Craving for something chewy, spicy, and crispy? Well, Korean cuisine is all about that! If you miss chewing on your favorite Korean food, then here we are to your rescue. Check these lip-smacking and easy Korean recipes that you can make at home, and enjoy a proper K-Meal!

If K-pop makes your heart go Bim-bim-bap, K-dramas make you feel ramentic, and if you are someone who is a little extra obsessed with K-food, then make these easy Korean recipes today, and enjoy a soul-warming K-meal at home. Watch your favorite Korean drama, and gorge on these dishes. 

1. Go Bi-Bim-bap with this Bibiambap bowl

This Korean rice dish is quick to make, and we even have the recipe of the traditional Gochujang paste for you, which you can use in other recipes too. Follow this mouthwatering recipe by Chef Bhagwan Chandaliya of Bang Tan ShefsMumbai, and cook an epic bowl of chicken, rice, and vegies. If you are a vegetarian, replace the meat with more veggies you love.

Ingridients

CucumberHalf (dip it overnight in vinegar)
Carrot Half (dip it overnight in vinegar)
French beans stir-fried (optional)5
Chopped mushrooms stir-fried (optional)4
Spinach boiled in saltwater and vinegar
Non-veg add ons
50gms
Chicken 100 gms, thinly cut and stir-fried in olive oil and soya sauce.
Egg One (boiled or sunny side up)
Gochujang paste (simple recipe below)
Jasmine rice or sticky rice200 gms
Sesame oil and sesame seedsFor garnishing

Method

For Gochujang paste:

As gochujang is one of the most important spices in Korean food, we will teach you how to duplicate it without spending a lot of bucks.

Take 10 whole red chillies (remove the stem). Chop ginger, garlic, and half an onion. Take a pan and heat 3 tablespoons of sesame oil. Add red chili and then add chopped ginger, garlic & onion after 2 minutes. Let it fry for about 5 mins on low flame. Now add salt, pepper, sesame seed, two tablespoons of soya sauce and honey (or oyster sauce if available). Add half a cup of water and let it rest for 5 more minutes. Switch off the gas. Let the mixture cool down, then add it to a mixture, mix it until a fine paste.

For Bibiambap bowl:

Boil the rice until sticky (for better taste, use a little olive oil or sesame oil, and while boiling add salt). Take a pan, add a little oil, stir fry your veggies with one tablespoon of soya sauce, salt, and pepper (French beans, mushrooms, or any veggies you like). Boil the spinach with salt then stir fry it with the rest of your veggies.

Non-veg: Half boil the eggs or create a beautiful sunny side. Cut chicken strips, marinate them with salt, pepper red chili powder (onion garlic powder is optional) in a pan, and stir fry the chicken strips until cooked.

Assembling our bibimbap bowl: First, we pat down the rice on the bowl, then add the veggies individually clustered in a group the gochujang paste and enjoy the delicacy.

2. Korean Pancakes aka Pajeon

These savory Korean pancakes are a great pick for an evening snack or even breakfast. Follow this quick recipe by Chef Bhagwan Chandaliya, and enjoy the slices with a meaty side dish or your favorite dip.

easy Korean Recipes
source

Ingridients

 All-Purpose Flour2 cups
water 1/4 cup
Egg1
SaltTo taste
Shredded Carrots1
Bell Pepper1 julienned
Zucchini1 julienned
Green Onions2 stalks, julienned
Capsicum1 cup, julienned
Vegetable Oil For cooking

Method

In a huge bowl, beat together the flour, water, egg, and salt. Keep it aside. Cut all the veggies julienne (long lean strips) and mix into the batter with salt and pepper. After adding the veggies if the batter looks too thick, add a little bit of water and then stir. Take a pan, add a little oil and swirl around the pan.

Pick up the batter on a ladle until it fills up and then spread it around the pan. Ensure that it’s not too thick. Cover it and let it cook for 8 mins on one side on a slow flame. Check to see that the side is properly cooked and keep checking as we don’t want burnt pancakes. Flip on to the other side and let it cook until it’s crispy and golden brown. Cut it like pizza and enjoy with sweet chili sauce or any spicy sauce of your liking.

