High Protein Veg Dinner Recipes

Let’s look at five amazing high protein veg dinner recipes for weight loss. These recipes are simple meals which are high in fiber and protein. They require minimal ingredients to prepare, are very filling and nutritious. Feel free to add any customized ingredients as per your requirement.

Dalia and dal khichadi with soya granules

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup oats dalia (wheat / barley)
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal (split moong dal)
  • 2 tbsp soya granules
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • Seasonal veggies of your choice]
  • Some spices and olive oil
  • 4 cups water

Instructions

  • Rinse dalia and dal in water 3-4 times
  • Soak them in warm water for 15-40 minutes
  • Soak soya granules in warm water
  • In a steel kadai or pan, add 1.5 tsp olive oil
  • Once the oil is heated, add chopped garlic
  • Now add the chopped onion
  • Add peas, once the onions are slightly cooked
  • Add one cup chopped tomato
  • Add turmeric, red chilli, spice mix and salt to taste
  • Mix everything well
  • Add corn and soaked granules into the pan
  • Cover and cook for a few minutes, until the tomatoes are soft
  • Add soaked dalia and dal with 4 cups of water
  • Add chopped capsicum and reduce the heat to lowest
  • Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes
  • Start checking for 12-13 minutes, stir to avoid sticking at the bottom
  • Once cooked, serve warm with a tsp of ghee or sabzi on the side

High protein salad

Ingredients

  • 200 grams tofu / soy
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • Black salt as per taste
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Mixed herbs
  • Black pepper
  • Red chilli powder
  • Some jaggery powder
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Soy sauce

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl to make the dressing for tofu
  • Roughly chop mixed veggies of your choice
  • Heat a pan and place cubes of tofu in it
  • When it starts to cook add the dressing on top of the tofu cubes
  • Reduce the heat to lowest
  • Cook tofu from both sides by turning it at intervals
  • Once the tofu has become crisp from both sides remove it from the pan
  • Keep the cooked tofu aside
  • In the same pan, add 1 tsp olive oil
  • Add spring onions and sauté them for a few minutes
  • Start adding vegetables into the pan
  • Cover the pan and let the veggies cook for a few minutes
  • Season the veggies with black pepper, black salt and mixed herbs
  • Once the veggies are cooked add cooked tofu and roughly chopped tomatoes
  • Add roasted peanuts in the end or any other seeds
  • Garnish with green spring onions on top

High protein dinner soup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup overnight soaked whole moong dal
  • Small ginger
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1/2 capsicum
  • Some corns
  • Seasoning as per choice

Instructions

  • In a mixer, add a small piece of ginger, chopped tomatoes and grind well
  • In a pan, add little oil and some cumin seeds
  • Add the tomato ginger paste to the pan and stir well
  • Add a little water and cover it with a lid
  • Now add moong dal to the mixer and grind well into a paste
  • Add the moong dal paste to the pan
  • Once the moon dal paste is added make sure to whisk well while adding water gradually
  • Keep the flame on low to medium heat while cooking the soup
  • Add the chopped veggies and spices of your choice to make it more delicious

Whole wheat pasta soup

Ingredients

  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 carrot
  • Small piece pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta
  • 1/4 cup corn
  • 1/4 cup capsicum
  • 1/3 cup mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup tofu / low fat paneer
  • Oregano, black pepper, chilli flakes and water as per requirement

Instructions

  • Chop the vegetables
  • In a pan, add little water and steam them with a lid on
  • In a pan, add 1.5 cups of water
  • Sprinkle some salt and add pasta
  • Let the pasta boil on medium to low heat for 11-13 minutes
  • Until then, peel the skin of the tomato and add the tomato, carrot and pumpkin to a blender
  • Blend both of them into a pasta puree
  • With the help of a fork, check if the pasta is boiled or not
  • If boiled, strain the water from the pasta
  • In another pan, add some water and all the veggies including mushrooms, capsicum and corn and let them cook for a while with a lid on
  • Add the tofu and the tomato-pumpkin puree to the pan
  • Add some water as per requirement
  • Sprinkle the spice and seasoning as per your choice
  • Mix everything well and add the boiled pasta into the pan, along with some more water as per requirement

High protein low carb dinner recipe

Ingredients

  • 80-100 grams low fat paneer / tofu
  • Mixed spices
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Veggies (french beans, carrots, capsicum, tomatoes, onions, leafy greens and broccoli)

Instructions

  • Chop the paneer or tofu into medium sizes
  • In a bowl, add herbs and spices of your choice
  • Add some extra virgin olive oil
  • Mix well, coat paneer cubes into the marination
  • Leave it to marinate and rest for minimum of 2 hours to maximum of 5 hours
  • Spread some oil on a tawa or cast iron pan
  • Place paneer cubes on it and cook on low heat until it turns crisp
  • Add seasonal veggies to the marinated tofu and shake well
  • Grill the veggies on medium to low heat until crisp
  • Your amazing high protein low fat dinner is ready

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