Quinoa Methi Pulao | Quinoa Indian Recipes | Indian Recipe for Weight Loss | Indian Diabetic Recipes

quinoa methi pulao

To make a diabetic friendly meal or weight loss meal, we need something other than white rice. Quinoa is one of the options. If millet rices like samai, varagu or kuthiraivalai is unavailable.

This quinoa methi pulao is very easy to make. It is so good in taste. It is in pakka Indian Style and a very nice substitute for regular rice. You can easily make this one pot recipe.

Quinoa methi pulao tastes good with any raita. You will feel full with this diet lunch recipe. It is a healthy recipe with low carbs and rich protein.

quinoa methi pulao

Quinoa Methi Pulao | Quinoa Indian Recipes | Indian Recipe for Weight Loss | Indian Diabetic Recipes


Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
recipe
Yield:
3 cups
Svg Size:
1 cup
Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
250 to 300
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian

Ingredients
Main Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup Chopped Methi (Vendhaya Keerai)
To saute
  • 1 tblspn ghee or oil
  • small cinnamon stick (pattai)
  • 10 shallots chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 tblspn curd
Masalas
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp curry masala powder
  • Salt

Quick Procedure
  • Wash and clean Quinoa. Wash and clean the Methi leaves.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker.Add cinnamon.
  • Add shallots and green chillies. Sauté till the onion starts becoming golden brown.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add tomatoes and Methi leaves. Sauté for a while.
  • You can add the masalas. Give it a mix.
  • Add curd and mix it.
  • Add quinoa and sauté for two minutes. It enhances the texture.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water and close the cooker.
  • Cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.
  • Open after the steam subsides. Transfer it to a plate and spread it.
  • Serve after 10 minutes.

Stepwise Pictures
Wash and clean Quinoa.

Wash and clean the Methi leaves.

Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker.Add cinnamon.
Add shallots and green chillies. Sauté till the onion starts becoming golden brown.
Now add ginger garlic paste and sauté till the raw smell goes off.

Add tomatoes and Methi leaves. Sauté for a while.

You can add the masalas. Give it a mix.

Add curd and mix it.

Add quinoa and sauté for two minutes. It enhances the texture.

Add 1.5 cups of water and close the cooker.

Cook for 2 whistles in medium flame.

Open after the steam subsides.

Transfer it to a plate and spread it.


Tasty and Healthy Quinoa Methi Pulao is ready to serve now..
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Sweet Corn Soup Recipe | Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup Recipe



Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup is one of the simple soups. You can easily make a restaurant style sweet corn soup at home.

It is not good to use tinned or canned sweet corn kernals. Better use fresh sweet corns from market. It is a must to use spring onions for the correct taste. Don't skip.



If you are trying to lose weight, learn to make different kinds of soups. A large bowl of soup with toasted bread makes a perfect weight loss dinner.


Sweet Corn Soup Recipe | Sweet Corn Vegetable Soup Recipe

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
Yield:
3 cups
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
150 to 250
Posted By:
Cuisine:
International

Ingredients
  • 1 cup chopped vegetables (carrot, beans and corn)
  • 2 tsp sweet corn for grinding
  • 2 spring onion bulbs, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tblspn Butter
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 tsp corn flour
For garnishing and serving
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • pepper and salt

Quick Procedure
  • Cut vegetables. Grind sweet corn in a blender.
  • Heat some butter in a pan. Add sliced spring onion bulbs and crushed garlic and sauté.
  • Add a cup of vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.
  • Add the ground corn paste, 4 cups of water and salt.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 20 minutes in medium flame.
  • Make a thin paste from corn flour and mix it in the soup. Let it boil once.
  • Finally, add pepper and chopped spring onions. Soup is easy to serve now.

Stepwise Pictures
I have chopped the vegetables and having them handy.

I have made 2 tablespoons of sweet corn as paste

Heat some butter in a pan. Saute the sliced spring onion bulbs and crushed garlic.

Add a cup of vegetables and sauté for a few minutes.

Here goes the corn paste.

Add 4 cups of water and required salt.

Cover and cook for 20 minutes

Looks cooked and smells good.

Mix corn flour in water and add it. Boil for 3 more minutes.

Done. Sprinkle spring onions, pepper and salt. Serve hot.


Soup is ready to get served in cold winters.
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Military Diet Indian Version for Weight Loss

You would have heard about Military Diet. It is one kind of diet for fast weight loss. You can lose upto 9 pounds in two weeks.

This diet is also cost effective. You can use simple food items to frame this diet. And it is easy to follow. I am drafting an Indian Version of it.

