As we came inside the house a super delicious aroma caught our noses and that was from the kitchen where mom was preparing our breakfast – Paneer-ajwain paratha and vegetable dal. So here is a double recipe for today’s post in Blogging Marathon.
Nutrient content and benefits of the ingredients
Whole wheat flour – Fiber
Paneer – Protein rich
Ajwain / Carom seeds – Warming spice and increases digestive function
Moongdal – Rich in Protein and easy to digest
Vegetables - Contains Vitamins and Minerals
Turmeric – Anti inflammatory property
Asafetida - Digestive and relieves flatulence
Paneer- Ajwain Paratha
You need :
Wheat flour – 4 cups
Paneer- 150 grams
Ajwain / Carom seeds-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
- Grate the paneer and lightly crush the ajwain between your palms.
- Take all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Add water little by little to form a soft dough.
- Pinch out small balls and flatten them with a rolling pin.
- Heat a griddle and cook till brown spots appear on both sides. Drizzle ghee / oil if you like.
- Remove from heat and serve with a side dish of your choice.
Mixed vegetables – 3 cups,chopped [Potato, carrot, beans, peas]
Moong dal – 1 cup
Onion- 1, sliced
Mustard – 1 teaspoon
Green chili- 2, slit
Asafetida powder- a pinch
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Curry leaves- a few
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Salt to taste
- Pressure cook moong dal with enough water.
- Cook vegetables in microwave or stove top.
- Heat oil in a pan and put in mustard, asafetida, green chilies and curry leaves
- When the mustard splutters, put in the onion and sauté till translucent.
- Next put in the tomato and cook till mushy.
- Add the vegetables, dal, turmeric powder, salt and mix well. Add water to adjust the consistency.
- Bring to a rolling boil.
- Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with paratha/ chapathi / Roti.
- You can use any vegetable of your choice.
- In this dal, there was more vegetables in comparison to the dal.You can adjust the vegetable-dal quantity to suit your taste.
- If you like, add a little samabar powder / channa masala powder / garam masala for a differently flavored dal.
After this tasty recipe,take a look at some of the peacocks were saw this morning...
Pretty sight isn't it!!!!
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Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-
PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
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