Indian Meal Plan with a good menu for dinner recipes for a week. Day wise weekly Indian Meal plan with recipes, grocery list and meal prep tips for everyday dinner recipe of Indian food under 30 minutes. Indian meal menu for a week's dinner.
So a new week starts from tomorrow, and more than anything, what worries every busy woman like me is what to cook for my family so that despite a busy weekday schedule there is healthy homemade dinner on the table. Here's my favourite menu of Indian Vegetarian recipes for dinner.
My mantra is meal planning for the week and meal preparation for it in advance. Here is my guide to a simple and easy Indian meal plan for a week your family can enjoy together every night for a week and maybe wish to take as lunch the next day. You can check more Indian Meal Plans here
Moreover, to make your life simpler, I have added a downloadable grocery list for simple Indian meal plan ideas. You can buy groceries during the weekend and keep them ready over the weekend.
I have got you covered for the next 5 Veg Indian dinner recipes for the weekdays. Now, all that you need to do is just take the pre-prepped food out, mix, cook and there is dinner on the table in 20 -30 Minutes.
I am also adding a 20 Minutes meals section on the website, so that even if you are not really prepared you can cook a decent Indian meal in under 20 Minutes. You can check out various Indian recipe collections by meals so that you can pick and choose and create your own meal plans. Also when you are in hurry these One-pot Indian vegetarian dinner recipes are perfect for you.
Start with Buying groceries For the Main Monthly Grocery list you can Download and Print Months Grocery Checklist
Can it get better than that? Yes, a lot! and you will see that in the next few days :). If you want to follow this series you can follow me on my Instagram Page Facebook page or Twitter where I will be posting every day. Or Follow my Pinterest Board for Meal Plans.
Few of Old Meal Planning resources which might help you to get started
- Meal Planning for Busy People
- Meal Prep 101-All about Indian Meal Prep in Indian Kitchen
- Grocery Shopping and Meal Preps for Busy Moms
- Grocery Shopping Tips When Starting New Kitchen
- Let's Break Some Common Meal Planning Myths
- How to Make Basic Grocery List For New Kitchen
- How to Start Weekly Meal Planning for Indian Meals
- Indian Lunch Box Ideas for Adults
Indian Meal Plan For a Week with Recipes
Grocery list For Indian Dinner Plan Week-1
These are the things to buy during the weekend and preferably keep chopped and prepped in the fridge to make all these Indian dinner recipes. You can make many Vegetarian Indian dishes using these ingredients.
- Capsicum (green, red, yellow)
- Green beans
- Mint leaves
- Green peas
- Thai galangal
- Kaffir lime leaves
- Arhar/ Toor dal
- Chickpeas / chole
- Gram flour/ Besan
- Sookhi Boondi
- Indian spices
- Atta (whole wheat flour)
- soy sauce
- Coconut Milk
Meal Prep Task for this Week’s Indian Meal Plan over the weekend
- Vegetables chopped,
- Tamatar pyaz paste (onion paste and tomato puree)
- Ginger garlic paste
- Green Curry Paste
- Makhani Gravy Base
- Dal - Boil it
- Chickpeas / Chole Soak and Boil
- Dough kneaded
- Chopped coriander (for garnish),
- Chutney (as side)
- Green Curry Paste
Indian Dinner Plan for the Week - Indian meal menu
Monday Dinner Plan
MEAL --you can make Dal Tadka, Mix Veg Sabzi, Mixed Vegetable Sabzi, Chapati, Raita
For the first day of the week, You can dal boiled over the weekend to use in the initial days of the week. You can make Tadka dal and mix vegetables with your favourite vegetables.
Meal Prep Tip: Make a big batch of mixed veg and it can be used for making toasted sandwiches for breakfast on the following day.
Tuesday Dinner Plan
MEAL- Pyaz Tamatar Sabzi, Amritsari Chana, Steamed rice, Papad and green salad.
Tuesday menu is easy Pyaz Tamatar ki sabzi/ Spring Onion Stir-fry, Amritsari chana. Chole served with rice tastes heavenly and boondi raita makes it even better.
Meal Prep Tip: Chana can be boiled and kept in the fridge during the weekend.
Wednesday Dinner Plan
MEAL- Thai Veg Green Curry, Steamed Rice and Thai Cucumber Salad.
Changing up the menu from typical Indian dal roti. Healthy and tasty Thai food is a life saviour when you have the green curry paste already in your refrigerator.
Meal Prep Tip: You can make this homemade vegan green curry paste in advance and keep chopped vegetables prepped in the fridge during the weekend.
All you need is just mix and let them cook while you put the rice to cook. Easy peasy in 20 Minutes.
Next-Day Packed Lunch Tip: Make a double batch of everything and Leftovers can be packed as lunch.
Thursday Dinner Plan
MEAL- Matar Mushroom, Sookhi Urad dal, Cucumber Raita
We are approaching the weekend it's Thursday and you need a good menu for dinner for this day. Pair these curries with Chapati/Paratha.
Friday Dinner Plan
MEAL- Baigan ka Bharta, Kala Chana Curry, Roti/chapati and a simple chopped salad.
For Friday evening indulgence you can make Dahi ke Sholey a delicious Indian Starter along with these dinners.
Meal Prep Tip: You can roast eggplant/baingan on the previous weekend and store it in the fridge. For Kala Chana curry bhuna masala can be made during weekly meal prep.
MEAL- Spinach Pasta, Roasted Corn Salad, and Apple Iced Tea
Saturdays are generally for eating out but in case you want to dine in keep it simple but good.
MEAL- Punjabi Kadhi Pakora, Jeera rice, Lemon pickle, and Chopped Salad.
The weekend is about to be over, for Sunday Easy pakode wali Kadhi and chawal helps you save some energy which can be used for a new week to come.
Also, remember Next Saturday I will upload another Simple and doable everyday meal plan so do not forget to check back next Sunday.
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Love idea for week not many Indian websites have this so big help
I am so glad it is helpful to you 🙂
Wow! This is wonderful!! Will be so helpful to me!
I am so glad Roshn! I started these series so that I can keep my menu plan on track as well and stay accountable 🙂
I love you! Thank you for this
This is best ever website on food and this is what I was looking for daywise plan. Thank you so much
Thank you. This is so nice with colorful pics. Its helpful for moms with full time job who loves to cook fresh meals for family.. keep it up!!!
Loved it!!!! I am new to meal planning. Was looking for ideas online and found your site.... This is so helpful and so elaborate, just the way I like it. Going to binge read the posts this week. Even the pictures and presentation are topnotch. No compromise in taste or variety either. Perfect blend of cuisines over the week. Thank you for such a great post.
I love your recipies and websites but my question is when everyone says about meal prep they about dinner but my thinking is about breakfast and lunch too. ? I know leftovers can be eaten for lunch but breakfast is still a question to me.
And I wonder how a family's single day food look like. Am curious can you explain
Thank you Gayatri! I know most of the people talk about dinners so in two three meal plans I have talked about all three meal plan ideas and recently on my IGTV and instagram i have shown few videos to show how my fridge looks like after all meal preps etc.
It's interesting to know that a lot of Indian food can be paired with steamed rice. Due to my low stamina, I've been considering to increase my carb intake these next few months so that I can last longer when working out. Maybe trying out Indian food will help me be more enticed to eat more rice.