Cooking without fire recipes

Cooking without fire recipes

Cooking without fire recipes that you can make it for competition as well as to involve kids to create the interest in them early.

cooking without fire

In this post, I have shared some recipes, ideas and in addition, strategies for No-cook recipes using mainly raw ingredients.

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Many years back, I used to have a good organic reach in my Facebook page and there used to me many social interactions.

There will be at least one enquiry minimum about this cooking without fire competition. So I used to have this saved and copy paste to all of them.

I thought why not make a post for easy reference, hope it will be useful.


Sandwiches are cool, easy to make even for kids without doubt. So here are some from my archives. Of course you can use your imagination to come up with your own!

1. Carrot Cucumber Tea sandwich

Firstly, super easy yet tasty and treat to eyes no cook sandwich.

Cucumber carrot sandwich recipe

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Cucumber carrot sandwich is a quick snack fix, really easy to prepare with carrot, cucumber, cream cheese/ cheese spread/ mayonnaise any, one spread plus black pepper.

0 mins

cucumber carrot sandwich

2. Avocado cucumber sandwich

Secondly, a healthy recipe perfect for college girls or health freaks.

Avocado sandwich recipe

5 from 1 vote

Avocado sandwich with cucumber, I have spread green chutney to suit my Indian taste buds. A simple and healthy one to start your day.

0 mins

easy avocado cucumber sandwich

Dips & Spreads

Dips can be served with chips, pita bread as well as even sandwich them between bread slices or serve it as open sandwich over a rustic bread slice.

1. Avocado crema

To begin with, a super tasty and sure a winner! Thus, if you are trying to make a platter, you can include this.

Avocado crema recipe

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Avocado crema with simple ingredients available at pantry. No sour cream, spicy dip with few bullet chillis. Step by step photos.

0 mins


2. Pesto

Up next, Pesto, a flavorful spread and I suggest you to use it in sandwiches like one here.

Pesto without parmesan

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Pesto without parmesan, a simple and easy vegan version that you can make with ingredients available in your pantry.

pesto without parmesan

3. Guacamole

Another healthy classic spread which you can use to make a sandwich or serve it in Tostitos scoop/ Canapies wafer


Salads are healthy, wholesome as well as packed with texture loved by teens and adults for it’s health factor.

For that reason, here are my collection of salads that qualifies best for cooking without fire.

Make sure to have a look at all in the list, you will definitely choose one!

1. Sprouts salad

Moong is very easy to sprout and here’s a tasty salad for your menu.

Moong sprouts salad recipe

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Learn how to make green moong sprouts salad with how to make sprouts at home. With spices to match Indian taste buds.

0 mins


2. Fruit salad

A delicious salad with tropical mint dressing. Kids as well as adults would love this myriad of colors.


3. Smashed cucumber salad

Following it, a unique textured salad that I love and am sure you too will for it’s taste and simplicity.

Smashed cucumber salad

4 from 1 vote

Smashed cucumber salad juicy, spicy and fragrant. Perfect way to jazz up a salad for summer. quick video, step wise pictures.

0 mins


4. Thai green mango salad

Similarly, this is my most favorite for it’s taste with the amazing dressing with peanuts and sauce combination. Who would not love mango as salad 😃

Thai green mango salad recipe

5 from 1 vote

Thai green mango salad is a lip smacking dish you can have when green mangoes are in season, the best thing is this recipe is vegetarian!

0 mins

thai green mango salad

Here are few traditional Indian recipes, skip the tempering part and you are good to showcase these as well as enjoy yourself.

5. Carrot Kosambari

A perfect balance of vegetable, lentil and simple lemon juice for a tangy twist.

Carrot kosambari recipe

4 from 1 vote

Carrot kosambari is healthy, refreshing salad prepared with simple ingredients, in most simplest method.

1 min

carrot kosambari

6. Cucumber kosambari

Cucumber Kosambari recipe

5 from 1 vote

Cucumber kosambari, vada pappu for Rama Navami. No cook prasadam for the festival as well as the summer season. Step by step photos, video.

0 mins

kosambari recipe

Apart from this you can also make raitas without tadka like cucumber raita.

