Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Baingan Bharta, Lemony Potato Curry & More

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Every day meal plans are a daunting task to do all by yourself, since you have many other tasks in the day, especially on weekdays. Weekends would be more blessed than weekdays because we have time to think and organize. It would be great if there is an early plan laid out for the week ahead such that we know clearly of what to shop and how much to shop for the week. Also, we understand the ease of making the recipes that could either be carry forward through transformation or packing it for lunch, or cooking with the same ingredients for the next day. Considering this, we are back again with the weeknight dinner recipe ideas that could be of help. This menu for weeknights have a blending mix of cuisines across India & the World (Especially for Friday nights) which help in wholesome nutrition for the nights.

We understand that the only peaceful time when you retrospect your fruitful day is at night. It would be lovely if less time goes into planning and preparing the dinners. This week, try Steamed rice, Varutharacha Mutta Curry Recipe, Roasted Colocasia Stir Fry With Ajwain, Mughlai Kheema Paratha Recipe, Vegan Black Beans Stuffed Paratha Recipe, Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions) and more. Dry Sabzis can be made into interesting paratha rolls for next morning's breakfast or the curries can also be packed for lunch the next day. Also make sure you soak in the pulses the previous night and sprout them in the morning to make sprout recipes for dinner, or soak them first thing in the morning to make them easy to cook for dinners. Stock up the groceries to ease out the weeknights and spice up daily life with lot more time to do other things than planning to dine.


This Monday, make fried Puris by kneading whole wheat flour with achari masala, carom seeds, red chilli powder and black pepper powder making them Achari Masala Puris. Pair the achari masala puris with Urulai Kizhangu Masiyal Recipe which is a South Indian Style Lemony spiced Potato Curry spiked with grated ginger, urad dal, and green chillies. This goes very well with the puris. Also make a raita from raw bananas with added urad dal tadka, and ginger.


Prepare simple steamed rice and spicy Varutharacha Mutta Curry Recipe made with boiled eggs dunked in a delicious balanced gravy made with fresh grated coconut, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon and more. Also make Muttaikose Poriyal Recipe which is the South Indian Cabbage Stir fry With Coconut and green chillies. This makes a comfort meal and a filling dinner.


Prepare Mughlai Kheema Paratha which is made with minced mutton cooked in onions, garlic, ginger, mint leaves, coriander leaves, and mixed with yogurt before making the filling for the parathas. This is also filled with eggs in Indian Flat Bread to shape a thick fat square packet. Vegetarians can make the delicious and nutritious Vegan Black Beans Stuffed Paratha Recipe with soaked black eyed beans/ lobia, garam masala, red chilli powder, and more. You can pair the parathas with Spiced Curd With Onion making the Tadka Raita Recipe. You can make the simple Mumbai Style Tawa Pulao Recipe with Moong Sprouts that also can be had along with the raita.


Make simple jeera rice and tawa paratha for dinner. As for side dishes, you can make punjabi kadhi made with besan and yogurt spiced with turmeric and coriander powders and garam masala and the dunked pakoras with spinach and besan, and a dash of fruit salt. Also prepare Baingan Bharta Recipe which is Smoked Roasted Eggplant with Green Chillies and Ginger to make the meal complete.


Friday is a prelude to the forthcoming weekend. Treat you and your family with an exotic looking menu with Open Burger with Vegetable Patty Recipe, Garlic & Ginger Spiced Potato Wedges Recipe that are not deep fried but cautiously baked. End your meals with Eggless Nutella Swirl Cupcakes Recipe that are easy to prepare and decadent to savour.