Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal, Kadhai Tofu Sabji 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 Bengali Style Lau Die Tetor Dal (Yellow Moong Dal With Bitter Gourd & Bottle Gourd), Kadhai Tofu Sabji Recipe, Dhaba Style Dal Palak, Mixed Vegetable Paratha Recipe, Cucumber Green Chilli Raita 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.


Varutharachu Sambar, Steamed Rice & More

This Monday, prepare a simple meal of steamed rice and lentil sambar cooked with spices, tamarind and roasted coconut. Prepare a jackfruit seed stirfry to have along. You can also prepare matta rice like traditional Kerala meals.


Mixed Vegetable Paratha, Dhaba Style Dal Palak and Raita

Prepare a humble but nutritious mixed vegetables paratha and pair it along with a Dhaba style dal palak, and a raita with cucumbers and green chillies.


Lau Die Tetor Dal, Rice, and a Stir Fry

Prepare a flavourful Bengali style Lau Die Teror dal which is a yellow moong dal along with bitter gourd and bottle gourd. Make steamed rice recipe and pair it with a fish fry recipe. If you are looking for a vegetarian option, you can prepare a tofu sabzi instead. Make some fresh cut salad vegetables to have along with the meals.


Naan, Kulith Shengole, Tangy Pumpkin and More

Prepare a healthy whole wheat Naan recipe and for pairing with it, prepare Maharashtrian horse gram dumplings in gravy and a Pahari auriya kaddu made with pumpkins. Prepare a puliyodorai with millets to balance the meal plate and a koshimbir with carrots to have along.


Dal Makhani, Steamed rice, Phulka and More

Prepare a delicious no onion no garlic dal Makhani and pair with steamed rice. You can prepare a few Phulkas along and a beetroot sabzi too to complete the meal plate.


Quiche, Salad and Soup

Prepare a delicious chicken quiche which is a complete meal in itself. If you are looking for a vegetarian option, you can prepare a mushroom quiche instead. Complete your meals with a cherry tomatoes, cucumber and onion salad and a tomato tortellini soup for a delicious weekend meal with family.


Bajra Matar Ki Khichdi, Boondi Raita & Salad

Sunday is a day that might have a lot of pending house works done. Keep your Sunday meal simple with a Millet khichdi like bajra and matar, a boondi raita to have along, and a watermelon chena cucumber salad for side.