Ingredients and methods have been streamlined to prepare Indian foods in approximately 30 minutes with
comparable flavors to foods prepared in traditional manner.
Indians arriving in United States, are busy with work or studies, little time to cook, still craving for curry. Spice blends such as Curry Powder and Garam Masala may be bought on line or prepared at home to reduce mistakes. Potatoes and Tomatoes play a significant role in Indian Cuisine. The Indian Restaurants in United States employ little 'secrets' to save time and reduce food wastage. On weekends, one can prepare 'Hurry Tomato Sauce' and 'Hurry Curry Potatoes' just like restaurants. This practice may be good even after you are well settled and have some time to cook.
You can use canned beans to eliminate pre-soaking and reduce cooking time.