Weeknight Dinners : Make Your Meals With Phalguni Dal Recipe, Pav Bhaji 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 Phalguni Dal Recipe, Pav Bhaji, Chettinadu Mutton Chops, Spinach Paneer Kofta, Palak Raita, Bean Spinach And Corn Quesadilla  and more.

Dry Subzis 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

Thelivu Rasam, Thengai Thogayal and Steamed Rice

Tips for Preparation : Toor Dal can be cooked and kept in the fridge for up to 2 days. So you can use this for the thelivu rasam.

Tuesday

Pav Bhaji and Onion Tomato Bean Salad

Tips for preparation: Cut all the vegetables that are required for the bhaji and keep it ready ahead.

Wednesday

Chettinadu Mutton Chops, Spinach Kofta Curry, Phulka and Burani Raita

Tips for preparation : Prepare the dough for the phulka ahead. Dough will stay good for up to 2 days in the fridge. You can prepare the koftas before hand and cook them in the gravy before you have dinner

Thursday

Paneer Pulao and Palak Raita

Tips for preparation: To make your paneer soft and fluffy while eating, remove the paneer from the fridge and place it in a water bath. And just before adding the paneer to the pulao, cut them into cubes and fry them with little oil on a low flame for just 2 minutes.

Friday

Aloo Methi Masala, Onion Thepla and Khichiya Churi

Tips for preparation: Make sure that the methi leaves are cut and cleaned before hand so that you don't spend too much time doing that before making your dinner. Theplas can be stored for 2-3 days, so you can prepare theplas in bulk and even carry it for your lunch boxes.

Saturday

Mexican Fried Rice, Spinach and Corn Quesadilla and Bread Pudding

Tips for preparation : Dont forget to soak the red beans in water overnight for both the fried rice and Quesadilla.

Sunday

Phalguni Dal, Kurkuri Bhindi and Phulka

Tips for preparation : Make a large batch of phulka dough so that you can make phulkas for your lunch too.

Sandhya Gopalakrishna

Sandhya Gopalakrishna

     
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