Friday, 25 April 2014

Chicken and Lentils Soup - Diet Haleem

And here we go for our 3rd recipe for the Diet week for lunch..U can have a bit healthy lunch.. so that dinner goes light :) 

Chicken and Lentils Soup - Diet Haleem

Haleem is actually a stew made with meat, lentils, rice, wheat and barley. As rice and wheat should be avoided as much as possible, so I discovered a diet version of this haleem. Which almost tastes as yummacious as the original haleem :)

Before I have discussed with u :


Today's tip for diet is .. to control the portions u are having for meals.. Don't eat to full ur stomach properly. Eat only when u are hungry.

Completely cut off junk food!

Now lets move on to the recipe: 


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Ingredients:

Chicken                                               250 gm (Boiled, shredded)

Gram Lentil (Chanay ki daal)               1 cup (washed and soaked for 4-5 hrs)
Split red Lentil (Masoor ki daal)
White Lentil (Maash ki daal)
Split yellow Lentil (Moong ki daal)

Onions                                               1 large sliced 
Tomato                                              2 medium chopped
Green Chili                                         2-3
Red Chili powder                               ½ tbsp.           
Turmeric Powder                               ¼ tsp.
Garlic Paste                                        1/2 tbsp.
Ginger Paste                                       1/2 tbsp
Salt                                                    1 tsp. or to taste
Cumin Powder (Zeera)                       ½ tsp.
Coriander Powder                              1/2 tsp.
Clove (Long)                                      1
Whole Black Pepper                          2-3
Cardamom Pod (bari ilaychi)              1
Cinnamon (Daar Cheeni)                    1 Stick
Lemon                                               1-2 tbsp

For tempering

Onions                                               1 large sliced 
Olive Oil (Best for dieting)                  Shouldn't exceed 2 tsp per serving, as this dish will serve about 4-6
                                                          ppl so u can use 6 tsp accordingly


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Procedure:

1st of all wash the lentils and soak them all in water for 4-5 hrs.

2nd ly wash chicken and keep it on medium heat for boiling. U can add 2-3 pinch of salt and black pepper. Once boiled, shred the chicken pieces.  

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Next take a pan and add the soaked lentils, leftover chicken stock and about 3-4 glasses of water, quite enuf to soak the lentils. Keep them on low heat for 4-5 hrs. Until the lentils are properly boiled and done. When the lentils are about to get done, add onion, tomatoes and rest of the spices mentioned above. Keep stiring it properly with the hand blender. When all the lentils have been in the form of thick paste.. add shredded boiled chicken too. Keep stirring and stirring. U can also blend the lentils in blender. 

(P:S: I havent added rice and wheat and barley as we should avoid them while trying to lose weight)


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Now keep on stirring for 15-20 minutes on low flame, until the soup or haleem is done. 

When ready.. sprinkle whole spices powder on top. Garnish with coriander and mint leaves.

Serve with:

Chopped ginger
Fried onions (in very little olive or coconut oil)
Chopped green chilies
Lemon Juice
Chaat Masala


Believe me its extremely tasty.. fill it with lemon juice, that aids weight loss too :)


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