Karamani Sundal | Lobia Sundal | Healthy Snacks

karamani sundal

Most of the doctors recommend sundal as a healthy snack . Oh yeah, sundal is the healthiest. It is easy to prepare. If you soak it the previous day night, it will be easier to make it the next day. Working people can soak the lentils the previous day and store it for the weeks usage. Also you can carry sundal to office and just reheat to have it as a snack. It is not a junk food. It has lot of vitamin b. It is rich in protein too.

To make it more tastier, I have added a good seasoning. It does not have onion and garlic. As we use sundal for poojas , I avoiding onion and garlic. This is actually my MIL's recipe. She uses this seasoning for chick peas sundal. I love the way she makes this coconut flavored snack. You can definitely make this recipe for this navarathiri. You would love this one.

karamani sundal

karamani sundal

Karamani Sundal | Lobia Sundal | Healthy Snacks Ideas

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Yield:
1 and half
Serving Size: 1/2 cup tp 3/4 cup Calories per Serving: 120 to 200


Ingredients
  • Lobia or Karamani - 3/4 cup
  • coconut oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds and urid dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Curry leaves - a handful
  • Salt - as per taste
Roast and Grind
  • Coconut pieces - 1/3 cup
  • Red chilies - 3
  • Urid dhal - 1 teaspoon

Quick Procedure
  • Wash lobia or karamani and soak it overnight.
  • Add salt and 2 cups of water.
  • Pressure cook it for 2 to 3 whistles.
  • Once the steam is down, drain water from the cooked lobia.
  • Dry roast coconut pieces
  • Dry roast urid dhal and red chillies
  • Take them in a blender and grind it coarsely.
  • Heat a pan. Add coconut oil.
  • Add mustard seeds and urid dhal, let them sputter.
  • Add curry leaves and then karamani.
  • Sauté and make sure there is no more water.
  • Add the coarse powder. Sauté well. Let the powder evenly mix with lobia.
  • Karamani sundal is ready now.

Step-wise Pictures

Wash lobia or karamani and soak it overnight.
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Add salt and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook it for 2 to 3 whistles. Once the steam is down, drain water from the cooked lobia.
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Dry roast urid dhal and red chillies
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Dry roast coconut pieces
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Take them in a blender and grind it coarsely
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Heat a pan. Add coconut oil. Add mustard seeds and urid dhal, let them sputter. Add curry leaves
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Add Karamani. Sauté and make sure there is no more water.
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Add the coarse powder. Sauté well. Let the powder evenly mix with lobia.
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Indian Paleo Recipe #3 - Grilled Tilapia with Stir Fried Veggies, a Paleo Lunch Recipe

grilled fish

Paleo diet recipes are really interesting. They taste good because of the addition of coconut oil , olive oil and proper seasoning. As we cannot manage without spices, I have tried a spicy grilled fish recipe. It makes us feel full and satisfied. You will never feel that you are skipping the regular grains. Might be the taste or the protein constituent. It is a perfect paleo lunch. I have used a fillet of fish. In most of the places it is not easy to get a fillet. In that case, you can use regular fish pieces. Only the cooking time is different.

We are going to fry the vegetables in same oil we grilled fish. It adds more taste. The crunchy veggies make our meal complete. This is also one quick recipe. We can enjoy this quick and simple paleo lunch without guilt. Unlike other grilled tilapia recipes, this one has predominant Indian flavor and you would definitely like this.

grilled fish

grilled fish

Grilled Tilapia with Stir Fried Veggies | Paleo Lunch Recipe

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Yield:
1 plate
Serving Size: 1 plate Calories per Serving: 350 (mostly protein)


Ingredients
For Grilled Tilapia
  • Tilapia Fillet - 1
  • Salt - little
  • Chili Powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Lemon - 1 small wedge
  • Olive oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Coconut oil - teaspoon
For Sauted Vegetables
  • Red Cabbage - 1 cup, shredded
  • Broccoli - 6 to 8 pieces
  • Carrot - 1 small, chopped
  • Pepper and salt - as per taste