It has 3 Days Diet Menu. First three days, you should follow this diet menu. Next 4 days, you can follow your usual food diet with 1700 calories and no junk food.

military diet indian version

Before seeing the Diet Menu, let us see the GROCERY LIST.
  • Wheat Bread or Multigrain Bread Packet
  • Organic Eggs
  • Chicken Breast or Fish Fillets or Paneer
  • Peanut Butter or Almond Butter
  • Apples and Bananas
  • Vegetables like Carrot, Cabbage, Broccoli and Beans
  • 200gms of vanila ice cream

Now let us see the sample military diet chart in Indian Version

Military Diet Indian Version for Weight Loss

Day 1

military diet indian version

Breakfast

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread with 2 tsp of Peanut Butter or Hummus
  • half mosambi or sweet lime
  • black coffee without sugar

Lunch

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread or a Chapathi
  • 75gms of Chicken/ Paneer/ Fish , any kind of dish
  • black coffee without sugar

Dinner

  • 100 gms of Chicken/ Paneer/ Fish , mostly grilled
  • 1 small bowl of beans poriyal
  • half banana
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream

Day 2

military diet indian version

Breakfast

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread
  • one boiled egg
  • half banana

Lunch

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread or a Chapathi
  • 1 small bowl of paneer burji or paneer methi podimas
  • one boiled egg

Dinner

  • 50 gms of Minced Chicken Kebab or Beans Cutlet
  • one cup of cauliflower podimas
  • half cup of carrot poriyal
  • half banana
  • 1/2 scoop of vanilla ice cream

Day 3

military diet indian version

Breakfast

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread
  • 50 gms of Paneer Tikka
  • 1 small apple

Lunch

  • a slice of toasted Wheat Bread or a Chapathi
  • one boiled egg in gravy

Dinner

  • 1 cup minced chicken curry or fish podimas or paneer podimas
  • half banana
  • 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream

Note:
  • Men could add 50 gms to all the above measurements
  • And definitely combine squats, jumping jacks, mountain climbers and push ups with this diet. First Day 10, Second Day 7 and Third Day 5.
This Military Diet has given positive outputs to many. Worth trying. Please don't forget to follow a healthy 1500 to 1700 calorie diet from Day 4 to 7. Repeat this military diet in Indian Style till you get desired results.


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Indian Style Quinoa Salad | Indian Quinoa Recipes

indian quino salad

Quinoa is rich in protein, fiber, iron and omega 3 fats. Quinoa is diabetic friendly. Quinoa can be included in weight loss diets. There are a number of Indian style Quinoa recipes.

I attended a workshop recently. They introduced 10 different diet recipes. This Quinoa Salad with Paneer is one among them. It is a complete Indian Style Quinoa Salad. The taste will be good. 



indian quinoa salad

Half bowl of this Quinoa Salad can be had as an evening snack. 2 or 3 spoons of this salad can be served along with lunch or dinner. 

 
indian quino salad

Indian Style Quinoa Salad | Indian Quinoa Recipes

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
recipe
Yield:
2 cups
Svg Size:
1/2 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
200 to 250
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Indian

Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked Quinoa Recipe for cooking Quinoa
  • 50gms of paneer or cottage cheese
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon shredded cabbage
  • 2 tablespoon grated carrot
  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped onions
  • some finely chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • required salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Quick Procedure
  • Prepare the vegetables. Cut paneer to small cubes.
  • Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add paneer cubes and saute.
  • When paneer starts becoming brown, add chilli powder. Saute and switch off the flame.
  • Take quinoa in a bowl. Add vegetables, sauteed paneer along with coconut oil, salt and lemon juice.
  • Mix well and serve it.

Stepwise Pictures
Prepare the vegetables. Cut paneer to small cubes.

Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add paneer cubes and saute.

When paneer starts becoming brown, add chilli powder. Saute and switch off the flame.

Take quinoa in a bowl. Add vegetables, sauteed paneer along with coconut oil, salt and lemon juice.

Mix well and serve it.


Tasty Quinoa Salad to serve as evening snack or part of lunch.

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How to cook Quinoa | Basic Quinoa Recipe

how to cook quinoa

If you are trying to lose weight, you can include Quinoa in your diet. Quinoa is also diabetic friendly. I picked a bag of Quinoa from Costco, recently. As it is useful for special diets, let us see the recipe to cook Quinoa.

Health Benefits of Quinoa

  • Rich in proteins
  • Rich in minerals like iron, magnesium and manganese
  • Rich in Fiber
  • Rich in Omega 3 fatty acids

quinoa health benefits

How to cook Quinoa | Basic Quinoa Recipe

Prep Time:
Cooking Time:
recipe
Yield:
3 cups
Svg Size:
1 cup

Average Rating:
5 for 5
Calories per Serving:
250 to 300
Posted By:
Cuisine:
Basic

Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Water

Quick Procedure
  • Wash quinoa 2 or 3 times and drain it.
  • Boil water in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Add quinoa and wait till it boils and bubbles come out.
  • Keep the flame in low and cover the vessel with a lid.
  • Wait for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir once in 3 minutes. Mostly it will get cooked in 10 to 15 minutes. Switch off the flame now.
  • Wait for 5 minutes, so that it settles. Now you can fluff it gently with a fork.
  • Spread it on a plate and let it cool down.

Stepwise Pictures
Boil water in a heavy bottomed vessel.

Wash quinoa 2 or 3 times and drain it.

Add quinoa and wait till it boils and bubbles come out.

Keep the flame in low and cover the vessel with a lid.

Wait for 10 to 15 minutes. Stir once in 3 minutes. Mostly it will get cooked in 10 to 15 minutes. Switch off the flame now.

Spread it on a plate and let it cool down.


It is ready now. You can use it to make any other dishes using Quinoa.
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