While experts recommend eating healthy during the lockdown, it can be difficult to curb your cravings during this phase due to anxiety and stress.
However, to help you prepare a healthy diet plan we have listed few recipes which you can follow in quarantine. Nutritious and easy to prepare – these recipes will help you take control of your diet during the lockdown.
Healthy and nutritious – lavish chips pair well with any dip, hot or cold.
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano powder
- 1 tsp mixed spices,
- 1 tsp red chilli flakes
- 2 tbsp oil
- Little salt
- Mix whole wheat flour, garlic powder, oregano, mixed spices, red chilli flakes, and salt together.
- Now add oil to the mixture and knead the dough.
- You can also sprinkle some water to the mixture if needed. Remember, the dough should neither be too stiff or too thin.
- Roll the dough till about 0.25 cms thick like a roti. Next cut the roti in strips. Put it in a parchment paper on a baking tray and bake it for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 180 degrees.
- Serve when ready.
Quinoa bites make a healthy snack. They’re also a great immune boosting food option to choose instead of fried potatoes.
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1 cup kidney beans
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 2 tbs chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix together all the above ingredients.
- Equally distribute the mixture into a greased mini muffin tin. Fill each cup to the top (1 heaping tbs each), and press down gently to compact.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Stuffed Baked Cauliflower
Lip-smacking and full of flavour, this stuffed baked
Ingredients For Boiling Cauliflower
- 1 big cauliflower
- ½ tsp turmeric
- Little salt
- 1 cup paneer,
- 2 tsp thick curd,
- ½ tsp ginger – garlic paste,
- few chopped cashews and some raisins,
- ½ tsp grounded cardamon,
- ½ tsp chilli powder,
- Salt to taste,
- ½ cup coriander leaves
- Some lemon juice
Ingredients For Gravy
- 2-3 bay leaves
- spices like cloves, black peppercorn, mace, star anise, big cardamom
- ½ cup chopped ginger and garlic
- ½ cup roughly chopped onions
- Few cashews and muskmelon seeds
- ½ tsp turmeric,
- ½ tsp red chillies
- ½ tsp coriander powder
- ½ cup of milk
- 1-2 tsp cooking oil
- Salt to taste
- Chopped coriander for garnishing
- Take some water and boil 1 big cauliflower in a pot. Add salt and turmeric and allow it to boil for 3-4 minutes. Later, turn the vegetable upside down and again boil it for some time (make sure you don’t over-boil it since you need to bake it in the end). After a few minutes take it out on a plate.
- Take a bowl and add paneer, thick curd, ginger-garlic paste, few chopped cashews, some raisins, grounded cardamon, little chili powder, salt, chopped coriander leaves, and some lemon juice. Mix everything well.
- Now take the semi-boiled cauliflower and stuff it with this mixture. Stuff it carefully between the florets without breaking it. Turn it around and stuff it from the stem side also.
- Next place the stuffed cauliflower on a baking tray and bake it in a preheated oven for 12-15 minutes or till the top is nicely golden brown.
- Meanwhile, prepare the gravy.
- Heat oil in a pan. Add bay leaf, cloves, black peppercorn, mace, star anise, big cardamom.
- Then add chopped ginger and garlic and roughly chopped onions. Saute it together.
- Add cashew and muskmelon seeds. Mix well.
- Then add all the dry spices i.e. turmeric, red chilli powder, and coriander powder. Mix everything well.
- Switch off the gas and allow it to cool.
- Now grind this mixture in a grinder.
- Take this mixture out in the pan and add half a cup of thick curd. Saute till the oil gets separated.
- Add half cup of milk.
- Let it cool on slow fire for 5-6 minutes. Add salt to taste. Now adjust the consistency by adding milk or water.
- For presenting, in a serving dish, pour out this gravy. Place the stuffed cauliflower on top of it. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Amritsari Kulcha is a scrumptious, flavour-packed Indian bread. Simple to prepare – you can include it in your healthy diet meal plan during the quarantine.
- 2 cup flour ( you can take equal portions of wheat flour and maida)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp oil
- salt to taste
- 1/4 cup curd
- 4-5 boiled potatoes
- ½ cup chopped onions
- ½ tsp red chilli powder
- ½ tsp amchur powder
- ½ cup coriander leaves
- 2-3 green chillies
- A little mixture of chopped garlic, sesame seeds, coriander leaves, and green chillies.
- Take 2 cup flour. Add baking powder, sugar, baking soda, oil, salt, and curd. Knead it with lukewarm water. Cover and keep it for at least 1 hour.
- Now for the stuffing. Mash the boiled potatoes. Add chopped onions, salt, red chilli powder, amchur powder, coriander leaves and green chillies.
- Next roll the kulchas. Add the stuffing and roll it again in whatever shape you like.
- Put some chopped garlic, sesame seeds, coriander leaves, and green chillies on top and press it with your palm.
- Make the kulchas in a pre-heated tandoor.
- Apply some ghee and serve with channas or paneer dish.
- If you don’t have a tandoor, you can make it on an inverted tawa also.