4 Healthy Indian Dishes to Try

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For those with aprons and pans out, here are my top picks for you;

1. Matar paneer

Matar is peas and paneer is Indian cottage cheese. The dishes are made by cooking peas and cheese with flavorful Indian curry.

For this dish you will need;

  • Curry (turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin (jeera) and garam masala)
  • Chopped Onion
  • Tomato
  • Cooking oil of your choice (preferably olive oil)
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Chillies
  • Salt
  • Paneer
  • Green peas
  • Coriander
  • Cream
  • Fenugreek leaves (Kasoori Methi in India)

Suit the Onion chillies ginger-garlic mixture in hot oil over what. Add the tomatoes and cook until it softened.

Transfer the mixture into a blender and blend until it’s smooth.

Heat your oil and cumin in another pan before adding in the blended paste.

Add your curry mixture and cook it on medium flame.

Meanwhile, prepare your paneer by frying it on another pan. When it is ready add it to the pan.

Add the peas and let them cook for a few minutes before adding in your cream.

Let it cook for a few minutes and then garnish it with coriander before it is ready to serve.

This dish goes very well with rice or bread, and you can have it for lunch.

Finally, mix in coriander and serve malai matar paneer with rice or any flatbread.

This is recommended for anybody with a low immune system or anybody who needs a boost in their immune system.

Peas are rich sources of vitamin C and E and with the right meal combination,  you can reap the health benefits of a healthy diet.

2. Millet Dosa

There is no better way to make your breakfast healthy but with a South Indian dish the millet dosa.

It is a more nutritious form of pancake with Indian twists.

Here are what you will need;

  • Kodo millet
  • Foxtail millet
  • Little millet
  • Urad dal
  • Flattened rice flakes
  • Fenugreek seeds

How to prepare

The three types of millet; Kodo, Foxtail and little millet should be mixed in one container, washed and talked for about 6 to 8 hours.

After 8 hours, grind the millets adding little water until it is a perfectly smooth batter.

The flattened rice flakes should also be soaked for about 20 minutes.

To the mixture add salt, and the fenugreek seeds and let them ferment. The fenugreek seeds and salt is what will make the process of fermentation faster.

Once it is ready, you will heat the batter just like how you prepare your pancakes.

What makes miller dosa healthy is that it is a rich source of fiber which is good for digestion and cleansing the gut.

3. Chicken curry

The final round of healthy Indian curry dishes is chicken curry.

Everybody has their way of preparing chicken. Here’s how the Indian chicken curry is prepared :

Ingredients :

  • Olive oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Chopped onion
  • Garlic and ginger paste
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • Chilli powder
  • Curry -(turmeric, garam masala, coriander powder, paprika, ground cumin)
  • Lemon juice
  • Plain yoghurt
  • Tomato juice
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Boneless chicken

How to prepare;

Wash the chicken, place the pieces in a bowl, add lemon juice, salt and pepper before setting it aside to marinate for a while.

Heat oil in the pan, add the cumin, cook, add in the chopped onions and garlic and ginger paste, and cook it until it softens.

Add your tomatoes together with curry spices, Google for about 2 minutes before adding in your yoghurt.

Add your chicken pieces and cook on medium-low heat for about 40 minutes. Your chicken curry will be ready.

Garnish it with cilantro or fresh coriander or any garnish of your choice.

4. Bombay Aloo potatoes

Everybody loves potatoes. Here is how you make Bombay aloo potatoes;

What you will need:

  • Mustard
  • Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chopped tomatoes
  • ground cumin
  • Coriander powder
  • Chilli powder
  • Turmeric
  • Garam masala
  • Salt
  • Fresh coriander

How to prepare:

Start by boiling your chopped potatoes.

Hit your mustard, and oil, put the onions followed by ginger and garlic paste and let it cook.

Add your spices; turmeric, chilli powder, coriander and cumin powder, garam masala, salt and mix well.

Put in the chopped tomatoes and cook it until it softens.

And your boiled potatoes once the mixture turns darker. Your Bombay aloo potatoes will be ready.

The best part about preparing this dish is that it takes just a few minutes, and it can be your go-to food on a busy day.