Friday, December 2, 2011

Dinner plans?

For a working woman, this is the most dreaded question.

After talking to a bunch of Food bloggers/foodies, i have managed to learn some tips and tricks. The below mentioned salad recipies are super quick, healthy, simple to make and very light on the stomach!

Yogurt based:
Chop onions, cucumber, capcicum, carrots. Keep aside.
If you have bioled corn or peas or any brown beans, feel free to add!
Mince garlic.
Heat the pan.
Pour a drop of olive oil.
Saute the garlic, mustard and a few dals, we like urud dal.
Take yogurt in a bowl and mix it well to get the consistency of sauce. Add salt and pepper as per taste.
Mix the sauted garlic with the yogurt.
Pour this as a dressing over your chopped veggies. Viola! In less than 10 minutes an awesome salad dinner is ready!

Soya sauce based:
Chop onions (longish), capcicum, carrots, tomato (finely) , minced garlic. If you have boiled corn or peas or any of the sprout variety, all the more better!
Heat pan, add a drop of olive oil.
Saute the garlic, onion and tomato.
Add soya sauce, salt and pepper.
Add this to the chopped veggies and mix well.
Another awesome salad ready in 10 minutes with 2 vessels to clean up afterward!

Cornflour based:
We went for a dinner date to pure and natural and had this salad. Highly recommend!

Cook peas (or any of the bean variety will also be good, brown bean, rajma, chickpeas and the like) and set aside.
Take 2 teaspoons of corn flour and mix well in water.
Heat the pan and add the cornflour.
Saute the peas or any other bean you have, add salt, pepper, chilliflakes.
Pour the liquid cornflour in the pan and stir well. And serve.
You can add chopped onions, corriander as dressing.

Buying salad dressing from the store is not advisable. They just carry preservatives and add extra calories.

Eat healthy, think better. Ting ting ti ding!

1 comment:

Saru Singhal said...

I will surely try the yogurt based. It suits my taste buds. Here's one which I totally love. Take grated coconut, finely chopped capsicum of different colors; if possible and corns. Microwave it for 1-2 mins and add lemon juice, pepper and salt. Tastes yumm even when it's cold.