Category Archives: Healthy Meals

Gond or gaund ke ladoo (edible gum ladoo) (with wheat flour) recipe – healthy winter sweet recipes

Gaund or gond is an edible gum extracted from the bark of a tree.  It is a kind of edible resin and is available in supermarkets as gum resin. It looks like lightweight, transparent crystals and are roasted in ghee  before use.  It gives warmth to the body when consumed during winter.  One of the best ways

Beetroot dosa recipe – how to make beetroot dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipes

Dosas make up for a great breakfast or mid-day snack and a favourite with Indians.  They are easy to make and quite filling as well.  If you add vegetables to the batter, it becomes all the more healthier.  Beetroot dosa is another healthy dosa made with beetroot and a different version of dosa recipe.  I feel it 

Vegetable oats khichdi recipe – healthy breakfast recipes – oats recipes

Vegetable oats khichdi is another healthy oats recipe made from vegetables, oats and mild spices. This khichdi is little different from the masala dal khichdi or moong dal khichdi which we make at home normally.  But taste wise,  both are equally delicious and nutritious.  It can be prepared quickly and with minimum efforts and ideal for those who

Poha idli recipe – how to make soft poha idli recipe – healthy breakfast recipes

Idli is a traditional breakfast in south indian households. Since plain idlis are mild in taste, a side dish or accompaniment is considered essential. Idlis are often served with sambar but this varies greatly by region and personal taste. Idlis are also frequently served with coconut chutney, onion chutney or tomato chutney.  The dry spice mixture podi is convenient

Aloo palak paratha recipe – how to make aloo palak (potato spinach) paratha recipe

Aloo palak  paratha is a delicious and nutritious paratha made with potatoes, spinach leaves and spices.  It is a perfect snack for lunchbox and a fulfilling meal in itself.   It is a nice way to include greens in your diet and make a healthy dish for your family.  Here the wheat flour is kneaded alongwith

Ven pongal or khara pongal recipe – how to make ghee pongal recipe

Ven pongal or khara pongal is a popular dish in South Indian homes and is served as breakfast dish in Tamil Nadu. It is called as huggi in Karnataka. Ven pongal is a spicy variant made with rice, moong dal, black pepper, cumin seeds and cashew nuts. It is commonly prepared during pongal, a harvest

Instant ragi dosa recipe – healthy breakfast recipes – ragi recipes

Ragi also known as finger millet is a rich source of iron, protein, calcium and fiber and helps in lowering cholesterol level.  Ragi aids digestion and also makes your stomach full for a long time which is good for weight control. Ragi is also a staple diet in many villages across South India.  It is

Oats adai or oats and lentils pancake recipe – healthy breakfast recipes – oats recipes

Oats adai is a nutritious breakfast dish made with oats.  Oats is rich in proteins and fibre and so makes up for a healthy breakfast recipe.  Traditionally, adai is prepared with rice and lentils.  But in this recipe, rice is replaced by oats and hence can be had even  by people who are diabetic and

Spicy sprouts bread sandwich – healthy breakfast recipe

Spicy sprouts sandwich is a nutritious sandwich made with sprouts which is full of proteins.  It is a healthy and a perfect breakfast dish to start your day.  Grilled sprouts sandwich is not only healthy but also tasty with the goodness of fibre-rich sprouts and it is very filling too. I have added potatoes and little spices to make

Carrot and peas stir-fry (gajar matar subzi) recipe – no onion no garlic recipe

Carrot peas stir-fry is a simple, quick and healthy stir-fry vegetable made with carrots, peas and mild spices. Carrots are excellent source of vitamin A which is good for eyes and green peas are full of vitamins.  Try this amazing dry curry with healthy carrots and green peas.  It is very simple but so flavourful dish. This is a