All about losing pounds- Bhindi Masala and Lemon Dal

Oh My God. This post has been erased without saving it last night.I hate to say that , I have to re-type everything now ...:( Okay here we go...

Back to the topic- Its all about losing pounds for couple of months. Yeah, My husband realized after 30 yrs in life, being overweight and wanted to reduce it more than anything. So , four months back he joined gym and took a personal trainer and lost about 11 kgs now and waist size from 46 to 38 in 4 months, which was unbelievable.Its nice to see him put effort and do this and worth doing also.

So its a daily question of what he is eating?He eats no Rice, Potatoes, Junk foods and even outside too. Ofcourse, he avoids rice, which I love it so much.Coming to the point, Every night I should think of making Parattas or Chapatis or Phulkas with subji.Today I planned to make some green and yellow colored subjis which is nothing but Bhindi Masala and Lime Yellow Dal along with Phulkas.

Bhindi Masala:

Bhindi/Okra- 1 packet ( Cut in to half and sliced in to two)
Onions - 1 chopped big
Coriander powder- 1tsp
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
Jeera- 1 tsp
Salt & amp; Oil


1) Wash the bhindi and keep it aside.
2) In a kadai with oil, put jeera and onions and fry for about 10 mts,Once it is brown add all those masalas.
3) Fry for about 1 mt and add Bhindi , Salt and fry till it becomes soft and tender which will take atleast 10-15 mts.

This process is over. Along side, cook yellow moong dal in cooker with turmeric and whistle for about 3 sounds.

Yellow Dal:


Yellow dal - 1 cup ( Cooked)
Tomatoes - 1 chopped finely
Green chillies - 2 -3
Turmeric- 1/4 tsp ( Optional)
Lime - 1 or 2 (According to taste)
Mustard and Jeera - 1 tsp
Salt & amp; Oil


1) In a kadai with oil, put the Mustard and wait till it splutters. Put jeera and Tomatoes and fry for about 5 mts till the tomatoes are mushy and soft.You can add turmeric if you want to.
2)Put the cooked dal and let it boil for 5-7 mts.
3)Switch off the flame, and squeeze the lime and taste it. If you think, 1 is enough, you can stop it. I would love to add 2 so, I added 2 limes and it tasted so nice.
4) Garnish with coriander.

The beauty of these two subjis is , Onions are included in Bhindi and Tomatoes are included in Dal which is two different taste and two beautiful subjis.

Hope you enjoyed it.Will post the pic soon

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
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