Healthy Dinner Recipes (For Every Day of the Week)

Healthy Dinner Recipes (For Every Day of the Week)

More often than not, all of us reach a point where we no longer enjoy the usual food. To spice up things again, you must break the monotony and try the forgotten dadi-nani recipes every once in a while. Here’s a list of seven super healthy dinner recipes for you to try.

We bring you healthy dinner ideas that taste good (including healthy dinner ideas for kids).

We hope you enjoy these healthy vegetarian dinner ideas!

 

Healthy Dinner Recipes

1. Kaju Puri

This popular all-time favourite is not only easy to prepare but also delicious.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Makes: 10 puris

Ingredients:

2 drops almond essence

2-3 tbsp milk

¼ tsp saffron

3 powdered cardamoms

1 teacup cashews, powdered

Method:

  1. Toss together the cardamom powder, cashew nuts and sugar.
  2. Warm the saffron before dissolving it in a teaspoon of milk.
  3. Divide the dough into 8-10 portions.
  4. Take two small sheets of polythene and a bangle/mould of 50 mm. Put a sheet and the bangle on the board. Next, place a portion of the dough inside the mould/bangle, before covering with another sheet and rolling to the shape of the bangle.
  5. Do the same with the rest of the dough.
  6. Arrange on a baking tray/dish and bake at 190° C for 15-20 minutes. Alternatively, grill on each side for a few minutes.
  7. Cool and serve/store.

 

2. Khus Khus Ki Puri

Tantalizing is the only word that can best describe these puris. These also make up for a healthy snack.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes: 20 puris

Ingredients:

To prepare the puris:

Ghee for deep frying

To prepare the stuffing:

Salt

2 tsp ghee

½ tsp ground ginger

½ tsp kalonji

2 cinnamon sticks

4 cloves

4 cardamoms

2 tsp cumin seeds

¼ tsp asafoetida

4 big red Kashmiri chillies

4 tbsp khus-khus

To prepare the dough:

¾ tsp salt

½ tsp kalonji

4 tbsp ghee, melted

2 teacups plain flour

Method:

  1. To prepare the dough:
  2. Sieve the flour well.
  3. Add salt, kalonji and ghee to it. Knead a soft dough by adding water.
  4. To prepare the stuffing:
  5. Sock the khus-khus in little water and make a thick paste of it.
  6. Roast the asafoetida in a skillet before adding cinnamon, cloves, cardamoms, chillies, and cumin seeds. Allow to cook for a minute after powdering the roasted spices.
  7. Heat ghee in a vessel and fry the kalonji and ginger for 30 seconds.
  8. Add the khus-khus and fry again for 60 seconds. Remove from fire.
  9. Add the salt and powdered masala. Mix well.
  10. To proceed:
  11. Divide the dough into 20 balls.
  12. Roll out one ball a little and put ½ a teaspoon of filling in the centre. Lift the edges towards the centre and close the centre so as to completely envelope the stuffing. Roll again.
  13. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  14. Deep fry in hot ghee.
  15. Serve with potato vegetable. Healthy dinner recipes.

 

3. Masala Wadas

An extremely tasty savoury made in South Indian style.

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 10

Ingredients:

To prepare the wadas:

Oil, to deep fry

Salt

2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped

1 tsp cumin seeds

½ fresh coconut, grated

10 tsp coriander, finely chopped

2 green chillies, sliced

2 onions, sliced

12 red chillies

2 ½ teacups gram dal (soaked overnight)

To prepare the wadas:

  1. In a mixer, grind the dal after adding the cumin seeds, red and green chillies.
  2. Add all the remaining ingredients to the mix.
  3. Shape the mix into wadas.
  4. Deep fry the wadas in hot oil.
  5. To prepare the coconut chutney:
  6. In a mixer, grind all the ingredients after a few drops of water.
  7. Serve piping hot wadas with coconut chutney.

 

4. Stuffed Pancakes with Paneer

A combination of western pancakes and spicy Indian Masala.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

To prepare the pancakes:

A pinch of salt

1 tbsp ghee

300 ml milk

100 g plain flour

To prepare the filling:

Salt

1 tbsp ghee

1 tbsp coriander, chopped

2 tsp dhana-jira powder

1 tsp chilli powder

1 large onion, finely chopped

300 g cottage cheese, finely chopped

To prepare the gravy:

Salt

3 tbsp ghee

¾ tsp sugar

1 tbsp fresh cream

¾ tsp fresh curds, beaten

1 tsp chilli powder

1 tsp dhana-jira powder

3 tomatoes

1 onion

To prepare the gravy (ground into a paste):

5 red chillies

1 small piece of ginger

3 tsp khus-khus

1 tsp cumin seeds

2 tsp coriander seeds

6 cloves garlic

Method:

To prepare the pancakes:

  1. Mix the salt, flour and milk. Leave the batter for 20 minutes.
  2. Prepare the pancakes using in a non-stick frying pan using butter or ghee.
  3. To prepare the filling:
  4. Heat ghee in a vessel and fry the onions for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the dhana-jira and chilli powders and fry for a few seconds.
  6. Add salt, coriander and cottage cheese.

To prepare the gravy:

  1. Grate the onions.
  2. Chop the tomatoes into bite-sized pieces before adding a cup of water and cooking. When cooked, take out the soup by passing through a sieve.
  3. Heat the ghee in another vessel and fry the onion for a few minutes. Stir in the paste and continue to fry.
  4. Add the dhana-jira and chilli powders and fry again.
  5. Add salt, sugar, beaten curds and tomato soup and cook for another 5 minutes.
  6. Mix in the cream.

To proceed:

  1. Spread a little filling in each pancake and arrange the pancakes on a greased baking dish. Pour the hot gravy on top and bake in a hot oven at 230° C for 10 minutes.
  2. Serve hot.

 

5. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Paneer

Instead of pancakes, used boiled cabbage leaves and proceed in the same way as for pancakes stuffed with cottage cheese. Healthy dinner recipes.

 

6. Pyaaz Ki Roti

An unusually tasty roti that can also makes up for a healthy breakfast item.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Makes 8 to 10 rotis

Ingredients:

Salt

2 tsp ghee

2 teacups whole wheat flour

3-4 tsp anardana

3-4 green chillies, chopped

4-5 onions

Method:

  1. Slightly roast the anardana before powdering it.
  2. Finely chop the onions before sprinkling a pinch of salt over it. Wait for 5 minutes and squeeze out all the water.
  3. Add powdered anardana, salt and green chillies.
  4. Add ½ tsp salt and ghee to the flour and prepare a soft dough by adding some water.
  5. Roll out a small roti, put a little onion mixture in it, close it and roll out again. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  6. Roast the rotis lightly on a skillet on both the sides.
  7. When you want to serve, put the roti in a toaster, allow it to become crisp and serve hot.

 

7. Paneer Parathas

Nutritious and tasty.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 40 minutes

Makes 10-12 parathas

Ingredients:

To prepare the stuffing:

Salt

1 onion, chopped

5 green chillies, chopped

1 tbsp coriander, chopped

1 teacup cabbage, chopped

225 g cottage cheese, finely chopped

To prepare the dough:

1/2 tsp salt

3 cups wholemeal flour

ghee for frying

Method:

  1. Make the stuffing by mixing the salt, green chillies, coriander, cabbage, onion and cottage cheese.
  2. Sieve the flour with salt. Apply ghee to the flour. Add water and knead into a soft dough. Divide into 10-12 portions.
  3. Make the stuffed parathas as usual.
  4. Serve hot.
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