In India, everyday meals are an integral part of the food culture. Three full meals a day is the food ritual that we usually follow in our routine life. These three full meals are the combination of rice, flatbread, lentils, vegetables, yogurt, and protein either in the form of cottage cheese (paneer), egg or meat. This seems like a hell lot of food but each ingredient or dish on the plate has a meaningful purpose and adds to a balanced diet. From sorting the menu in advance to grocery shopping and then finally skillfully executing these meal plans every day for each course requires a lot of advance planning. As a food blogger, I am often asked what my everyday meal is like? Is it always fancy, gourmet and styled as one can see on my blog or do we eat simple meals as well? To answer, all those curiosities, we curated this series – 30 Everyday Indian Meals.
This food series is a glimpse of our everyday meals, inspired by the local produce, the seasonal mood, and the routine cravings. There are days when we like to indulge on an elaborate Indian Thali Meal on certain festive occasions or over the weekend whereas on certain busy weekdays we have to be satisfied with a simple cheela or roti sabzi. These 30 Everyday Indian Meals are packed with nutrient-rich foods, including whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Our 30 Day Calendar of Meals and recipes shows you how to cook more and love it with fun, family-friendly meals that come together quickly and deliciously. This food series is been a huge hit on Instagram since April and inculcated a new kind of enthusiasm in me as a food blogger.
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With each passing season, we will be updating this series of 30 Everyday Indian Meals until we get our collection of best Indian meals. Until then, these are some of our favorite summer meals this year.