Festival Recipes

Festival Recipes here are the options you can consume while following a healthy diet during festivals.

The festive season is the celebratory time for all when we like to enjoy ourselves and indulge in yummy and delicious food items be it savory or sweet.

 

 

It is the best time for food lovers. Be it any festival, Holi, Diwali, Eid, Teej, Ganesha Chaturthi, Navratri, or Christmas,

We all like to lay back and spend some quality time with our friends and family

and most importantly we love to prepare new recipes and try new dishes guilt-free.

 

 

Festivals can be a period when you might indulge in eating lots of varieties of food items.

They can be too sweet or salty or fried and oily foods. When we see many options in front of us,

we eventually end up adding more to our plate and then eating more than we were supposed to.

 

 

Many of us might also overeat during festivals and then go on to a guilt trip of gaining weight, high cholesterol, or deranged lipid profile,

Or blood sugar levels. So, in order to enjoy festival time to its fullest, let’s choose healthy but equally tasty recipes.

 

 

We have prepared a variety of healthy festivity recipes for you so that you don’t have to worry about extra calories, or sugar, or fat.

content of the dish, and you can just go ahead savoring the food without any concerns regarding gaining weight.

 

 

Even the simple changes in a dish can add up the nutrition without actually doing much effort.

We want you to enjoy your festivals and have fun while pampering yourself with good, healthy, and mouth-watering food.

How to Make High Protein rich Soya Paneer Pancakes

This is healthy starter recipe, which will serve you a complete nourishment.It provides a high-quality protein source, essential for muscle repair and growth, boost our immunity and aids in healthy digestion.

This is fiber rich,filling and wholesome dish.

This healthy recipe is for all age group.

Ingredients-

Jowar flour-1/2cu

Urad dal -1/2cup

Soya flour -1/2 cup

Cucumber, grated- 3Tbsp

Paneer, grated (prefer home made)-1/2 cup

Coriander leaves, chopped -1 tbsp

Green chillies, chopped -1/2 tsp

Onion, chopped -1 tbsp

Salt -to taste

Serving Size:1-2

Procedure:

  • Firstly Combine the jowar, urad dal and soya flours and salt with 2 cups of water in a bowl.
  • Than Mix well to make a thin batter.
  • Fold in the cucumber, paneer, green chillies and coriander.
  • Heat a pan and grease it with oil.
  • When hot, pour a spoonful of batter and spread it to make a mini pancake.
  • Cook on a medium flame until both sides are golden brown in colour.
  • Serve hot with green chutney

Nutritional Value Of Soya Paneer Pancakes

Carbs-7 gm
Fat-3 gm
Protein-3 gm
calories-67 cal

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How to make Tasty Beans And Vegetable Wrap

This is An Wholesome snacks which is ideal for all the age group.

The best part of wraps is it is easy to carry and quick to make.

It contains vary high amounts of dietary fiber, high amounts of vitamins and protein. Beans benefits are good for heart disease, prevention to fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol and wight in between.

veggies in wraps makes the dish fiber rich which is good for digestion.

Ingredients :-

1.Beans-1 cup cooked

2.Broccoli/Cauliflower florets, blanched and chopped- 1/2 cup

3.Onion-chopped -1/4 cup

4.Capsicum-slice -1/4 cup

5.Tomato, chopped -1/4 cup

6.Ginger- green chilli paste- 1/2 tsp

7.Oil-1 tsp

8.Garlic finely chopped-1 tsp

9.Salt to taste

10.Black pepper, ground to taste

11.Any millet roti (jaun/ jowar/ ragi/ amaranth/ oats/ bajra)  1

Procedure-

  • Firstly Heat the oil in a pan. Add garlic and saute over a high flame for few seconds.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste, onions, capsicum, broccoli, beans, tomato and saute for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  • Add salt, pepper and water (1tbsp) and simmer till the water evaporates.
  • Divide the stuffing into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  • Make Jaun/ Jowar/ Ragi/ millet roti
  • Now add mixture as filling Over the roti and roll it.
  • Serve hot.

