Dinner is the last meal of the day and by the end of the day, you might be exhausted to cook a complex meal. Sometimes you just want a simple healthy meal. To help you in this we have simple dinner ideas which are healthy as well.
1. Lemon rice
Make something tasty out of leftover rice with this nutritious Indian dish. Because cooked rice is more suited to absorb all of the flavours in this cuisine without becoming sticky or mushy when chilled overnight. So it is best for people who do not want to do a lot of cooking steps. you may use frozen or shelf-stable precooked basmati rice, which is widely accessible. Urad dal and roasted chana dal provide the rice texture and authenticity; both types of dal may be found in Indian stores or online.
2. Chickpea curry
Yes, when you read this the first thing which comes to mind is desi chole and as a matter of fact, it is somewhat the same. But let’s remember that chole is absolute if spices are put in the considerate amount. This simple and healthful Indian dish is an authentic chickpea curry that can be made in minutes using handy tinned beans. Stir in some roasted cauliflower florets if you wish to add another vegetable. Serve with warm chappati or brown basmati rice.
3. Butter chicken masala
Is any list of recipes even completed without adding butter chicken masala to it? Butter chicken generally has a rich, delicious quality due to butter or even heavy cream. Cashew butter gives an equally rich mouthfeel in this healthier rendition of butter chicken. If you don’t have chickpea flour on hand, use cashew to thicken the sauce. If you marinate the chicken ahead of time, you can get this dinner on the table in under 30 minutes on a weeknight. Serve with basmati rice and steamed spinach.
4. Bhindi masala
One of the classics in the list of simple dinner meals and let’s not forget the health benefits. We achieve comparable results with less oil in this healthy okra dish when we use a nonstick pan. Use Resham Patti, a fiery, smoky Indian chilli powder, for a genuine flavour. Serve with yoghurt and brown basmati rice or even with chappatis.
5. Egg curry
An egg is one of the easy ingredients to work with. This recipe for moderately spicy Indian scrambled eggs is perfect for a light dinner. In a warm whole-wheat chapati or paratha, which can be bought in the frozen section of Indian stores, tuck the curried eggs. Serve with a dollop of curd or yoghurt on top.
6. Handvo ( Gujarati dish )
Who says we can’t eat breakfast at dinner? Handvo is a traditional Gujarati dish which is made out of Sooji and many vegetables such as capsicum and carrot. The tempering in this dish is what makes it so amazing.
7. Tandoori tofu
These tofu “steaks” are flavoured with a tandoori-inspired spice rub and grilled smokiness. Grill some veggies to offer alongside while you’re there. Serve with brown basmati rice and grilled eggplant and cherry tomato skewers.
8. Chicken dal
A dal is a lentil side dish that is frequently served with curry. It travels from the edge of the dish to the middle of the plate when coupled with roast chicken (or rotisserie chicken) for a fast dinner.
9. Tikka masala
To prepare a nutritious and delectable vegetarian tikka masala recipe, we blend crisp tofu chunks or pieces of paneer and veggies in a spicy tomato sauce. Increase the amount of crushed red pepper if you want your dish hot. For a healthier version of a favourite takeout dish, serve over steamed brown rice.
This is a wholesome rice dish with a lot of vegetables and a very close taste to the biryani.