multigrain soup or khichri | the one soup which is bringing me back to track
yes, this is the soup which is so full of nutrients and soluble fiber , not to mention the goodness of the complex carbs, protiens and antioxidants ....very low on fats and all this health package comes in a tasty bowl of comfort........
recently when i thought of moving to the next level with my weight loss , which has to be healthy but i was not able to exercise properly ( due to my other commitments), i had to come to food to help me out........earlier also i relied on high fiber, low fat meals at least once a day, but in winters it is easier to stick to multigrain breads and rotis and lots of winter veggies n fruits.........that worked for me fine but the smoldering summers come with lots of mangoes and sherbats here and you don't want to exercise in the heat.......sweating feels like yuckk........i like all the summer veggis n fruits too and they have helped me maintain my weight but i needed to loose a few more kilos.............multigrain roti are too heavy for Indian summers , so i came up with this soup.............i take it daily , a large bowl full actually , sometimes i make a khichdi with slight modifications and believe me this one special meal a day has helped me reduce 1.5 kg in two weeks....and i am eating those mangoes, lassi, shakes and sherbats almost daily and the fried puris, pakode n parathas too once a week( my puri, chapati or paratha dough still has that soya solids , leftover from soy milk making)
ingredients for two servings
whole wheat grains 1 tbsp
hulled whole barley 1.5 tbsp
mung beans 1 tbsp
split chickpea or chana daal 1 tbsp
( soak these for two hrs , i prefer soaking these four ingredients overnight as it becomes quick in the morning)brown rice 1 tbsp
french beans chopped 1/2 cup
brinjals choped 1/2 cup
carrots chopped 3/4 cup
tomatoes chopped 2 cups
black pepper powder 1 tbsp
cumin powder 1 tsp
green chillies chopped 1 tbsp
salt to taste
butter 1 tbsp
garlic chopped 1 tbsp
dunk all the ingredients into the pressure cooker with about 3 cups of water ( or more if you like it thinner), except butter and garlic , and cook till 2 whistles.....cool and mix well.
heat butter and garlic together till garlic gets pinkish....pour over the soup and serve hot.......
tastes like a richly textured tomato soup.....it's yummy and i like having it almost daily for my breakfast at this point of time...
try this for a week and tell me.......anybody out there wanting to loose a couple of kilos....