Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Himachali Pahari Aloo Palda, Matar Ajwain Ki Puri & 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 Chicken Bharta Recipe, Spinach and Sweet Potato Kofta in Green Curry Recipe, Kelfulachi Bhaji Recipe (Banana Floweret Stir Fry Recipe), Chole Pindi Recipe (Spicy Chickpea Curry), Makki Ki Roti Recipe ( A Spicy Corn Meal Flat Bread),Spinach 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.


Ambat Goda Dal, Rice, Laccha Paratha & Sabzi

This Monday, prepare a lightly sweetish and tangy dal called as Ambat dal made from the toor dal. This pairs well with Steamed rice and Phulka. Also make a dry curry of kadai vegetable sabzi to make the meal plate complete.


Spinach and Sweet Potato Kofta, Tawa Paratha, Bhaji & Salad

Prepare the koftas with spinach and sweet potatoes dunked in a green curry recipe. Make Tawa paratha to pair with it and along with it, a Maharashtrian Banana Floret stir fry. Complete your dinner with a salad like moong sprout salad on the side.


Chicken Bharta or Chole Pindi With Makki Ki Roti

Prepare amazingly scrumptious chicken Bharta recipe for dinner to pair it up with the Makki Ki roti made with corn atta(flour). If you are looking for vegetarian meal plate for dinner, you can make a spicy chickpea curry named Chole Pindi recipe instead. Have the combo along with a beetroot carrot raita on side.


Konkani Batata Song and Kaddu Lobia sabzi with Phulka and Chaas

Prepare light and airy Phulka and pair the Phulka with dry red Chilli spiced potato stir fry recipe called as Batata Song. Also make Kaddu Lobia ki sabzi spiced with panch phoron masala for a gravy option. Prepare masala Chaas which acts as a coolant and balancer to the dinner.


Himachali Pahari Aloo Palda with Ajwain Puri & Salad

Indulge in fried Puri recipe loaded with fresh peas and flavoured with Ajwain. Also prepare a chickpea salad recipe with tamarind dressing to balance the protein portion of the meal and end your meals with a Kerala Style seasoned buttermilk.


Baked Chicken, or Spinach & Corn Au Gratin, Soup & bread

For a weekend meal, prepare a delicious, satisfying and spicy baked chicken with coriander and garlic usually served with a crusty bread and soup. For soup you can make a Mexican fiesta soup with roasted tomatoes. If you are a vegetarian, you can make a scrumptious Spinach And Corn Au Gratin Recipe With Cheesy Dip. A sip of warm tomatillo soup, and a bite of baked chicken or gratin brings in the relaxed feeling on the weekend, may be with some fine wine like Chardonnay.


Khichdi & Kadhi with Vegetable Salad

Sunday is day to finish all the errands and prepare for forthcoming week, usually and is loaded with many leftover works from the previous week. Hence, prepare a simple one dish of Palak khichdi and a Maharashtrain Kadhi. To go along the one dish, chop some fresh vegetables for salad.