Try this delicious meal of Palak Paratha, Tamatari Chole - a classic semi gravy dish made with Kabuli Chana, Kala Chana Salad and a bowl of curd.
Kabuli Chana and Kala Chana are protein dense foods that has to be made an essential part of the diet in order to ensure that adequate amount of proteins are consumed by us. Our body's organs, tissues, muscles and hormones are all made of proteins. - everyday our body needs proteins to build and repair tissues.
With a little bit of planning, this meal plate can be prepared in less than an hour. For the Tamatari Chole make sure to soak the white chickpeas in water overnight. Similarly for the Kala Chana salad, ensure to soak the desi chana in water at least for 5 hours if not overnight. The next morning ensure to discard the water in which it was soaked in, rinse the chickpeas and add fresh water for pressure cooker.
You can prepare the puree for the Paratha earlier and stock it in the fridge - you can use it when you are kneading the dough. Always have curd made at home - the best probiotic that you could ever consume!
So, go ahead and try this delicious and healthy meal and keep your energy up all day!
We wish you Happy Cooking and Healthy Cooking.
1. Palak Paratha Recipe (Spiced Spinach Flatbread)
A flavourful paratha, that has the wholesome goodness of Spinach that is kneaded along with fresh spices such as green chillies and fennel. This paratha can be eaten just on it own or along with pickle or jam and can also be packed into your kids' school lunch boxes.
If you like this recipe, here are a few more Palak Recipes
- Palak Makhana Recipe (Navratri Fasting/Vrat Recipe)
- Dal Palak Recipe (Spinach And Lentil Curry)
- Dhaba Style Dal Palak Recipe
2. Tamatari Chole Recipe
Tamatari Chole is a chunky and flavoursome chole sabzi made with Kabuli Chana or white chickpeas that is cooked in a smooth yet chunky tomato gravy. Kabuli Chana provides high protein thereby increasing the satiety level, thereby aiding in weight loss.
If you like this recipe of Tamatari Chole. here are a few more Chana Recipes that you should try.
Chole Pindi Recipe (Spicy Chickpea Curry)
- Chole Dhania Masala Recipe - Chickpeas in Fresh Coriander Gravy
- Chickpea Tikka Masala Recipe
- Kadalai Puli Kuzhambu With Mangalore Cucumber & Drumstick
3. Kala Chana Salad Recipe With Carrots, Cucumber & Tomatoes
Kala Chana also known as Desi Chana is a brilliant Indian Salad recipe that everyone has to try out. This salad is as nutritious as its flavoursome. The hit of spice from the green chillies and the tangy freshness from the lemon juice makes it really delicious.
If you like this salad, here are a few more Indian Salad Recipes that you must try.
- Cucumber Pineapple Raw Mango Salad Recipe
- Karnataka Style Avarekalu Kosambari Recipe
- Corn And Drumstick Leaves Salad Recipe
4. How To Make Homemade Yogurt (Curd)
Curd or Dahi as it is known popularly is an excellent probiotic that aids in digestion, not only by improving gut activity but also soothing inflamed or upset stomachs. Nothing beats curd that is cultured at home as it will contain the right bacteria that aids in the probiotic function. It is easy to prepare at home and takes minimal effort.
Here's How to Make Curd at home