Friday, 8 July 2011
Vegetable n cereal stew- a must for restricted diet
Vegetable n cereal stew is a healthy version.Various people who are following restricted diet for the sake of weight loss may take this dish as a lunch supplement. It will maintain all the necessary nutrients of your body as well as keep your skin glowing.
Ingredients:Beet root(350 gms., peeled off and chopped into smaller pcs.), carrot(100 gms. peeled off and chopped into smaller pieces), green beans( 100 gms.cut into medium pcs.), butter beans(50 gms. soaked for 12 hrs. ,then boiled till soft), onions (1 no. grated into pcs. ), tomatoes(2 nos. grated into pcs.), ginger garlic paste(1 teaspoons), coriander powder(1/2 teaspoon), cumin powder(1/2 teaspoon), oil(2 teaspoons max.)
Procedure:The peeled vegetables - beet root, carrot, beans should be boiled till they are soft enough.The butter beans( a kind of cereal) should be soaked in water for 12 hrs. and then boiled till the grains become soft.The vegetable broth (the water containing vegetable extracts )should be kept separate.Heat oil in a container and dash the vegetables- grated tomatoes, onions into it and cook till it becomes soft.Add ginger garlic paste, coriander powder, cumin powder into it.This starts emitting a nice smell that characterizes the soup.Add the carrots. beet roots, butter beans and green beans to it.Mix well with the help of a spatula so that the vegetable mixes well with the spices(in minute amount). Add the vegetable broth to it . Add salt for taste.Remove it to a bowl and its ready to be eaten.
This dish is an exact combination of all essential nutrients. A perfect balance of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins is what specializes it.The taste is also simply 'wow'.For a perfect taste you may add one scoop butter to it , but for people who are going for restricted diet should abstain from butter.So, even when you are on strict diet and following doctor's instructions, on the verge of shedding the extra pounds, food can always be a fun like ever before.Have the soup, energize yourself and get set go for the weight loosing procedure.