Easy Indian meal (Set #1)

A few tried and tested meal sets are a great way to answer the perennial question of what to make for dinner tonight. At my home, dinner is the only meal the family eats together. It is an everyday meal; simple yet colourful and savoury. Here’s Set #1 – it includes Palak (Spinach) Chapati, Lady’s Finger Curry, Carrot and beetroot thoran (with grated coconut), Mutton cutlets and Peas Pulao.

Easy Indian Meal Set #1 - Palak (Spinach) Chapati, Lady's Finger Curry, Carrot and beetroot thoran (with grated coconut), Mutton cutlets and Peas Pulao.
Easy Indian Meal Set #1 – Palak (Spinach) Chapati, Lady’s Finger Curry, Carrot and beetroot thoran (with grated coconut), Mutton cutlets and Peas Pulao.

I am not sharing the recipes as these are dishes that every Indian home makes and relishes ( the recipes are easy to find in the cookbooks and on the net). Since there are 5 dishes, doing everything in one day is not practical and is tiring; prepping the day before is a life saver.

The Mutton cutlets are easy to make, thanks to the online food delivery app – Licious. Half the work is done, when they deliver the boneless pieces of mutton at your doorstep.

Mutton cutlets ready to fry with egg and bread crumbs
Mutton cutlets ready to fry with egg and bread crumbs
Mutton cutlets
Mutton cutlets

The Lady’s Finger curry is super tasty, the gravy should ideally be made of fresh coconut milk; but I make do with the Maggie Coconut Milk powder mix. Though the curry looks red and fiery hot, adding the coconut milk makes it a mild gravy.

Lady's finger cut for the curry
Lady’s finger cut for the curry
The lady's finger gravy before adding the coconut milk
The lady’s finger gravy before adding the coconut milk
Lady's Finger curry
Lady’s Finger curry

The Carrot and beetroot thoran – is as tasty as it is colourful. The grated coconut binds the dish together. Grating the coconut is something to be done in advance, honestly it is tiring.

Carrot and beetroot thoran
Carrot and beetroot thoran

The Palak (spinach) chapati is a great variant from the usual chapati. The spinach leaves are blanched and blitzed before mixing with the chapati dough.

Ready to roll - Palak (Spinach) Chapatis
Ready to roll – Palak (Spinach) Chapatis
The roundish Palak (Spinach) Chapatis
The roundish Palak (Spinach) Chapatis

The Peas Pulao, easy to make and large on taste.

Peas Pulao
Peas Pulao

That’s it from my kitchen for now.

Till next post, take care !!

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