Tomato Masala Rice

Rice is one of the most versatile food. Available in almost everywhere on the earth. It is not just  very light for digestion but very good source of vitamin B1 – Thiamine too.  We have so many misconception prevailing about rice. Be it for Diabetes or for weight gain. Culprit is us for over processing the rice and/or consume it at wrong times.  Rice while extra polished to make it whiter and shinier will definitely lost its nutrients and fiber, plus while cooking we wash it 4-5 times and discard the water in which they are cooked leaving the rice with almost no nutrient. The best way to have it is – have the single polished or hand polished rice and along with vegetables, this will not only give satiety but also nutrition.  You can use your left over rice to make very delicious medium spicy dish and that too very quick. Continue reading “Tomato Masala Rice”

Coriander and Mint chutney

want to add zest to your dish without adding much calories, then try this chutney, 1 tsp of it will add only 10 calories but will make the meal tangy with added anti oxidants, anti inflammatory enzymes, and many other nutrients. dilute it a little, add it to tomato onion mixed kurmura and have healthy bhel ready in minutes. this chutney can be stored in fridge for 2-3 day without discoloring. To preserve longer store in air tight container in deep freeze.

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Mungdal and carrot chilla

Once again a great combination of protein with vegetable, a chilla is easy to make and handy. This recipe is good source of protein and vitamin A. Plus green mung dal is good source of dietary fibres too  and carrots provides starchy carbs and various antioxidants. Phytonutrients of carrot protects against cardio vascular disease and dietary fibres will not allow cholesterol accumulation. So what are we waiting for lets have it!!

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Broken wheat Khichdi

Khichdi is one of the wholesome food, which is easy to digest, yet filling, good to taste, easy on pocket and easy to make too. You don’t need any mastery over kitchen to make good khichdi, just add some water & salt with goodness of grains and khichdi is ready. Today lets see one variety of the popular mung dal khichdi. Those who wants to avoid rice at night this is the good choice. This variety contains lots of fibre as we are using broken wheat and plus it contains easily digestible protein of yellow mung dal.  Its a power food for babies too, you can give this khichdi over 6 months and above. Add some veggies of your choice and serve it with curd will make it a complete meal in itself.

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Baked beans on Toast

Very easy to make, this recipe is another healthy option for breakfast as it is the combination of complex carbs and protein. Tin of baked beans is available in almost any part of the country so if you are bachelor and want to make healthy breakfast yourself, this one is easy  and yummy option. Lets see how to make it.

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Corn & onion Grilled sandwich

Want to make something in jiffy, this sandwich can be one of the best options, for breakfast or evening snack. This sandwich can fulfill your hunger pangs and give you energy. When your child comes home hungry, give them this sandwich and expect them to ask for more!! While making for your child dont forget to add a cheese slice,  it will provide calcium and protein of a glass of milk.

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Milano Minestrone Soup

An authentic Italian healthy soup, that makes a meal in itself. As we know that to make a meal balanced we need to have carbs, protein and fat in it, this soup contains everything, Pasta fulfils the carbs portion, Beans fulfils the proteins and olive oil gives best essential fat, plus its tomato based soup having goodness of antioxidant lycopen and fibres and minerals from other veggies. Its quick and easy, yet yummy and nutritious.

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