Weeknight Dinners: Make Your Meals With Raw Papaya Kofta Curry, Laccha Paratha & 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 Mukkala Pulusu Recipe (Andhra Style Mixed Vegetable Sambar), Cherupayar Thoran Recipe (Green Gram Dry Sabzi Kerala Style), Andhra Style Pachi Pulusu Recipe (Raw Tamarind Rasam Recipe), Quick Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe, or Raw Papaya Kofta In Yogurt Curry Recipe, Pudina Lahsun Laccha Paratha (Mint & Garlic Multi-layered Indian Bread), Sadya Parippu Recipe (Kerala Style Lentils) 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.


This Monday, after a buy working day, indulge in a comfort meal from South India. Prepare steamed rice and a thoran like Cherupayar Thoran Recipe which is a Kerala style green gram dry sabzi. To side with the steamed rice, prepare Mukkala Pulusu Recipe which has mixed vegetables in the Andhra Style gravy called sambar. Meal is incomplete without a second serving of steamed rice and a serving of Andhra Style Pachi Pulusu Recipe which is a thin Rasam Recipe with raw tamarinds, and is a great digestive as well.


Make Phulkas and side dishes like Stuffed Ridge Gourd Recipe with spices, onion, tomato and roasted peanuts filling going into the ridge gourds. You can also make Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka made with red lentils with added garlic tempering. Prepare a simple Pudina Buttermilk Recipe which helps the body cool and give a good night's sleep.


Prepare a rich Prawn Tikka Masala Recipe by cooking prawns in a tikka masala gravy. Or if you are looking for a vegetarian alternative, you can make delicious Raw Papaya Kofta curry made In Yogurt instead. To scoop up the gravy, prepare Pudina Lahsun Laccha Paratha which is Mint & Garlic Multi-layered Indian Bread. The airy layers of the laccha paratha is so apt for the curry and a lentils dish like a Kerala style Sadya Parippu Recipe.


Keep this simple this Thursday with a coriander spiced fried puffed bread, Lasun Batata Poori Recipe. Pair it with Aloo gravy recipe cooked in spices and and Fried Barnyard Millet Recipe which is a Fried Samvat Rice as a filling dish. Complete the meal with a tadka raita recipe made with yogurt and onion tadka.


Friday is a prelude to the forthcoming weekend. Prepare delicious exotic meal for you and your family with recipes from international cuisine like Spinach And Cheese Enchiladas Recipe which is made of tortilla that encases spinach and is soaked in a layer of cheese on top, for main course. Mexican salsa goes well along with the meal of a mexican fried rice and enchilada. End your meal with a sweet note, by making Banana Clafoutis which gets prepared sooner.