In India, everyday meals are an integral part of the food culture. Three wholesome, elaborate thali meals a day is the food ritual that we usually follow in our routine life. Our 30 Day Calendar of Indian Meals and recipes shows you how to cook more and enjoy family-friendly meals that come together quickly and deliciously.
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 as a family like to indulge in an elaborate Indian Thali Meal.
Whereas during busy weekdays, we have to be satisfied with a simple dal or a curry with basmati rice. 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.
What is the Indian Thali?
Indian Thali is a platter meal packed with a variety of lentil curry, vegetable stews, egg or meat curries, stir-fry, side-dishes, pickles, chutney, rice, and bread. This seems like a lot of food but each dish on an Indian thali has a meaningful purpose and adds to a balanced diet.
How To Plan For Everyday Indian Meals?
From sorting the menu planning, grocery shopping, meal prep and then finally cooking there is a lot of outlining work involved behind each meal. If you are a novice cook like when I started, follow my simple 6 Meal Prep Ideas for Indian Kitchen to help you plan everyday Indian meals like a pro.
30 Everyday Indian Meals:
Boondi Kadhi, Chana Dal Lauki, Bhindi Masala, Carrot Salad, Methi Paratha, Chapati, Steamed Rice
Brown Chana Curry, Radish Greens Sabzi, Salad, Steamed Rice, Papad
Lehsuni Dal Tadka, Bhagara Baingan, Carrot Kheer, Palak Paratha, Masala Raita, Mini Papad
Lobia Masala, Lauki Sabzi, Carrot Raita, Steamed Rice, Chapati, Mini Papad
Sabut Masoor Dal, Punjabi Arbi Masala, Steamed Rice, Chapati, Papad
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