Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Methi Thalipeeth, Hyderabadi Khatti Dal & 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 Kathirikai Podi Curry Recipe (Roasted Brinjal with Spices), Moong Sprouts Salad with Grated Carrots and Coriander, Steamed rice, Jeera Rasam Recipe, (Cumin Seeds Rasam), Keema Biryani Recipe (Minced Chicken Recipe) or Andhra Style Vegetarian Biryani with Soya Chunks Recipe, Raw Banana Raita Recipe, Indian Vegetable salad 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.


Steamed Rice, Kathirikai Podi Curry & Rasam

This Monday, keep your dinner simple with a brinjal stir fry made with chutney podi, hot steamed rice, and a jeera rasam to pair your meal. You can have a salad like moong sprouts salad with grated carrots along, to complete the meal.


Methi Thalipeeth, Thecha, Jeera Rice and Khatti Dal

Maharashtrain mixed floor flatbread - thalipeeth is a filling option for the day. You can have a red Chilli thecha or chutney along with it and a bowl of curd along. Make a super simple jeera rice and pair with Hyderabadi khatti dal.


Keema Biryani, Raw Banana Raita and Vegetable Salad

Minced meat biryani goes well along with a side dish like raw banana raita. If you are looking for a vegetarian option, you can make a vegetable biryani with proteinaceous soy chunks instead of keema biryani. Also chop a few raw veggies for salad.


Kerala Style Whole Wheat Parotta, Kadala Curry & More

Kerala Style wheat parotta is prepared easier even as weekday meal. You can pair these with classic kadala curry made with chickpeas and tapioca stir fry. Have a cucumber and vegetable salad alongside meals.


Methi Jowar Roti, Green Moong Dal Tadka, & More

Make this dinner gluten free with beneficial millet recipe of methi jowar roti. For side dish, prepare a dry sabzi like Banarasi Gobhi sabzi and a curry of green moong dal tadka. End your meals with Indian spiced buttermilk.


Lemongrass Rice, Tofu Stir Fry & Tapioca Pudding

Make a Thai inspired weekend dinner with family when you prepare a Lemongrass sticky jasmine rice paired with Tofu stir fry curry. End meal on a sweet note with coconut tapioca pudding recipe.


Stove Top Lasagna, Garlic Bread, & Lettuce Orange Spinach Salad

Make an easy one pot meal with a stove top lasagna with your favourite veggies and pair it with a garlic bread on side. Make a simple salad with lettuce, spinach and orange to have along.