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To Try: Diet-conscious Recipes that will satisfy you while staying in tune

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In this modern world, people have become quite cautious of what they are eating and n what quantity. They also take care of the calorie intake they are having and in what ways this intake is affecting their body. To make sure that their body is in proper working condition and the diet which they are taking is not harming them, a lot of individuals are trying to have the diet food dishes. 

There’s a big misconception that eating diet food means giving up on the deliciousness, but that’s not what’s happening when you are making the recipes provided by us. Here are some of the recipes that one can make while staying in tune with their diet.

Onion Soup

This soup keeps all the traditional flavours of the onion soup alive but also makes sure that it aligns completely with your diet.

Ingredients-

  • 4 onions, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • A little olive oil or canola spray
  • 3 tbsp white wine
  • A sprig or two of fresh or dry thyme
  • 4 cups chicken stock, large
  • Salt and pepper
  • A piece of whole wheat toast baked in the oven with grated gouda cheese till it browns slightly.
  • 1 tsp garlic paste, finely chopped

Steps-

  1. Add butter and olive oil to a heavy-bottomed pan and warm them.
  2. Add onions and garlic and cook them on a slow flame until the onions are caramelized.
  3. After the onions are caramelized, add wine.
  4. Add stock to the product.
  5. Add salt and pepper for seasoning. 
  6. Add the soup to a bowl and top it with toast. Serve it hot.

Oats Idli

The South Indian delicacy now has a healthier spin to it. Try this new recipe which completely aligns with your diet plan.

Ingredients-

  • 2 Cups oats
  • 1/2 litre curd (slightly sour)
  • 1 tbsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tbsp channa dal
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tsp green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, grated
  • 2 tbsp coriander, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • A pinch of fruit salt

Steps-

  1. The oats should be dry roasted on a Tawa until they turn a light golden brown, and then ground in a blender.
  2. Add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, and channa dal to a skillet and cook over medium heat until the mustard sputters and the dals turn golden.
  3. Then, stir in the chopped chillies, coriander, and grated carrots.
  4. Fry the powdered turmeric for a minute.
  5. Combining the powdered oats with the prepared seasoning and the curd yields a batter with the same consistency as the idli batter.
  6. If more curd is needed to get a batter-like consistency, feel free to add it, but don’t dilute it with water.
  7. In an idli steamer, oil the plates and divide the batter among them.
  8. The idlis need to be steamed for 15 minutes. You can tell if the idli is done by poking it with a knife and seeing if the batter sticks to the blade.
  9. After the idlis are done, they should be removed and served with Onion chutney.

Chicken Masala Without Oil

Ohh well, there are a lot of chicken lovers in the town but they are not able to have it because of being scared that they might consume more calories than usual. But this recipe is allowed as it doesn’t contain oil which is one of the biggest no’s in diet food.

Ingredients-

  • 1 chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 lemon juice
  • 3 small onions sliced
  • 3-4 green chillies slit
  • 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • For the Spices:
  • (mix all into yogurt)
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp all spices powder (garam masala)
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • Salt according to your taste
  • 250 ml yogurt

Steps-

  1. Marinate the chicken in lemon juice and onions and let it rest for 1 hour.
  2. After this, mix the chicken with all the remaining ingredients along with the yogurt.
  3. Use a non-stick pan and cook the chicken until it leaves a nice thick masala coating on the pieces.
  4. Add salt according to the taste and garnish with coriander leaves.

Organic Oats Porridge

The recipe is full of organic oats, apples, cinnamon, flax seeds, and a pinch of honey. This makes the dish extraordinarily healthy and appealing for people who are following a diet plan.

Ingredients-

  • 1/4 Cup oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 20 gms apple (or any other fruit)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tbsp flax seeds (toasted)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (toasted)
  • 1 tsp raisins (soaked)
  • 1 tbsp honey

Steps-

  1. Soak the oats in water for a few minutes.
  2. Heat the milk in a pan over medium flame and add chopped apples and cinnamon powder.
  3. In a different pan, add sesame seeds and flax seeds and roast them for 1 minute. Once done, add them to the milk.
  4. Once the apples are cooked add the oats to the milk and cook for a while.
  5. After 1 minute, remove the porridge from the flames and add honey to it.
  6. Garnish the porridge and serve while hot.

Onion Risotto

This risotto is a spin-off of the Italian risotto. It’s a healthy variant of the same. The grain used is gluten-free and rich in fibre and protein.

Ingredients-

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp garlic, chopped
  • A handful of porcini mushrooms
  • 1 cup of white wine
  • 1.5 cup home-made chicken stock
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese

Steps-

  1. You should wash the quinoa several times.
  2. For half an hour, soak the porcini mushrooms in warm water.
  3. Sauté the onion and garlic in olive oil in a pan. You should do this over low heat, and you shouldn’t brown the garlic.
  4. Add the mushrooms and a glass of wine after the onions have turned a glossy brown.
  5. Quinoa ought to be let to absorb the liquid completely. in addition, Season with salt.
  6. Then, add some chicken stock to the quinoa in a couple of spoons. When it’s gone, add more until the quinoa is cooked through and has a pearly white colour.
  7. While it’s still sizzling, sprinkle generous amounts of freshly ground black pepper over the top, add in some grated Parmesan cheese, and serve immediately.

Now that we have told you of the different recipes that one can make while following a diet, we would love to see you enjoying all the deliciousness in the world while keeping yourself fit and healthy. Do try the recipes.

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