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What’s for dinner? What’s for dinner? this is the first thing i hear when i get back from work. So…What to cook today? with all that puzzled look 🙄 head straight to my refrigerator and see who’s in good shape to volunteer, lol! Sprouts is something i often do at home and keep them stocked for quick lunch box salads, luckily there was some leftovers and decided to make a curry, 😉 added some fried some paneer to make it fancy. This gravy usually suits well with any kind of roti / chapati / paratha… luck didn’t favor on that and I ended up making a batch of chapatis! Well my kitchen aid mixer was sitting idle and made that work hard for kneading the dough. While that was working, i quickly did the basic onion tomato chopping and got the curry base ready. Got some grinding done, like ginger garlic paste and coconut paste. While the gravy was simmering, I was rolling out the chapatis and stacked them in a hot pack. After little bit of home work help for Sid we all sat for the simple North Indian style dinner. After dinner, comes the clean up, that’s when everyone disappears from the kitchen! With clean up all done, I sit to do a little bit of catch up on my fav soap opera 😀 !
I’ve chosen the diet chapati from Sangeetha’s Nithas kitchen which had a good detailed explanation for soft chapatis, gave it a try. It does helps to yield soft chapatis, thanks to Sangeetha. For the gravy spouted moong dal with paneer combination, added little extra coconut milk in the end to yield extra gravy.
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1. Chapati – tried from NithasKitchen
Hope you like this combination!
- Meal planning category is mainly to share different combinations which works well for lunch or dinner. There are “no hard and fast rules” that you follow the exact combination, just take the idea and put to work using short cuts.
- Making chapati is one last thing that you want on a busy week night… atleast for me, if time permits and you have all the energy to make… go ahead if not use short cuts- buy pre-made chapati / parathas from Indian grocers.
- Sprouts are very healthy, try making them fresh at home. Nowadays I do see them at Indian grocery stores all pre-made.
- Use coconut powder, mix with some water and add to gravy for instant coconut milk.
- Store bought roti/ naan / parathas come in handy- keep them refrigerated.
- Make chapati ahead of time and reheat in microwave for few seconds- drizzle ghee :-