If you’re planning to spend some quality time with your loved one, there’s nothing better than a dinner date. Oh no no don’t bother about that fancy dinners at five stars. We got an amazing idea, whether you need something for your special day or any regular Saturday night.
What is better than to cook yourself for your loved one and show your love and care. Going out for a date night and watch some movie is much easier but sometimes it is more comforting to staying in and cook for your love. Then don’t waste a single minute, just grab your apron, put on some fun playlist and just start cooking the ideal dinner for your date night. You can also grab your love along to cook together for an undivided couple time. It is much better than a night out.
But if you can’t decide what to make then don’t be in doubt, serve the love of your life to a gourmet dinner at home with these ideas of dinner date recipes.
- Butter Chicken and Rice
When we think of any fancy meal chicken is the first thing that comes in mind; not for the vegetarians or vegans. Preparing butter chicken is a nice idea for your dinner date as it will look fancy and will take fewer efforts. Butter Chicken is an Indian subcontinental dish prepared with marinated chicken and served in rich gravy or curry. Unlike other curry bases, butter chicken is not prepared with onions and ginger-garlic pastes, it is prepared with the base of tomato puree in butter which gives it a slightly sweet flavour. Blend it with some special spices and add some cashew and almond to enhance the richness of it. Butter chicken goes best with the plain rice as its buttery creamy gravy soak up the basmati rice well.
An Italian dish is a great option to include in your dinner date menu. Nothing can suit better than an Italian dish for your romantic dinner date as Italy itself is one of the most romantic places in the world. Italy is known for its beauty and exceptionally delicious cuisine.
Lasagna is one of the most authentic Italian dish, its creamy and cheesy texture will make anyone go crazy for it. This authentic Italian recipe takes fewer efforts but is totally worth for dinner date plan. To begin with this recipe you need to prepare the red sauce and white sauce. Spread the lasagna sheets on the tray now spread a layer of red sauce, white sauce, mozzarella cheese. You can choose between the sauteed veggies, pasta, lasagna noodles or meatballs. Bake the lasagna and your authentic Italian dinner are ready.
- Chicken Tikka Biryani
Biryanis have always been the favourites of the non-veg lovers. Chicken tikka biryani is an all-time love for everyone and preparing it on your dinner date will surely gonna impress your special someone.
To make this classic biryani, marinate the chicken pieces in the tikka masala and make tikkas of it, make a dressing for the tikkas. Take a kadhai or a deep pan, spread a layer of cooked rice over it chicken gravy and caramelized onions, follow the order of the layering. Let it cook for 10 mins on low heat. Garnish with some coriander leaves on the top, pair the biryani with some raita on the side.
- Dum Paneer Kali Mirch
Dum paneer kali mirch is a unique recipe apart from the regular paneer recipes. It is a lesser-known but equally delicious recipe. This paneer recipe is based on onion and curd gravy cooked in dum or pressure. The way in which kali mirch; black pepper is used in this recipe is so subtle and doesn’t overpower the gravy with its zest. To make this dum paneer kali mirch start with frying the spices with onion and cashew and make a smooth paste from it prepare the gravy from the paste, add crushed black pepper and other spices. Add curd in the end, cook for some time then add the paneer cubes and cook for some more time. Sprinkle some crushed black pepper or garnish with coriander leaves. To make it a wholesome meal serve it with roomali roti, naan or jeera rice.
- Cheesy Pasta
For your cheesy peasy dinner date try this easy and quick cheesy pasta recipe. Pasta is again an Italian dish which is now popular everywhere. This recipe will surely gonna fit in your dinner date menu. To turn this date night into pasta night, you need some half-cooked penne pasta. Prepare a sauce for the pasta, add your favourite or seasonal veggies. Add the seasonings, add the pasta in the prepared sauce and cook for some time. When the pasta is done sprinkle some cheddar cheese and close the lid, Cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle the rest of cheese while serving. Enjoy this creamy and cheesy pasta with your loved one.
These are the wallet-friendly and delicious dinner date recipes that you can include in your dinner date repertoire. So light some candles, set the table and put on a romantic playlist to make this date night perfect for two of you and finish off your romantic dinner with some desserts.