10 Delicious High-Protein Recipes to Help You Lose Weight
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Are you trying to shed those extra kilos but don’t want to compromise on taste? Look no further! We have compiled a list of 10 delicious high-protein recipes to help you lose weight without sacrificing taste. These recipes are not only satisfying and healthy but also easy to prepare, making them perfect for those busy days when time is of the essence.
From mouthwatering moong dal chila to hearty sprouts chila, these protein-packed dishes will keep you feeling full and satisfied while aiding in your weight loss journey. Each recipe is carefully curated to provide you with the necessary nutrients and energy to fuel your weight loss goals.
10 HIGH PROTEIN RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS
With the right combination of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbohydrates, these meals will leave you feeling nourished and energized. So, get ready to kickstart your weight loss journey with these 10 delicious high-protein recipes.
(1) MOONG DAL CHILA
- Split green gram ¼ cup
- Ginger 1 ½ inch piece
- Garlic roughly chopped 5-6 cloves
- Onion roughly chopped 1 medium
- Green chillies roughly chopped 3
- Salt to taste
- Red chilli powder 1/4 teaspoon
- Oil to shallow fry
- Green chutney 3/4 cup
- Skimmed milk cottage cheese (paneer) 3/4 cup
Step 1: Soak moong dal in three cups of water for about half an hour. Drain and grind with ginger, garlic, onion, green chilies, and salt to a smooth batter.
Step 2: Add red chili powder and mix well. Heat a tawa and grease it. Spread a ladle full of batter to a thin disc. Drizzle a little oil and cook on medium heat till the underside is done.
Step 3: Carefully flip over, drizzle a little oil, and cook till the other side is done too. Spread some green chutney over the chilla. Sprinkle paneer and fold the chilla over to a half-moon shape. Serve hot.
(2) PANEER BHURJI
- Cottage Cheese 400 grams
- Onions chopped 2 medium
- Oil 1 tablespoon
- Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
- Turmeric powder ¼ teaspoon
- Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon
- Coriander for garnish
Step 1: Grate cottage cheese on a plate. Chop green chillies. Heat oil in a non-stick pan.
Step 2: Add cumin seeds and chopped green chilies, sauté well. Add onions and salt, mix well, and cook till onions turn golden. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
Step 3: Add grated cottage cheese and chopped coriander and mix well. Serve hot, garnished with a coriander sprig.
(3) CHICKPEAS WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES
- Chickpeas (kabuli chana) soaked overnight and boiled with salt 1 cup,
- Green capsicum 1 large
- Tomatoes -2
- Garlic crushed 10 cloves
- Olive oil 3-4 tablespoons
- Green olives sliced 3 tablespoons
- Fresh basil leaves 15-20
- Salt to taste
- Crushed black peppercorns ½ teaspoon
- Crushed red chilies ½ teaspoon
- Lemon ½
Step 1: Cut green capsicum into large pieces. Heat olive oil in a non-stick grill pan. Crush garlic cloves and put them into the pan.
Step 2: Put the capsicum pieces and tomato pieces in the grill pan. Sprinkle some salt and roast everything together till slightly burnt.
Step 3: Put the chickpeas in a large mixing bowl. Remove the capsicum pieces from the grill pan, chop them into small pieces, and add to the bowl.
Add chopped basil leaves.
Step 4: Add salt, crushed black peppercorns, crushed red chilies, juice of ½ lemon, remaining extra virgin olive oil, roasted tomatoes, and garlic, mix well and serve.
(4) HORSE GRAM SUNDAL
- 1 cup Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith), soaked for 8 hours
- 3-4 onions (Sambar Onions)
- 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Fresh coconut, grated
- 1 tablespoon Sesame (Gingelly) Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
- 2 teaspoons White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1 sprig of curry leaves, finely chopped, Coriander (Dhania) leaves, small bunch, finely chopped salt, to taste
Step 1: To prepare the Huruli Usili / Kollu Sundal/ Horse Gram Sundal recipe, ensure the horse gram is soaked overnight in enough water. The next day, pressure cook it again for about 5-6 whistles in 2 cups of water. Since the horse gram is very firm, it takes longer to soften.
Step 2: Once done, drain any excess water from the cooked horse gram and keep it aside. You can use the water in gravies and curries or even for cooking rice.
Step 3: Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan on medium heat; add in the mustard seeds and urad dal. Allow them to crackle and the urad dal to roast until it turns golden brown and crisp.
Step 4: Add the chopped onions, green chilies, and curry leaves. Saute in medium heat until the onions are softened and turn slightly golden.
Step 5: Finally, stir in the cooked horse gram and coconut. Check the salt and adjust according to taste. Stir fry for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat.
Step 6: Transfer the Huruli Sundal to a serving bowl and serve hot.
Step 7: Serve the Huruli Sundal / Kollu Sundal/ Horse Gram Sundal as a teatime snack or as a salad along with your meals.
(5) SPROUTED LENTIL SALAD
- Only three to four varieties of sprouted lentils ( lightly cooked ) – 30 gm
- Lemon juice
- Chopped cucumbers,
- Chopped onions,
- Cashew and peanuts
Step 1: In a bowl, take all the sprouted lentils.
