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Last Updated : Dec 26,2017
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Dinner is one of the most important meals of the day because the whole family eats together and relishes the meal without any hurry. A properly planned dinner with the right dishes and accompaniments is sure to delight them. But, when you have also had a busy day, it gets a little difficult to plan the menu properly. If we gave you a well-planned set of dinner menus, wouldn’t your job become easier – because well-planned is well-begun! So, that’s just what we have done. Here are this week’s top menus. Treat yourself and your family to these awesome dinners and watch the bond get stronger and stronger! You can even swap these menus across the days, depending on what you have in your fridge...
Let’s start the week on a healthy note with this yummy but nutritious dinner of soothing Pumpkin Soup and sumptuous Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa. The Pumpkin Soup is a low-calorie delight with a very elegant, soul-warming flavour. The Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa is a unique adaptation of the famous Uttapa, made with soaked and cooked bajra and bajra flour, perked up with veggies and ingredients like green chillies and coriander that perk up its flavour. The batter for this Uttapa does not require fermentation, however you have to remember to soak the bajra ahead and also provide for the pressure-cooking time. This tasty snack can be served with healthy green chutney to make a wholesome dinner.
Tuesday is just the right day to pamper yourself and your family with a flavourful dinner of Garlic Cheese Naan and Paneer Pasanda. The Garlic Cheese Naan is an interesting Indian bread, with a pungent, cheesy taste and authentic texture. However, it is quite easy to make – it does not require yeast and is cooked on a tava, making it simple enough to make on any day. The Paneer Pasanda is an equally rich delight, with a spicy flavour and creamy mouth-feel. They are quite apt to serve together.
Let’s reach out to our roots on Wednesday, with a traditional and homely meal of Bhakri and Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi. Bhakri is one totally homely Indian bread with a rustic flavour and texture, which will remind you of home and mom’s love wherever in the world you are! Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi matches perfectly with its light and pleasant flavour and mouth-feel. It is a no-fuss, no-sweat recipe that you can prepare quickly and easily if you have soaked the dal earlier.
Everybody needs a snazzy, totally peppy dinner on Thursday to re-energize their body and mind! So, start with an off-beat, awesomely tasty Moong Sprouts and Potato Salli Chaat. Made with potato salli and crunchy sprouts, laced with curd, chutneys and spice powders, this chaat has a tongue-tickling flavour and exciting mouth-feel that you will enjoy. Go on, to enjoy a Restaurant Style Jeera Rice and delightfully rich Dal Moghlai. Like all things from the Mughal era, this dal too does have a rich taste, but it is surprisingly easy to make and is not too heavy either, allowing you to include it as part of your everyday menus.
One-dish meals are ideal for Friday. After a long and tiring week, you also feel like relaxing a bit before the weekend fun begins! However, you need to pick the one-dish meal in such a way that it is exotic and exciting, just right to ring in the weekend. A traditional one-dish meal from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu, the Sambhar Rice is enjoyed so much by them that it is made on special occasions as well as lazy weekends!
19 Apr 19
Dal Moghlai by Tarla Dalal
It may have originated from the royal kitchens, but this one’s a delight to make in the kitchen as well as relish. Toovar and chana dals are pressure cooked with lauki, tomatoes and turmeric and mixed well, before a tadka of garlic, ginger and jeera is added to it. Delicious!
Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Everyday fare, the Doodhi and Chana Dal Subzi is a wealth of good health. Rich in protein and folic acid, thanks to chana dal and doodhi, this subzi can be prepared easily and quickly provided you have soaked the dal earlier. The best part is that this no-fuss, no-sweat recipe is made with ingredien ....
Sambhar Rice, Sambar Sadam by Tarla Dalal
A traditional one-dish meal
from the kitchens of Tamil Nadu, the Sambhar Rice is enjoyed so much by them that it is made on special occasions as well as lazy weekends!
They need no reason or occasion to make Sambhar Rice – if they feel like it, ....
08 Apr 19
Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
Garlic Cheese Naan, Tava Naan Without Yeast by Tarla Dalal
Let’s inject a dash of fun into plain naans and make them trendy and tasty enough to have just plain!
To make the Garlic Cheese Naan, a mixture of garlic and cheese is stuffed into naan dough and then rolled and cooked as usual. This gives the naan a rich taste and fabulously cheesy mouth-feel. ....
24 Apr 17
Restaurant Style Jeera Rice by Tarla Dalal
If minimal ingredients can create a dish worthy of the lords, then this is it! Restaurant-Style Jeera Rice is a flavour-packed rice preparation with the enticing and appetising aroma of jeera.
Coriander peps up the rice further, while a dollop of melted butter added at the end gives the rice a p ....
Bhakri ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Bhakhri is typically biscuit-like bread flavoured with ghee and cumin seeds. Generally, there are two types of bhakhris—one is cooked like a biscuit while the other is puffed up and served with ghee. If you plan to take bhakhris along when travelling, make them smaller and crispier. In any case, ap ....
03 Dec 16
16 May 13
Paneer Pasanda ( Subzi Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
What makes this Indian cottage cheese preparation very special is the use of two onion pastes. One is a mixture of cooked onions with cashews, which imparts a unique creaminess to the Paneer Pasanda; and the other is a brown onion paste, which imparts a very rich and intense flavour to it. Ideal to ....
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