Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Chettinad Takkali Sadam, Nargisi Kofta 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 Chettinad Takkali Sadam Recipe (Chettinad Style Tomato Rice), Kela Anar Raita Recipe, Chicken Biryani Recipe or Peppery Mushroom Biryani Recipe, Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt, Nargisi Kofta Curry Recipe (Spicy Scotched Egg Curry), 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.


Tomato Rice, Nargisi Kofta & More

This Monday, prepare Chettinad Style spicy tomato rice with ground spices and a mustard flavoured yogurt with banana & pomegranate on side. Also prepare Phulkas and Egg curry like Nargisi kofta curry for a complete meal.


Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu, Steamed Rice & More

Prepare a meal of Steamed rice for Tuesday, and pair it with Sorakkai Paruppu Kuzhambu made with bottle gourd. Also make a baby corn and green peas thoran for side


Biryani & Boondi Raita

Make spicy chicken biryani recipe and pair it along with a Boondi Raita recipe. If you are a vegetarian, you can make Peppery Mushroom Biryani instead


Pudina Tawa Paratha, Stuffed Bhindi & More

Prepare Stuffed Bhindi Recipe with peanuts and also make a Kashmiri Styled Paneer masala recipe with Pudina Tawa Paratha. End your meals with Masala chaas which is a spiced buttermilk recipe.


Oats, Peas & Tofu Stuffed Paratha, Raita & Masala Khichia

This Friday, make a simple dinner with Oats, Peas & Tofu Stuffed Paratha. Pair it up with raw banana raita. Also make a Spicy Corn Flour Papad called Masala Khichia for side.


Pav Bhaji Flavored Pasta & Paneer Naan Pizza

For the Saturday night, make this amazingly tasty Pav bhaji flavoured pasta and a paneer naan pizza. These bring in the flavours of Indian cuisine in exotic dishes. Also end your meal with a sweet note, by making a Coffee Souffle recipe.


Vegetable Biryani and Raita

Sunday might have been a busy day sorting things out for the forthcoming week or doing all the chores that were pending from the week that is drawing to a close. Choose to make a simple One pot vegetable biryani recipe and pair with a cucumber green chilli raita, to complete the meal.