Nutritional Value Of Beans and vegetable wrap

Carbs-34 gm
Fat-13gm
Protein-11 gm
calories-291 cal

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How to Make Tasty Mushroom Quinoa Pulao

This Dish is Rich in protein and dietary fiber, B vitamins and dietary minerals in amounts greater than in many grains It has a higher amount of all essential amino acids.

Quinoa is a super-healthy food that you must adopt in your daily life.This Is Gluten free dish,super tasty and easy to cook.This dish is rice replacement dish.

It is vegan, gluten-free and one of the simplest one-pot meals ready in under 30 minutes.

It helps to lower cholesterol and control blood sugar levels.

Ingredients :-

1.Oil -2 tsp

2.Garlic,crushed-2 cloves

3. Onion, diced-1 small sized

4.Quinoa, cooked 1/2 cup

5.Mushrooms-1 cup

6. Coriander, chopped -1 tbsp

7. Lemon juice-1 tbsp

8.Salt -to taste

9.Black pepper powder to taste

10.Walnuts toasted-1/4 cup

Serving Size: 1 Bowl

Procedure:

  • Firstly Heat oil in a pan and saute garlic and onions.
  • Add mushrooms and season with salt and black pepper powder.
  • Cook for five minutes until the mushrooms are soft.
  • Add coriander and toasted walnuts
  • Toss in the quinoa and mix well.
  • Squeeze lime juice before serving.
  • Serve Hot

Nutritional Value Of Mushroom Quinoa Pulao

Carbs-17 gm
Fat- 5gm
Protein-3.5 gm
calories-124 cal

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How to Make healthy Quinoa Moong dal Cheela

Quinoa Cheela is packed with protein, fiber, and a variety of other essential nutrients. It is not only tasty but also incredibly healthy.

This Super food is gluten-free & high in protein. It contains all the essential vitamins and minerals.

Quinoa Has Anti-Cancer Properties and antiInflammatory property.

It is good for diabetes as its Regulate Blood Sugar.It is good for Digestion and celiac diseases.

Ingredients :

  1. Quinoa (rinsed and soaked for 3 hours) -1 cup
  2. Yellow moong dal, split (soaked for 3 hours)- 1/4 cup
  3. Ginger, grated -1/2 inch
  4. Green chili, finely chopped-1 slit
  5. Coriander leaves, chopped – 1/4 cup
  6. Carrot, grated -1/4 cup
  7. Onions, finely chopped -1/4 cup
  8. Bell peppers, finely chopped (optional) -1/4 cup
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  11. Cumin powder-1/2 tsp
  12. Water as needed
  13. Cooking oil or ghee as needed for cooking

Serving Size:1

Procedure:

  • Firstly Rinse quinoa and moong dal separately, and soak them in water for 3 hours.
  • Now Drain the soaked quinoa and moong dal.
  • In a blender or Mixture , grind them together to a smooth batter.
  • Add water as needed to get a pancake batter-like consistency.
  • Transfer the batter to a mixing bowl.
  • Now Add grated ginger, chopped green chili, chopped coriander, grated carrot, chopped onions, chopped bell peppers, salt, turmeric powder, and cumin powder. Mix well.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat.
  • Grease it with a little oil or ghee.
  • Pour a ladle full of batter onto the pan and spread it in a circular motion to form a thin pancake.
  • Cook until the edges start to lift and the bottom is golden brown.
  • Flip and cook the other side until it’s cooked Properly.
  • Serve quinoa Moong dal cheelas hot with Green chutney 

Nutritional Value Of Quinoa Moong dal Cheela –

Carbs-15 gm
Fat- 4gm
Protein-5 gm
calories-120 cal

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How to make Healthy Bajra Chilla

 Bajra is an extraordinary health food, rich in iron and the highest plant-based source of calcium. It also contains essential minerals and a good amount of protein, making it excellent for maintaining strong teeth and bones.

