Weeknight Dinners: Plan Your Meals With Lal Bhoplyacha Bharit, Vatana Amti & 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 which help in wholesome nutrition for the nights.

This week, try Udupi Tomato Rasam, Mangalorean Manoli Curry, Bandhakopir Ghonto Recipe, Hariyali Matar, panchmel dal and more. 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.


Bandhakopir Ghonto is a simple yet flavourful cabbage stir fry dish with potatoes, green peas, tomato and spices from the Bengali Cuisine. The Arhar Ki Dal with Lahsun Tadka Recipe is a simple, wholesome recipe of toor dal, that is made in a single pot. Make easy tawa parathas to make it a meal. Mooli Raita Recipe is the spiced yogurt salad with grated radish, which gets done in 10 minutes. Just whisk in the spices & herbs along with grated radish into the hung curd to prepare this raita for sides. you can have the leftovers of curries for either tuesday's lunch box or for breakfast.


Make Udupi Tomato Rasam Recipe that consists of ripped tomatoes that is cooked in tangy tamarind water which is again boiled with cooked toor dal, to be paired with steamed rice. The Mangalorean Manoli Curry Recipe is a traditional ivy gourd curry from the Mangalorean Cuisine in Karnataka. Pair this with puffed phulkas. For a dry sabzi, make beetroot poriyal. Carry over manoli curry and beetroot poriyal for next day's lunch box.


Make Plain Parathas also known as Tawa Parathas for dinner. Pair it along with Kala Vatana Amti which is a very popular chick peas dish from the Malvan region of the Maharashtra. you can make Lal Bhoplyache Bharit which is a Maharashtrian side dish made by mixing steamed red pumpkin, curd, crushed groundnuts and is then tempered with flavourful spices. Remember to soak the chickpeas in the morning or the night before.


Awadhi Style Sheermal Recipe is an Indian famous flatbread which is flavored with saffron. It is very soft and fluffy flat bread, it can be eaten along with different kind’s curries. Make this soft sheermal and pair it with Hariyali Matar Recipe. Hariyali matar is made with fresh peas in coriander sauce base. Also make Panchmel Dal also known as Panchkuti is a traditional Rajasthani dal recipe to fulfil the protein portion of the day.


Chicken Udon Soup is loaded with chicken, vegetables and udon noodles in a rich broth and have it along with Lettuce Orange And Spinach Salad for sides. For a vegetarian option, you can make hearty Avocado Mint Soup Recipe and serve these with Herbed crusty Focaccia Bread Recipe for sides.

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