Here are some of the things that I do all summers. Especially for breakfast.
Soak 1 table spoon of Rajma (Red Kidney Bean) and Bengal Gram ( Kala Chana) overnight in a bowl of water.
Boil the beans in morning. I generally pressure cooker the beans and switch off the gas after two whistles.
Now for the salad. You may add lots of fruits and vegetables that are available with you. Today I added the following.:
- 1/2 tomato chopped
- 1/2 onion chopped
- 1/2 apple chopped
- 1/2 melon chopped
- 2-3 mint leaves
- 1 full lemon juice
- chaat masala -1 tea spoon
- pepper -1 tea spoon
- salt to taste
I mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and it’s ready to eat. 🙂 You may also refrigerate the salad for an hour or so and have it cold. I sometimes also add fresh cubes of tofu or cheese but mostly I have it as is. Had this for lunch today.
For the vegetable Juice:
- 3-4 carrots
- 1 inch ginger
- 1/2 cucumber
- a handful of spinach (blanched)
- 3-4 mint leaves
- 1/2 lemon
- 1 tomato
I put all the ingredients except lemon juice in a juicer and take out the juice. After the juice is ready, I add a pinch of salt and lemon juice in the juice and gulp it down. 😛
This is how our juice looks. 🙂
Personally I have never enjoyed drinking any kind vegetable juice. I just drink it for the health purposes and it keeps my skin glowing. 🙂
PS: You may make the salad with white chickpeas as well. Today I mixed rajma and kala chana together but on most days I generally like to have only kala chana in my salad. 🙂
Do you make these kind of diet salads at home? Do share your recipes. 🙂