This week's Portion Control Meal Plate is comforting and delicious, made of Drumstick Dal, Goru chikkudukaya which is cluster beans with peanuts and hint of garlic,Rice and Quinoa, Papad, Salad & Curd. This is a perfect meal plate for your weekday Lunch. It is easy to make and tastes delicious.
Having a wholesome, timely and nutritious meal is the key to a healthy life. Most of us overlook the importance of a well balanced meal and often give lunch or dinner a miss or just eat something in a hurry. It is necessary to take time out, sit down,enjoy and eat your lunch or dinner in peace.
We have planned this meal plate keeping nutrition and diet requirements in mind. There is a healthy mix of vegetables to give you vitamins and other nutrients, dals and quinoa rice to give you protein and carbohydrates and homemade curd for calcium and to keep your digestive system in good health. To top it all this meal plate is so yummy and delicious.
It is worth to note that India is the largest producer of drumstick and are easily available in the market. Most people in India have a drumstick plant growing in their backyard. Drum stick plants are used to treat malnutrition among infants and nursing mothers. Drumsticks are high in vitamin C and are also a good source of dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium and manganese.
We have also included Rice and Quinoa which is cooked together in a pressure cooker. Quinoa provides protein, dietary fiber, Vitamin B, and dietary minerals in rich amounts above those of wheat, corn, rice, or oats.It is gluten-free. Quinoa is versatile and can replace rice in many preparations. It tastes amazing with any Indian Dal, Sambar or Kadhi.
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: 320 calories approximately
- Drumstick dal - 1/2 katori
- Goru Chikkudukaya - 1/2 Katori
- Carrot Salad - 1 Katori
- Quinoa Rice - 1/2 Katori
- Curd - 1 Katori
- Vadam - 1 piece
Drumstick Dal is a delicious dal recipe with the goodness of Drumsticks. Drumsticks go well in any Dal or sambar. Drumstick dal goes well with rice or roti.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Dal Recipes such as:
Goruchikkudu kaya With Peanut Podi is a simple, easy to make and delicious cluster beans recipe where cooked cluster bean is tossed in a roasted peanut and garlic masala. CLuster beans which are a super food during pregnancy goes well with any dal, rice and roti.
Try our other Cluster beans Recipe
Rice with Quinoa Recipe made in a pressure cooker is easy and simple to make. It is a good replacement to just white rice as a carbohydrate as quinoa is healthier and has a high protein content.
Try out our other delicious Quinoa Recipes
- Quinoa Vegetable Upma Recipe
- Curry Fried Quinoa Rice Recipe
- Quinoa Brown Rice and Vegetable Pulao Recipe
Carrot Cucumber Tomato Salad is delicious and simple salad made with grated carrots,cucumber and a lemon coriander dressing. It goes well as a side with your meal.
If you like this recipe, here are a few more salad recipes to try
- Zucchini Salad Recipe With Thai Hot Chili Dressing
- Red Cabbage Carrot, Sprout And Onion Salad Recipe
- Corn Pineapple Salsa Salad Recipe
Elai Vadam goes well with any meal plate and we love to have vadams to give that extra crunch and flavor to our meals. Frying papad adds a lot of extra calories but roasting them is a good way to have them.
We have included curd in your daily diet, as it has many health benefits. It is a good probiotic and improves digestion. It is a great source of calcium and good for your bones.