Quick Procedure
  • Clean tilapia fillets and a cut then lengthwise. Add pepper, salt, turmeric and chilli powder.
  • Squeeze a lemon wedge. Mix well and make sure that the masala is spread over the fish.
  • Heat a pan. Add coconut oil and olive oil. Place the fillet and start cooking. May for 3 minutes (medium flame) you need to cook this side.
  • Turn the fish pieces to the other side and cook for 3 minutes (medium flame).
  • Again turn the fish to the other side and cook for two minutes (medium high flame). Again turn and cook for one more minute (medium high flame). The fish pieces might have broken at the middle this time. But the fish will become crispy. Now remove them to a plate and remove the extra oil with tissue paper.
  • In the same pan, add broccoli pieces. Saute and close the pan with a lid. The leftover oil is enough for sauteing the vegetables.
  • Add red cabbage and carrot pieces. Saute well till the raw smell goes off.
  • Finally, add salt and pepper. Saute well. Sauteed vegetables are ready to serve with tilapia.
  • You can serve the pan grilled tilapia with sauteed veggies. It is the perfect lunch for weight loss. It suits Indian taste buds too.

Step-wise Pictures

Clean tilapia fillets and a cut then lengthwise. Add pepper, salt, turmeric and chilli powder.
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Squeeze a lemon wedge. Mix well and make sure that the masala is spread over the fish.
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Heat a pan. Add coconut oil and olive oil. Place the fillet and start cooking. May for 3 minutes (medium flame) you need to cook this side.
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Turn the fish pieces to the other side and cook for 3 minutes (medium flame).
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Again turn the fish to the other side and cook for two minutes (medium high flame). Again turn and cook for one more minute (medium high flame). The fish pieces might have broken at the middle this time. But the fish will become crispy.
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Now remove them to a plate and remove the extra oil with tissue paper.
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In the same pan, add broccoli pieces. Saute for a minute.
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close the pan with a lid. The leftover oil is enough for sauteing the vegetables.

Add red cabbage and carrot pieces. Saute well till the raw smell goes off.
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Finally, add salt and pepper. Saute well. Sauteed vegetables are ready to serve with tilapia.
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You can serve the pan grilled tilapia with sauteed veggies. It is the perfect lunch for weight loss. It suits Indian taste buds too.
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Indian Paleo Recipe #2 - Devilled Eggs, a Paleo Breakfast Recipe

indian style deviled eggs

One of the tasty protein we can include in any paleo breakfast is Omega 3 Eggs or Organic Eggs. It is not good to use broiler type of eggs. This deviled eggs is a simple recipe using Eggs. There is no much job in making this type of Eggs. You need to boil eggs, make a seasoning. After that you can make a pleasing and tasty 'Deviled Eggs'.

I have made an Indian Style seasoning to make it a regional recipe. I have also added a vegetable chips. If you don't worry about "Being Paleo", you could use any type of chips. Make sure that the filling is not too thin. It should be thick for better results. In usual deviled eggs recipe, they use mayonnaise. I consider mayonnaise is full of fat. So I am just using yogurt for the filling.

indian style deviled eggs

indian style deviled eggs

Indian Style Deviled Eggs | Paleo Breakfast or Paleo Snack

Prep Time :
Cooking Time:
05 mins
Yield:
4 pieces
Serving Size: 2 pieces Calories per Serving: 110


Ingredients
  • Boiled Eggs - 2
  • Yogurt - 2 teaspoons
  • onions - 1 tablespoon, minced
  • chilli powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • chat masala powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
  • salt - 1/4 teaspoon
  • coriander leaves - little, finely chopped
  • Vegetables Chips - 4

Quick Procedure
  • Cut the boiled eggs into two, lengthwise. Separate egg white and yolk.
  • Take the egg yolks in a bowl. Add yogurt, onions, chilli powder, chat masala powder, sugar, and salt.
  • Mix well and make the filling.
  • Arrange the eggs on a plate. Fill the eggs with a spoon carefully.
  • Sprinkle coriander leaves and tp it with chips.
  • Deviled Eggs are ready in Indian Style. Tasty and healthy.

