Category Archives: Healthy Meals

Brown rice kheer (payasam) with jaggery recipe

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Brown rice kheer or payasam is a very healthy kheer or payasam made with brown rice and jaggery and garnished with cashewnuts and raisins. Brown rice is very rich in fibre and jaggery is full of iron. This kheer is absolutely delicious when served chilled and very easy and quick to make too. Brown rice gives a nice rich light brown colour to the kheer. Do try this brown rice kheer for a change and enjoy..

Sprouted green gram (moong) kadhi recipe

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Kadhi is a North Indian dish originated in Rajasthan. It is a spicy dish where thick gravy is made from gram flour or besan and vegetables or pakoras are added to it. Sour curds are added to give it little sour taste and more flavour. Here I have added sprouted green moong to the spicy gravy to get a healthier and tastier kadhi. You can also add fried ladysfinger to the kadhi which is then bhindi ka kadhi. Gujarati kadhi is made preferably from buttermilk which also gives a more smooth texture. Do try sprouted green gram kadhi and make it more nutritious with addition of sprouts.

Oats spiced buttermilk recipe

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Oats spiced buttermilk is a perfect low fat and low calorie drink. It is a cooling drink during especially during hot summers as it helps to keep yourself hydrated. Oats are loaded in dietary fibre and helps to lower cholesterol levels. Over the past few decades, oats have become a popular health food and if included in your daily diet, provides your body a lot of health benefits.

Methi and carrot pulao recipe

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Methi carrot pulao is a very healthy and delicious rice recipe and a good way to include greens in your diet. It can be had as a one pot meal along with raita or papad. Methi carrot pulao is very easy to prepare and tastes nice too. This recipe is a very healthy way to include fibre and iron in your food.

Fenugreek leaves (methi) stir-fry recipe

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Fenugreek leaves gives you all the goodness associated with green vegetables. It is a good source of iron and rich in fibre content. Inspite of so many benefits, people avoid eating fenugreek because of its bitterness. The solution is to either add the fenugreek leaves to foods like dals, curries or mix it with the flour to make tasty methi parathas. Fenugreek (methi) stir fry is a easy and quick vegetable made with fenugreek leaves, split yellow moong dal and coconut. It serves a good side dish for rice. I add sugar at the end to reduce the bitterness of the leaves and benefits be utilised to the fullest.

Matar (green peas) paratha recipe

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Green peas paratha is a very healthy and filling breakfast recipe made with green peas, green chillies and spices. It has a unique taste and is very easy to make too. Here is the step wise pictures of making green peas paratha.

Oats uthappam recipe

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Oats are 100% whole grain and a natural source of carbohydrates and dietary fibre. It helps reduce cholesterol and gives energy to keep you going. Uthappam made with oats is not only healthy but also delicious and a good option for breakfast. People who do not like oats with milk can opt for oats uthappam. I tried oats uthappam with instant oats, semolina, green chillies and vegetables to make it more healthier and tasty.

Oats ladoo recipe – a healthy ladoo recipe

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Oats ladoo is a very delicious and healthy sweet dish which is made from oats, coconut, jaggery and garnished with nuts. Oats is high in fibre and having oats regularly helps to lower cholesterol levels and jaggery is full of iron content. Oats ladoo is very easy and quick to prepare too and an easy option for sweet cravings. Do try this yummy and healthy sweet and now for the recipe….

Cucumber thalipeeth or cucumber pancake recipe

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Thalipeeth is a very popular and delicious multigrain pancake from Maharashtra. The dough is prepared from different flours like rice flour, gram flour or bajra flour. Onions, fresh vegetables, coriander leaves and spices are then added to it while kneading the flour. Thalipeeth is generally served with curd or pickle. Here in this recipe I have added cucumber to the flours and mixed with spices. Cucumber gives a cooling effect to our body especially during summer season.

Cabbage rice recipe

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Cabbage rice is a simple to make rice dish and can also be done with leftover rice. It is ideal for lunch box or a sumptuous healthy meal and those who do not like cabbage will surely like this rice dish. Cabbage rice is a nutritious and tasty recipe that can be prepared quickly too. So do try this healthy recipe.