This easy Indian meal includes Palak Dal – Spinach Lentil Soup; Matar Paneer; Aloo Shimla Mirch ; Cucumber Raita; Avocado Chapati; Steamed Rice and Vegetable salad. The indian thali presented here consist of easy everyday recipes that take 30-40 minutes to cook and if you make multiple dishes in parallel, then whole spread can be cooked in less than 90 minutes. This everyday Indian family meal comprises of protein, vegetables & fruits, dairy and carbs. A combination of all these components make a healthy and balanced vegetarian meal for the whole family.
Over here in this meal plan, I have tried to add the food-based protein through lentil and green peas. Dairy protein has been added via cottage cheese and yogurt. Vitamins and minerals though spinach, green bell peppers, peas, cucumber and other vegetables in salad. Good fats through avocado and for carbs I have used rice and whole wheat flour. The recipes included in this family meal plan are:
- Palak Dal – Spinach Lentil Soup
- Matar Paneer – Light Everyday Recipe
- Aloo Shimla Mirch – Bell Pepper Potatoes Stir-Fry
- Cucumber Raita – Greek Yogurt with Cucumber
- Avocado Chapati
- Steamed Rice
- Vegetable salad
Links to detailed recipes and pictures for each dish are below. Keep scrolling for the one you need.
For vegetable salad, I have simply sliced election of vegetables and sprinkled some salt and lemon juice.
This meal plan is also good to share with family friends for a casual dinner night. Hope you and you family likes it.
“For pleasure has no relish unless we share it.”― Virginia Woolf, The Common Reader
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