The 20 best easy dinner recipes – every one simple and delicious

Everyday dishes you will return to again and again. Asma Khan’s masala omelette, Emily Scott’s kedgeree, Claudia Roden’s pan-grilled fish. All of them are easy, every one delicious. Yasmin Khan’s lentils with preserved lemon, Yotam Ottolenghi’s cheesy spinach jacket potatoes, Mandy Yin’s anchovy rice, Nigel Slater’s citrus salad. Food for the work day, the weekend, for you, for friends and family. Store this issue safely. It is a keeper.

A foolproof curry that works every single time and one of the most delicious ways to cook chicken

A sort of north African take on a caesar salad with herb-laced tahini dressing and flatbread croutons

A dish that requires minimum preparation and can be served with toast – it couldn’t get any easier

Add crispy chorizo for texture and fino sherry for deep flavour to sweet clams for a special yet simple supper

A rich buttery sauce that takes minutes to prepare, after which the oven does all the work

Potatoes, cabbage. eggs, cheese – store-cupboard essentials combined to make a British classic with an Italian twist

The parmesan filling works brilliantly with the sweetness of the squash – a light main or lunchbox dish

A soupy dish made with the Sardinian pasta, plus peas and bacon makes this a comforting midweek supper

A spicy Indian dish with borrowed flavours from Chinese cuisine, and minimal cooking time

You can use any leftover roast meat instead of the pork belly for this perfect midweek meal

Salty, savoury and simplicity itself, this pasta dish will be a hit with Marmite lovers

A crisp refreshing salad that contrasts perfectly with all the warming, carbs-n-cheese suppers of winter

This simple fish dish is fabulous, and for a quick store-cupboard side serve with white cannellini beans

A creamy fish dish that works equally well as moreish hangover cure or weekend brunch

A tasty pie that can be put together in no time, this will impress guests for a low-key midweek dinner

A variation of the perennial favourite, fried rice, this is a take on nasi goreng kampung, or village fried rice

Simple, quick and bursting with flavour, you’ll find most of this dish’s ingredients in your store cupboard

A hearty meal in itself, or a tasty side dish alongside a simple steak and fresh green salad

An unassuming but gorgeous dal, this is nourishing, cheap and comforting home cooking

Inspired by a conversation with a Yemeni refugee in Lesbos, this flavoursome dish is satisfying and comforting

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