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25 exciting Indian cuisines that can help you lose weight

Losing weight is a treacherous journey that most people find quite difficult to embark upon. While working out and exercising is one aspect of it, the more difficult part is to decide upon and maintain a healthy balanced diet which serves as an aid in your weight loss journey.

There is just one key rule to losing weight in the most efficient of manners, and that is eating right in an adequate amount. But in India, this can be quite a challenge. Given our rich food culture loaded with humongous amounts of calories and brimming with heavy spices, it becomes quite a task to decide upon a healthy balanced diet in India.

In India, a normal meal from our everyday life would lead to the intake of huge quantities of carbohydrates and sugars. A normal household meal in India contains large quantities of potatoes, rice and sweets. All these food sources are vast reservoirs of carbohydrates and sugars. It is an undeniable fact that we as Indians love our food.

In Indian food cuisines, it is not only the richness of the spices that pose a problem but also the amount that we consume. An extra serving in Indian households is treated as a part of hospitality. This practice often leads to overeating and thus we are once again in the clutches of unhealthy eating habits.

So how do we get over our unhealthy eating practices that are a part and parcel of our rich heritage and culture? How do we lose weight effectively without turning our backs towards our beloved Indian cuisine?

There is absolutely no need to ditch our Indian taste buds to get in shape. By eating the right Indian delicacies that are lip-smacking yet healthy, we can effectively achieve our weight loss goals.

Below we discuss 25 appetizing Indian cuisines that will walk you through your weight loss journey without much effort.

 Weight loss is all about creating a calorie deficit. More calories must be burnt than consumed.

1. Indian prawn curry

This super delicious Indian recipe having everyone’s favorite shrimps as the hero ingredient will be a treat to your taste buds while also not adding to the calorie count.

Here we replace heavy cream with coconut cream to ensure low calories while giving you a dose of lean protein.

Key-ingredients

  • One pound of shrimp
  • One tablespoon of canola oil
  • Half an onion, should be chopped into fine pieces
  • One teaspoon ginger paste
  • One teaspoon of cumin powder
  • One teaspoon of coriander powder
  • One and a half teaspoon turmeric powder
  • One teaspoon of curry powder
  • One teaspoon of paprika
  • Half a teaspoon of chili powder
  • 2 finely chopped garlic cloves
  • 1 ounce of tomato sauce
  • Three-fourth cup of lite canned coconut milk
  • Half teaspoon of Kosher salt
  • Chilli peppers for garnishing

Method

1.      In a large frying pan, add two tablespoons of canola oil at high heat.

2.      Put the shrimp into the pan and fry for exactly one minute on each side.

3.      Remove the shrimp from the pan.

4.      Add the residual canola oil into the pan along with the chopped onions.

5.      Fry the onions for exactly five minutes.

6.      Now add the ginger paste, cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, paprika, curry powder, chilli powder, salt and the minced garlic.

7.      Mix all the ingredients well before letting it cook for 30 seconds. Thereafter, add the tomato sauce to it.

8.      In the end, add the coconut milk as well as the shrimp and mix well.

9.      Garnish with chilli peppers.

2. Khaman Dhokla

Khaman Dhokla is a gujarati dish that is relatively simple to make and is high on the health quotient. With a preparation time of 10 minutes and a cooking time of 30 minutes it can be eaten both as a snack or a complete meal.

Key ingredients

  • Two cups of gram flour
  • Two tablespoons of sugar
  • Two tablespoon oil
  • Three-fourth tablespoon of lemon juice
  • Three-fourth tablespoon of baking soda
  • Three finely chopped green chillies
  • Half a piece of ginger that has been finely chopped
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • One cup of water

Method

1.      Take a bowl and mix the besan, lemon juice, salt, sugar, asafoetida, turmeric powder, chopped chillies and chopped ginger.

2.      After adding half cup of water, mix well so that no lumps are formed.

3.      Make a thick batter by adding more water(approximately half a cup). Also add oil to it.

4.      The batter should be whisked well by using a hand blender or an electric mixer. The batter should be made light and airy.

5.      Keep the batter aside for ten minutes.

6.      Add the baking soda and mix well.

7.      Grease a deep dish with an adequate amount of oil and pour the batter into it.

8.      On medium flame, steam the dhokla for twenty to twenty five minutes. Insert a fork in the middle. If it comes out clean, switch off the flame.

