Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Punjabi Kadhi Chawal, Bharva Bhindi & 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 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 Rajgira Puri Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe), Kala Desi Chana Recipe (Brown Chickpea Curry), Moong Dal With Radish Greens Recipe Matar Millet Pulao Recipe (Peas Pulao Recipe), Traditional Punjabi Kadhi with Methi (Fenugreek Leaf Yogurt Curry), Bharva Bhindi Recipe (Pan Fried Stuffed Okra With Spices & Peanuts ), 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.


One Pot Sambar Rice, Phulkas, Beetroot Palya & More

This Monday, prepare a one pot Sambar rice, Phulkas, beetroot dry sabzi in South Indian style for a South Indian inspired dinner. You can jazz up your meals with a pickle and a fritter like elai vadam.


Rajgira Puri, Kala Desi Chana, Moong dal and More

Prepare puris with Rajgira, dunk it in Kala Desi Chana recipe which is a brown chickpea curry. For a right portion control, limit Puris and fill in the rest of your meal plate with Matar millet pulao and a Moong dal recipe with radish greens.


Mughlai Kheema Paratha, Boondi Raita, Pickle

Prepare a scrumptious Mughlai Kheema Paratha with minced meat, and pair it with Boondi Raita and karonde and mirchi ki sabzi. For a Vegetarian meal, you can make Spinach paneer lifafa Paratha instead.


Punjabi Kadhi Methi, Chawal, & Bharwa Bhindi

Prepare a lipsmacking Punjabi Kadhi Methi to pair with steamed rice and have a bharva bhindi along to complete the meal plate.


Butter Naan, Dal Tadka, Chatpate Aloo

Prepare a delicious homemade butter naan, and make a Punjabi dal tadka to dunk it in, and prepare a lipsmacking Chatpate Aloo recipe with sesame seeds. End your meal with a refreshing mint lassi.


Savoury Bread Pudding, Corn vegetable soup & Dessert

Prepare a filling savoury bread pudding, make a sweet corn vegetable soup along and make a rich dark chocolate mousse for an indulgent dessert.


Know Suey & Garlic Bread

Prepare a Vegetarian Burmese Khow Suey and have it along with cheese garlic bread recipe to have bite after every morsel.