What started out as only a "30-day challenge" for me to cook some dishes and serve myself a plate full of freshly prepared food for dinner has now become a fun thing that I feel like continuing. I get into the kitchen at about 5pm and it takes me about 1-2 hours from start to finish. If I could reduce that time somehow, probably freeze or chop or roast or prepare some things ahead of time, then it might work out even better.
And once this becomes a routine-like thing to have homemade dinners as often as I can make, I guess I will start looking for another 30-day challenge. Because if I don't challenge myself to do better, who will?!
Day 11 - It is Ekadashi today and Alok is fasting. So for dinner tonight I cooked Sabudana (tapioca pearl) Khichdi, Singhare (water chestnut flour) ki Poori, made some salted-spiced makhana (lotus seeds) and salted-spiced peanuts, aloo ka halwa, vrat wale aloo ki sabzi, and phool makhana kheer.
--> Recipe for Sabudana Khichdi
--> Recipe for Singhaare ki Poori
Day 12 - Returned home late after taking kids out to a play area so for dinner tonight I cooked only Spinach Paratha...and the rest on the side are: lemon pickle, fryums, carrot, yogurt, and wafer rolls.
--> How to make Yogurt at Home
Day 13 - For dinner tonight I made Methi Poori and Aloo sabzi. So delicious!!! And on the side that's yogurt, and chocolate for my dessert :)
Day 14 - My simple dinner tonight. I made Rajma and Rice. On the side are fryums and wafer rolls.
Day 15 - For dinner tonight I made mmmmmmm my favorite Pav Bhaji!! Yum Yum!
Day 16 - Dinner tonight: I cooked Chhole, Kadhai ki Poori, and Rice.
Day 17 - For dinner I cooked Methi Matar Malai (Rasoi Magic instant mix), Mixed Vegetable Soup (Knorr), Phulka, Jeera Rice, and Carrot Halwa for dessert.
--> Recipe for Carrot Halwa
Day 18 - For today's special dinner I made Pani Puri, Chhole Chaat, Dahi Papdi, and Chawal ki Kheer (Rice Pudding) for dessert!
God I miss eating streetside Pani Puri in India. And Pav Bhaji. And Paan. Mmmmmm.
--> Recipe for Pani Puri
--> Recipe for Chawal ki Kheer
Day 19 - For dinner tonight I made Matar Paneer, Bhindi sabzi, Phulka, Rabdi for dessert...and that's carrot and yogurt on the side. Time for some wine to balance out the exhaustion!
--> Recipe for Bhindi ki Sabzi
--> Recipe for Rabdi
Day 20 - For our dinner I made phulka and baingan bharta...and that's onion, carrot, salted pistachios, and mango lassi on the side.
--> Recipe for Baingan Bharta
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