9.      Let it rest for five minutes before cutting into square pieces.

10.  Prepare the tempering by heating two tablespoon of oil and adding cumin seeds, mustard seeds, sesame seeds, hing, slit green chilies and curry leaves to it.

11.  Once it begins to splutter add half cup water, salt, sugar and lemon juice. Switch the flame off after the water gets heated.

12.  Pour the tempering over the dhokla pieces.

13.  Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

3. Vegetable Vadai

With a preparation time of two hours and cooking time of twenty five minutes, vegetable vadai is a healthy snacking option which is extremely easy to make.

It has been observed that vegetable vadai can be made with rice or gram flour. However, if you want to make your dish healthy, it is advised to use chana dal.

Ingredients

1.      One cup of fresh corn

2.      One cup of chana dal

3.      One chopped onion

4.      One piece of grated ginger

5.      Four green or red chilies, finely chopped

6.      Half tablespoon of turmeric powder

7.      A quarter of a tablespoon of fennel seeds

8.      A pinch of Asafetida

9.      Finely chopped curry leaves

10.  Salt to taste

Method

1.      Soak the dal in water for about 1 hour. After an hour, rinse the dal and drain out the water completely. Add red chili and salt to the dal paste and knead it well.

2.      Add all the chopped vegetables such as corm, onion, ginger in the dough.

3.      Add turmeric powder, asafetida in the dough and knead it well.

4.      Take a plastic sheet and slightly wet your fingers. Pat the dough and make a round vadai. Using your finger makes a hole in the vadai.

5.      Preheat the oven at 350 or microwave for ten minutes. Brush little olive oil on the vadai and keep it in the microwave or oven to cook.

6.      Serve it with curry leaves and chutney.

4. Egg Bhurji

Egg bhurji is a simple dish made from eggs. It is also called scrambled eggs. It is generally made with all the spices and chopped vegetables added in it.

 Egg bhurji has 12 gram of protein due to which it instantly fills your stomach. It is very convenient to make.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green chili
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoon coriander leaves

Method

1.      Pat the water on the bowl. Then break the eggs in the bowl. This will not let the eggs stick to the bowl. Check if there isn’t any shell in it.

2.      Add salt and turmeric. Beat the eggs until they are frothy.

3.      Heat the pan. Add oil in it. When the oil is heated, add onion.

4.      When the onion turns golden brown add ginger garlic paste and fry until there is a change in aroma.

5.      Add garam masala and red chili. Fry until the spices are properly fried.

6.      Add beaten egg to the pan and scramble it lightly. Let it heat and scramble once again.

7.      Keep stirring the scrambled egg to prevent burning and until it is properly cooked.

8.      Garnish with coriander and serve it hot.

5. Cashew vegetable korma

Cashew vegetable korma is the best dish for all the vegan as well as vegetarian people. It requires all the healthy vegetables which will not gain your weight.

 Carbohydrate in vegetable korma is only 13.2 gram per serving. It is an astounding low carbohydrate dish.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup roasted cashews
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 2 cloves of peeled garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger paste
  • 1 chopped jalapeno
  • 1-2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • I teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 chopped white onions
  • A finely chopped cauliflower
  • 8 sliced mushrooms
  • 2 medium chopped carrots
  • 2 cups of green beans
  • Water
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. In a coconut milk, add a cup of cashews and let it soak for an hour.

2.  Pour the soaked cashew and coconut milk in a blender. Add garlic ginger paste, jalapeno, curry powder and turmeric. Blend until the mixture becomes uniform and smooth

3.  Heat the olive oil in medium flame. Add onion and cook until soft. Add all the vegetables and pour the coconut milk mixture in it.

4.   Let it cook for 15-20 minutes.

5.    Add more water if the mixture is thick.

6.   When the vegetables become tender, close the flame.

7.   Serve it hot.

6. Jawar roti and palak raita

Jawar roti is an indian flat bread which is super rich in fibres and is also gluten free. Palak raita can be served with the roti which is processed curd with spinach in it.

Protein in jawar roti helps in building muscles and is healthier than the normal wheat chapati.

