Low Calorie and Vegetarian Recipes

In today’s time maintaining good health has become more of a necessity. It is a need, it is an essential and that is why nutritionists and dieticians are constantly experimenting with new recipes that are low on calories and good for the entire family. Vegetarian food is the best option, as the human body is constituted in a certain way to easily digest fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, pulses, etc.

In fact, the low calorie and vegetarian recipes keep the body and light and produces sense of feeling good, with a lot of energy. So, here are some easy to prepare low calorie and vegetarian recipes:

Pea Cabbage Rolls
·        Dry split peas
·        2 tablespoons tomato sauce
·        1 chopped tomato
·        1 chopped onion
·        1 garlic clove grounded
·        1 tablespoon olive oil
·        1 teaspoon chili sauce
·        10 large cabbage leaves
·        ½ cup water

Mix the peas, sauce, tomato, onion, garlic, hot sauce and oil in a large cooking vessel and steam. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Steam the cabbage leaves separately. Once the mixture and cabbage is steamed, remove it all from the stove. Then take each leaf separately and in the middle of each place some of the pea mixture in the center. Roll it up and place it in a baking dish. Once all the rolls are ready bake for not more than 20 minutes.

Yummy Lady Finger
·        ½ kg chopped lady fingers
·        1 large chopped onion
·        ¼ cup skimmed yogurt
·        1 ½ tablespoon cooking oil
·        ½ cup water
·        Chopped coriander leaves for the garnishing
·        1 teaspoon red chili powder
·        Salt to taste
·        ¼ teaspoon garam masala
·        1 tablespoon garlic ginger paste
·        ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
·        ¼ cumin

Grind ½ of the chopped onions with the ginger garlic paste and all the spices. Add some water so the mixture becomes a paste. Blend the paste into the yogurt. Add some water needed if it becomes too thick. Then place the cooking pan on the stove and pout the oil. Then add the remaining onions and cook till golden brown. Add the yogurt blend and cook for about 7 to 8 minutes. Then add the lady fingers and the water. Cover the pan and let is cook for about 10 minutes on slow flame. When serving garnish with the coriander leaves.

Malai Kofta
For the Kofta
·        100 grams paneer
·        5 mashed potatoes
·        1 finely chopped onion
·        Green peas
·        2 tablespoons ginger-garlic-green chili paste
·        1 teaspoon lemon juice
·        ½ teaspoon red chili powder
·        Salt to taste

Mix the above ingredients together and make small balls. Bake them for about ten minutes.
For the gravy
·        125 grams skim cream
·        50 grams mashed paneer
·        100 grams skim milk
·        1 chopped onion
·        2 tablespoons ginger-garlic-green chili paste
·        Finely chopped coriander leaves for the garnishing
·        ½ cup skim yogurt
·        1 teaspoon red chili powder
·        1 teaspoon garam masala
·        1 teaspoon coriander powder
·        ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
·        ½ cumin powder
·        Cardamom
·        Salt to taste
·        1 tablespoon cooking oil

Mix the spices and ginger-garlic-chili paste into the yogurt. Then except for the coriander leaves grind all the mentioned ingredients together. Take a large cooking pan and heat the oil. Add the yogurt paste cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add the blend in the grinder, along with 1 ½ cups of water, stir well and leave it to simmer for 10 minutes. Once the gravy is ready. Place the koftas in a serving bowl and pour the gravy over them. Garnish with the coriander leaves.