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Green Lentil and Sweet Potato – Protein Rich

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Recently I have been blogging about some protein rich food, I have tried out many breakfast and now to the lunch. As this is rich in protein, its good for weight watchers and body builders. Protein rich Lunch – Green Lentil and sweet potato rice with Sauted Carrots n Beets and Fish Fry.

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Protein Rich Lunch

Let me share the recipe of Green Lentil and Sweet Potato…

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Green Lentil and Sweet Potato

Ingredients:

  • Green Lentil / Mung Bean / Paasipayaru – 1 cup
  • Chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder – ½ tsp
  • Sweet potatoes – half the quantity of the green lentil
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tsp

Preparation:

  • Pressure-cook or boil green lentils for 3 whistles (mashing consistency).
  • Pressure-cook sweet potato for 3 whistles (cubes but able to mash).
  • Heat oil in heavy bottom vessel; add the boiled mashed potatoes followed by chilli powder and Cumin powder with little salt.
  • Mash the green lentils and add them to the sweet potatoes, pour ½ cup of water, cook in medium flame by stirring once in a while.
  • Sprinkle salt and remove from fire.

For Sauted Carrot and Beet:

Peel and chop the carrots and beets lengthwise, steam them. Heat a tsp of olive oil in a pan, add the steamed carrots and beets followed by salt and pepper powder, give them a toss and transfer it to a plate.

For Fish Fry:

Marinate the Fish, with lime juice, salt and pepper powder for 30 mins, shallow fry the fish pieces and serve with onions and lemon wedge.

 

Venn Pongal Recipe / How to make Ven pongal / Khara Pongal recipe – Thai pongal recipes

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Venn Pongal is a traditional SouthIndian breakfast dish. It is very easy and quick to prepare. The flavor of ghee with pepper is the unique taste of pongal. The shine and smell of ghee in pongal will tempt everyone towards Pongal.  It is served with Tiffin Sambhar, Chutney.

Do check out my other breakfast recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/breakfast-dinner/ and pongal recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/2015/01/14/pongal-recipes-wish-you-all-a-happy-pongal-with-madraasi/

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Ven Pongal / Venn Pongal / Khara Pongal / Spicy Pongal

Ingredients:

  • Raw rice – 2 cups
  • Split Moong dal – 1 cup
  • Ghee – 1 ½ tbsp
  • Peppercorns – 15 nos
  • Cumin seeds – 1 ½ tsp
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves – a strand

Making of Venn Pongal / Ven Pongal / Khara Pongal / Spicy Pongal:

Preparation:

  • Take rice and dal together in a bowl. Rinse them very well.
  • Drain them completely.
  • Crush peppercorns and cumin seeds.
  • Heat oil in kadai or pressure cooker.
  • Pour ghee and put the peppercorns, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Wait till they crackle.
  • Put the drained rice and dal. Fry them till the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour water and add salt. .
  • Stir them well, bring it to boil and cover and cook or pressure-cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  • Remove the lid and mash the rice with a spoon.
  • Drizzle little ghee/clarified butter over the ven pongal.

Serve hot with Sambar and Coconut chutney.