Want to make something fancy? Check out this Stuffed cucumber.


Chaat is an excellent idea for this topic. Especially, you get every ingredient readymade for putting together a plate. Thus here are some of the best recipes from my archives below.

Other exciting snacks

1. Garlic bhel

Firstly this is one of the flavorful chaat from Karnataka and easy to mix.

Garlic bhel

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Garlic bhel is a simple no cook snack with few ingredients yet spicy, with burst of flavour. Quick video for this quick to make snack Karnataka street food snack.

0 mins


2. Beach style Kara pori (use roasted peanuts instead of boiled)

Following is a spicy snack famous in Marina beach with easy and simple ingredients available.

Beach style kara pori recipe

5 from 1 vote

Learn how to make beach style kara pori hygienically at home. A perfect mixture of all tastes, that you would love to have without any guilt.

0 mins


3. Jhal muri

Finally, popular north Indian Sukhi muri mix.

Jhal muri recipe

5 from 1 vote

Jhal muri is a delicious street food, quick snack made with Muri, puffed rice as main ingredients. Vegetables, spice powders added along with tangy ingredients and magic ingredient mustard oil.

0 mins


4. Peanut chaat

Simple easy starters that will excite your taste buds as well as easy to assemble. However, you may want to skip the cooking part of chaat masala and red chilli powder. Reduce red chilli powder to very little as well as just coat it with any healthy oil and toss with other ingredients. By default, use roasted peanuts.

Peanut chaat recipe

5 from 1 vote

Peanut chaat or masala peanut, a tasty starter in restaurant menus can be made at home for weekend or for get togethers.

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peanut chaat

5. Masala papad style Khakra

Since we are aiming for no fire cooking, instead of roasted papad, use khakra available in shops. To make this exotic, grate some Cheese over and serve. Check out this in Amazon (just for reference, it’s not affiliate link)

There are many flavors available, I love pizza, methi, plain ones too.

Masala papad recipe

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Masala papad is an Indian snack/ starter, that can be prepared very easily, yet very appetizing and delicious starter. It uses papad – a north Indian style papad specifically.

10 mins

masala papad

Desserts/ sweets

1. Elaneer payasam | Tender coconut kheer

Elaneer payasam is an easy sweet/ dessert to prepare, yet an impressive one. Full video and step by step pictures recipe.

In the below recipe, I have boiled milk but you can skip that part and use UHT milk in shelves, tetra pack (not fresh milk) like Amul and make it 100 percent no cook desset.

Elaneer payasam recipe

4.67 from 6 votes

Elaneer payasam is an easy sweet/ dessert to prepare, yet an impressive one. Full video and step by step pictures recipe.

15 mins

2. Nungu payasam

Same like above, just replace tender coconut with ice apples and also make sure to get tender ones, not hard nungu.

Check out these easy as well as pretty dessert ideas for your no cook competition.

1. Mango with cream

Mango fresh cream recipe

5 from 18 votes

A simplest dessert one can do, is mango with fresh cream. Any fruit with fresh cream will go well we all know, so is mango with fresh cream tastes really delicious.

mango with cream

2. Strawberry cream

Strawberry cream recipe

4.72 from 7 votes

Strawberry cream recipe with whipping cream and sugar. Just 3 ingredients, no artificial flavour/ colour. Step wise pictorial recipe.

0 mins


3. Breakfast parfait

Served in layers, these are tasty as well as treat to eyes. Here are two of my recipes below, but use your imagination to come up with your own combinations.

Mango breakfast parfait recipe

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Mango Breakfast parfait with orange, layers of yogurt and granola. Basic recipe which can be adapted for other fruits like berries.

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mango breakfast parfait

Kiwi banana muesli parfait recipe

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Kiwi banana muesli parfait recipe, filling and delicious breakfast parfait with greek yogurt, chia seeds, nuts and honey. Step by step detailed pictures.

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4. Oats energy balls

Healthy and bite sized snack served over mini muffin liners make them look so presentable.

No bake oats energy balls recipe

4.58 from 14 votes

No bake oats energy balls recipe, super tasty quick peanut butter chocolate snack that is delicious too.

