Many of us have a best friend who might not have had a chance to spend good time since long time, lost in family or career. Sometimes we wonder where that mindless chit-chat and discussions on random topics disappeared among best friends. Plan to call that special friend of yours who has been skipping get together or functions. Fix a date which is convenient to both of you and plan to cook lunch with your friend. What’s best to bring busy friends together than a weekend? You cook while you chat and chat while you cook.
Decide what to cook for lunch this weekend with your friend. We have come up with easy and simple cooking ideas weekend menu to choose from. With light and easy salads, crunchy and welcoming appetizers, filling main course and satiating desserts, last this rare meet with your bestie till late noon. To keep your friend from pre-preps of cooking, get all the ingredients ready and prepped up. This helps you both cook more effortlessly, efficiently and season the recipes with ample chatting and spare talks!
Get prep with cleaning, chopping or scooping of veggies and fruits required for these salads before your friend arrives. Asian Watermelon for salad will be nice and light idea to side your weekend lunch with. Chinese Tacos (Salad Taco with Hot and Sweet Vegetables) -Fusion Recipe is a twist to the regular tacos with plenty of green leafy vegetables making it a healthy anytime snack. Carrot Beet Amaranth Super Salad Recipe is a simple, healthy salad fortified with two superfoods combined with fruits, seeds and herbs.
Shop all the ingredients well in advance to avoid last minute hassle to shop. The Stuffed Mushrooms with Spinach & Parmesan Recipe make wonderful single bite size appetizers. The Jimikand ke Kebab Recipe are a wholesome recipe of yam kebabs that is packed with flavor and texture. Murg Aloo Tikki is an easy chicken cutlet recipe which is served as a starter with any chutney of your choice. This cheesy appetizer- Cheese and Bacon Pinwheels Recipe is easy to make and is a crowd pleaser for all non-vegetarian lovers.
Get prep with all the ingredients needed for main course and ready the veggies or non-veg ingredients beforehand. Potatoes are cooked with spices and grounded coconut paste to make this Easy Potato Kurma. Whole wheat palak naan come together pretty quickly and they’re easy to make on the stovetop too. Capsicum Bath is an easy, simple and yummy rice recipe which is perfect when you want to cook something in a jiffy.
Khatta Meetha Petha or sweet and sour yellow pumpkin sabzi is a quick, easy side dish. The Rabodi Simla Mirch Ki Sabzi is a delicious preparation of corn papad that is simmered in a spicy tomato curry with green capsicum. Pabda fish is marinated in mixture of anar (pomegranate) juice and later spiced with mustard paste and boiled in coconut milk to make the Anar Pabda recipe, which can be served with steamed rice.
For a meal to be remembered fondly, at least one of these yummy desserts is a must. The Quick and Easy Apple cake is a delicious cake that is moist, fluffy and has the wholesome flavor of apples and cinnamon and the best part it is made from rice flour. The Quick and Easy Chocolate Cupcake Recipe is the most delicious feather cake, with simple to buy ingredients and whisked and baked in a jiffy. Beetroot and Carrot Halwa is a perfect sweet to be served hot or chilled after a perfect Indian Meal.