Weeknight Dinners: Plan Your Meals With Palak Paneer, Dal Makhani & 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 Matar Aur Chilke Ka Sabzi, Vazhakkai Vendhaya Keerai Varuval Recipe, Aloo Bhindi Recipe Flavored With Mustard And Poppy Seeds, Chinese Fried Rice Recipe With Chicken And Shredded Lettuce 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.


Make steamed rice with Pineapple Rasam Recipe is a twist to the traditional and a staple dish of the south Indians. The sourness from the pineapple and the subtle sweetness brings great flavors to the traditional rasam. Aloo Bhindi Recipe Flavored With Mustard And Poppy Seeds which is flavored with mustard and poppy seeds. You can roll the The Aloo Bhindi with parathas the next morning for breakfast.


Sambar is a popular accompaniment for rice. Make Chow-Chow Sambar which is Chayote Squash Sambar recipe made with sambar powder and tamarind water along with dal. Along with it, make Vazhakkai Vendhaya Keerai Varuval Recipe which is a tasty side dish made from raw banana tossed with Dried fenugreek Leaves for sides along with meals. You can have a cup of curd along, for a second serving of rice.


Palak Paneer recipe is a preparation of spinach that is steamed, pureed and simmered along with subtle spices and cottage cheese (paneer). If you are making paneer at home, you need to prep the previous day since draining chena takes time. Dal Makhani is a popular North Indian dish (especially in delhi & punjab) which also is a nice side dish to scoop up with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha. The primary ingredients in dal makhani are whole black lentil with red kidney beans, cream and butter.


Make Vegetable dhansak which is a traditional parsi dish which goes well with steamed brown rice. You can make Parsi Salli Murgh Recipe if you are a non vegetarian, a spicy chicken curry that is typically served with potato fries as a garnish, along with rice and Matar Aur Chilke Ka Sabzi which includes not just peas but the peel also. Serve these dishes along with rice or brown rice.


Chinese Fried Rice Recipe With Chicken And Shredded Lettuce is a quick and easy Chinese recipe. For a vegetarian option, you can make Sichuan Style Vegetarian Fried Rice Recipe. The Soy Chunks Manchurian Recipe is a perfect blend of the soy protein along with peppers and flavored with a sweet and spicy chinese sauce. Make along The Vegetable Clear Soup with Lemongrass Recipe is simple and hearty soup that has the goodness of all the vegetables and the rich flavor from the lemongrass stock.