I have udad dal batter made over the weekend for the entire week. This was a tip from MIL. I also make some idlis on Sunday and freeze or refirigerate them for the week. It is a quick dinner on a busy weekday. Cook your pulav on a low flame with the lid on. Let it cook it water is all taken up. Turn off heat and let it rest for 15 mins. Your rice should be perfectly done. Look up OPOS meals. There was a thread about this on IL. I have tried some recipes and it was pretty good. You can also make a quick masala ( cook Fried onions, garlic , cilantro , ginger, tomato paste , garam masala powder , haldi) on the weekend . I make a lot and refrigerate. Use a some of this for Dal’s, veggies, potatoes , paneer .