Ingredients

  • Water
  • Jawar flour
  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 2 cups of whisked curd
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of black pepper
  • Chopped green chilies
  • 2 pinches of sugar

Instructions

For jawar roti:

1.      Heat the water and add jawar in it. Keep the pan aside and transfer it into a bowl.

2.      Add two three teaspoon of water if needed. Knead the dough well.

3.      Take small dough and flatten it using a dusting roller.

4.      Place a non-stick tawa and put the uncooked roti on it.

5.      Let it heat until the bubbles pop up and then flip it.

6.      Then cook it on direct flame and serve it hot.

For spinach raita

1.      Add spinach, salt, sugar, green chili, black pepper in the curd and mix well

2.      Refrigerate and serve it chilled.

7. Broccoli and paneer dish

This dish has both broccoli and paneer in it and can be eaten with either indian flatbreads or as a salad.

Not only helps you in weight loss but also builds your immune system and helps in preventing the loss of muscles.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup paneer cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon garlic ginger paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Heat the oil in a non-stick pan until it turns golden brown.

2.      Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, chili, coriander powder and salt. Add tomato puree and sauté.

3.      Add paneer and broccoli to the puree. Sauté until cooked.

4.      Serve it hot.

8. Moong dal sultani

Pulses have always been the most important protein source for all the vegetarians. Pulse can be used as a whole meal when combined with either jowar roti or cauliflower rice.

 Moong dal has a high amount of B complex vitamins which helps in breaking down carbohydrate to glucose. Glucose is then used as energy.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup soaked green moong dal
  • 1/4 cup soaked arhar dal
  • 1/2 cup sliced tomatoes
  • One and a half teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 finely chopped green chili
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  •  3 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Pulses should be soaked for 2-3 hours. Drain the water.

2.      Add dal, tomatoes, garlic, green chili, turmeric powder, salt and one and a half cup of water in the pressure cooker. Let it cook until 2 whistles.

3.      On the other pan heat the cumin seeds and onion until golden brown. Sprinkle a little water if needed.

4.      Add the cooked dal to the onion and cumin mixture.

5.      Garnish it with coriander and serve it hot.

9. Garlic vegetable soup

Garlic vegetable soup is a weight loss Indian soup. Health benefits of garlic isn’t unknown.

Garlic helps in building the immune system, has anti-inflammatory effects. It also reduces the risk of cancer and lowers the blood pressure.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped baby corn, carrots, and asparagus
  • One and a half cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon oats
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Heat the oil in a deep pan. Add onion and garlic. Sauté until it turns golden brown

2.      Add all the vegetables and sauté again.

3.      Add the milk and one cup of water. Also add salt and pepper to the pan.

4.      Add the oats and mix well until the soup turns a little thick.

5.      Serve hot.

10. Lycopene tomato salad

It is the easiest salad for those who love tomatoes and need something to snack on. It takes just five minutes for the preparation and no cooking needed.

Tomatoes are a great source of vitamins. Vitamin C and K are found in it, which helps in building the immune system and is helpful for weight loss and its exercises.

Ingredient

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

1.      To the chopped tomatoes, add olive oil and salt.

2.      Mix it well. Heat it according to choice.

3.      Garnish with coriander.

11. Green peas and mint soup

Green peas and mint are low calorie and no carbohydrate soup. It is easy to make and snack on.

For the people who have diabetes and want to reduce weight, green peas are the saviour. It not only maintains your blood sugar level but also lets you exercise for more time.

Ingredients

  • One and a half cup fresh green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoon mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon carrot, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper

Instructions

1.      Heat the non stick pan and dry fry the onion in medium flame.

2.      Add garlic and dry roast it. Also add the peas and four cups of water. Let it cook for 10-15 minutes.

3.      Once cooled, blend it in a mixture.

4.      Transfer the mixture into the pan. Add salt and pepper. Mix it well.

5.      Garnish it with grated carrot. Serve it hot.

12. Capsicum and bean sprouts

A simple recipe which has low carbohydrate and low calorie. It takes 15 minutes to prepare the dish.

The natural sugars in capsicum makes it a better source of energy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions

1.      Heat the oil in a pan and add onion. Sauté it well.

2.      Add capsicum and sprouts and sauté it again. Add water to it.

3.      Add salt and pepper. Mix it well.

4.      Serve it hot.

13. Almond bhakri

As the name suggests, it has the perfect nutrients for the body. It is cooked in ghee which is perfect for filling the stomach for a longer time. It is a gluten free dish.

Almonds contain a high amount of protein which helps in weight loss procedure. It keeps your brain healthy and maintains your cholesterol level.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond soaked in hot water
  • 2 teaspoon ghee
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Peel the skin of the almonds and blend it into a mixture.

