Easy dinner plans for a week. This weekly dinner plan is part of my Indian Meal Plan Series with a weekly Indian menu and recipes for a week. This Day-wise weekly Indian Meal plan comes with recipes, a grocery list and meal prep tips for everyday dinner under 30 minutes.
To make the meal planning simpler, I have added a grocery list for simple Indian meal plan ideas in this meal plan. You can buy groceries during the weekend and keep them ready over the weekend. So this week's Indian dinner menu plan has got you covered for next 5 dinners for the weekdays.
All that you are required to do is just take the pre-prepped food out, mix, cook and there is dinner on the table in 20 minutes -30 Minutes.
Check out Meal Plans of Previous Weeks
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
GROCERY LIST FOR WEEKLY INDIAN MEAL PLAN – WEEK 4
- Split urad dal (Broken black dal)
- Chana Dal
- Boneless chicken or Paneer
- Chickpeas or choley
- Soya Granules
- Kala Chana
- Toor Dal
- dry spices
MEAL PREPARATION TO DO ON WEEKEND
- Boil potato,
- Boil eggs
- Boil Kala Chana,
- Boil dal
- Boil choley
- Wash vegetables
- Chop onion, tomatoes, and other vegetables
- Make makhani gravy
- knead dough for Chapati/Paratha
- Make ginger garlic paste
A new week comes with so many things to do that I try to figure out the menu plan over the weekend and be tension free from that side of my daily chores. I am really overwhelmed with your responses to our last weekly menu plans, thank you, ladies, it is wonderful to know that I am of any help.
This week too like any other week I have tried to incorporate vegetables, pulses, proteins, and carbs in each of my dinner meals to provide proper nutrition to my family. Let’s begin.
Monday Dinner Plan
A hearty wholesome and healthy meal for everyone. These types of meals are perfect for a winter dinner.
Meal Prep: I chop vegetables beforehand during the weekend and keep them is airtight containers in the fridge.
Tuesday Dinner Plan
On Tuesday, it can be this chickpeas curry you can with rice or roti. Multani choley is definitely on the card this week. Infused with aromatic and rich spices, and big on flavours.
Meal Prep: Soak chana/Chickpeas the previous night and set the curd/yogurt. I prefer to soak and boil chickpeas during the weekend. Or you can use rinsed canned chickpeas.
Wednesday Dinner Plan
A balanced meal of Dal fry, Matar mushroom and veggie fried rice, if you have leftover rice, is comforting as well as a nourishing dinner.
Thursday Dinner Plan
Soya Keema curry made from soya granules is super easy to cook and taste amazing. Soya granules are rich in protein and you need minimal ingredients and effort. Pair it with any raita to make a complete meal.
Meal Prep: Keep cleaned and chopped Spinach in the fridge. Alternatively, you can use frozen spinach to make aloo palak. If you have Tomato Onion masala it becomes easier to cook soya keema quickly.
Friday Dinner Plan
We prefer to have some snacks and appetisers with a few drinks before dinner. One-pot dinners make so much sense on Friday because these are easy to cook and there is not much hassle in serving and cleaning later.
Saturday Dinner Plan
This week I am going to make Butter Paneer and Laccha paratha for a proper dhaba style meal.
Meal Prep: You can make this makhani gravy paste over the weekend. If you want you can make butter chicken using this same makhani gravy.
Sunday Dinner Plan
Take it easy with another one-pot meal or you can simply order a homestyle takeout.