Healthy Meal Ideas

Healthy Meal Ideas

We bring you six fuss-free family meal ideas including delicious meal ideas for kids.  

 

Vegetarian Meal Ideas

We bring you three delightful Indian recipes that are easy to cook yet extremely satisfying.

 

Dil Pasand Seekh

The first dish on our meal ideas list is the crispy and crunchy Dial Pasand Seekh.

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

50 g roasted channa powder

5 g salt

5 g mace powder

100 g desi ghee

5 g green cardamom powder

5 g coriander powder

20 g mint

5 g kasoori methi

5 g jeera powder

20 g coriander

5 g garam masala

5 g yellow chilli powder

15 g ginger, grated

15 g green chillies, grated

100 g soy granules, soaked in water

150 g French beans, grated

200 g potatoes, boiled and grated

300 g carrots, grated

300 g cauliflower, grated

 

Method:

  1. Begin by chopping all the vegetables.
  2. Heat desi ghee in a pan. Add vegetables.
  3. Saute till all the vegetables are 80 percent cooked.
  4. Remove on a tray and let them cool.
  5. Add grated potatoes and mix well.
  6. Add seasoning and roasted channa powder.
  7. Make equal-sized rolls. Skewer.
  8. Roll in soy granules until completely coated.
  9. Cook until golden glazed in a tandoor.
  10. Serve these piping hot kebabs with good-old tangy mint chutney.

 

Gucchi or Khumb Da Kamal

The second dish on our meal ideas list is the juicy Gucchi or Khumb Da Kamal.

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

40 ml refined oil

Salt, to taste

5 g garam masala

5 g turmeric powder

20 g mint

5 g red chillies

20 g green chillies

20 g coriander

50 g paneer, grated

20 g garlic

20 g ginger

5 g coriander seeds

5 g cumin seeds

20 g sesame seeds

5 g whole red chillies

5 g curry leaves

20 g peanuts

50 g dry coconut powder

200 g button mushrooms

40 g morsels

 

Method:

  1. Wash morels under running water.
  2. Take out the stem of mushrooms.
  3. In a bowl, mix all the spices, green chillies, mint, and coriander.
  4. Stuff this mixture in the morels.
  5. In another bowl, make a paste of curry leaves, sesame seeds, peanuts, and coconut.
  6. Heat oil in a wok.
  7. Add ginger-garlic paste and stir for a few minutes.
  8. Add coconut paste and cook until it begins to sweat.
  9. Mix in the stuffed morels and mushrooms in the gravy and cook for about 10 minutes.
  10. Sprinkle garam masala on top.
  11. Serve hot with rice or naan.

 

Achari Aloo

The third dish on our meal ideas list is Achari Aloo – our all-time favorite main-course dish.

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

5 g coriander powder

5 g red chilli powder

30 g mustard oil

5 g turmeric powder

5 g mustard seeds

Salt, to taste

5 g methi seeds

5 g saunf

500 g baby potatoes, peeled and boiled

 

Method:

  1. Heat mustard oil in a wok.
  2. Temper with saunf, methi seeds, and mustard seeds.
  3. Add boiled potatoes and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder, and salt.
  5. Saute for a few minutes.
  6. Garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with rice or naan.

 

Methiwali Gobhi

The fourth dish on our meal ideas list is Methiwali Gobhi – the humble main-course dish.

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

5 g turmeric powder

5 g jeera powder

Salt, to taste

5 g garam masala

5 g coriander powder

30 g refined oil

5 g red chilli powder

20 g ginger, finely chopped

10 g green chillies, finely chopped

5 g cumin seeds

20 g fresh coriander, finely chopped

50 g tomatoes, finely chopped

25 g kasoori methi

600 g cauliflower florets

 

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a wok. Temper with cumin and add cauliflower once it begins to crackle.
  2. Saute for 10 minutes before adding the tomatoes. Continue to cook for a few minutes.
  3. Add all the spices and chopped ginger, green chillies, and coriander. Cover.
  4. Garnish with ginger juliennes and green chillies.
  5. Serve with roti or naan.



Non-Vegetarian Meal Ideas

Love chicken and mutton? Try these toothsome meal ideas now! 

 

Peshawari Kebab

The fifth dish on our meal ideas list is a simpler version of the popular Peshawari Kebab.

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 3 hours

 

Ingredients:

5 g shahi jeera

5 g cardamom powder

Salt, to taste

5 g mace powder

5 g jeera powder

100 g malt vinegar

5 g coriander powder

5 g red chilli powder

100 g curd

50 g refined oil

200 g raw papaya, paste

150 g ginger-garlic paste

700 g mutton cubes, boneless

 

Method:

  1. Clean and wash the mutton.
  2. Marinate with ginger-garlic paste, malt vinegar, papaya paste, and salt.
  3. Set aside for 2 hours.
  4. Mix all spices in the curd.
  5. Add in the mutton.
  6. Set aside for 1 hour until its tender.
  7. Skewer. Cook in a tandoor.
  8. Serve with mint chutney.

 

Chanyot Da Murgh Chandi Kebab

The last dish on our meal ideas list is Chanyot Da Murgh Chandi Kebab. A protein-rich chicken recipe that’s guaranteed to leave you speechless (and satiated).

 

Serves: 2

Prep time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

30 ml lemon juice

2 sheets silver warque

Salt, to taste

10 g ginger-garlic paste

5 g green cardamom powder

5 g green chillies

100 g curd

5 g white pepper

200 ml single cream

100 g processed cheese

600 g boneless chicken (preferably thighs)

To serve:

Onion juliennes

 

Method:

  1. Thoroughly clean and wash the chicken.
  2. Marinate the chicken in ginger-garlic paste and lemon juice.
  3. Mash processed cheese.
  4. Add cream and curd. Make a paste.
  5. Add the marinated chicken to this paste along with the seasoning.
  6. Skewer and cook in a tandoor.
  7. Arrange chicken on a plate.
  8. Line with silver warque.
  9. Serve with mint chutney and onion juliennes on the side.
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