It can help lower your total cholesterol and lower the blood sugar.

Ingredients –

  1. Bajra flour-1 cup
  2. Pumpkin, grated-1/4 cup
  3. Oil-2 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp
  5. Garlic, chopped-1/2 tsp
  6. Green chilies-chopped to taste
  7. Tomato chopped1 tbsp
  8. Onion chopped1 tbsp
  9. Coriander leaves chopped
  10. 2 tbsp Black pepper powder
  11. 1/2 tsp Salt to taste

Serving Size: 1

 Procedure:

  • Firstly Heat the pan, add 1 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • Now Add cumin seeds and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Then add garlic, onions, green chilies, tomatoes and grated pumpkin.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes till the pumpkin and other vegetables get softs.
  • Then add salt and black pepper powder in it and saute for another 1 minute. Keep pumpkin mixture aside. 
  • In a a Big Bowl add bajra flour, pumpkin mixture and chopped coriander leaves.
  • Mix it well, then add required water and make a smooth batter.
  • Heat pan and drizzle oil over it.
  • Regulate the heat to medium flame. Mix the batter well and pour 1 ladle full of batter.
  • Add 1/2 tsp of oil around the edges. Cook until the base is firm and set well. Flip it.
  • Cook on the other side as well, pressing out gently with a spatula.
  • Cook on medium flame, until the chilla is brown on both sides.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.

Nutritional Value Of Bajra Chilla

Carbs-9 gm
Fat- 3 gm
Protein-2 gm
calories-70 cal

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How to Make healthy Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh is rich magnesium, potassium, iron, fiber, and folate, a vitamin that are low in many people’s diets. It is rich in fiber helps in reducing inflammation,reduces cholesterol .

It is good for weight loss and celiac disease.

Ingredient list:-

  1. Quinoa -1/2 cup
  2. Green onions, sliced -2
  3. Tomato, chopped-1
  4. Peas, boiled- 1/2 cup
  5. Coriander, chopped-fistful
  6. Walnuts, chopped (optional) -2 tbsp
  7. Olive oil 3 tbsp
  8. Mustard Sauce -1 tsp
  9. Garlic, crushed-2 pods
  10. Lime juice-from 1/2 lemon
  11. Salt-to taste
  12. Black pepper powder-to taste

Serving Size:1 Bowl

Procedure:

  • Firstly Prepare quinoa by rinsing thoroughly and boiled in one cup of water.
  • When quinoa is done. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.
  •  Add the chopped vegetables, coriander and parsley. Mix together gently.
  • For dressing, mix 3 tbsp of olive oil, 1 tsp of mustard sauce, 2 pods crushed garlic, 1/2 lime juice, salt and black pepper powder.
  • Pour dressing into quinoa veggies mixture and mix well. 
  • Toast walnuts in a pan, chop roughly (after cooling) and toss into the tabbouleh.

Nutritional Value Of Quinoa Tabbouleh –

Carbs-9 gm
Fat- 7 gm
Protein-2 gm
calories-108 cal

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How To Make healthy Spinach carrot smoothies

This is detoxifying recipe that provides a good midday energy boost that tastes great.

It is high in B Vitamins, as well as Vitamin A, C, and K,iron and magnesium.

This smoothies good for eye, hair and skin health.

They help add glow to skin.

Ingredients:-

  1. Spinach, chopped -1 cup
  2. Carrot, chopped and boiled- 1, large sized
  3. Ginger, grated  -1 tsp
  4. Water -1 cup

Serving size:1 Glass

Procedure:

1. Firstly cook carrot in 1 cup of water until tender.

2. Let Carrot cool, keep water in it.

2. Blend all ingredients with the cooking water in a blender until smooth.

3. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Value Of Spinach Carrot Smoothie –

Carbs-25 gm
Fat- 4 gm
Protein-5 gm
calories-153 cal

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How to Make Healthy channa dal and cabbage tikki

This tikki is very healthy,easy to cook and delight. This is really mouth-watering dish.

