WHAT TO COOK FOR DINNER TONIGHT
Dinner is the last food of the day so it’s important for us to make right choice to eat. But sometimes it becomes most difficult to choose what to cook for dinner tonight. Research shows: Many people (women) spend hours thinking what to cook today? If you do not agree, means you have not cooked anything ever. So, this article is for those who bear difficulty in deciding what to cook. After reading this article you will have 7 choices to cook for dinner tonight. Lets see, how important dinner is?
You shouldn’t skip dinner and do not over eat as well. Skipping Dinner can cause you many problems like, sleep walking. Reason behind the sleep waking in the night, often seen is insomnia is when sugar level in blood falls. Therefore, body has to release stored glucose and causes wake during sleep and it would be difficult to get back to sleep.
It’s necessary to eat good food for dinner which combines both protein and carbohydrates. Which ensures a steady release to blood stream – helping for good sleep.
We should not eat fried foods for dinner, Cooked vegetables are preferable
Vegetable foods are very important for dinner. We should eat vegetables every night, because it carries minerals and vitamins that helps the body to recover from physical and mental activities of the whole day.
Dinner is important but other meals are also take great importance when it comes to take every good measure for a healthy life. Checkout the importance of lunch and what should you cook for lunch:
Also Read: THE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD NOT SKIP LUNCH EVER (MID-DAY MEAL)
List of Dishes to Cook for Dinner Tonight:
1- Veggie and Chicken Meal:
INGREDIENTS FOR 3 SERVINGS:
|Sweet Potatoes||1/2 Tablespoons|
|Rosemary – Chopped||2 Tablespoons|
|Thyme – Chopped||2 Tablespoons|
|Brussels Sprouts||1/2 lb (250 g)|
|Cloves Garlic – Minced||4|
|Chicken Breast||1 and 1/2 lb (750 g)|
|Olive Oil||As Required|
Recipe for Cooking Chicken and veggie Meal:
1- Preheat oven to 220°C
2- Cut vegetables. Place it in separate corners of pan lined with parchment paper.
3- As, Broccoli and Brussels cooks faster. Therefore, keep the cuts thicker. Sweet potatoes and Carrots takes time to cook therefore, cut them thinner.
4- Veggie with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and garlic.
5- Mix both side of Chicken with olive oil, salt, pepper, rosemary, thyme and garlic over parchment paper.
6- Seal parchment paper to keep chicken moist on the center of baking pan.
7- Bake for about 30 minutes, until chicken fully cooks and veggie are done to your liking.
8- This meal also works with brown rice as well.
9- unwrap, slice the chicken.
10- Separate veggies with chicken.
11- Enjoy the taste of Chicken and veggie… Estimated time for making following recipe is of 40 minutes.
2- Chicken Biryani cooking Recipe (Pakistani Dish):
Biryani is mixture of yellow rice and chicken. Rice get its color from collection of spices and herbs, which adds incredible flavor. On top of it, it contains perfectly Lemons and vegetables.
INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SERVINGS:
|Chicken Pieces||3/4 kg|
|Onion Large Sliced||3 Piece|
|Ginger Paste||1 tsp|
|Tomato Puree||1/2 cup|
|Red Chili Powder||2 tsp|
|Turmeric Powder||1 tsp|
|Cumin Powder||1 tsp|
|Cardamom Powder||1/2 tsp|
|Garam Masala Powder||2 tsp|
|Water||3 and 1/2 cups|
|Saffron||A Pinch Only|
|Coriander Powder||1 tsp|
|Green Coriander leaves – Chopped||2 tbsp|
Recipe to cook Biryani tonight:
1- Make mixture of tomato yogurt, puree, green chili paste, red chili powder, ginger garlic paste, roasted cumin powder, turmeric powder, garam malasa powder, salt and coriander powder.
2- Marinade chicken within same mixture for 3-4 hours.
3- Put oil in pan, heat it and fry onions till these turn in into brown.
4- Now add marinade chicken into it for 10 minutes.
5- After that take rice and add 3 1/2 cups of water into the pressure cooker. Also take pinch of saffron, mix it with milk and add to rice.
6- At last, add cardamom powder and chicken pieces along with the marinade chicken.
7- Mix all ingredients slowly and cover it with cooker lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
8- Enjoy the tasty chicken Biryani… Estimated time for making biryani is 45 minutes.
3- Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli:
INGREDIENTS for 5 Servings:
|Olive Oil||2 Tablespoon extra-virgin|
|Salt and Pepper||As Required|
|Chicken Breast tenders – chopped||1 pound (lb)|
|Macaroni Florets||1 lb|
|Raw broccoli florets||1 lb|
|Cayenne Pepper||2 and 1/2 cups|
|Chicken Stock||1 cup|
|Chicken stock||1 cup|
|Dijon Mustard||1 tsp|
|Yellow Sharp Cheddar||3 cups|
Methods of making Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Chicken and Broccoli:
1- Boil pot of water for macaroni
2- Heat medium pan over medium- high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil with chicken, salt and pepper. Salute for 4 minutes and then add onion and cook for 10 minutes until onions are tender and chicken is fully cooked. Turn off heat.
3- Boil water for pasta and add pasta and salt to season the cooking water. Cook for not more than 5 minutes then add broccoli and again cook for 5 minutes.
