Boiled veggies and dal for dinner? Not again!
We all know that there are almost ZERO options when it comes to dinner on a diet!
If you too are tired of eating bland dal over and over again, then it’s time for a rejig. Let’s leave the old school ways of keeping yourself fit behind and welcome innovative recipes. After all, dieting doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice taste!
So ladies, make some noise for whole moong dal chilla!
Drooling already? It’s time for a cook off!
250 gms whole moong dal or green gram, soaked overnight
1 onion, onion
Green chillies (as per taste)
3-4 garlic cloves
1 small bud of ginger
10-15 coriander stems
Salt & pepper to taste
Ghee to grease the pan
Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp flax seeds
Water (as required)
Here’s how you can relish the chilla
Pair it with a bowl of curd or dip it in some mint chutney to enjoy its desi taste to the fullest. Better yet, try this chilla with a cup of steaming hot adrak chai.
But why ghee? Won’t it make me fat?
For starters, ghee is much healthier to cook with than most “healthy” oils, especially olive oil? That’s because the more you heat olive oil, the more you run the risk of it turning into trans fat. This doesn’t happen with ghee, because its smoking point is quite high.
Now let’s meet the star of this recipe: moong dal!
Firstly, if dieting and weight loss are on your mind then whole moong dal is your best bud. Why? Because it is low on carbs and high in protein.
Also, other nutrients like manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc, and various B vitamins are also there to provide wholesome nourishment. Not to mention, flax seeds add omega 3 to the mix.
So, no more skipping dinner when you have this enriching and nourishing recipe that’s great in taste and low on calories.