3. Kimchi Bokkeumbap aka Kimchi Fried Rice

Fermented Napa Cabbage is a Korean Staple that can heal your soul, and goes best with the cool weather of monsoon and winters. Enjoy the spicy and unique Umami flavor of Kimchi in this Classic Korean Fried Rice by Chef Kaviraj Thadani of Seoulmate, Mumbai.

easy Korean Recipes
Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice)

Ingridients

Cooked Sticky Rice300gms 
Finely Chopped Onion3 Tbsp 
Finely Chopped Garlic2 Tbsp 
Ketchup1 Tbsp 
Korean Chili Paste2 Tbsp 
Roughly chopped Kimchi100gms 
Soy Sauce1 tsp
Diced Chicken Sausage or Diced Bacon80gms
Egg (Fried Egg Garnish)      1

Method

In a preheated wok or a nonstick pan, add oil and sauté the chicken sausage/ Bacon. Once well-cooked, remove them and keep it aside, and remove the excess oil. Using the same pan, sauté the chopped onion and garlic until fragrant. Add in the kimchi, ketchup, and Chili paste and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes. Now add in cooked chicken/Bacon and combine. Mix well. Allow the ingredients to get hot before finally adding in the sticky rice. Stir frequently for 2 minutes then add in the chopped scallions and mix. Place the Fried rice on a plate and garnish with a fried egg. Serve immediately and Enjoy!

Vegetarian Option: Do not add the Chicken on bacon instead add in 80gm diced Mixed vegetables when sautéing the onion and garlic

4. Korean Fried Chicken

The oh-so-juicy and tender Korean fried chicken is lathered in the thick black Korean sauce and tastes amazing with a bowl of ramen, or Kimchi fried rice. This one of the simple Korean Recipes by Chef Hiren Kumar of Saltt, Karjat is a must-try!

easy Korean Recipes

Ingredients

For Chicken :
Leg Boneless

500 gms
Egg Yolk2
Potato Starch30gms
Corn Flour80gms
Salt20gms
Black Pepper8gms
For Korean Sauce : 
Gochujang 

20 gms
Brown sugar  5gms
Dark Soya 30 ml 
Honey 10 ml 
Chopped garlic10gms
Chopped ginger10gms
Sesame oil5ml 
Sesame seed5gms
Red Chilli Paste50 gms

Method:

Marinate the chicken in the given ingredients and set aside.

For Korean sauce: In a frying pan saute chopped ginger and garlic until translucent. Add the rest of the ingredients and set them aside. Now, deep fry the marinated chicken until golden and crisp. Toss the fried chicken in the prepared Korean sauce. Finish with rice with wine and toasted sesame seed. Serve this quick. This is indeed one of the easiest Korean recipes to try at home.

5. Kimchi-jeon aka Kimchi Pancakes

Kimchi-jeon (김치전), is a type of Korean pancake that’s made with Kimchi. It’s also called Kimchi Bhuchimgae. This crispy pancake can be a great evening snack. Follow this quick recipe by Chef Sanjay Tamang of Seoul Restaurant, New Delhi.

Ingredients

Fermented kimchi200g 
Korean pancake premix180g 
Coldwater230g 
kimchi juice2  tbsp
Green chili2
Green onions40g-60g 
Fine red pepper(optional)6g
Egg1
potato starch or corn starch{for extra crispiness} (optional)1 1/2tbsp
Salt and black pepper powderaccording to your taste buds

Method

Chop well-fermented Kimchi(Napa cabbage kimchi). Finely chop some green onions and onions (optional). Mix the kimchi, green onion in a large bowl. Add fine red pepper powder, flour / Korean pancake premix, salt, water and toss well until the batter gets watery. The batter should flow easily from a spoon.
(If you are using Korean pancake premix then, omit the salt)

Preheat a frying pan and add cooking oil. Spread out the batter thinly. When the edges start to cook, flip the kimchi jeon. When both sides are cooked, slice it into easy bite-size. Don’t forget to serve it with Korean Soy Dipping.

So, which one of these easy Korean recipes are you going to make this week?

Also Read: We dare you to try these oh-so-hot and spicy Indian dishes!

For more such stories follow Local Samosa on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Telegram

Comments

comments

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here