Sunday Recipe : 2 Healthy Quick Meals

 

Hey everyone!

In this week’s recipe edition, I’m sharing 2 quick and easy healthy recipes that I’ve been loving this past week. If you’re trying to eat healthier or lose weight, you’d love these fresh, filling and flavorful meals.

 

Veggie Delight Dalia

Veggie Delight Dalia

 

 

Veggie Delight Dalia

 

What you need : 

Dalia (broken wheat, boiled in water)

Vegetables : Broccoli, capsicum, peas, carrots (or any mix of vegetables you have in the fridge)

Boiled corn, kidney beans (rajma)

– Cumin (jeera), 1 tbsp Oil, Salt, Pepper, Lemon

 

Dalia is basically broken wheat and I often substitute rice with dalia in our meals as its quite healthy. For this recipe, boil and cook the dalia in plain water till its softened and cooked. Heat oil in a pan, add the cumin (jeera) and when the seeds are crackling, stir fry the veggies till they are half way cooked. The vegetables should retain their crunch and not get mushy for this recipe. Add salt and pepper to the vegetables cooking in the pan. Add in the cooked dalia and mix well with the vegetables. Taste and adjust salt/pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes and turn off the heat. Garnish with fresh lemon juice before serving!

 

 

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Colorful Vegetable Salad

Colorful Salad

 

 

Colorful  Tangy Salad

What you need : 

– Tomatoes 

– Cucumber

– Capsicum – Green, Yellow and Red 

– Avocado (diced or mashed)

For the dressing : Balsamic Vinegar, Salt, Pepper, pinch of Sugar, Lemon Juice

 

This salad is super simple to make. Just chop up all the vegetables finely and toss them together with the ingredients of the dressing. Because of the Balsamic Vinegar and Lemon Juice, the salad has a very fresh, tangy flavor. You can also add some chilli flakes for some kick. The cucumber and capsicum add crunchiness, the tomatoes add juiciness and the avocado adds a creamy softness – the variety of textures in this salad makes it really exciting on the palate! A bowlful of this salad is quite filling and satiating as a dinner option when you’re trying to lose weight.

 

 

[note color=”#FFE4C4″]Hope you liked this post! If you try out either of these recipes, let me know how they turn out! Hope you’re having a great weekend! [/note]

 

12 Comments

  1. July 20, 2014 / 12:37 pm

    The dalia recipe looks so yummy and healthy, I love eating daila, I’m so trying it out!

  2. July 20, 2014 / 6:26 pm

    wow…such healthy meals!! i loved veggie dalia recipe!!

  3. July 20, 2014 / 7:30 pm

    great recipes 🙂

  4. July 20, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Hmm..same here.
    Dalia sounds better!

  5. priya_vimal
    July 20, 2014 / 9:27 pm

    Textures add lot of excitement on your plate 🙂 so my pick would be the second one !

  6. Joo
    July 21, 2014 / 9:46 am

    Ur Dalia recipe will help a lot … Even for 2 months I was also on Dalia diet in breakfast… And I loser 6 kgs in 1 month… It helps a lot…

  7. July 21, 2014 / 11:36 am

    seems quite tasty & of course healthy…will surely try them.

  8. July 21, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    oh yum.I will try the dalhia
    by the way….hey I tried the pasta avacado salad and it turned delicious!

  9. July 21, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    I often substitute rice for dahlia when I make vegetable khichdi and it tastes yummy. I also add cloves, cinnamon and whole black pepper in the tempering for that extra flavour. I tried your recipe for breakfast after u posted on Instagram and loved it 🙂

  10. July 22, 2014 / 9:54 am

    Love the recipes.easy and doable……………

  11. deeptika
    July 22, 2014 / 2:43 pm

    yummy & healthy!! inspiring…

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