Yes, our world revolves around food but meal-planning can be a real task when we have to keep asking ourselves, aaj khane mein kya banaye? We've curated a list of 12 recipes that cover breakfast, lunch and dinner, keeping in mind that taste is of utmost importance but the dishes also have to be full of veggies, proteins and grains. Now lay back and let us do the deciding for you.
If you have leftover bread, prevent it from going stale by making a quick bread upma for the family. It comes together quickly and will provide enough energy to keep you going till lunch.
Scrambled eggs are the easiest to make but if you want to know the trick to that indulgent, creamy, fluffy texture, click on the video below.
Podi mini idlis
These lip-smacking podi idlis have enough carbs and protein to help you start your day with a bang. And given their small size, having one too many won't make you feel heavy.
For the days when you've accidentally hit the snooze button too many times and are looking for a quick breakfast recipe that also packs in some protein, look no further than our French toast. Quick and yummy, the addition of honey to this breakfast also allows you to start your day on a sweet note.
Sprouts stir fry
Nutty and salad-like, stir-fried sprouts are a great lunch option for those looking for plant-based, protein-rich meals. It's low on calories and packed with masala— just how we like it.
Goan cabbage foogath
Here's introducing some flavours from South India to elevate the preparation of common vegetables like cabbage. The addition of ingredients like shredded coconut and curry leaves transforms it into something else.
Our Punjabi rajma pairs perfectly with steamed white rice, but you already know that. Serve it with onions and you've got yourself a comforting hug in a bowl.
The best part about Sindhi kadhi is that it includes a ton of veggies like dudhi and drumsticks. But the tanginess and full-bodied flavour of the tomato base disguises them, making it a wholesome meal when paired with rice.
Want your kids to stop complaining and eat their veggies? Top a slice of bread with masaledar vegetable jalfrezi and garnish it with onions to create an open sandwich. P.S–when eaten with chapatis, even the adults find this hard to resist.
Chicken do pyaza
Chicken do pyaza is the meal that will brighten up your week. Creamy and savoury, it's delicious when served with rice or roti. No to mention, it will also cover your protein intake for the day.
Have vegetarians in the family but you're also in the mood for biryani? Check out our wholesome paneer biryani that is flavoured with toasty spices and frizzled onions to give it that restaurant-style taste. A one-pot balanced meal, it is perfect for a Friday night.
In the mood for fish curry but don't have coconut at home? We've got you. Our curry is light, tasty and uses up less than 10 ingredients so it's perfect to whip up on a weekday. Just remember to buy some fresh fish in the morning.
After graduating from USC and making the most of LA's food scene, Samika is now back in India and ready to explore the food in her own country. A culinary enthusiast, she spends a lot of time brainstorming dinner ideas, looking up new restaurants, listening to podcasts and has a special knack for churning her own ice cream.