A Kumaoni style meal, with dishes that are super healthy, pre plated in a way, that the portions are already served. The plate consists of a black bean soya curry called Bhatt ki Churkani, a Khandeshi style vada curry, served along with brown rice, a carrot-sprout salad, finished off with a treat of a barnyard millet kheer called jhangora ki kheer.
Eating mindfully, the right quantities of food, at the right time with no interruptions, make a huge difference.
Ensure there's no use of any gadgets during meal times, minimal or no conversation while eating. These meals have an element each from various food groups, from carbohydrates, to proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.
Did you know:
Carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C needs and iron. It is the antioxidant beta-carotene that gives carrots their bright orange color. Beta-carotene is absorbed in the intestine and converted into vitamin A during digestion. Carrots are also the powerhouse of fiber, vitamin K, potassium, folate, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, vitamin E, and zinc.
Soya bean, is an important source of proteins, that help improve metabolic rate. Being high in fiber, it aids in digestion and great to be consumed by diabetics as it helps control blood sugar levels.
Below are the quantities we have used for a complete portion control meal. You can use these suggestions based on your dietary requirements.
Total Calories: 330 calories
- Bhatt ki Churkani - 1/2 katori
- Dubuk Vade - 1/2 katori
- Carrot Salad - 1 katori
- Brown Rice - 1/2 katori
- Jhangora ki kheer- 1/2 katori
A popular dish from the state of Uttarakhand or Kumaon region is this lip smacking curry made with black soybeans making it an oh so healthy dish.
This black bean curry can be eaten either with rice or even phulkas.
Try our other similar recipes:
- Uttarkhand Style Mixed Bhaddu Dal Recipe
- Kumaoni Style Palak & Methi Ka Kapa Recipe
- Moong Dal Dubka Recipe
A curry made from the Khandeshi cuisine, that is predominant in the city of Nasik in Maharashtra, is this Dubuk Vade Recipe.
Gram flour dumplings are fried and dunked in a onion-coconut base, a recipe you must try.
Try our other Khandeshi/Maharashtrian Recipes:
- Khandeshi Sev Bhaji Recipe
- Maharashtrian Batatyacha Kees Recipe (Spicy Roasted Potatoes With Peanuts)
- Khandeshi Dal Recipe
A healthy version of steamed rice, this recipe uses brown rice.
Brown rice has more fiber content that regular rice, making it a good choice of carbohydrate for your meal.
A super simple kheer recipe, this one uses barnyard millet along with milk making it super healthy.
Jhangora ki kheer, when served with a simple meal, instantly lifts up the meal, making it a special one.
Try our other Kheer Recipes:
- Phool Makhana Kheer Recipe - Sweetened With Jaggery
- Thandai Flavoured Rice Kheer Recipe
- Carrot Badam Kheer Recipe - Carrot Almond Milk Pudding
A refreshing salad, made with carrots and green moong sprouts, this Satvik Carrot Sprouts Salad is great to go with a milk like this one.
Try our other Salad Recipes:
- Pudina Pyaz Kachumber Salad Recipe - Mint & Onion Salad
- Beetroot, Carrot & Cucumber Salad with Peanuts Recipe
- Raw Mango Cucumber Salad Recipe with Roasted Peanuts