it with a hearty salad, or top it with an egg for breakfast. Plus, it can be made in no time.
White chocolate mousse
One minute—that's all it takes to make this creamy and light, show-stopping mousse when you're pressed for time to bake something fancy.
Vanilla sponge, juicy fruits, custard and jelly make for a supple trifle that is a delight from the first spoonful. Also, an apt finish to a candlelight dinner as well as a family get-together.
Honey and cinnamon French toast
Pair up your sweet somethings with this breakfast offering. The aroma of cinnamon wafting through the kitchen is a plus.
Healthy fruit and vegetable salad
This crunchy, tangy and refreshing salad makes for a delicious side dish or a light appetiser. Perfect for those who love their seasonal produce on the table.
Vanilla panna cotta
This easy-to-make dessert is simple and elegant, all at once. Here's how you can make it.
Heart-shaped foods on V-day might be typical, but let's face it: love is all about cliches. These are easy to make and gobble too.
A rich and creamy dessert that pairs well with your breakfast pancakes and fresh fruits, here's how you can make it.
This one's a crispy tender chicken in a creamy sauce that's jam-packed with flavours, but not as cumbersome to prepare as it sounds. Try it!
Our takeaway from this recipe is: sprinkle some powdered sugar or drizzle melted chocolate for that extra flex.
Red velvet cupcake
Their striking scarlet colour, velvety texture and softness is synonymous with the V-day mood, right?
Mississippi mud pie
Every chocolate lover's delight, this decadent pie has a wonderful medley of flavours and textures. Also, our easy recipe helps you make the perfect one.
Choco lava cake
Everyone loves this one— on the outside and gooey inside, with an easy-peasy recipe to boot.
Rum and almond chocolate brownies
These dense brownies really are decadent without being heavy. Check it out.
Ready to create your own love scene with these recipes?
Journeying a whimsical tale from being a microbiologist/scientist to being a creative writer, Nirupama loves to scrutinize trends, food and fashion alike. A gardening enthusiast, she is a full-time mom to a toddler. Her passions include tinkering away on a wanderlust, cooking up a storm in the kitchen for her food loving bub and curating street style looks!