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 Protein Rich Recipes

  Last Updated : Jul 12,2018






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Top 10 Protein Rich Vegetarian Healthy Recipes

This article comes from us being Vegetarians and often there is confusion of where to get your protein from. Protein consists of 20 amino acids of which only 9 are essential. Essential means that our body needs those 9 Amino Acids and cannot produce it. Complete proteins are very hard to come by for Vegetarians. They are available to Vegetarians in only 2 ingredients in the form of Eggs and Buckwheat. Very few know that Buckwheat is a super food and complete Protein. Follow our recipes on Buckwheat given below as they are super healthy. Why we stress on Buckwheat is that lots of Vegetarians don’t do eggs. Also, buckwheat which is also known as Kutto is used extensively during fasting and festivals in India.

Again, Eggs and Buckwheat are your top 2 sources. After that comes Quinoa, Tofu, Chia Seeds, Oats, Almonds, Curd and your Indian dals like Yellow Moong Dal, Chana Dal, Urad Dal, Toovar Dal. So clearly you can get a good mix of Indian and International recipes from this mix. While milk has protein, we don’t advocate it for consumption as often in India the milk is off very poor quality. In addition, milk has lactase which is not healthy and very difficult to digest for most.



Best Protein Rich Veg Recipes

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 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curds, in one single dish! While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting. Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi to give the raita a rich texture and aroma, while crushed peanuts further add to the flavour and mouth-feel. A traditional tempering is the final stroke, which makes the Lauki ka Raita absolutely aromatic and appealing to the palate. Serve with Lazeez Parathas and Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Bring the spirit of Maharashtra into your homes with this protein-laden Sprouts Misal. While many think that milk and milk products are the most important source of proteins, they are unaware of the power of sprouts, which give you a superb, more easily digestible protein boost. And this is undoubtedly one of the most interesting ways of consuming sprouts, tempered with cumin, and sautéed with spice pastes and powders including the flavourful misal masala!
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 by Tarla Dalal
Adai, an all-time favourite South Indian snack , comprises a mix of different dals soaked and ground along with rice and spices to make a batter, which is cooked into thick pancakes. Add Adai to your meal to elevate the protein quotient to great heights! Dals are good, inexpensive sources of protein. Cereals and pulses lack an amino acid each, which makes it essential to combine them in a balanced way to improve the protein quality. This logic plays out beautifully in the recipe of Adai, a traditional south Indian recipe to be treasured.
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your pregnancy. You can even perk up this khichdi by adding some spices to it and maybe even throw in some vegetables. Serve it with curds or a raita and you have a completely balanced meal ready.
Khichdi is light for the stomach, yet filling and nourishing. They often say soup is good for the soul, but I would say, "Khichdi is good for my soul". The aroma of this khichdi is irresistible, as it has been cooked with the aromatic spices. Buckwheat is commonly called as kutto or kutti no daro. This recipe is a variation of traditional khichdi in which rice is replaced with buckwheat due to its low glycemic index and high fibre content. Serve it with chilled Low Fat Curds, or Karela Kadhi, to make a satisfying meal.
Pancakes are favorites across the world. In this Indianised version, the not-so-common buckwheat combines with sour low-fat curds and bottle gourd to make iron and fibre-rich pancakes. Have it along with Green Chutney or Mint and Onion Chutney for a delicious treat.
A satiating, tasty and nutri-dense porridge is the best way to start your day, and we strongly recommend this Buckwheat Groats Porridge. Buckwheat Groats is the tiny triangular hulled seed of the buckwheat plant. It is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, and brings down cholesterol and blood pressure. It’s a great source of minerals like iron , phosphorous and potassium, and gives you ample calcium too. With buckwheat groats, you get nearly the whole spectrum of B-vitamins, especially thiamine and niacin. All these health benefits make buckwheat groats a sought-after food. Its grain-like properties also make it easy to include in your diet. You can roast it and add it to salads and cereals, or cook it into a porridge as we have suggested here. We have thrown in some apples, and used almond milk instead of plain milk, to boost the health benefits further and good for Vegans . You can use red apple instead of green apple if you wish, and sweeten the Buckwheat Groats, Apple Porridge pleasantly with maple syrup or honey. You can enjoy this tasty porridge warm, or refrigerate and serve cold. You can also try Buckwheat Groats Strawberry Porridge or Chocolate Oatmeal Recipe .
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 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serve the Buckwheat Dosa fresh off the tava with a chutney of your choice, preferably green chutney.
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 by Tarla Dalal
An off-beat breakfast dish that will sweep you all off your feet! Spread dosa batter on the griddle, break and egg over it, sprinkle a little coconut and cook, to get a healthy and filling breakfast. The Egg Dosa is not only healthy but extremely tasty, with the creaminess of egg and the crunch of grated coconut. A wonderful start to the day, this Egg Dosa will be loved by kids and adults. Try other egg-based recipes like Omelette Sandwich On A Tawa or Spanish Omelette .
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 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy egg-based breakfast that tastes yum and looks good too. Sunny Side Up Eggs as the name suggests looks like a splash of yellow on a white background, so it has a bright and cheery look that invites you to take a bite! The best part is that it can be made very easily and quickly with minimal ingredients. Have a go at it today! You can also try other recipes like Fried Egg and Egg Sandwich .
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