Weekly menu ideas with tips and tricks for this week. This is my 4th vegetarian menu planner, I am resuming this series after a short unintentional break. I am keeping it simple this week, so no bla blas, just go ahead and check the menu planner along with tips, tricks and recipes
Weekly menu ideas 4
|Days||Breakfast||Snack 1||Lunch||Snack 2||Dinner|
|Monday||Coconut dosa, Sweet chutney, ginger chutney||Homemade cookies, cut fruits||Ginger chutney rice, rasam, curd, arbi roast,carrot salad||Sathumavu kanji, coffee with cookies||coconut dosa or rice with rasam and curd|
|Tuesday||Semiya upma with veggies, coffee or milk||chickpea sundal||Roti, peas masala, curd rice and onion raita||Ragi malt and corn fritters||Rice, peas masala, sald and curd|
|Wednesday||Idli, sambar, podi||idli podi roasted||Sambar, vazhakkai fry, Mor kootu with ash gourd, rice and curd||veg cheese dosa||idlior dosa with sambar, podi|
|Thursday||Veg uthappam, tomato chutney, coffee||potato croquettes||Moong dal thin sambar (pasi paruppu masiyal), Broad beans (avarakai) fry, tomato pachadi, curry leaves podi, rice, rotis (optional)||kuzhi paniyaram with kanji or ragi malt or chocolate milk||Idli and curd rice|
|Friday||Rava dosa, sambar, coconut chutney||Kara pori, cut fruits||Sambar rice, carrot potato fry, cauliflower fritters, curd||Rice patties with drink of choice||Rice, sambar curd with carrot kosambari|
Recipe links given in the menu planner
General tips and tricks
You can chop veggies and store in separate zip lock bags if you are slow in chopping veggies in the mornings. If you have good food processor you can easily chop the veggies every morning.
2.Grate coconut and store in freezer. Use very clean and dry spoon to take coconut each time. return to freezer immediately.
3.Shell the peas, sweet corn, peel the baby corn etc and store in separate containers.
4. You can even make ginger garlic paste and store. I like to crush fresh ginger garlic in my cooking so I never store the paste. But I peel small onions needed for a week and store it. peeling small onions in the morning is a real daunting task.
5. You can make the chapathi dough the before night
6. Every Sunday I generally save this assorted veggie mix Carrots, beans, baby corns, green peas. I finely chop and mix all the veggies. Keep it in a clean box or zip lock and freeze. This mixed veggies can be used for fried rice, mixed veg pasta, mixed veg curry etc.
7. Make sure to shop for all the fruits, veggies, cheese required for making various recipes.
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