0 mins


5. Dry fruits laddu

Sugar free healthy laddu. Skip roasting part and use raw nuts.

Dry fruits laddu recipe | Sugar free laddu

5 from 1 vote

Dry fruits laddu recipe prepared with cashews, almonds, pistachios sweetened with raisins, figs and dates. Prepare within 15 mins and healthier with natural sweeteners.

4 mins

dry fruits laddu

6. Nutella truffles

Super easy, fun to make tasty nutella truffles.

7. Biscoff cheese cake

No bake cheesecake works like a charm. Fancy and tasty to impress your guests or judges in the competition.

No bake biscoff cheesecake recipe

4.57 from 16 votes

No bake biscoff cheesecake recipe with detailed stepwise photos and video. No gelatin, agar agar or baking involved. Just 5 main ingredients!

0 mins

Serving suggestion for biscoff cheese cake

Drinks – lassi, milkshake, nungu sarbath, elaneer sarbath, nungu rosemilk.

Indian recipes

1. Vella aval recipe

Vella aval is a lovely idea, just use plain water and soak for long time. Use more ghee and shape them using pretty molds and serve it in muffin liners. I suggested this to my Brother In Laws office competition and they did this successfully.

Vella aval recipe

5 from 3 votes

Gokulashtami is nearing and if you are looking for easy recipe to offer on the day of Gokulashtami, vella aval could be the perfect one.

10 mins


2. Dahi poha

Skip the tempering part and add some pomegranate in addition for colorful serving suggestion.

Gopalkala | Dahi poha

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Gopalkala is nothing but dahi poha – aval/ flattened rice/ beaten rice mixed with curd (plain yogurt), cucumber and tempered with ghee.

2 mins

Dahi poha | Gopalkala

3. Shrikand

An easy dessert option, check out mango version and use it if it is in season.

Shrikhand recipe

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Shrikhand is an Indian (Maharashtrian) dessert made with hung curd. Let’s see how to prepare this with step by step photos and a quick video.

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shrikhand recipe

4. Mango shrikhand

Just another variation of Shrikhand

Mango Shrikhand

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Mango Shrikhand is a yogurt (dahi) based Indian dessert variation of Gujarati famous Shrikhand. Quick video, stepwise photos.

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mango shrikhand recipe

5. Mango salsa

Serve them with tostitos, pita chips, tortilla chips, topping for tacos etc.

Mango salsa recipe

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Fresh mango salsa recipe with fresh ripe mango. With only few ingredients, this is a perfect party pleaser.

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Below are two recipes I saw in a forum many years ago…

6. Creamy Russian fruit salad


  • ¼ cup Plain yogurt or hung curd
  • 2 tablespoon Cream
  • 2 tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 Potato, boiled and cubed
  • ½ Carrot, chopped
  • 1 Mango, chopped
  • ½ Cucumber, chopped
  • ⅛ cup Cabbage, sliced
  • ½ of an Apple, chopped
  • ¼ cup Pineapple, chopped
  • ⅛ cup Pomegranate
  • ⅛ cup Grapes
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
  • Salt


  1. Mix yogurt, cream, mayonnaise, salt, pepper and sugar smoothly. Then toss in other ingredients and serve.

7. Chocolate Biscuit pops


  • 18 Marie Biscuits or 10 Digestive biscuits
  • 2 teaspoon Cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoon Sugar, powdered
  • 2 teaspoon Milk
  • 2 tablespoon Condensed milk
  • Dessicated coconut or crushed nuts for coating.
  • Tooth pics for serving.


  1. Take Marie biscuits and powder it.
  2. Add cocoa powder, some crushed dry fruits and 2 teaspoon of powdered sugar.
  3. Add milk and condensed milk to knead a dough adjust the quantity of milk to get a dough consistency.
  4. Make small balls and coat it with desicated coconut or crushed nuts.
  5. Insert a toothpick.
  6. Refrigerate to set it before serving.

Recipe card

Cooking without fire recipes

Cooking without fire recipes that you can make it for competition as well as to involve kids to create the interest in them early.

Course Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine Fusion, Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 4 people

Cup measurements


  • Sprouts salad
  • Nutella truffes
  • Mango salsa
  • Avocado Crema