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Thursday, 8 May 2008

My dinner these days

I got to lose weight. That's the only mantra, the only aim, the only thing on my mind. And its surprisingly working. Thought i should share part of my secret diet. The dinner. I am the hungriest at dinner time. I used to gorge and that is the worst time of the day to eat anything. It just sits in your tummy, and the metabolic rate is the slowest at that hour. So i totally avoid any form of carb.

Here's what i eat:

1. Carrot, Bean and peas soup.

2. Mixed herby sauted cruncy veggies - with chicken sausages


And trust me, this tastes as good as it sounds. :)

Here's how you make it.


Carrot, bean and peas soup:



2 carrots

150 gms french beans

fist full of peas

1/4 cup slim milk

1/4 teaspoon olive oil

2 cloves of garlic

1/2 chopped onion

Fresh Basil (optional)

salt and a pinch of sugar


Method: Pressure cook the veggies. Cool it. In a pan add some olive oil and add the chopped garlic cloves. Add chopped onions and saute for half a minute. Add this to the boiled veggies. Put this mixture in a blender and puree it.

Take the pan, add a little olive oil/butter (v v v v little, mind it!), add 2-3 spoons of puree to it. Add milk, salt and sugar and some water as per your desired consistency. Bring it to a boil. Add basil leaves and sprinkle pepper and turn of fire.


Pour it in a pretty looking soup bowl. Sit in front of the TV, switch on a Shahrukh movie, enjaaaaaaaaay the soup!

U can store the rest of the puree in an air tight container in the fridge and use the paste as and when u want to.


2. Mixed herby sauted crunchy veggies - with chicken sausages



Veggies of your choice

I use:

Red, yellow, green bell peppers, mushrooms, baby corns, sprouts, carrots, beans, broccoli

1 chicken sausage or 4-5 peices of boiled boneless chicken (don't add more than this- u are on a diet remember?)


Fresh basil

Thai chilli stir fry sauce (u get this sauce EVERYWHERE)

salt n pepper

Chopped garlic

1 tsp Olive oil


Heat olive oil in pan, and add the garlic and boiled chicken pieces/sausages. let it brown a little, add the rest of the veggies. On medium flame saute it for a while, add 2 teaspoons of the stir fry sauce, herbs and salt. Keep stirring for about 3 minutes. Let them remain crunchy - don't over kills the flavour and semi cooked stuff is good for u :).

Transfer this to a pretty white square porcelain plate.  Place a basil on top for the added effect. Attack!

Alternate this with any sauce u like- mustard is good too...but a wee bit fattening :). try the kickass organic varieties u get in Fab India.

If you are very very very very hungry, add a slice of brown bread/multi grain bread. But i think a big cuppa soup and veggies, should fill u up!

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