Step-wise Pictures

Cut the boiled eggs into two, lengthwise. Separate egg white and yolk.
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Take the egg yolks in a bowl. Add yogurt, onions, chilli powder, chat masala powder, sugar, and salt.
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Mix well and make the filling.
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Arrange the eggs on a plate. Fill the eggs with a spoon carefully.
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Sprinkle coriander leaves and tp it with chips.
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Deviled Eggs are ready in Indian Style. Tasty and healthy.
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Fruit Chaat Recipe | Simple Fruit Chaat | Low Fat Snack Ideas

Fruit Chaat Recipe

This is so simple. We might think what is there in cutting fruits and mixing ? Adding proper ingredients for seasoning makes it more and more tasty. You can have this fruit chat as a snack during your paleo diet or gym diet. This combination will be very tasty and healthy too. The sweetness, tanginess and salt will really make it more and more tasty and give the worthiness of snack. You can also use some other fruits like grapes, pineapple or guava. Better use a branded chat masala powder.

Fruit Chaat Recipe

Fruit Chaat Recipe

Fruit Chaat Recipe | Simple Fruit Chaat | Paleo Recipe

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Yield:
1 cup
Serving Size: 1 cup Calories per Serving: 150

Ingredients
  • Apple - Chopped
  • Orange - sliced and cut to half
  • Pomegranate - 1/2
  • Coriander leaves - 1 teaspoon , finely chopped
  • Red chili powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Raw Sugar - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt - little
  • Chat powder - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Some crispy snack - very very little (optional)

Quick Procedure
  • Mix chopped fruits and coriander in a bowl.
  • Take salt, sugar, chilly and chat masala powder. Add them to fruits and mix well.
  • Crush the snack with hands and add them to the mixture.
  • We are done. A simple fruit chat will be ready soon.

Step-wise Pictures

Mix chopped fruits and coriander in a bowl.
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Take salt, sugar, chilly and chat masala powder.
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Add them to fruits
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and mix well.
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Crush the snack with hands and add them to the mixture.
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We are done. A simple fruit chat will be ready soon.
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Indian Paleo Recipe #1 - Scrambled Egg with Veggies, a Paleo Breakfast Recipe

veggie egg scramble

This is one of the simple recipes you could make for breakfast. I am searching for a lot of paleo recipes and trying to modify them in Indian style. This style of scrambled eggs is easy to prepare. As we are adding vegetables like capsicum and spinach, it is more healthy. To make it come under paleo recipe, we are using olive oil or coconut oil. Some people don't like olive oil just as I do. For them only I am using partially olive oil and partially coconut. oil.

Whatelse ? A simple n quick recipe for breakfast. If the vegetables are cut in advance, everything will happen quick. Enough fiber, HDL and protein. Good to go. A perfect paleo breakfast recipe.

veggie egg scramble

Veggie Scrambled Eggs | Scrambled Egg with Veggies | Paleo Breakfast Recipe

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Yield:
1 and half cups
Serving Size: 1 and half cups Calories per Serving: 200

Ingredients
  • Eggs - 2
  • Cabbage - 1/2 cup, shredded
  • Onion - 1/2, medium chopped
  • Capsicum - small piece, sliced
  • Spinach - a handful
  • Salt n pepper - as per taste
  • Coconut oil - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Olive oil - 1 teaspoon

Quick Procedure
  • Heat a pan . Add olive oil and coconut oil.Add onion and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Then add spinach , cabbage and capsicum. Saute till raw smell goes off. Remove them to a bowl.
  • Now break two eggs, scramble them.
  • Add the sautéed vegetables.
  • Add salt and pepper. Sauté well. It will be ready to serve as a breakfast.

Step-wise Pictures

Heat a pan . Add olive oil and coconut oil.Add onion and sauté for a few minutes.
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Then add spinach , cabbage and capsicum. Saute till raw smell goes off.
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Remove them to a bowl.
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Now break two eggs
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scramble them.
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Add the sautéed vegetables.
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Add salt and pepper. Sauté well.
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