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Day 2 Diet plan by Laxmi

Day Two:
Break Fast :
Dosa and Steamed Vada Curry

Recipe for Vada Curry:
Soak and Grind Channa Dal and Thuvar Dal with Red Chillies, salt and saunf and steam the ground mixture in idly pan and do the rest like usual vada curry. 

Poosani Sambar
Vazhathandu Curry
Pudina Thuvaiyal
Soya Granules Dry Curry
Lemon Rasam

Sambar Recipe:
Pressurecook half cup of thuvar dalw ith turmeric powder. In a pressure pan temper mustard, methi seeds, curry leaves, one green chilly. Add chopped tomato and fry well. Add tamarind extract and cut pumpkin pieces, sambar powder, salt and close lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Open, add mashed thuvar dal and bring it to a boil. 

Vazhathandu Curry:
Boil finely cut vazhathandu and 1/4cup payatham paruppu with salt and turmeric powder in just enough water (so that we need not drain the water). After all the water is absorbed switch off the stove. In a kadai tempermustard seeds andjeera with curry leaves and add it to vazhaithandu and mix well. Finally garnish with 2 tbsp of grated coconut. 

Pudina Thuvaiyal:
Fry Urad dal and red chillies in half a tsp oil. Switch off the stove and add pudina leaves and fry for a min in that heat. Then grind with salt and add lemon juice to retain the green colour and taste. 

Soya Dry Curry:
Soak Soya granules for fry mins. In a pressure pan, fry finely cut onions and tomatoes. Add ginger garlic paste and saute well till the raw smell is gone. Add turmeric powder, chilly powder and salt and fry for a few more mins. Then add squeezed soya graules and a cup of water. Close lid and pressure cook for 2 whitsles. Then open lid and fry till all moisture is absorbed and dry. Finally add cut coriander leaves. 

Eve snack:
Apple, Papaya, Musk melon and sprouts salad.

Mushroom Soup
Pasta with Arrabiata Sauce

Mushroom Soup:
Saute peeled garlic, onions and mushrooms. Add 1/4th cup barley and 8 cups of water and simmer for 40 mins. Then puree the soup and add salt and bring it to a boil. Fry finely cut garlic pieces in olive oil till golden brown and use it for garnishing. 

Pasta Recipe:
Cook whole wheat pasta with salt
Drain and keep it aside.
Blanch Tomatoes and peel skin.

For Arrabiata Sauce:
Fry Peeled Garlic in Olive Oil along with red chillies and grind with blanched tomatoes and fresh basil leaves and salt. 

In a pan add olive oil and sliced onions and add the arrabiata sauce and cooked pasta and bring it to a boil. Remove from fire and add Oregano Seasoning. 

As I made it for dinner time, I did not add grated cheese. It tasted good even without the cheese. And it is healthy too as it is whole wheat. 

These are not cooked specially but a daily routine cooking for my family. In most recipes I have mentioned which oils I have used. In general, i try to use 3 to 4 types of oils in daily cooking which include Rice Bran, Gingelly and Olive Pomace. I use Coconut oil and Ghee to the barest minimum. 

Two Day diet plan by Laxmi

Two Day Diet by Laxmi

Day - 1
Idly and Indian Flag Tricolour Chutney
Seasonal Juice (This season it is watermelon Juice)

Recipe for Green Chutney:
Fry Peeled Garlic, Red Chillies and 2 tomatoes. 
Grind it with a big bunch of Kothamalli and slat and squeeze a little lemon juice for retaining green colour and taste

Recipe for White Chutney:
Grind grated coconut, green chillies, roasted gram dhal (pottu Kadalai) and salt and temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Recipe for Red Chutney:
Fry 1/4 tsp Dhaniya seeds, Red Chillies, Peeled Garlic Pods, Onion and Tomatoes in that order and grind with salt and Lemon Juice (I use Lemon Juice instead of Tamarind for Chutneys always)

All above items are fried and tempered with very little oil (Used PORNA Rice Bran Oil)

Garlic Kozhambu
Chow Chow Molagootal (Kootu)
Cucumber Pachadi
Bittergourd Curry
Lemon - Garlic Rasam

Kootu: Pressure cook Thuvar dal with turmeric powder and mash well. Boil chow chow with salt and turmeric powder, fry little urad dal and red chillies and grind with one tbsp grated coconut and jeera. Add ground mixture and mashed dal to boiled vegetable and add enough water and bring it to boil. Temper mustard seeds and curry leaves in 1 tsp coconut oil. 

Take 2 tsp gingely oil in a pan, temper mustard and curry leaves and fry peeled and cut garlic till golden brown. Add cut tomatoes and fry for one more min. Then add tamarind extract and add kozhambu powder, salt and half tsp jaggery and boil till it thickens. 

Grate cucumber, add to curd with little salt. Temper with mustard and curry leaves. 

Bittergourd curry:
Fry Onions, tomatoes and bitter gourd pieces with salt and keep it closed till cooked. Then add red chilly powder and saute for a few more minutes. 

Lemon Garlic Rasam:
Take finely cut tomatoes (2) one slit green chilly and 1/4 tsp turmeric powder in a microwave bowl and microwave on high for 2 mins in a closed container. Take it out and mash it well and add 2 tbsp boiled and mashed thuvardal and add 4 cups of water. Add salt, 2 tsp rasam powder, 1/2 tsp jaggery and bring it to a boil. Switch off stove as soon as froth is formed on top. Temper Jeera, Mustard and finely cut garlic in 1/2 tsp ghee and add cut coriander leaves. Finally squeeze in one lemon. 

Evening Snack: 4pm mostly seasonal fruits
This month it is Musk Melon with Honey for Taste
Boiled Peanuts and Pomegranate.

Dinner: 7pm
Ragi Dosa with left over Green and Red Chutneys from the morning. 

Recipe: Usually while grinding for Idly/Dosa, I reserve some Ulunthu maavu for adding sprouted Ragi flour, Ferment and Make Ragi Dosa for kids. If they dont prefer that I serve multigrain Meusli with milk. 

Usually Dinner without Rice, such as Chappathi or Oats Kanji, Or Ragi Kanji or Kellogs - K

If they preer to have Ragi Dosa, then it is one cup of milk (or flavoured Soya Milk for all four before retiring to bed). 

Methi Salad

Methi seeds - 1 cup
Green moong dal - 1 cup
Corn - 1 cup
Curd - 1 1/2 cups
salt to taste
Cucumber - 2 nos
Carrots - 2 nos
Green chilly - 2 nos
Oil - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp

    Soak methi seeds, moong dal, corn and make sprouts out of them. (It will take almost  a day to make all the sprouts or get the readily available ones from the market). Grate carrot and cucumber. Mix all the sprouted seeds, carrot and cucumber and add salt to taste. Add the curd and mix well. Heat seasoning laddle and add oil to it when hot add the mustard seeds and when it splutters, add the green chillies to it after splitting it into 2. Add it to the salad.

The bitter taste of methi seeds will be gone after it is sprouted. This makes a great summer cooler. Can be had as a meal by itself for those diet watchers.