4- While pasta cooks, heat medium sauce pot. Add butter and wait till it melts, then add flour, cayenne, paprika and whisk together over heat until it bubbles and then cook for little more. Whisk in milk, stock and raise heat to bring the sauce for quick boil.
5- Drain Broccoli florets. Add mixed chicken with pasta and broccoli on pot.
6- Add Cheese to milk sauce and stir till it melts. Pour sauce over Chicken, broccoli, cooked pasta and stir to combine together. Adjust seasonings and add transfer to large serving platter.
7- Enjoy the Chicken and Broccoli Mac and Cheese… estimated time of cooking is 40 minutes.
4- Ground Turkey Skillet with Green Beans:
INGREDIENTS FOR 2 SERVINGS:
|Extra lean ground turkey||1 lbs|
|Onions , diced||1/2 cup|
|Extra-virgin olive oil||2 tbsp|
|Clove garlic, minced||1 tsp|
|Crushed red pepper||1 Pinch|
|Salt and black pepper||As per required|
|Homemade tomato sauce||3/4 cup|
|Chopped green beans||1 1/2 cup|
|Diced yellow bell pepper||1/2 cup|
Recipe of cooking Ground turkey Skillet with Green Beans:
1- Initially, Preheat the deep pan over high heat.
2- Add mixture of ground turkey, garlic and ginger.
3- Use potato masher, break down turkey skillet and cook until it get brown.
4- In small bowl, whisk together chicken broth, vinegar, chili garlic paste.
5- Once skillet get brown, bits and pieces sticks to the pan and add green beans, broth mixture.
6- Salute it for 5 minutes then add extra-virgin olive oil.
7- Enjoy the Ground turkey Skillet with Green Beans… Estimated time for cooking is 35 minutes.
8- Excellent for Vitamin C.
5- One Pot Beef with broccoli:
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 PERSON SERVING:
|Oyster sauce||1/3 cup|
|Sesame oil||2 teaspoon|
|Soy sauce||1 teaspoon|
|White sugar||1 teaspoon|
|Beef round steak, cut into 1/8 inches thick strip||3/4 pound|
|Vegetable oil, more if needed||3 tablespoon|
|Ginger root||1 thin slice|
|Garlic smashed||2 clove|
Recipe of making one pot of beef with broccoli:
1- Mix oyster sauce, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar and cornstarch altogether. Initially, sugar dissolves. Place steak pieces into shallow bowl, pour oyster sauce mixture over meat, pour the oyster mixture over meat, stir to coat and marinate for at least 20 minutes.
2- Heat vegetable oil over high-medium heat and stir in mixture of garlic and ginger. Let sizzle in hot oil for 2 minutes to flavor the oil. Then, remove or discard. Stir the broccoli in hot oil until green get tender within 10 minutes. Remove broccoli and set aside.
3- Pour more oil if needed, stir the toss of marinade beef until sauce form glaze o the beef and meat is no more pink for about 5 minutes. Return to cooked broccoli to wok and stir until the meat and broccoli are heated together for 5 minutes.
4- Enjoy the one pot of beef with broccoli… Estimated time of cooking is 40 minutes.
6- Special Mutton Daleem (Pakistani Dish):
INGREDIENTS FOR 5 PERSON SERVINGS:
|Green gram lentil||50g|
|Salt||As per required|
|Red chili powder||2 tbsp|
|Turmeric||1 & 1/2 tbsp|
|Ginger garlic paste||2|
|Garam masla powder||1 tbsp|
|Whole spices||1 tbsp|
|Lemon juice||2 tbsp|
|Cumin powder||1 tbsp|
|Split lentil chickpeas||50g|
|Coriander powder||1 tbsp|
Recipe of Cooking Special Mutton Daleem to cook tonight:
1- Sock rice, wheat and all lentils for 2 hours in bowl.
2- Add socked rice, wheat, lentils and 2-liter water in pan.
3- Add salt and turmeric and let it being cook for 30 minutes until all ingredients gets tender.
4- When it gets cold grind them all and make paste.
5- Add 5 to 6 cups of water and add mutton, salt, whole spice and turmeric in a separate pan.
6- Cook for 40 minutes until meat get fully cooked and then shared the meat.
7- In pan, heat oil then add onion, cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste and cook until light brown.
8- Add shredded meat, red chili powder, salt according to the taste, turmeric, coriander, cumin powder and cook for 5 minutes.
9- Add grinded mixture, add two cups of water and mix well with the spoon.
10- Again cook for 10 minutes more.
11- Add squeezed lemon juice in it and your dish is ready now.
12- Preparation time is 45 minutes.
7- Lobia Salad:
INGREDIENTS FOR 1 PERSON SERVING:
|Salt||As per required|
|Black pepper||1 teaspoon|
|Lemon juice||4 teaspoon|
Recipe Lobia Salad to Cook for Dinner:
1- Mix salt, lemon juice, black pepper, potatoes and onion.
2- Cut tomatoes into small pieces, bell pepper and mix altogether.
3- Then, add boil Lobia in the mixture.
4- Enjoy the Lobia Salad and Estimated time of making is 15 minutes.
Concluding what to cook for dinner tonight?
Here it ends. Hope from now you will not feel any difficulty in deciding what to cook for dinner tonight. Now go and cook something delicious, Best of luck.