2.      Transfer the mixture into a pan and add salt and ghee to it. Mix it well.

3.      Prepare dough and flatten it into a circle without using any flour.

4.      Put the ghee on the bhakri and cook it on a non stick tawa until turned golden brown.

5.      Serve hot.

14. Sukhi bhindi or dry okra

Okra is a widely cooked north Indian recipe which requires low calorie and high nutrition.

Okra is an amazing source of fiber. Fiber improves the digestion process and takes a longer time in breakdown. This longer time keeps you full for extended time.

Ingredients

  • Chopped okra
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon mango powder
  • 1 teaspoon lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped coriander
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Brush the oil over okra and bake it in either oven or microwave.

2.      Heat two tablespoon olive oil in a pan and add garlic to it. Sauté for a few seconds.

3.      Add onions and stir until it turns golden brown.

4.      To it, add tomatoes, chili, turmeric, garam masala, dried mango powder and salt.

5.      Add the okra, lemon and coriander. Mix it well.

6.      Serve hot.

15. Baingan bhaja or eggplant dish

It is a healthy snack which is also served with the main course. Eggplant reduces the excess calorie intake. The fiber in eggplant also helps in weight loss.

Ingredients

  • Eggplant slices
  • 2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup besan
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Firstly, mix thoroughly chili, turmeric, besan, lemon, salt and two tablespoon of water.

2.      Add eggplant pieces and mix well.

3.      Grease the pan with oil and cook the eggplant slices till it is golden brown in color

4.      Serve the dish

16. Dry pumpkin vegetable

Pumpkin is a dish with very low calorie. It is rich in Vitamin A, fiber and follicle acid.

Pumpkin as a vegetable curbs your appetite and reduces your in between munching.

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin cubes
  • ¼ fenugreek seeds
  • ¼ cumin seeds
  • ¼ mustard seeds
  • ¼ fennel seeds
  • ¼ onion, chopped
  • ½ coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ turmeric powder
  • ½ dry mango powder

Instructions

1.      Heat a non stick pan and add fenugreek and mustard seeds. Roast it for 5-10 minutes

2.      Add cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander powder, chili powder and two tablespoon of water.

3.      Add onion and ginger paste. Add two more tablespoons of water.

4.      Add pumpkin, sugar and salt to the pan. Add turmeric powder and mix it well. Cover the lid and let it cook for 10-12 minutes

5.      Add dry mango powder and let it cook for a minute or two.

6.      Serve it hot.

17. Oats uttapam

Uttapam is the healthiest breakfast of every Indian. Oats is like a superfood, it helps you to either lose or gain weight. It all depends on how you make it.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup semolina
  • 1 teaspoon asafetida
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • Water
  • A finely chopped onion
  • A chopped tomato
  • 1 finely chopped capsicum
  • 2-3 chopped green chili, optional
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil
  • Ginger, finely chopped

Instructions

1.      Grind oats, semolina and asafetida together.

2.      Add yogurt, cumin seeds, red chili, ginger and water to make a batter.

3.      Let it ferment for 10-15 minutes.

4.      Add onion, capsicum, tomatoes, green chili and salt. Mix well.

5.      Heat a non-stick pan and apply a little oil. Spread the batter. Flip to the other side.

6.      Cook until golden brown.

7.      Serve hot.

18. Chickpea curry

Chickpea curry is a vegetarian dish which is gluten free and is totally plant based. Chickpeas are rich in protein as well as fiber. It keeps you full for a longer time and contains all the necessary vitamins to keep you healthy.

Ingredients

  • Onion, finely chopped
  • One garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil
  • Spinach leaves
  • Roasted tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Chickpeas, as needed
  • ½ cup coconut milk

Instructions

1.      Let the chickpeas soak overnight. Drain the excess water in the morning.

2.      Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add onion and sauté. Add garlic, ginger and spinach. Sauté again.

3.      Add tomatoes, then curry powder, cumin, coriander, salt and chickpeas.

4.      Cook for five minutes.

5.      Add coconut milk until combined.

6.      Serve with brown rice.

19. Vegetable khichdi

Vegetable khichdi is an easy to make snack. It is an ideal meal to lose weight with adequate amount of protein and fiber.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup moong dal
  • ¼ chopped carrot
  • ¼ cup sliced french beans
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • ¼ finely chopped onions
  • 2 chopped green chili
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Soak moong dal for 30 minutes. Drain the excess water.

