Here's a delicious Portion Control Meal Plate which has some easy to make and delicious South Indian recipes such as Gongura Pappu, Chikkudukaya Vepudu, Flaxseed Podi, Ghee Rice, Curd and Papad. It is a comforting meal plate which is perfect to eat for weekday Lunch or Dinner. It has small portions of everything so that you eat less and get all the nutrition required for the body.
Gongura Pappu, a sour dal which is a delicious combination of dal and gongura leaves and is made in many South Indian households, especially Andhra. The gongura leaves are rich in Iron, therefore very good to include in your everyday meals. Along with it, we have served Chikkudukaya Vepudu which is a simple stir fry where Broad Beans are cooked with coconut and basic masalas.
These two we have served with Ghee Rice which is a flavourful rice and has an amazing aroma from all the dry spices. It goes well with these two dishes, but you can also serve Steamed Rice with this meal. To complete the meal, we have served Curd and Elai Vadam.
Total Calories: 350 calories approximately
- Gongura Pappu - 1 Katori
- Chikkudukaya Vepudu - 1/2 Katori
- Flaxseed Podi - 1 Tablespoon
- Ghee Rice - 1 Katori
- Curd - 1 Katori
- Elai Vadam - 1
Gongura Pappu is an authentic and traditional Dal which is made in almost all the households of Andhra Pradesh.
Toor Dal and sour Gongura Leaves are mixed together and cooked along with curry leaves, garlic, onions and green chilies. It is not only tasty, it is healthy too. Gongura is a very rich source of iron, vitamins, folic acid and antioxidants essential for human nutrition.
If you like this recipe, you can try other Dal Recipes which you can make for your everyday meals:
Easy to make and delicious to eat, Chikkudukaya Vepudu Recipe is a South Indian side dish recipe made with Chikkudukaya also known as Broad beans in English and Sem in Hindi.
The Chikkudukaya Vepudu is made with simple and yet delicate flavours from the onion, ginger and garlic sauteed along with tomatoes and everyday basic masalas.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other favorite Broad Beans Recipe:
- Aavryachi Bhaji/Avarakkai Poriyal Recipe
- Val Papdi Bhaji Recipe (Goan Style Flat Beans Dry Sabzi)
- Bhogichi Bhaji Recipe (Maharashtrian Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry)
Flax seeds, also known as Alsi in Hindi is a seed that is very nutritious to include in your daily diet. Many people do not like the taste of Flax seeds but in this recipe, flax seeds are mixed with chana dal and urad dal to enhance its nutty flavor.
Here, we have made a Podi out of it which enhances the taste of your South Indian meals. It especially tastes great with Steamed Rice, any Sambar of your choice and ghee.
If you like this recipe, try our other Chutney Podi Recipes which you can make with your South Indian meals:
Ghee Rice Recipe | Neychoru, a simple South Indian recipe that you can serve with South Indian curries. It is a flavorful rice usually prepared during festival days.
It is such a comfort food ,with just a large dollop of Ghee cooked along with Basmati Rice and all the whole spices bring such a nice flavour to the food.
You can also make Steamed Rice with this meal with a dollop of ghee.
Curd will always help to refresh your palate when you add them to your everyday meals. It is rich in probiotics and antioxidants that is quite necessary for body. It is also rich in calcium and very good for the bones.
You can also serve some Raitas, if you want to add more flavour and taste to your curd. Try these Raitas:
- Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe
- Mooli Raita Recipe (Spiced Yogurt Salad with Radish)
- Cauliflower & Cucumber Raita Recipe (Cauliflower Yogurt Salad)
A South Indian Papad that goes really well with your meals. You can also serve Fryums and Papad with this meal.