Weeknight Dinners: Plan Your Meals With Surana Bhaji, Kathal Biryani & 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 Mangalorean Padengi Ghassi Recipe (Sprouted Moong Dal Curry), Khichdi Kadhi, Peerkangai Pal Kuzhambu, Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani, Paneer Satay 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 the most of your monday with easy Gujarati Kadhi Recipe which is a Sweet and Spicy Yogurt Curry. It gets the sweetness from jaggery, the spice from cinnamon and the heat from green chillies and lends itself to a pure comfort meal. Khichdi recipe is a mish mash of rice, lentils and vegetables most often served along with Kadhi. You can also serve it with batata nu shaak.


Prepare pressure cook steamed rice and pair it along with Mangalorean Padengi Ghassi Recipe which is Sprouted green Moong Dal Curry. You need to prep up the sprouts by soaking green moong on monday night and leaving it to sprout on tuesday morning. For sides, make Karwar Style Surana Bhaji Recipe. It is a Hot and Sour preparation of Yam. Make light Phulkas to scoop it up.


Make Chettinad Style Prawn Biryani Recipe which 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. For a vegetarian alternative, you can make  Kathal ki biryani which is the most amazing one pot meal for the vegetarians who always wanted to know what a biryani means. Kathal biryani is made with raw jackfruit. Pair the rice dish along with Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe which is Chillies in Tangy Spicy Peanut Sesame Curry and Burani raita which is a creamy raita from the Hyderabadi cuisine, and is very easy and quick to prepare and pairs perfectly with spicy biryanis. 


Make Tawa paratha and pair it along with a sabzi and a gravy dish with this simple dinner menu. Make Peerkangai Pal Kuzhambu which is Ridge Gourd in Milky Curry. Also make a dry sabzi. Neem & Sweet potato have extreme differences in taste but have numerous health benefits when you combine them to make Sweet Potato & Neem Leaves Vegetable Curry Recipe.


Make filling Spicy Vegetarian Thai Noodle Bowl Recipe which is one of those comfort dishes that seem to make everything more pleasant. The Paneer Satay Recipe is a classic vegetarian recipe of Paneer which makes a perfect appetizer for noodle bowl. Make easy Carrot Ribbon Salad With Asian Sesame Dressing which is an elegant salad.