Weeknight Dinners : Make Your Meals With Green Moong Dal Khichdi, Missi Roti And More

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Every day meal plans are a daunting task to do all by yourself, since you have many other tasks during 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 carried forward to the next day by transforming 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 recipes like Green Moong Dal Khichdi, Missi Roti, Mushroom Pasanda, Chettinadu Mint Potato Pulao 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 on 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.

Monday

Green Moong Dal Khichdi And Kadhi Pakora

Tips for preparation : Soak Green moong dal in water before you leave for work, so that its soaked well during the day. You can prepare the pakoras for the khadi the previous night of in the morning and store in an airtight container after the pakoras have cooled down.

Tuesday

Dhingru Matar, Missi Roti And Burani Raita

Tips for preparation : Use fresh mushrooms for best taste. You can prepare the burani raita in the morning and add salt before serving. The dough for the roti can be prepared the previous night or morning so that all you have to do is to roll out the rotis for dinner.

Wednesday

Srilankan Chicken Curry, Mushroom Pasanda, Veechu Parotta and Tomato Onion Raita

Tips for preparation : The dough for the parotta can be prepared the previous night or morning before you leave for office. You can save time by cleaning and drying the mushrooms with a towel beforehand or in the morning to save yourself some time to wash the mushrooms.

Thursday

Chettinad Mint Pulao, Curd and Vadam

Tips for preparation: Mint leaves once bought has to be cut off from the stem and stored in an airtight container to store up to a week in a fridge. Add a piece of kitchen paper towel on top of the mint so that the moisture gets absorbed.

Friday

Ajwain Puri, Amritsar Aloo and Curd

Tips for preparation : Puri dough is always best made before making puris because the dough should not get dense. Letting the dough rest will tend to the dough absorbing moisture and the puris not puffing up. The aloos for the gravy can be prepared beforehand and taken out of the fridge 30-45 minutes before cooking the Amritsari Aloo dish.

Saturday

Burmese Know Suey and Frozen Strawberry Yogurt

Tips for Preparation : Khow Suey is a filling dish by itself and all the additions to the soup can be kept ready in the morning. Frozen Yogurt should be either prepared the previous night or morning since it needs time for setting. Remember to take the yogurt out 5 minutes before serving.

Sunday

Mint & Coriander Chili Potato, Broccoli Soup and Focaccia Bread

Tips for preparation : Mint leaves once bought has to be cut off from the stem and stored in an airtight container to store up to a week in a fridge. Add a piece of kitchen paper towel on top of the mint so that the moisture gets absorbed. The broccoli florets can be cut from the head in the morning or the night before. Focaccia bread once prepared can be stored up to 2 days. So make this bread a day in advance like a saturday so that all you have to prepare are the soup and salad.

Sandhya Gopalakrishna

Sandhya Gopalakrishna

     
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