10 Simple Dinner Ideas for Healthy Eating in Real Life

It can be overwhelming to think about what to eat or what not to eat for dinner. You feel hungry, but you are also exhausted. A simple dinner is the best option. Your health is dependent on dinner. You can stay healthy by eating a light meal at the right time. Grab a pen and notepad and let us list the top simple Indian recipes you can prepare for your friends and family.

  1. Sabudana Khichdi – Sabudana Khichdi is often eaten during fasts. However, it can also be prepared for dinner. These ingredients are required:
    • 1 cup sabudana / tapioca / sago
    • 2 tbsp ghee
    • 1 tsp jeera/cumin
    • Few green chillis (slit).
    • 1/2 boiled potato/aloo (chopped).
    • 3 Tbsp peanuts (roasted and crushed)
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander leaves
    • 1/2 lemon
      • Directions:
        • First, place 1 cup of sabudana into a large bowl. Let it sit for 3 hours, or until it becomes mashed.
        • The quality of the sabudana may affect the amount of time that is needed to soak.
        • Take the sabudana out of the water and strain it in a strainer. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
        • Heat 2 tablespoons of ghee in the pan. Add jeera. Green chilli and half boiled and chopped potato are added. Sauté for 2 minutes.
        • Add in the drained sabudana, 3 tbsp roasted and crushed peanuts with 1 tsp sugar. 1/2 tsp salt.
        • Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 3 minutes, or until it is well cooked.
        • If sabudana becomes translucent, they are cooked perfectly.
        • Mix in 2 tablespoons coriander leaves, half lemon juice. Combine well. Serve sabudanakhichdi as an appetizer.
  2. Oats Idli Oats idli can be made in a matter of minutes and is healthy, quick and easy to prepare. It can be prepared even on busy weeks. These ingredients are required:
    • Instant Oats
    • Coarse Rava / semolina / sooji
    • Curd
    • There are very few ingredients, including no salt or baking soda.
      • Directions:
        • Make a mixture of instant oats and suji/rava, then grind them together and add curd.
        • Mix in the water, salt and baking soda (optional). Mix everything well.
        • Add a little oil to the idli skillet.
        • Place the batter in a pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.
        • Serve hot with chutney or sambar once you have finished.
  3. Moong Dal Khichdi Moong Dal Khichdi, a light and comforting dish that can be served as a dinner option, is Moong Dal Khichdi. Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup rice with moong dal
    • Salt, turmeric powder, asafoetida (hingh), and
    • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, boiled peas
      • Directions:
        • In a bowl, combine 1/2 cup rice with 1/2 cup moong Dal.
        • Allow it to soak in sufficient water for 20 minutes. Drain the water from the container and let it sit for 20 minutes.
        • Place the rice and dal in a pressure cooker. Add 3.5 to 4 cups water.
        • Salt, turmeric powder, and asafoetida are added to the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for 5-6 whistles on high heat
        • You can let the rice and dal cook until they become soft and mushy.
        • Mix in chopped tomatoes and green beans. If you don’t want the tomatoes to become too mushy, cook for 2 minutes.
        • Add the cooked rice, dal and tofu to the saucepan. Mix well, then add salt to taste.
  4. Crunchy Corn Chaat- Corn chaat is a great choice if you’re looking for something spicy but easy to make after a long day. This can be enjoyed with tea or milk. These are the ingredients:
    • A chopped tomato
    • Chop an onion
    • Half a lemon
    • 1 cup boiled corns
    • 1 cup True Elements Crunchy Pops
      • Directions:
        • Butter can be added to a saucepan.
        • Boil the corn with salt and then roast them on medium heat until they turn golden brown.
        • Mix these corns with onion, tomato, chopped tomatoes, crunchy pops and half of a lemon in a bowl. Ready to eat.
  5. Masala Oats – Oats are usually eaten for breakfast. Have you ever tried this spicy masala oatmeal oat for dinner. Try it with these ingredients now!
