Indian Meal Plan with recipes for a week. If you are looking out for options without wanting to compromise on taste and health, then this menu plan can be of great help to you. With these super quick recipe ideas right just a click away, you can plan out a healthy and nutritious dinner plan for your family in the coming week.
Indian Meal Plan Week 5- Dinner Plans for the Week
Cooking food according to the preferences of your family is indeed a tedious job. This ultimate guide to meal planning is to help everyone who is looking out for healthier cooking choices. My cooking plans try to find a balance between taste and nutrition.
You don’t need to be a professional cook to be able to follow my recipes. With the week's grocery list at your disposal, you don’t need to worry about rushing to the grocery market every second day to buy the essential items.
If you have sweet a sweet tooth, and sometimes want to indulge that too, you can check out some of my Dessert ecipes which can be made easily. You might want to try Five kheer recipes that are unique, Quick coffee and custard in a mug.
Few of Old Meal Planning resources
These Meal prep and Meal Planning resources 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 Indian Dinner Plan
I am assuming you have basic spice powders, whole spices and kitchen essentials like ghee and oil. These are the things which you need to buy on weekend and store in the refrigerator.
- French beans
- Long brinjal/ chinese eggplant
- Besan/Gram Flour
- Kokum or tamarind
- Chana dal
- Urad Dal (split black gram dal)
- Masala Papad
- Paneer or boneless chicken (depending on your choice of dish)
- Green Peas
- Fenugreek leaves/ Fresh methi leaves
- Dhuli Moong dal (yellow skinless mung dal)
- Soya chaap
- Dry coconut
- Fresh cream
- kitchen king masala
- Kidney beans or Chicken (depending on your sunday dinner choice)
- Butter white
- Coriander leaves
- Green chilli
For basic Indian green salad
Cucumbers, Onion, Radish, Carrots, Onion or spring onion with lime or lemon.
INDIAN DINNER PLAN FOR THE WEEK
Monday Dinner Plan
This delicious and tangy Sindhi Kadhi can be paired up with either rice or roti. Spice up with the right Indian masalas and savour every bite you have.
Meal Prep: Veggies can be chopped the night before or during the weekly meal prep. For the raita, you can set the curd in the previous night or use store-bought yogurt.
Tuesday Dinner Plan
Langar wali daal tastes best with any form of potatoes. Don’t forget to spice your dinner with some salad and pickles.
Meal Prep: You can keep boiled potatoes ready in the fridge. Onion and tomato masala can be made during weekend prep and stored in the fridge.
Wednesday Dinner Plan
It’s mid-week and you want to make something very quick. You can try this delicious Rajasthani papad ki sabzi and beetroot raita with some steamed rice / Roti (you can buy pre-made half-cooked chapatis if you are feeling lazy 😀 ) A green salad on the side with some lemon is always a good idea to add taste and nutrition.
Meal Prep: Not much meal prep is required for this meal. You can substitute Beetroot puree for raita with dehydrated beetroot powder which is easily available in the market these days.
Thursday DInner Plan
Keep your dinner light and simple matar mushroom ki sabzi, moong ki dhuli dal and roti. This amazing combination of a dal and sabzi is an all-time favourite of Indians.
Meal Prep: Bhuna masala can be made during the weekend. I use frozen matar/peas and mushrooms take hardly any time to slice and cook. Yellow Moong dal again is super easy to cook you can make tadka in advance on the weekend and mix it with freshly boiled dal.
Friday Dinner Plan
It has been 4 days into the week and it is time to try out something different. You can try out Paneer Tikka Masala and Aloo methi ki sabzi if you want to enjoy a wholesome, filling meal. If a Non-vegetarian meal is your choice you can cook chicken tikka masala.
Saturday Dinner Plan
We prefer to dine out with family on Saturdays, but if you are staying in, any of these pasta recipes with Any healthy and delicious salads can be a good option as per your preference.
Sunday Lunch Plan
It is officially a Rajma chawal day for the vegetarians and I strongly recommend cooking Rajma curry or kidney beans curry with chawal and serving it with plain dahi /yogurt with papad and salad on the sides. If you are a non-vegetarian Biryani makes a perfect Sunday lunch this Hyderabadi chicken biryani with Dahi Papad Raita and pickle is a great idea too.