Everyone wants to stay nourished and fit. And what better way to do so than gorging on yummy yet easy to make protein rich food recipes.
Protein is an important part of our daily food intake. There are many foods that have protein as a natural element. For example:
Vegetarian Protein Rich Foods:
- Lentils – A type of high-protein pulse
- Soyabean & Soy Products
- Peas and more…
Non-Vegetarian Protein Rich Foods:
- Prawns and more…
But obviously, you cannot eat most of the above things as raw foods. They must be cooked in a way to not only provide you a rich source of protein but also to tingle your taste buds for a yummy experience. So, without any further delay, let’s have a look at some yummy, amazing and easy to make protein rich food recipes.
Imagine a munching a juicy piece of chicken leg with a spark of crunch to it. This protein rich food recipe will take you to food heaven.
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5 Skinned Chicken Legs
1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
1 cup yogurt
1 teaspoon curry powder
1 cup breadcrumbs
Salt and Chilli powder to taste
Take a small bowl and combine curry powder and mustard. Add salt, chili powder, yogurt and mix well . Now take the chicken legs and coat them in the mixture. After coating, roll the chicken legs in breadcrumbs. Put this on a plate and place the plate in the fridge for approximately 25 – 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180 degree Celsius. Place chicken legs in an oven dish (greased) and bake turning twice. Bake the chicken legs for around 45 minutes. You can choose to increase or decrease the baking time to ensure that the chicken is cooked thoroughly and the crumb is crispy with a beautiful golden brown color.
Your dish is now ready to eat. Mango chutney, tomato ketchup or barbecue sauce can play a good accompaniment to serve with the dish.
Got up? Done your workout? Ready to take on the world now?
You need a Breakfast of the Champions! It’s a healthy and delicious protein rich food recipe. Takes very less time to make and even lesser time to finish eating as it’s soooo yum.
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3 large egg whites,
1/2 cup thinly sliced spinach,
1 tomato chopped.
1 teaspoon salt and some chilli powder to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Separate the yolk from the egg whites and then whisk the egg whites properly. Ensure to use water, salt, chilli powder and pepper together while whisking in a medium bowl. Toss spinach, tomato and sliced carrots in another bowl. Coat the veggies with oil (light coat) and heat it over medium heat for 2 minutes. Now take a pan and pour the egg mixture into it. Keep cooking until the eggs begin to set on bottom. In about 2-3 minutes, you will see the omelette turning golden brown on the sides and fluffy in the centre. A proper whisk of egg whites is what leads to such a beautiful outcome. So, whisking properly is very important. Now your yummy omelette is ready to eat. You can also garnish it with some coriander.
Gearing up for a house party? This protein rich food recipe can add crunch to your get together. Let’s do the Chilli Bean Tango!
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1 can of baked beans
2 spring onions, finely chopped
1 teaspoon of roasted cumin powder
1/3 cup Chili Cheese Spread
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Coriander leaves, finely chopped
Salt to taste
Olive oil for cooking
Take a pan and heat olive oil in it. Thereafter, add finely chopped onions and garlic. Saute for 10 -15 seconds till onions start turning brown.
Now Add the baked beans, sprinkle the cumin powder, chili powder on it and mix well. Ensure that you cook it on medium heat.
Now using a masher, mash the baked beans to get a dip like consistency in it. Finally, add all of this cooked beans in the chili cheese spread and stir well to get a rich & creamy texture.
Bake some fresh beans in the oven (You can use these beans in the first place too in case you don’t find a can of baked beans). Now take some potato/tortilla chips and spread them on a plate with the fresh baked beans on top. Add salt to taste and garnish it with coriander leaves.
Yippeee! Your yummy Chilli Bean Dip with baked beans and tortillas chips is ready to do the tango with your taste buds. This protein rich food recipe is an excellent appetizer for house parties.
When hunger rings a bell, a power-packed Pulav is a perfect answer. This protein rich food recipe is very nutritious and packed with the goodness of healthy ingredients.
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150 gm Rice
50 gm green peas
30 gm Rajmah and Soyabean
3 Onions – Medium Chopped
3 Tomatoes – Finely Chopped
4 tbsp Olive Oil
3 Curry Leaves
Coriander leaves – Finely Chopped
1 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Garam Masala
Salt to taste
Take the rice in a bowl, wash them and drain. Now soak the rajmah, peas, and soyabean separately for 2 hours.
Heat oil and fry onion in a kadhai. Once the onions start turning golden brown, add tomatoes, garam masala, turmeric powder and garlic. Stir this mixture well.
Now it’s time to add the rice, soaked pulses and curry leaves. Add salt to suit your taste. Transfer this entire mixture from the kadhai to a pressure cooker. Add water (in proportion with the rice) and mix well. Cook for 7 mins in the pressure cooker.
Now this fragrant and protein rich dish is ready to serve. Eat it with cucumber raita and enjoy.
This protein rich food recipe is the perfect evening snack you can munch. A cup of hot tea, a comfortable chair in the balcony and these cutlets… Seems like everything is sorted!
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1 cup rajma
1 cup paneer
1 tsp garam masala
Coriander leaves – finely chopped
1 tsp olive oil per cutlet
1 ginger – finely grated
3 cloves garlic – finely grated
1 cup bread crumbs
Salt to taste
Pressure cook the cup of pre-soaked rajmah. Once cooked, drain the excess water from the rajmah and mash them well in a food processor.
Now take a bowl, put paneer into it and crumble the paneer. Now add grated cloves, ginger, salt, garam masala and mix them well. Now with the mashed up rajmah and the paneer mixed well, it’s time to give this mouth watering cutlet mixture some shape. Make round discs of this mixture and coat them with the bread crumbs.
Now take a pan, preheat it and put the protein cutlets in it. Ensure you cook the cutlets on both sides while you pour a tsp of oil for each cutlet. Cook the cutlets till they turn crispy golden brown.
Now munch the crunchy protein cutlets with garnished coriander leaves and a cup of tea. Enjoy!
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