This is rich in protein,fiber.It can curb your hunger pangs and keep you well-nourished. This dish is packed with many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, essential for your overall health.

Ingredients-

1.Channa Dal (soaked for 6-8 hours)-1/2 cup

2. Cabbage (chopped)- 1/2 cup

3. Green chilly- 1

4. Mint Leaves (chopped) -2 tbsp

5. Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp

6.Cumin seed powder-1/2 tsp

7. Curd -1 tbsp

8. Gram flour (Besan)-1 tbsp

9 .Rock Salt -To taste

10. Oil -1 tsp

Serving Size: 4

Procedure:

  1. Firstly Combine the Channa Dal, green chillies and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend to a coarse paste.
  2. Transfer the paste into a bowl, add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and keep aside.
  4. Now Heat a tawa/pan and grease it using 1/4 tsp of oil.
  5. Shape the mixture into flat round tikkis and immediately cook it on the pan on low flame.
  6. Add the remaining oil and cook all the tikkis till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve hot with mint and coriander chutney.

Nutritional Value Of Channa dal and cabbage tikki –

Carbs-11 gm
Fat-5 gm
Protein-4 gm
calories-107 cal

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How to make Healthy bajra methi Paratha

It is  good source of antioxidants which helps to build body’s immune system to fight against common illnesses,good for heart.

It is good for winter and aids weight loss.

Ingredients-

1.Bajra flour -1 cup

2. Fenugreek leaves, chopped -3-4 tbsp

4. Green chili, finely chopped -1 slit (adjust to taste)

5, Salt to taste

6. Water, warm 1 cup for kneading

7 .Desi ghee- 1tsp

Procedure:-

  1. Take a bowl, combine the bajra flour, chopped fenugreek leaves, green chili, and salt.
  2. Gradually add warm water and knead the mixture into a soft, pliable dough. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes
  3.   Divide the dough into equal portions and roll each portion into a ball.
  4. Roll out each ball into a thin circle using a rolling pin and some dry bajra flour to prevent sticking.
  5.   Heat a griddle (tava) over medium heat and place a rolled-out bajra paratha on it.
  6. Serve hot paratha with veggies or green chutney

How to Make tasty beans burrito

Burrito is a mouth-watering Mexican dish and a common cylindrical food item of Mexican and American origin consisting of a tortilla wrapped around a mixed filling of such ingredients as meat, cheese, beans, and vegetables.

Burritos give adequate fiber to improve the body’s metabolism. Hence, the body is able to flush out toxins and maintain optimal blood circulation.

Ingredients:-

  1. Jaun/Jowar/Oats roti-2
  2. Red kidney beans, raw -15 g
  3. Salt -as per taste
  4. Zucchini, chopped -2 tbsp
  5. Green chillis, chopped- 2
  6. Oil -½ tsp
  7. Garlic, chopped  -1 tsp
  8. Onion, chopped -1 tbsp
  9. Tomato puree -2 tbsp
  10. Cinnamon powder -¼ tsp
  11. Coriander leaves, chopped – 1 tsp

Serving Size: 1-2 pieces

Procedure:

1.Firstly Soak red kidney beans overnight ,Next day boil them with a little salt until very soft.

2.Drain excess cooking liquid and set aside.

3.Heat oil in a pan than add garlic and saute for half a minute on medium heat.

4.Now Add onion and stir fry for a minute or till translucent.

5. Add red kidney beans and zucchini. Add salt and cover till zucchini is a little soft.    

6. Add tomato puree, mash beans and zucchini. Mash and mix a little with the help of a potato masher and cook on high heat till the mixture thickens.

7. Stir in the green chillis and cinnamon powder.

8. Warm roti and place a ladle full of bean and zucchini mixture on one side topped with coriander leaves.

9. Fold and serve with green chutney

Nutritional Value Of Beans Burrito –

Carbs-55 gm
Fat-11 gm
Protein-15 gm
calories-371 cal

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