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon garlic
    • Chop onion and tomato, bell pepper, bell pepper, bell, carrot, green peas, boiled corn, and bell pepper.
    • 1 tsp salt. Garam masala, red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
    • 1 cup True Elements Whole Instant Oats
      • Directions:
        • Add oil to a saucepan. Sauté garlic in a pan.
        • Mix together onion, tomato, red chilli powder and turmeric powder. Sauté well.
        • While the vegetables are cooking, combine the oats with the water in a large bowl.
        • After the vegetables are done, stir in the soaked oatmeal.
        • Combine everything until the oatmeal is cooked. Serve the oats with coriander. Serve immediately
  6. Quinoa Loaded by Veggies Quinoa Veggies Loaded Quinoa can be a delicious dish that is good for your health. Quinoa is rich in protein, fibres, and minerals which helps keep your digestive system healthy. This recipe requires:
    • 1 cup True Elements Quinoa
    • 1 tsp olive oil/ghee
    • 1 cup mixed sliced carrots, onions, and capsicums
    • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
    • 1/2 tbsp Soy Sauce
    • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
    • Salt to your taste
      • Directions:
        • Wash quinoa twice.
        • For 5 minutes, soak it in 6 cups of water.
        • Now boil it for 20 minutes on a medium flame. Strain the excess water and set it aside.
        • Take a large skillet and heat olive oil/ghee to saute the vegetables.
        • Mix all spices and soy sauce.
        • Add the quinoa to your vegetable mix, and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.
  7. Masala Dalia – Dalia is a simple recipe that can be enjoyed for dinner. This recipe is easy to prepare and light on your stomach. You only need:
    • 1 cup True Elements Multigrain Dalia
    • 2 cups of water
      • Directions:
        • Heat water and a saucepan. Bring the water to boil, then add the dalia.
        • To avoid sticking, keep stirring the mixture for a few seconds.
        • Let the dalia boil and let the water evaporate.
        • Serve hot by topping it with coriander.
  8. Quinoa Tikkis These tikkis offer a unique combination in health and taste. So come along and enjoy them. These ingredients are required:
    • 1 cup True Elements Quinoa (cooked)
    • Boil 1/2 cup potatoes
    • 1 cup mixed vegetables (boiled).
    • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
    • Salt and pepper to your liking
    • 1 tsp red chilli powder, Chaat masala, cumin flour
    • 1 cup breadcrumbs
      • Directions:
        • Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
        • Flatten small balls.
        • Toss them in the breadcrumbs.
        • Add oil to a saucepan.
        • These tikkis can be shallow fried and served hot.
  9. Multigrain Dosa You can make a delicious Dosa with coconut chutney and it will be a complete meal. This recipe makes it easy to make them.
    • 1/2 cup True Elements Multigrain Dosa Mix
    • 1 1/2 cups water
      • Directions
        • Combine water with True Elements Multigrain Dosa mix until you reach the desired consistency.
        • Place the dosa mixture in a pan.
        • A spoonful of butter or ghee can be added to the dosa.
        • Cook the dosa until it is golden brown and crispy.
        • Serve with your favorite chutney or sambhar.
  10. Oats Appam- Appams are South Indian light, delicious and simple dishes. These are simple to make using the following ingredients:
    • 2 cups True Elements Instant Oats
    • 2 tbsp semolina/Suji/Rawa
    • 1 cup Curd
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda (optional).
    • 2 Tbsp Oil Salt, as per taste
      • Directions
        • Make a mixture of instant oats and suji/rava, then grind them together and add curd.
        • Mix in the water, salt and baking soda (optional). Mix everything well.
        • Add a little oil to grease an appam pan.
        • Place the batter in a pan and cook for 5-7 minutes.
        • Flip the appams over and let them turn golden brown on both sides.
        • Serve hot with chutney or sambar once you have finished.

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