A very simple and very low oil recipe. With goodness of protein from chickpeas & wholesome rotis plus salad can fulfil daily dose of nutrients. This combination makes it a perfect meal in itself. How better you can use your left over rotis to make a yummy & delicious snack. Lets see how to make !!
Soaking time: overnight
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: NIL
Serves: makes 4 wraps
Chick peas: ½ cup (soaked overnight and boiled)
Curds: 1 tbsp
Salt: as per taste
Olive oil /oil: 1 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Cabbage/lettuce: ½ cup shredded
Carrots: ½ cup shredded or cut in long stripes
Spring onions: ½ cup thinly chopped (with greens)
Capsicum: ½ cup thinly chopped or striped
Chat masala: 1 tsp
Lemon juice: 1 tsp
Salt : as per taste
Olive oil/oil: 1 tsp
- To make hummus spread, take boiled chick peas, oil, lemon juice, salt and curds in a blender and blend to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
- Take onions, cabbage/lettuce, capsicum, carrots and mix well, now add salt, chat masala, lemon juice, oil and toss well.
- Now take a roti, and place it on a dry surface. You can lightly roast the rotis on hot griddle.
- Then take ½ to 1 tbsp of hummus spread and spread it on a roti. Now place a tbsp of salad and roll it tightly.
- Repeat the process with another 3 rotis.
- Serve with tomato ketchup / coriander chutney.
Energy: 141 cal
Carbs: 25.6 g
Protein: 4.3 g
Fat: 4.5 g
Do you know semolina is a part of wheat only? It is produced by removing the outer shell of the wheat, it owns many wonderful properties like it is very low in sodium, cholesterol and saturated fats. And it is good source of selenium mineral, which is antioxidant and plays active role in regulating active thyroid hormone, meaning semolina can control the fat storing mechanism in body. We can eat semolina in many ways – from pasta to porridge, let’s see a popular south Indian breakfast – Upma.
Preparation time: 5-7 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Semolina: 1 cup
Onions: 1/2 cup
Chana dal: (split Bengal gram) 1 tbsp
Urad dal: (split black gram) 1 tbsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Mustard seeds: ½ tsp
Green chillies: ½ tbsp finely chopped
Curry leaves: 4-5
Oil: ½ tbsp
Ghee: 1 tsp
Butter milk: ½ cup (optional)
Fresh coriander leaves: to garnish
- Dry roast semolina for 5-7 mins or till it leaves aroma and started to change the colour. This process is very important in order to avoid lumps. Keep aside to cool down.
- Soak chana dal in warm water for 5-7 mins.
- Now heat the oil in pan and add mustard seeds, when seeds start to crackle add urad dal and roast it on med heat, aft a min add curry leaves, green chillies, and onions.
- When onion turns translucent add chana dal, salt and 3 cups of water.
- Bring it to boil, once boiled add semolina and mix well.
- Now add buttermilk and Let it simmer on low flame for 2-3 mins.
- Just add a tsp of ghee and mix well it will enhance not just the aroma and taste but it also lowers the glycemic index of the dish.
- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot.
Nutritional value: (per portion)
Energy: 166.6 cal
Carbs: 29.4 g
Protein: 4.3 g
Fat: 3.43 g
Don’t like dal in the liquid form?? Don’t worry, still you can enjoy the goodness of dals, try out this healthy recipe, and have the power of protein.
It is very easy to make, so Men out there – you can make it when wives are absent. students abroad, you can also enjoy tasty and nutritious food made easy.
Dal in the dry form goes well with the curries and rice / roti. You can make rolls by stuffing this in the roti. Or just have it as it is , as I like it the way.
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Why not if we can make something healthy out of leftovers?? Generally I do not favor the use of leftovers, but especially in case, it’s really healthy. Muthia can be prepared out of left over dal, rice, khichdi, even left over rotis can be used. In this particular recipe I have used boiled mung and left over rice to make it. And to make it more nutritious, I have added Nachni flour and Jowar flour to it which makes it rich in calcium and iron.
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