Taste Of South India: Healthy Vegetarian Lunch Recipe

vada recipe

Source: thehealthsite.com

Looking for innovative recipes, making delicious food and ensuring that you get proper nutrition every day isn’t easy. It is always a good idea to try different recipes with simple ingredients. India has a lot to offer in terms of varied, healthy and tasty cuisine. All you need to do is read up and acquaint yourself with the different local dishes for all the states. You have got to try these delicious healthy vegetarian recipes from Andhra Pradesh by Chef  Valli of ibis and Novotel Bengaluru Outer Ring Road. Pachi Pulusu is essentially tamarind soup. Did you know that tamarind has got powerful compounds in it to help reduce the risk of cancer, ease digestion, lower cholesterol, control blood pressure, boost immunity and make your skin healthy? Alasanda vada is made with cowpeas or black-eyed beans which are excellent for diabetics, obese people who want to lose weight and those having chronic digestive problems. Even though the vada is deeply fried, it is healthy.  According to celebrity nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, deep frying in essential fats like ghee or groundnut oil, etc, reduces the glycemic index of the food item and also helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins like A, E, D and K to regulate blood sugars, boost the immune system and strengthen your bones.

Pachi Pulusu (Tamarind soup)


green chilli roasted 5no.
oil 10gm
red chilli 3gm
jeera 5gm
coriander leaves 15gm
green chilli 2no.
tamarind 100gm
onion 100gm
chopped green chilli 2no.
chopped onion 100gm
chopped green chilli 2 no.
rock salt to taste
chopped coriander 20gm
chopped tomato 100gm
water 500gm

Roast green chilli. Put oil in a pan and then put jeera and chopped red chilli and roast well. Then add roasted green chilli after crushing it. Put aside. Take a bowl and add coriander, green chilli, onion, tomato and salt and mash it lightly. Add tamarind with water and mix it well. Then add crushed masala. Add salt to taste.

Alasandala vada (Black eyed beans vada)


soaked lobia dal 200gm
chopped ginger 15gm
chopped green chilli 10gm
fennel seed 5gm
coriander powder 5gm
chop curry leaves 5gm
oil 500gm
rice flour 30gm
chopped onion 50gm
red chilli 2no.
salt to taste

Take soaked lobia dal and crushed it well. Add all the ingredients, mix it well. Add salt to taste and then make a Tikki like a patty and deep fry it.

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