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7 Desi Recipes To Try For Weight Loss Diet

Looking to shed some pounds but don’t want to compromise on the taste of traditional Desi cuisine? Here are seven delicious and healthy recipes that will keep you satisfied while helping you achieve your weight loss goals.

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1. Vegetable Khichdi

  • Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup rice
    • 1/2 cup lentils (any variety)
    • Mixed vegetables (carrots, peas, beans)
    • Turmeric, cumin seeds, salt, and pepper to taste
  • Method:
    1. Wash rice and lentils, then cook them together with chopped vegetables.
    2. Add turmeric, cumin seeds, salt, and pepper for flavor.
    3. Serve hot with a side of yogurt.
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2. Palak Paneer

  • Ingredients:
    • Spinach (palak), washed and chopped
    • Paneer (cottage cheese)
    • Onion, tomato, garlic, ginger
    • Turmeric, cumin powder, garam masala, salt
  • Method:
    1. Sauté onion, garlic, and ginger in a pan.
    2. Add chopped tomatoes and spices, then cook until soft.
    3. Add chopped spinach and cook until wilted.
    4. Add paneer cubes and cook for another few minutes.
    5. Serve hot with roti or rice.
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3. Moong Dal Cheela

  • Ingredients:
    • Split moong dal (yellow lentils)
    • Green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves
    • Salt, cumin seeds, turmeric
  • Method:
    1. Soak moong dal for a few hours, then blend into a batter.
    2. Add chopped green chilies, ginger, coriander leaves, and spices to the batter.
    3. Spread a thin layer of batter on a hot griddle and cook until golden brown.
    4. Serve hot with chutney.
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4. Sprouts Salad

  • Ingredients:
    • Mixed sprouts (moong, chickpeas, etc.)
    • Onion, tomato, cucumber, carrot
    • Lemon juice, salt, pepper, chaat masala
  • Method:
    1. Mix all chopped vegetables and sprouts in a bowl.
    2. Add lemon juice, salt, pepper, and chaat masala for flavor.
    3. Toss well and serve chilled.
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5. Bhindi Masala

  • Ingredients:
    • Okra (bhindi), chopped
    • Onion, tomato, garlic, ginger
    • Turmeric, cumin powder, coriander powder, salt
  • Method:
    1. Sauté onion, garlic, and ginger in a pan.
    2. Add chopped tomatoes and spices, then cook until soft.
    3. Add chopped okra and cook until tender.
    4. Serve hot with roti or rice.
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6. Dal Tadka

  • Ingredients:
    • Toor dal (pigeon peas)
    • Onion, tomato, garlic, ginger
    • Turmeric, cumin seeds, mustard seeds, salt
  • Method:
    1. Pressure cook toor dal until soft.
    2. Sauté onion, garlic, and ginger in a pan.
    3. Add chopped tomatoes and spices, then cook until soft.
    4. Add cooked dal and simmer for a few minutes.
    5. Serve hot with rice.

7. Ragi Roti

  • Ingredients:
    • Ragi flour
    • Onion, green chilies, coriander leaves
    • Salt, water
  • Method:
    1. Mix ragi flour with chopped onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, and salt.
    2. Add enough water to make a soft dough.
    3. Divide the dough into balls and flatten into rotis.
    4. Cook on a hot griddle until both sides are cooked.
    5. Serve hot with chutney or yogurt.

Incorporating these Desi recipes into your weight loss diet can add variety and flavor to your meals while helping you achieve your fitness goals. Enjoy these nutritious and delicious dishes as part of a balanced diet and active lifestyle.

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