Top Dinner Choices of the Week
Dinner is one of the most important meals of the day because the whole family eats together. In the morning, everybody is in a hurry and it hardly matters to them what they have as long as it is sumptuous and palatable, but at night everybody is relaxed and pays more attention to the taste! Hence, it becomes important to pick the right dishes and couple them with the right accompaniments. On days when you are pressed for time, you can go for one-dish meals. When you feel more adventurous you can opt for exotic international dishes! Our series of dinner menu mailers spoils you with abundant choices of items to cook for dinner, paired perfectly with the right accompaniments as and when required.
Start this week with a sumptuous dinner of Parathas, matched with Panchmel Dal and Subzi Ka Salan. While the Panchmel Dal is a homely preparation of five dals tempered with aromatic spices, the Subz ka Salan is a slightly more elaborate preparation of veggies in coconut milk, flavoured with powdered spices. Together, they give you a very balanced experience.
Tuesday, it is rice’s turn! Go for a fabulous Minty Paneer Biryani coupled with a simple but tasty Onion Raita. Add a Dabeli to the menu, to start the meal with a punch! Dabeli is an ever-famous Mumbai roadside snack, made by sandwiching dabeli pav with a spicy mix of boiled potatoes, onions, garlic chutney, meetha chutney, spiced masala peanuts and pomegranate. It is nothing short of droolworthy.
Let’s go for South Indian on Wednesday. Chitranna Rice, a simple but sumptuous rice preparation, is served with Sambhar and spongy Medu Vada. Medu Vada, a snack of deep-fried urad batter, is one of the most ubiquitous South Indian snacks. Vada and Sambhar is a made-for-each-other combo. Chitranna on the other hand is a self-sufficient rice dish, with crunchy peanuts, grated coconut and a dash of lemon juice. The three together make a wonderful South Indian meal.
On Thursday, let’s try a satiating and homely Gujarati menu of perfectly made Rotis, Gujarati Toovar Dal and Cabbage Vatana Nu Shaak. The Gujarati Toovar Dal is exceptionally tasty with the tang of tomatoes, the rustic sweetness of jaggery and the spicy touch of ginger, green chillies, etc. It is so tasty you will want to slurp it up like a soup! The Cabbage Vatana nu Shaak, on the other hand, is a simple dry subzi of veggies sautéed with a traditional tempering. The dal and dry subzi together with Rotis make a well-balanced meal.
Friday is a time to unwind – it is time to put behind the week gone by and gear up for an exciting weekend. You might be a bit busy wrapping up the week’s chores, so go for a one-dish meal like the Burrito Bowl, which is exotic and interesting but not too time-consuming. Here, rice is boosted with colourful veggies, ketchup and appropriate seasonings; layered with refried beans, sour cream and uncooked salsa; and finally garnished with cheese and other ingredients; before topping with crushed nacho chips, to make a totally irresistible one dish meal. You family will just love this dish, and are bound to be talking about it all weekend!
Get ready for another week full of amazing dinners… Happy Cooking!
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