6 wonderful weekday dinner ideas

by Sanjeev Kapoor

Coming home to takeout dinner after a hard day at work is not what you signed up for, right? Long hours at the office can only be redeemed with a delicious home cooked meal and that’s what we are here for. Take a look at these 6 delicious recipes that turn cooking weekday dinners from a chore to an absolute joy!



Egg Pepper Fry


Don’t let the long list of ingredients in this recipe dishearten you because you can literally prepare it in less than 10 minutes. Boiled eggs sautéed in a basic Kerala style pepper fry masala – this tastes great with rice and rotis but Kerala style paranthas take it to another level!



Mango Qunioa Salad


Healthy, delicious and quick – pretty much matches all requirements of a good weekday dinner. Super healthy quinoa tossed with peppers, olives, chunks of juicy mango fresh coriander and a good squeeze of lemon juice – this recipe makes us believe in salads all over again!



Spaghetti Day


This recipe is specially made to redeem those broken spaghetti sticks that couldn’t make it out of the pantry in one piece. For this one pot meal you don’t even need to cook the spaghetti beforehand - just toss everything in a pan and your meal is ready in less than 10 minutes.



Poha Prawn Biryani


No rice and no long cooking hours, but this recipe will still give you all the joy a biryani does! Succulent prawns cooked with pressed rice or poha is the best way to indulge your biryani craving without giving into the carb temptation. Plus this microwave version gets made in a jiffy giving you just enough time to whip up a delicious raita to go with it.



Dal Khichdi Casserole


Cheese only makes things better and this dal khichdi recipe is no different. A masalaedar moong dal khichdi topped with cheese and gratinated. This is the kind of comfort food you want to dive into when you have had a particularly hard day at work.



Mutton Vindaloo Bunny Chow


A spicy Goan style mutton and potato curry served in a bread bowl. Tender pieces of mutton that literally melt in your mouth and crusty bread that soaks up the pungent curry – what is not to love!  Plus it saves you the trouble of washing up after dinner!


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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.