Indian Meal Plan with recipes for a week. Day wise weekly Indian Meal plan with recipes, grocery list and meal prep tips for everyday dinner under 30 minute.
To make the meal planning simpler, I have added 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.
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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
whole urad dal
Chickpeas or choley
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 for 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 meal to provide proper nutrition to my family. Let’s begin.
Monday Dinner Plan
This combination of karele ki sabzi and langar wali dal is my all time favorite. Karelas is not loved by all and hence I prefer adding aloo which increases the quantity, taste and also can be served separately to people who do not like karela or bitter gourd.
Karela is good for health and in the season these days. Langar wali dal is a typical Punjabi dish and consist of flavor and nutrition of multiple dals together and goes very well with achari karela sabzi, roti, and some salad.
Tuesday Dinner Plan
Multani Choley, chawal, plain curd, Green salad
On Tuesday, it can be single curry which goes both with rice and roti. Multani choley is definitely on the card this week. Infused with aromatic and rich spices, and big on flavors this one is a must try curry but you need soaked chana to speed the cooking process and that was taken care over the weekend.
Wednesday Dinner Plan
I love mushrooms, they have this different earthy flavor and goes amazing with peas. Nowadays fresh peas are not available but you can use the frozen ones like I do these days.This curry doesn’t take much time to cook but can beat any rich paneer or chicken curry. It's semi-dry curry so I will be making typical dal fry with it and serve with roti.
Thursday Dinner Plan
After 3 days of the week and a busy day, It is time to take it easy. Soya Keema curry made from soya granules are super easy to cook and taste amazing. They are rich in protein and can cook be in no time and with minimal ingredients at home. I like to add raita to my menu on days when I am serving a single curry and it turns out to be a complete meal.
Friday Dinner Plan
Kala chana pulao, papad, Spinach raita
Fridays are my happy days. We are so close to the end of a week and so close to weekends ;). One pot dinners make so much sense on Friday. One pot meals are easy to cook and there is no much hassle in serving and cleaning later.
One pot meals are easy to cook and there is no much hassle in serving and cleaning later. Kala chana pulao is one such vegan and gluten-free meal. It goes very well with some papad and raita and leaves me a lot of time to relax before and after cooking.
Saturday Dinner Plan
Butter chicken, Laccha paratha, sirka pyaz
Saturdays are mostly luxurious cooking days for me, I try to make something complex and restaurant style as I have time, energy and helping hands around. This week I am going to make Butter Chicken and Laccha paratha. I am using a slow cooker butter chicken recipe you can make it in a regular way too as well. I will be using the makhani gravy made on weekend to prepare this dish so that I can focus on my Laccha Parathas.
I will be using the makhani gravy made on weekend to prepare this dish so that I can focus on my Laccha Parathas. If you are a vegetarian you can make Paneer makhani using the same makhani gravy.
Sunday Dinner Plan
Egg Biryani, Cucumber Raita, and Bhuna Papad
As you must have noticed, Sundays are easy meal days and I am going to stick to my recent favorite One-pot meals.I am making egg biryani or anda biryani in Bengali style. Kolkata biryani is also lighter on spices and stomach too and tastes delicious with some raita.