In this edition of Archana's Kitchen Portion Control Meal Plates, here is a healthy indian lunch with Palak Paratha, Mirch Ki Sabzi, Panchmel Dal, Lemon Rice and Tomato and Onion Raita. Sounds like complete and wholesome meal right?
If you are planning to have family and friends over, you should make this meal which has a great combination of flavour - the mirch ki sabzi with its khatta meetha flavours goes well with the nutritious palak paratha; the classic south Indian Mixed rice of Lemon rice pairs really well with Tomato and Onion Raita and of course the meal is made wholesome with the addition of this mixed dal recipe of Panchmel Dal.
The key to meal planning for either an everyday meal or a special Sunday Lunch meal like this, is Planning and Stocking up your pantry with the right ingredients. Since lemon rice tastes delicious with a day old rice, you can always make the rice the previous day.
Panchmel Dal is packed with proteins and will keep you filled through the rest of the day.
Tips For Portion Control: You can reduce or remove the rice or have half the portion of rice and just one palak paratha. Increase the portion of Panchmel Dal, if you feel hungry. This is a filling meal, so ensuring you get the right nutrition and keeping the calorie count low is extremely important for weight loss. Eat slowly and mindfully.
Below is the quantity of portions mentioned for the plate. However, you can adjust the portion according to your dietary requirements. The most important thing when we are looking to eat right to maintain good health is to ensure we have a colorful plate and also look for proteins in our food. They keep us full and plus help in a plethora of things.
Total Calories: 390 calories
- Palak Paratha: 1 paratha
- Mirchi Ki Sabzi: 1/2 katori
- Panchmel Dal: 1/2 Katori
- Tomato onion Raita: 1 katori
- Lemon Rice:1/2 Katori
Read the Guidelines for Healthy Eating Using Portion Control to incorporate healthy eating habits into your everyday lifestyle.
We wish you Happy Cooking and Healthy Eating
A delicious and healthy paratha recipe, Palak Paratha made with palak puree that's added into the dough while mixing; cooked along with spices like fennel seeds, jeera seeds and green chillies that add a punch to the paratha.
If you like this Diabetic Friendly Paratha recipe, here are a few more Paratha recipes that you must try
- Sweet Potato & Methi Stuffed Paratha Recipe
- Ragi Tawa Paratha - Healthy Vitamin Rich & Diabetic Friendly Paratha
- Methi Jowar Ragi Thalipeeth Recipe - Healthy Diabetic Friendly Recipe
Khatti Meethi Mirchi Ki Sabzi is made from green chillies that are used for making chilli bajjis that are not spicy at all. Once they are deseeded, they even taste sweet like capsicum. In this recipe, we have used Chilli Bajjis and made it into a sabzi along with crushed peanuts and amchur powder to give it that hit of tart or chatpata.
If you like this recipe, here are a few North Indian Sabzi recipes that you must try
- Masaledar Moongphali Til Wale Aloo Recipe
- Bharli Bhendi Recipe - Maharashtrian Style Stuffed Bhindi
- Kali Mirch Aloo Bhindi Sabzi - Aloo Bhindi Pepper Fry Recipe
A delicious Rajasthani Dal made with 5 different dals - Whole Masoor Dal, Moong Dal, Toor Dal, Urad Dal and Chana Dal. Sounds absolutely heavenly and healthy right? Make this dal frequently for your family as they will reap benefits from all the dals that are being used in this Mixed Rajasthani Dal Recipe.
If you like this recipe, here are a few more Dal recipes you must try.
- Maakhmi Dal Recipe-Sindhi Style Moong Dal
- Sindhi Sai Bhaji Recipe - Wholesome Sindhi Dal With Vegetables
- Horsegram Dal Recipe - Kulith/Kollu Dal
Lemon Rice is a classic South Indian Mixed Rice that is so easy and quick to prepare. When made with leftover rice or day old rice, lemon rice tastes even better. All you need is to toss the rice in turmeric powder and lemon juice and you are done.
If you like this recipe Lemon Rice, here are a few Mixed Rice Recipes you must try.
- Chutney Podi Sadam Recipe - Rice Flavoured With Chutney Podi
- Baby Corn & Tomato Masala Bath-Rice Spiced With Pav Bhaji Masala
- Sweet Corn, Methi & Tomato Rice Recipe
This raita is a classic Indian Raita Recipe that is prepared in most home to serve as a side dish. With finely chopped Onions, tomatoes, cucumbers along with finely chopped chillies added to finely whipped curd, this raita is no wonder every Indian's favourite Raita.
If have prepared this raita too often and are looking for a change, here are a few Indian Raita recipes you must try
- Khajur And Pakora Raita Recipe - Dates Pakora Raita
- Pudina & Dhaniya Raita Recipe
- Spring Onion and Peanut Raita Recipe