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Lunch Ideas - Creating Balanced Vegetarian Meals

Discussion in 'Keep Fit & Maintain Shape' started by Shanvy, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. Shanvy

    Shanvy IL Hall of Fame

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    @damini i missed replying to your post . i know it is just a mental block. my dh now voluntarily takes varagu, kudiravali..and says thinai he does not want..it is just that he does not want try them..but i am happy that he has started cooking for himself and has lost a little weight too. and that pumpkin raita is that white ashgourd or yellow pumpkin raita..if yellow, i have used it in baking and chutneys, avials and sambhars but not raita..should try.

    @butterflyice the one that we use prominently for diabetes is navalpazham..jamun in hindi and neredu pallu in telugu. even the seeds are used for diabetes treatment. one of my favorite fruits and they cost 250-300rs/kg.now
    with the ragi flour you can make muffins, thattai, adai, dosa and koozhu..

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    and adai i have given the recipe here in one of the posts itself.

    puttu is a acquired taste and if you life..you do it just like rice or wheat puttu..i am not a fan of puttu neither the kids..so we don't indulge in this.

    the morning breakfast these days is kambu koozhu and kelvaragu koozhu and somedays besan chilla.
     
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    Last night dinner regular dosai with onion tomato chutney (my son's favorite chutney )
     

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  3. Shanvy

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    @deepslikes what is the little bean saying. good to have you here..and lovely food. eat well balanced meals love. no gd?? .fingers crossed and eat fruits, vegetables and ofcourse non-veg and also lots of nuts and milk and yes join us to burn some of the calories by walking..

    @satchitananda loving your plates..neat balanced of flavors and vegetables..

    @sumanrathi my kids to love tomato chutney. i have few local families there who love dal chawal and dosa and tomato chutney..infact one of the friends, when he had dinner with dh in sb told him that the taste does not match his bhabhi's..(me)..
     
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    @Shanvy this is so common even virtual plate itself says the taste of your preparation :):) \

    my favorite is Thenga chuthey for which I am band :):)
     
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    Yesterday lunch plate was lauki/bottlegourd sabji, bittergourd steamed with tomatoes and onions, couscous with carrot and methi (made carrot and methi rice for the kdis) i actually had taken a photo, but looks like i messed up. it is not traceable..

    had half the bottlegourd left and for the evening i made lauki+carrot+cabbage+coriander and some besan ,salt and chilli powder mixed to made these snacks..kofta,.

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    Today's lunch i had made some rasam. due to some mess up, the whole rasam bowl fell down..ended up making some dal powder mix immediately (long pending looks like this was the moment to make it..).

    barley with spicy dal powder, corn gravy sabji, cucumber with roasted flax seeds, onion and tomato instant thokku, curds...

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    @shanvy - my dosas taste nice. just the idlis that's becoming a tragedy. gona be 5yrs into married life, can't make perfect idlis, that am still asking for tips..wataa shame..shame.:hide:
    @deepslikes - Hey thanks a lot. Gona try all that I hear as tricks..I'm not gona be the "Oh I hate idlis" gal hereafter :wink:

    @sumanrathi - why? why this kolaveri ya??? I'm ranting about idli dosas and u tempting with those lovely crisp, thin crust types..
    Hey next time, I have to involve only DH to mix the batter or my 1.5 yrs DS to play with the batter :biggrin2:

    @shodin - I can't believe my eyes...rice in your plate? (read enna gandhi saethutaaru????) thinkingsmiley
     
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    @Shanvy
    Take care when you are handling hot stuffs ask some one at home to help you.

    the kofta colour is superb you have added besan powder, I will make kofta with boiled rice and the colour of soya will turn in to dark brown. How you get this yellow ting ?
     
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    @parineetha ha ha ha sorry I can't avoid next 2 days different types of dosai because i have to consume soon :) what to do have this virtual plate :):)

    try with your Appavi DH other wise your cute will always ask you to make idly batter instead of toy lol
     
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    With this much verities i can't shrink with single roti :):)
     
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    That is an amazingly thin, crisp dosai, just the way I love it!
     
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