2.      Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and asafetida.

3.      Add onions and green chillies. Stir until it turns golden brown.

4.      Add garlic, chili powder, turmeric powder and 1 tablespoon water. Sauté for a while.

5.      Add the oats, moong dal, carrots and beans. Mix well and let it cook for five minutes.

6.      Add 3 cups of water and salt to taste. Mix well and cover the lid.

7.      Wait for three whistles. Serve immediately.

20. Dalia upma

Dalia upma is a light snack breakfast with a low calorie fat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dalia
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • Few green peas
  • ½ chopped carrot
  • Few roasted peanuts
  • Few sliced cashews
  • 1-2 green chopped green chili
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups of water
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Roast the dalia for 5-6 minutes till it’s brown in color and switch off the flame.

2.      Heat oil in the cooker and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds. After a while add peanuts and cashews. Let it fry for at least 30 seconds.

3.      Add onion, green chili and sauté till light brown in color.

4.      Add vegetables and mix well. Add dalia with salt and spices.

5.      Put the lid of the cooker and stop the flame after 2 whistles.

6.      Serve it hot.

21. Chana dal pancakes

It is made of a soaked chana dal mixed with vegetables. Vegetables are mainly vitamin and protein rich.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chana dal, soaked overnight
  • Fenugreek leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ carrot, grated
  • ½ cup spinach, finely chopped
  • 4-6 curry leaves
  • 1-2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • 4 teaspoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Grind the soaked chana dal. Add water if needed. Make a paste like consistency.

2.      Add fenugreek leaves, spinach carrot, curry lives, ginger paste, chilies, curd, oil and salt. Mix well.

3.      Heat a non stick pan. Grease with oil. Spread a portion of batter on a non-stick.

4.      Flip the other side.

5.      Serve it hot.

22. Lentil pancakes

Lentils have b- carotene, folate, fiber and vitamin C. It is healthier for weight loss. Lentils have been rich in protein and fiber. It helps in improving the digestive system.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup lentils
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 grated carrot
  • ½ tablespoon cumin
  • A pinch of paprika
  • Fine chopped spinach
  • 2 tablespoon lemon
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

1.      Let the lentils soak for overnight

2.      Drain the lentils and put it in the blender to make it a smooth paste.

3.      In a frying pan, heat ½ tablespoon oil and then add carrot, paprika, garlic, cumin and spinach. Let it heat for at least 5 minutes

4.      Mix together all the vegetables and lentils. Add lemon juice for flavor.

5.      Heat a non stick frying pan and brush oil on it. Add batter to the pan.

6.      Cook for around 2 minutes and flip it on the other side.

7.      Serve it hot with chutney or ketchup.

23. Chaas

Chaas is the most important Indian beverage. When it comes about weight loss, beverages also play a great role.

Chaas is a yogurt based buttermilk wherein it provides riboflavin. Riboflavin converts the food to energy.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 cups of cold water
  • 1 green chili
  • ½ ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon black salt
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chaat masala
  • Mint leaves

Instructions

1.      Add all the ingredients in the blender. Let it blend.

2.      Serve it with mint leaves.

24. Aam panna

Aam panna is made from raw mangoes and is very good for digestion purposes.

Aam panna is a raw mango beverage which has heat resistant properties. It helps in smooth exercising.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 raw mangoes
  • 3-3.5 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 3 tablespoon black salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Mint leaves
  • Ice

Instructions

1.      Boil the raw mangoes for approximately 15 minutes.

2.      Remove the peel of the mangoes and blend the mangoes into a thick paste.

3.      Add mangoes in a pan and let it heat. Add sugar until it is dissolved completely, and then add cumin powder and black salt.

4.      The paste will be ready. To prepare a glass of aam panna, take two tablespoon of the paste and add water and ice in it.

25. Lassi

Lassi is a punjabi beverage which is healthy for the metabolism of the body. It is a kind of milkshake which is made by blending yogurt.

There are many types of lassi, it can be either sweet or salt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of yogurt
  • 1 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cardamom powder
  • Pinch of kesar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon rose water, optional

Instructions

1.      Add all the ingredients in the blender.

2.      Blend it

3.      Serve it cold with ice.

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