In this edition of Portion Control Meal Plate, we bring to you a Sindhi Style lunch menu idea consisting of a Sai Bhaji, Lauki Raita, Koki Roti and Bhuga Chawal.
Sai Bhaji is a high protein dal that is prepared with multiple dals, greens like palak, dill leaves, methi leaves and loaded with seasonal vegetables like carrots, beans, brinjal, bottle gourd, onions and tomatoes. This served along with a healthy portion of delicious Sindhi Bhuga Chawal along with Lauki Raita makes for a satisfying combination. It makes great diabetic friendly dish as well.
To prepare a healthy indian lunch or dinner, the key is preparation. Green Leafy Vegetables are essential ingredients that need to be incorporated into everyone's diet to achieving a healthy eating lifestyle. Greens take a long time to prep, so make sure to have your greens, cut and cleaned in advance so that you are motivated to prepare this high protein meal for you and your family.
A portion size is the amount of food that your body needs during a meal or a snack. So ensure you follow Guidelines for Healthy Eating Using Portion Control to incorporate healthy eating habits into your everyday lifestyle.
So here's a delicious Sindhi Style Portion Control Meal Plate that you must try!
Sai Bhaji is a lip smacking one pot healthy dish that is frequently prepared in the Sindhi households.It is a high protein Sindhi dal recipe, with a plethora of ingredients from green leafy vegetables like palak, methi leaves, dill leaves to seasonal vegetables like carrots, brinjal, bottle gourds and multiple dals like chana dal, green moong dal.
Just looking at the quality and quantity of ingredients, we all must definitely include this dish as part of our menu to start off health eating at home.
If you like this recipe of Sai Bhaji, here are a few more Sindhi recipes
- Sindhi Toor Dal Recipe With Aam Papad - Sun dried Mango & Dal Curry
- Sindhi Kadhi Recipe
- Sindhi Style Chicken Curry Recipe
A cooling raita recipe make with grated bottle gourd/dudhi and whisked curd. Raitas are a great addition to any meal plate as curd acts as a cooling agent while eating spicy foods and with the addition of raw vegetables in the raita, it helps keep the stomach full. While eating Sai Bhaji and Bhuga Chawal, like Lauki Raita makes a great accompaniment.
If you like this recipe, here are a few more Raita Recipes
- Tomato Onion Cucumber Raita Recipe
- Boondi Raita Recipe Spiced With Black Salt
- Tadka Raita Recipe (Spiced Curd With Onions)
Sindhi Koki is flaky and moist bread with delicate tone of soft-cooked onions and fresh coriander leaves. It makes a great option for travel, picnics and kids lunch boxes as they keep well for up to 24 hours without refrigeration. Make this Koki and eat it even as a mid morning snack or a healthy evening snack.
If you like this recipe of SIndhi Koki, here are a few more Roti recipes
- Bhugi Dal Paratha Recipe (Dal Jo Phulko)
- Chunni Ki Puri Recipe - Moong Dal And Besan Fried Puri Recipe
- Makki and Methi Roti Recipe
Bhuga Chawal is a delicious rice recipe that is prepared with caramelized onions and whole spices. The caramelized onions give this rice dish a fantastic sweet taste while the spices add a bit of punch.
If you like this recipes of Bhuga Chawal, here are a few more Rice recipes you can try.
- Chutney Podi Sadam Recipe - Rice Flavoured With Chutney Podi
- Dhaba Style Spicy Ghee Rice Recipe Made From Whole Spices
- Baby Corn & Tomato Masala Bath-Rice Spiced With Pav Bhaji Masala