Weeknight Dinners: Plan Your Meals With Kala Chana Pilaf, Andhra Style Davva Aava koora & More

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Weekdays are the time to multitask and get on with our routines. In the busy households, it is a task to come up with ideas to make decent meals for 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 Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe, Chenakayi Erissery Recipe, Stir Fry Green beans and Tofu with Panch Phoron Recipe, Butternut Squash Chickpea Stew Recipe With Couscous,Turai Aloo Ki Sabzi Recipe, 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. 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.


Make soft and fluffy Phulkas for this first day of the week and for sides make Turai Aloo Ki Sabzi Recipe which is Ridge Gourd Potato Curry which is made with basic spices but flavourful also. Make Stir Fry Green beans and Tofu with Panch Phoron Recipe which is A quick Indian Dry vegetarian with the goodness of Green beans and Tofu tossed in Authentic Bengali Panch Phoron. Along with this simple meal, you can also make Pumpkin Raita Recipe to side it with the main course.


Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe is a South Indian version that is cooked with assorted spices and given the authentic Chettinad flavors by a wide usage of shallots, black pepper and coconut with ginger garlic, whole spices and a chettinad spice powder. For vegetarian option, you can make Awadhi Style Chickpea Kofta Biryani Recipe, in which soft and crispy koftas are prepared separately and it then soaked with the luscious gravy. The gravy is then carefully layered between the rice and is simmered again for some more time to build in more flavor. Make summer special Angoor raita recipe that can be made both with green or the black ones. Thick curd whisked and folded with grape slices has mild sweet flavours along with some cumin powder.


This Wednesday, make Methi Jowar Roti Recipe that is a gluten free recipe with goodness of greens as well as millets with fenugreek leaves and jowar. Andhra Style Davva Aava koora Recipe (Sweet and Spicy Banana Stem Peanut Curry Recipe) is an Indian curry made from Banana stem and crunchy peanuts tossed in sweet and spicy Andhra style gravy that can be made to side with jowar roti. Also make Chenakayi Erissery Recipe (Yam Erissery) for a dry sabzi option with fresh coconut, cumin, pepper, and green chillies.


Make Pudina Lahsun Laccha Paratha which is Mint & Garlic Multi-layered Indian Bread is a wonderful twist to the normal Whole Wheat Laccha paratha recipe. Also prepare Kala Chana Pilaf Recipe with cinnamon quills adapted from the Pakistani Cuisine. For a single side dish to both paratha and pilaf, make Dhaba Style Egg Curry Recipe and a simple raita with Carrot Pachadi With Coconut Recipe.


Treat yourself this friday night with Mildly spiced and sweet chickpea and butternut squash stew served over a bowl of warm couscous that would make a nice and healthy dinner - Butternut Squash Chickpea Stew Recipe With Couscous. Along with this, make Radish soup Recipe that can be easily prepared with minimal ingredients and tastes delicious, you will not have a clue of pungency in the soup. For dessert, Fruit Tart Recipe uses any seasonal and preferred fruits and made with ingredients of simple porridge and is made the vegan way as well.