Weeknight Dinners : Make Your Weeknight Dinners with Mushroom Pasanda, Vegetable Laksa and More

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Are you looking for recipes just to make your dinners? Do not worry, we have the perfect ensemble of dishes enough to tickle your palette as well as take care of your nutrition quotient for the week. Every week, we at Archana's Kitchen make an effort to put together the perfect meal for your Indian dinner plans. While planning your meals, we believe that it is important to mix it up a little and try different cuisines everyday. 

You can make these dinners just for two or for even your entire family - Our goal is to make planning for Weeknight dinners easy for you to plan and execute. These Indian Dinner Recipes are perfect to even plan for a dinner party on a short notice. Not only are these recipe combinations perfect for your dinner but with a little planning you can make more a little more and pack it up for your next day's lunch.

There are a few tips that will help you plan all you meals better if you plan you Dinner Menu well. 

  1. Dry Subzis can be used to make rolls with your leftover roti or paratha for your next day's lunch.
  2. If you are making any sort of dals especially Kabuli chana, Kala chana, always do soak them in water overnight.
  3. If you are planning to have sprouts for dinner, make sure you start with the sprouting process the previous day.
  4. Stock up on groceries to ease out the weeknights and spice up daily life with lot more time to spend time with your family

We have also included an additional plan for your weekend too!


Mushroom Pasanda, Phulka and Sweet Corn Raw Mango Salad

Tips for preparation : You can keep your dough for the tawa paratha a day in advance. Dough can be kept in the fridge for up to 2 days in an air tight container.


Hunase Saaru, Ladies Finger Stir fry & Steamed Rice

Tips for preparation : Hunase Saaru is Tamarind Rasam. The pulp of tamarind can be extracted and stored in a fridge for up to 2 weeks. So this rasam can be prepared in less than 20 minutes if you have ready tamarind pulp


Kasuri Malai Murgh, Soya Chunks Pepper Curry, Lachha Paratha & Salad

Tips for preparation: Always have the dough for the paratha prepared the previous day as it will help with quick preparation of them at dinner time. You can prepare the salad ahead of time as well, but be sure to add salt or lemon just before serving.


Jeera Rice, Masoor Dal & Carrot, Mushroom Sabzi

Tips for preparation : Be sure to wash and cut all the vegetables for the sabzi earlier to make this a quick meal.


Oats, Peas & Tofu Paratha, Burani Raita and Carrot Pickle

Tips for preparation : You can prepare the stuffing for the paratha and the paratha dough ahead of time so you can just roll them out for dinner.


Veg Laksa, Mushroom and Bak Choy Stir Fry & Fresh Figs Ice Cream

Tips for preparation : Make sure to prepare your ice cream the morning of Saturday so that the ice cream is set before dinner time. Make sure to keep all vegetables cut and read for the laksa and stir fry.


Nepalese Veg Pulao, Palak Onion Kadhi & Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Tips for Preparation: Make sure to have all the vegetables are ready. The pineapple, cucumber salad can be prepared beforehand and kept in the fridge.