Mother’s Day 2024: 7 Dishes You Can Cook Up For Maa With Ease
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Mother’s Day is approaching, and it is the time to honour every mother, the contributions made in their lifetime for their family, and the love they hold. Every year, Mother’s Day falls on the second weekend of May and this time it is on May 12. Although children cherish the moments spent with their mothers every day, this day is specifically celebrated to commemorate the unconditional love, sacrifice, and unwavering support of the mothers.  

Mother’s Day holds an important place in the Indian households. Every child makes this day special for their mothers by giving cards, gifts, or cooking special dishes. This day is special for all moms, young and old, and they look forward to this day as they receive the heartiest treatment from their kids. If you’re a grown-up, apart from giving gifts, you can make a top-notch treatment for your mom.  Mothers have millions of responsibilities, and one is cooking and feeding. If you take up this responsibility on this day, nothing can be better than this.   

Here is a list of dishes that you can cook for your mother on this special day. Take a look at them. 

  • Butter Chicken  

Also known as Murg Makhani, this is a North Indian delicacy that is loved for its creamy tomato-based gravy and tender chicken pieces. Butter chicken resonates with warmth and comfort, just like a mother’s embrace. This dish is prepared with a blend of spices, cream, and butter, and perfectly pairs with steamed basmati rice, making it a delightful choice for a Mother’s Day meal.  

  • Palak Paneer  

This is a nutritious and flavourful dish that combines the goodness of fresh spinach and paneer. Palak paneer is a nutrient-rich dish, packed with vitamins and minerals – a dish that every mother would appreciate for its health benefits. Here, the creamy texture of spinach when combined with the softness of paneer, creates a blend of harmonious flavours. You can serve it with hot rotis or rice for a wholesome and satisfying meal.  

  • Biryani  

This beloved Indian dish is synonymous with every celebration and feasting. Biryani is made with basmati rice, spices, and tender meat or vegetables. This special dish never fails to impress and whether it’s the classic chicken biryani flavourful vegetable biryani or rich mutton biryani, this dish is sure to make Mother’s Day extra special. Don’t forget to garnish with fried onions, mint leaves, and a squeeze of lemon.  

  • Samosa Chaat  

If you and your mother love eating street food, then bring your all-time favourite samosa chaat to the table. The crispy goodness of samosas with the tangy flavours of chaat makes it a lip-smacking dish. Here, crumbled samosas are topped with spicy chana masala, tamaring chutney, yoghurt, and sev. This creates a burst of flavours and textures. This dish will be surely loved by your mom and leave her craving for more. Make this a special Mother’s Day treat for your mom.  

  • Rajma Chawal  

This classic Punjabi dish has a special place in every Indian mother’s heart. Here, the red kidney beans AKA rajma are cooked in tomato-based gravy which results in a comforting and nourishing dish. It is served with steamed rice and is a complete meal that is perfect for sharing with family. Prepare rajma chawal for your mother and water her face to light up in a few moments.  

  • Chole Bhature  

This is a North Indian delicacy that is loved for its indulgent flavours. Here the spicy and tangy chickpea curry, known as chole, is paired with soft and fluffy deep-fried bhature. The match seems to be a heavenly pair that will not only satisfy your mother’s cravings but also help her achieve comfort and warmth. Serve it with sliced onions, green chillies, and a hint of lemon.  

  • Dosa With Coconut Chutney  

Treat your mother to the classic South Indian delicacy, dosa. Its crispy texture and versatility make it a perfect treat to be paired with coconut chutney and sambar. Whether you’re making plain dosa, masala dosa filled with spicy potato filling, or cheese dosa, this dish is sure to impress your mother.  

  • Mango Lassi  

As Mother’s Day is celebrated in the summer, you can also impress your mom with mango lassi. Mango, the king of fruits, is a seasonal fruit and nothing can beat the heat when yoghurt, sugar, and a hint of cardamom are added to it. The creamy beverage is served chilled in tall glasses and garnished with mango slices for extra indulgence.