Altering your dinner is the best way to start a weight loss plan. Before you start your main course dinner, there are three mini courses you have to consume - starter sips, nutri bowl and fibre filler. These work as nutrition boosters and keep you feeling full, says fitness and lifestyle specialist, Namita Jain.
Starter sips are low in calorie - they consist of an unlimited amount of light, watery liquids to start you off.
We bring you a collection of spicy, tangy rasam recipes - South India`s version of clear soup - that you can drink to your heart`s content without fear of gaining weight.
1/4 cup - tur dal cooked with little turmeric
1&1/2 tbsp - tamarind pulp ( adjust according to your taste)
Rasam Powder - 1 tbsp
Chilli powder - 1/4 tsp ( my rasam powder has no chilli powder in it so I add seperately)
1 small - tomato
Curry leaves, a few
1/4 tsp - cumin
1/4 tsp - mustard
1 crushed - garlic
Pepper powder, 2 pinches
Asafoetida, a little
Coriander leaves - for garnishing (You can add the stalks of coriander in hot rasam to get nice aroma)
Salt and oil for seasoning
Dilute the cooked dhal with 1 1/2 cup of water.
Add the tamarind pulp, tomato, rasam powder, chilli powder, add salt.
Let it boil for few minutes and you can see the quantity of rasam is little reduced and the foam is cleared little bit.
At this time in a pan heat oil, add mustard, cummin followed by crushed garlic, Asafoetida, curry leaves and pepper powder.
Once the garlic is slight brown color add this to the rasam and close with the lid immediately.
Now add the coriander leaves that is chopped and some coriander stalks. This also give nice taste, aroma to the rasam.