6 Healthy Dinner Recipes

Hello everyone, hope all of you are doing well and are keeping healthy and happy. This article contains six simple, delicious, healthy and easy to make dinner recipes. These recipes are high in fiber and protein and require minimal ingredients. These are very filling and nutritious as well. Feel free to add any locally available ingredients as well.

Ragi Veggies Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 tbsp ragi flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • Seasonal vegetables
    • Carrots
    • Peas
    • Capsicum
    • Corn
    • Tomatoes
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper, dried herbs and fresh coriander

Instructions

  • Mix ragi flour into water and make a lump free smooth paste
  • Add 1 3/4 cups of water in a pan and heat it
  • Once the water starts to boil, add the ragi flour paste
  • Cook the mixture for 5-7 minutes on low heat
  • Keep stiring constantly to avoid sticking at the bottom
  • Once cooked you can use the mixture immediately or store in the fridge for 3-4 days
  • In a pan, add green peas and carrots along with some water
  • Cover the lid and let it cook on low heat
  • Add corn, capsicum and tomato in the pan
  • Add salt to taste and mix it well
  • Add the cooked ragi paste
  • Add water to matchyour required consistency
  • Bring the soup to a boil but make sure you don’t over cook it
  • Swutc off the heat and cover it with lid
  • Add black pepper, dried herbs and fresh coriander

Serve it warm for dinner or lunch

High Protein Quinoa Khichdi

Ingredients

  • Quinoa
  • Dal
  • Brown / White rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • Ginger garlic paste
  • Some peas and corn
  • Salt and turmieric powder to taste
  • Chilli powder, coriander powder and spice mix
  • Some capsicum, carrot
  • 1/2 cup paneer
  • Some tomatoes
  • Some desi ghee (optional)

Instructions

  • Add quinoa, dal and rice in a bowl
  • Rinse and soak the mixture in water for minimum 15 minutes ans maximum one hour
  • In a pan, add 1 1/2 tsp olive oil
  • Once sightly hot, add ginger garlic paste in it
  • Once the  garlic and ginger starts to turn brown, add peas and corn
  • Add salt and turmeric powder to taste
  • Add chilli powder, corainder powder and spice mix
  • Add little water, reduce heat and cover the pan
  • Let it cook for a few minutes
  • Add the washed quinoa mixture
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of water
  • Bring the mixture to a boil
  • Reduce heat, cover and let it cook for 12 – 15 minutes
  • When it is 80 % done, add capsicum, carrots and 1/2 cup paneer
  • Cover and cook for a few more minutes
  • When its almost done, add tomatoes
  • You can add little bit of desi ghee once it is cooked

Enjoy this high protein meal as lunch or dinner

Moringa Chana Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup boiled chana (chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup fresh moringa
  • 1/4 finely chopped capsicum
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 sprigs of curry leaves
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon  juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp basil seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried moringa

Instructions

  • In a pan, add very little oil
  • Add and roast the chopped garlic
  • Add chopped carrots, capsicum and corn to the pan with little water
  • Reduce heat, cover with a lid and cook for a few minutes
  • Add moringa leaves and curry leaves
  • Cover and cook for 30 seconds
  • Switch off the heat and add moringa powder and basil seeds
  • Add chopped cucumber and tomatoes
  • Cover and leave for a few minutes to infuse
  • Once cooked, add to a mixing bowl
  • Add the boiled chana
  • Add lemon juice, salt to taste, dried herbs and black pepper
  • Mix everything really well

Your moringa chana salad is now ready

High Protein Creamy Salad

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp soya granules soaked in warm water
  • Rock salt to taste, black pepper, cumin powder and chat masala
  • Mixed herbs, dry mint powder and kasuri methi
  • 3/4 cup homemade curd
  • Some carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, corn, capsisum and roasted peanuts

Instructions

  • Sqeeze out all the water from the soya granules
  • Add rock salt, black pepper, cumin powder and chat masala to taste
  • Add dry mixed herbs, dry mint powder and kasuri methi
  • Add 3/4 cup homemade curd
  • Keep the marinated soya granules in fridge for 30 minutes to upto 3 hours
  • Add all the other ingredients
  • Mix these ingredients in a bowl with the soya granules

Serve this salad immediately

Healthy Barley Soup

Ingredients

  • Local vegetables
    • Carrots
    • Some beans
    • peas
    • Tomato
    • 75 grams paneer
    • Corn
    • 1 onion
    • Garlic
    • 1 tbsp soya granules
  • 3 tbsp barley flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp oil
  • Red chilli flakes and salt to taste
  • Dried herbs and origano
  • Chopped coriander

Instructions

  • Take the barley flour, mix it with water and make a paste (make sure there are no lumps in the mixture
  • Heat  1 1/2 cups of water in a pan
  • Once the water starts to boil, add barley paste
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, keep stirring occasionally
  • Heat 1 tsp oil and add chopped garlic to the pan
  • Add onions and cook until they are slightly brown
  • Add all the veggies one by one
  • Add red chilli flakes and salt to taste
  • Add dried herbs
  • Add the boiled soya granules and the cooked barley flour mixture
  • Add 1 tsp origano
  • Cover and cook for a few minutes
  • Add the freshly chopped coriander

Your barley soup is ready

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