7 Fast And Healthy Recipes For Working People

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How many times have you skipped your breakfast for fear of getting late to the office? If I am not wrong many times, Right? When you reach home after a hectic schedule at the workplace, many of us don’t have the zeal or energy left to prepare dinner, and we tend to order food from outside. Skipping meals, eating out frequently will take a toll on your health in the long run. You might say now, don’t preach us, we know everything but due to limited time/ resources/ energy we are unable to do so.

To address the above-said problems faced by working people, today I am going to suggest 7 fast and healthy recipes which can be prepared in a ziffy.

1. Oats Upma (cooking time: 5-6 minutes)




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Generally, Upma is made with semolina and is quite healthy and nutritious too. Today I am going to show, how to make a modified version of Upma using oats. We all know the health benefits of oats that it reduces cholesterol present in the body and aids in weight loss. Now coming to the best part, it hardly takes 5 minutes to prepare Oats Upma.

Ingredients:

  • Oats  – 1 cup
  • Assorted Vegetables – ¼ cup(Carrots, beans, green peas)
  • Chopped green chillies – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cooking oil – 1 tbsp
  • Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tsp
  • Salt –  to taste

Method:

Add oil in a pan and when it becomes hot, add cumin seeds followed by vegetables and green chillies, sauté for 2 minutes then pour 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Now add oats and salt to the above, cover the pan and cook on a slow flame for 3 minutes then finally garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves. Tasty oats upma is ready to be served.

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2. Poha (cooking time: 5-6 minutes)

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Poha is nothing but flattened rice; it is stapled breakfast in the state of Madhya Pradesh. It is very light, nutritious and it consumes very less time to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • Poha (Flattened rice) –  1 cup
  • Onion( small) –  1
  • Mustard seeds –  1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds –  1 tsp
  • Chopped green chillies –  1 tsp
  • Peanuts –  1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder –  1 tsp
  • Curry leaves –  1 sprig
  • Chopped coriander leaves –  1 tsp
  • Oil –  2 tbsp
  • Salt  –  to taste

Method:

 Soak the Poha in water and keep it aside. Now keep a wok on the stove and add oil, when the oil becomes hot, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sliced onions and curry leaves sauté for 2 min then add salt, turmeric followed by peanuts. Fry the peanuts well. Now add the soaked Poha and stir well. Finally, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves and serve with adding a dash of lime juice.

3. Ragi Porridge (preparation time: 5-6 minutes)

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Ragi (finger millet) is high in calcium and iron content. It also contains several micronutrients which are essential for human body.  Making porridge of it very easy and it is a very healthy recipe for people who don’t find enough time

Ingredients:

  • Ragi powder – 1 cup
  • Honey – 2 tbsp
  • Dried Raisins – 1 tsp
  • Dried cashew nuts – 1 tsp
  • Pistachios – 1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼  tsp
  • Water – 4 cups

Method:

Mix the Ragi powder with minimum water in such a way that there are no lumps formations. Now boil 4 cups of water and pour the above mixture and stir vigorously and a low flame for 2-3 minutes till it gets a jelly consistency. Finally add honey, cardamom powder, dry fruits and mix well. Tasty Ragi porridge is ready to serve.

4. Mixed Vegetable Salad (preparation time: 5-6 minutes)

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Believe me; this healthy recipe is one of the easiest to prepare, and it will tickle your taste buds to the maximum.

Ingredients:

  • Carrots (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Onion (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Cucumber (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Tomato (chopped) – ¼ cup
  • Red and green bell peppers- ¼ cup
  • Chickpeas (optional) – ¼ cup
  • Chopped ginger and garlic – 1 tsp each
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method:

Place all the vegetables in a salad bowl, toss well and keep aside. In the mean time take a small bowl add chopped ginger, chopped garlic, black pepper and salt. Now add olive oil and whisk the mixture. Pour this dressing in the salad bowl and mix in such way that all the vegetables get coated. Keep the prepared salad in the refrigerator for few minutes before serving.

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5. Instant Wheat Flour Dosa (preparation time: 5-7 minutes)

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Here I am going to tell you how to prepare dosa using wheat flour that too instantly without any fermentation or using rice flour.

Ingredients:

  • Wheat flour                 –  1cup
  • Semolina/suji –  ½  cup
  • Chopped onion –  ¼ cup
  • Chopped ginger –  1 tsp
  • Chopped green chillies – 1 tsp
  • Salt – to taste

Method:

Put the wheat flour and semolina in a bowl and add water till it attains pouring consistency, then add chopped onion, ginger, green chilies, salt and mix well. With a ladle pour this mixture in the middle of a frying pan (tawa) and spread it evenly in a circular motion. Add little oil on the edges, after sometimes flip the dosa and cook for another minute or so. Yummy instant wheat flour dosa is ready. Serve it with any chutney of your choice.

6. One Pot Vegetable Pulao (preparation time: 7-10 minutes)

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Vegetable pulao is favorite rice dish for many because it is both nutritious and delicious. Here I will teach how to make this healthy recipe in one pot (pressure cooker) and believe me; it is very easy to make.

Ingredients:

  • Basmati/Long grained Rice –  1 cup
  • Assorted Vegetables –  ½  cup (Carrots, beans, green peas, Potato, Capsicum)
  • Sliced Onion –  ¼ cup
  • Bay leaves –  2 no.
  • Black cumin seeds –  ½  tsp
  • Cardamon –  3 no.
  • Cloves –  4 no.
  • Star Anise –  1 no.
  • Turmeric powder –  ¼  tsp
  • Red chilli powder –  1 tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste –  1 tsp
  • Mint Leaves –  ¼ cup
  • Oil –  2 tbsp
  • Salt –  to taste

Method:

Wash the rice and soak them in water. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pressure cooker; add whole garam masala followed by sliced onions and ginger garlic paste, sauté the onions till golden brown. Now add the vegetables and cook for 2 min on a high flame. At this point add chili powder, turmeric powder, salt, mint leaves and mix well. Pour 2 cups of water and pressure cook till two whistles; this usually takes 5-7 minutes. Tasty pulao with all the goodness of the vegetables is ready to eat.

7. Venn Pongal (preparation time 7- 10 minutes)

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This simple and healthy recipe is widely popular in southern part of India especially in the state of Tamil Nadu, and it is a wholesome meal.

Ingredients:

  • Rice –  1 cup
  • Split Moong Dal (green gram) – ½ cup
  • Pepper corn –  1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds –  1 tsp
  • Ginger julienne –  1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts –  1 tsp
  • Curry leaves –  1 sprig
  • Cooking oil/Ghee –  1 tbsp
  • Salt –  to taste

 Method:

Cook the rice and dal with salt in a pressure cooker for 2-3 whistles on a slow flame till it becomes soft and mushy and keep aside. Now heat the oil/ghee in a pan fry the cashew nuts, set them aside and in the same pan add peppercorn, cumin seeds, ginger, curry leaves and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Pour this mixture into the cooked rice-dal and mix well. Piping hot and tasty Pongal is ready to eat. Serve with chutney of your choice.

Aren’t these recipes easy to make, trust me they are. I hope you all will try these healthy recipes.

 “Eat healthy, Stay healthy.”

“Bon Appétit”




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