Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Bengali Doi Potol, Begun Bhaja Recipe & 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 Saturday 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 Manjal Poosanikai Sambar Recipe (Yellow Pumpkin in Toor Dal Recipe), Steamed Rice, Phulka, Cabbage Thoran (Poriyal) Recipe (South Indian Style Sabzi), Bengali Doi Potol Recipe (Pointed Gourd In Thick Yogurt Based Gravy), Begun Bhaja Recipe (Bengali Style Spiced And Fried Aubergine Slices) 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. We have also included a whiff of additional plan for your weekend too! Take a look and make your meal plan accordingly for the whole week's dinners.


Manjal Poosanikai Sambar, Rice, Phulka & Cabbage Thoran

This Monday prepare a delicious and simple meal of a pumpkin in toor dal curry, Cabbage thoran with which steamed rice and a Phulkas will go along well.


Stuffed Mooli Paratha, Dhaniya Pudina Chutney & More

Prepare a filling meal of parathas that are stuffed with Mooli pyaaj and more. Have a Dhaniya Pudina Chutney and a bowl of curd along as accompaniment. Chop a few veggies like carrot cucumber and tomatoes to make a salad for sides.


Pumpkin Chapati, Coorg Koli Curry & More

Prepare a lipsmacking Koli Curry in Coorg style and scoop it up with pumpkin Chapati. You can prepare a dahi bhindi for a vegetarian option instead of Koli Curry. Have a simple salad like carrot cucumber tomato salad with peanuts. You can also prepare steamed rice and a dal to make a complete meal.


Bengali Doi Potol, Begun Bhaja, Steamed Rice & Phulka

Prepare a Bengali inspired meal plate of a pointed gourd curry with Bengali Doi Potol, a Bhaja with brinjal slices to have along with rice and Phulkas. You can even make tawa parathas instead.


Tawa Paratha, Masoor Dal Makhani, Jeera Rice & More

Today prepare a protein rich Masoor Dal Makhani, and another side dish like Punjabi mixed vegetables kadai and have along with Jeera Rice and tawa parathas. You can end your meal with a glass of buttermilk.


Mexican Vegetarian Chimichanga, Nachos & More

Prepare an exotic meal of a wrap kind food inspired from Mexico called vegetarian Chimichanga - a burrito. Also prepare a homemade crispy Nachos and have along with salsa and for a dessert, you can prepare a Spanish custard which is easy to prepare and be loved to indulge in.


Veggie Chop Burger & Fries

Prepare a veggie Chop Burger and have along with a healthy vegetable Fries made in oven instead of deep frying. You can have it along with tomato ketchup, mayonnaise or a homemade tatziki dip.