Easy Weekend Lunch Menu | Meal Under 30 Minutes

Simple and quick meal - Jeera pulao, mixed vegetable curry and Spiced Buttermilk.

An easy weekend lunch idea that comprises simple menu yet delicious and filling. This meal includes Jeera Puloa, Mixed Vegetable Curry and Masala chaas(buttermilk).  The meal could be probably useful for bachelors, home away youngsters and even with newbies to the kitchen.
Many times I try to compromise myself to eat less but couldn't make it happen ever. But this quick meal made it happen.
Jeera pulao is simple and flavorful that goes well with any spicy curry /gravy. And I tried the mixed vegetable curry that combine perfect when eaten with pulao, also healthy. Finally no meal without drink , how about spicy buttermilk - a super thirst quencher that keeps you cool. So tell me does the meal sounds yummy and healthy?

Believe me this menu will take only 30 minutes to get done. Plan prior ahead and it work outs well for a scrumptious lunch.

Lets get into quick recap of all recipes in the menu:
Jeera Pulao
Mixed Vegetable Curry
Masala Chaas

Preparation & Cooking Time : 30 Minutes

YIELD : 2 serving

First let's check out the procedure for preparing Jeera pulao.  Jeera pulav  is simple to prepare, very  mild with less spice yet tasty. The cumin seeds dominates highly to enhance the puloa, thus leaving very flavorful with whole spices.

All You need is 


Basmati Rice -1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Green Chilli - 2no.
Cashew Nuts - 6-7
Cumin Seeds / Jeera - 1 1/2 tbsp
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Ghee - 1tbsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Salt To Taste


Check here for the procedure to make Jeera pulao.

Next let's check out the recipe for Mixed Vegetable Curry.
The healthy combination of carrot, cauliflower, potato and paneer in a spicy onion tomato gravy makes a rich and delicious quick curry under 20 minutes.

All you need is


Mixed Vegetables- 11/2 cups(boiled)
(I used Carrot, potato, Cauliflower)
Fresh /Frozen Paneer / Indian Cottage Cheese - 1/4 cup
(cut into small cubes)
Onion - 1 Large Finely Chopped
Tomato - 1 Large Finely Chopped
Curd / Yogurt - 2 tbsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Sugar A pinch
Coriander Leaves - one fistful finely chopped
Oil - 2 tbsp


Check here for the procedure to make Mixed Vegetable Curry.

Last to finish is with quick refreshing drink - Masala Chaas
All you need is
Plain Natural Yogurt / curd - 1 cup
Green Chilli - 2no.
Ginger - 1" piece chopped(deskinned)
Ice Cold Water - 1 1/2 cup
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Chaat Masala - 1 tsp
Asafeotida / Hing - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves few springs
Curry Leaves few springs
Black Salt To taste


Check here for the procedure to make Masala Chaas.

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Tamilnadu Brakfast Platter
Gujarati Thali Meal
Indian Non Veg Biriyani Platter

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Quick, easy and delicious...perfect!

anjana said...

Delicious ,quick and healthy..loved this !

Unknown said...

wow that an lovely idea and this platter looks super delicious :)

great lucnh meanu, dear !

Easy breezy and delicious.

Delicious spread.

yummy meal..

Akila said...

Lovely curry

Easy and healthy delicious menu.

Shabbu said...

Delicious lunch menu...yummy..

Simple and yummy


Beautiful and definitely a super filling lunch.

This looks so nice and yummy. Totally tempting :)

Wonderful for lunch or dinner, I love how you combined healthy ingredients and cooked them in few minutes. Delicious :)

Swathi said...

Delicious and easy lunch menu love it. requires less than 30 minutes.

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