5 Quick & Healthy Dinner Recipes

This article consists of five quick and easy to make vegetarian dinner recipes. These recipes are extremely simple and require minimal ingredients. These are also very nutritious and filling. Feel free to customise these according to your taste and availability of ingredients.

Multigrain Khichadi

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp split moong dal
  • 2 tbsp arhar dal
  • 2 tbsp brown rice
  • 2 tbsp masoor dal
  • 1 tsp wheat or oats daliya (optional)
  • Salt to taste, turmeric powder
  • Red chilli
  • Seasonal vegetables
  • 1 tomato

Instructions

  • Wash and soak all the dals and daliya for 15-30 minutes
  • In a pan, take 2 cups of water
  • Add all dals and daliya in the pan
  • On low heat, cover and cook for about 8 minutes
  • Add salt to taste, turmeric powder and red chilli
  • Add the seasonal vegetables of your choice
  • After the vegetables are little cooked, add tomato at the end
  • Serve the Khichadi warm

Carrot Daliya

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot
  • 6-7 almonds
  • 2 tsp desiccated / fresh coconut (optional)
  • 1 tsp jaggery powder
  • 200 ml milk
  • 3-4 tbsp oats / wheat daliya
  • Some saffron
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup water

Instructions

  • Soak the daliya for 10-15 minutes
  • In a pan, add some water
  • Add the finely cut carrot in the pan
  • Cook on low heat for few minutes
  • Add the soaked daliya in the pan
  • Add the milk and water
  • Add the coconut
  • Once the mixture in pan begins to boil, reduce heat and further cook for 10-15 minutes
  • Avoid fully covering the pan during cooking
  • Add the almonds, cardamom and jaggery powder
  • Switch off the heat
  • Enjoy the daliya warm

Carrot, Pumpkin and Tomato Soup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup chopped pumpkin
  • 1 cup chopped carrot
  • 1 tomato
  • Rock salt, black pepper

Instructions

  • In a pan, add the pumpkin, carrot and tomato (without taking off the peel)
  • Add some water
  • Cover and cook on low to medium heat
  • Cook until the vegetables are slightly soft
  • Once done, leave the vegetables to cool down completely
  • Remove the tomato peel
  • Blend the entire mixture with 1/2 cup of water
  • Transfer the mixture to the pan and cook till the mixture starts to boil
  • Add water as required
  • Add rock salt and black pepper
  • Switch off the flames and serve warm

Palak Paneer Daliya

Ingredients

  • 150 grams spinach
  • 125 grams paneer
  • 1 cup corn
  • 4-5 tbsp daliya (oats / barley)
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilli powder
  • Coriander powder and cumin powder
  • 1 tomato

Instructions

  • Rinse and soak the daliya for 15 minutes
  • Add the soaked daliya to a pan
  • Add about 1 1/2 cup water
  • Add salt to taste, once the mixture starts to boil, cover the pan, reduce the heat and cook for another 6-7 minutes
  • Once 60 % cooked, add chopped spinach
  • Add corn and paneer
  • Add chilli powder to taste
  • Add coriander powder and cumin powder to taste
  • Add 1 chopped tomato
  • Serve it warm, this recipe will serve two

Oats Sprouts Parantha

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • Flax seeds powder and salt to taste
  • Cumin and coriander powder to taste
  • Ajwain, chilli flakes and turmeric powder to taste
  • 1 cup moong dal sprouts with fresh spinach leaves

Instructions

  • Grind 1 cup quick oats to make flour
  • In a large bowl add the oats flour and 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • Add flax seeds powder, salt to taste and cumin and coriander powder
  • Add ajwain, chilli flakes and turmeric powder to taste
  • Grind 1 cup moong dal sprouts with some fresh spinach leaves
  • Mix the sprouts and spinach paste with the flour and start making a dough
  • Add water to the dough only when required and try to make a semi soft dough
  • Take a small portion from the dough and make a ball
  • Flatten and roll, prepare just like roti
  • Enjoy the paranthas warm and with subzi / achaar of your choice

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