Step 2: Add chopped onions and cucumbers.
Step 3: Add peanuts and cashews.
Step 4: Drizzle oil. Sprinkle lemon juice and add salt to taste.
(6) CHIA PUDDING
- Chia Seed – 2 tablespoons
- Milk (almond/ coconut or cashew milk) – 200 ml
- Add a fistful of almonds, walnuts, pistachios
Step 1: In a bowl, add chia seeds along with milk.
Step 2: Stir it very well for 5-10 mins. Break the seed clumps.
Step 3: Set it inside the fridge for at least 2 to 3 hours or overnight. It should become thick and firm.
Step 4: Top it off with loads of dried nuts
(7) MOONG DAL IDLI
- 1 cup moong dal
- ¼ cup curd/yogurt (thick)
- 2 tsp oil
- ½ tsp mustard
- 1 tsp cumin/jeera
- 1 tsp chana dal
- 2 chilli (finely chopped)
- 1-inch ginger (finely chopped)
- A few curry leaves, 5 cashews (chopped), ½ carrot (grated), pinch hing / asafoetida, 2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped, 1 tsp salt)
Step 1: Firstly, in a large bowl, soak 1 cup moong dal in water for 2 hours.
Step 2: Drain off the water and blend to a smooth paste without adding any water. Transfer the moong dal paste to a bowl and add ¼ cup curd. Whisk and mix until the mixture is well combined.
Step 3: Now, in a tawa, heat 2 tsp oil and splutter ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chana dal, 2 chili, 1-inch ginger, a few curry leaves, and 5 cashews. Also, add ½ carrot and saute for a minute.
Step 4: Transfer the masala tempering to the moong dal batter bowl. Further add pinch hing, 2 tbsp coriander, 1 tsp salt and mix well.
Step 5: Add a pinch of baking soda. Pour the batter immediately into the idli plate. Do not rest the batter. Steam the idli for 15 minutes on medium flame.
Finally, serve instant moong dal idli with green chutney and sambar.
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(8) BESAN CHILA
- 1 cup besan/gram flour/kadle hittu
- ¼ tsp turmeric/haldi
- ¼ tsp caraway seeds/ajwain
- salt to taste
- ½ cup water (or as required)
- ½ onion (finely chopped)
- 2 tbsp coriander leaves (finely chopped)
- ½ tomato (finely chopped)
- 1 inch ginger (finely chopped)
- 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
- 2 tsp oil (for roasting)
Step 1: Firstly, in a large mixing bowl, take 1 cup of besan. Add in ¼ tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ajwain, and salt to taste.
Step 2: Next, add ½ cup water or a little more. Mix with the help of a whisk to form a smooth batter.
Step 3: Now rest the batter for 30 minutes or more so that besan absorbs water and turns light. Next, add in ½ onion, ½ tomato, 2 tbsp coriander leaves, 1-inch ginger, and 1 chili.
Step 4: Mix well with the help of a ladle and get a flowing consistency batter. Further, pour a ladleful of batter onto a hot tawa and spread gently.
Step 5: Pour a tsp of oil over the chilla and allow to cook on medium flame.
Step 6: Now flip the chilla and cook both sides. Finally, fold the besan chilla and serve with green chutney.
(9) SPROUTS CHILA
- 1 cup mung bean sprouts or 1 cup mixed sprouts
- ½ cup Bengal gram flour (besan)
- 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped
- 2 -3 tablespoons coriander, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste, 1 teaspoon garlic paste
- ¼ cup grated tofu or ¼ cup cottage cheese
- Salt, to taste 1 tablespoon oil
Step 1: Begin by finely grinding moong sprouts.
Step 2: Add the gram flour, onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic paste, and chopped cilantro, adding a little water till you get a pancake-like consistency.
Step 3: Heat a non-stick pan. Spread the batter on it and cook on both sides with minimum oil. G
Step 4: Garnish with grated tofu or cottage cheese. It can be served with cilantro and coconut chutney.
(10) EGG BHURJI
- Eggs 3
- Oil 2 tablespoons
- Onions, chopped 2 medium
- Green chillies, chopped 3-4
- Tomatoes, chopped 2 medium
- Red chilli powder 1 ½ teaspoons
- Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
- Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon
- Salt to taste coriander leaves for garnish
Step 1: Break the eggs in a bowl and whisk for a few seconds.
Step 2: Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add onions and green chilies, and sauté for 2 minutes or till the onions turn translucent.
Step 3: Add tomatoes, mix and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add red chili powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala powder and mix well.
Step 4: Cook for 1 minute. Add salt, mix, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the egg mixture and continue to mix and cook for 2-3 minutes more.
Step 5: Add coriander leaves, mix, and take the pan off the heat. Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander sprig.
Ready to spice up your weight loss journey with these 10 mouthwatering, high-protein recipes? They’re not just delicious—they’re your secret instrument for shedding those extra kilos while still enjoying every bite.
But here’s the scoop: for personalized guidance and a custom nutrition plan that fits you, why not consult a dietitian at MFine? They’ll help you fine-tune your strategy to meet your goals. Take the leap to a healthier, happier you today!
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