Maintaining a balanced diet while striving towards a busy and successful career is a struggle that many of us face. Many of us hardly get time to watch what we add into our diets or if our body is getting the essential nutrients to function properly. What if there was a simple and easy way to make our meals healthy and filled with nutrition? The answer is multigrain. Packed with goodness that includes nutrients like fibre, vitamins, protein and minerals, multigrain is often a very important part of the Indian cuisine. Although a good number of people are highly conscious about healthy eating and diet planning, with our busy schedules they hardly get enough time to whip up dishes that contain the goodness of whole grains.
Here are some ways in which multigrain benefit your life is included in your everyday diet :
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Reduces the risk of Diabetes
- Whole grains are an excellent source of dietary fibre
Multigrain is a combination of two or more grains like Wheat, rice, corn, millet, barley, corn, flax seeds and oats etc. Multigrains does not always be limited to roti, chapatis and bread.
Here are the different ways in which you can add a Multigrain twist into your diet.
Multigrain Baked Samosa with Sprouts
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp cumin seeds
½ tsp asafoetida
½ cup chopped onions
1 tsp green chilli paste
5-7 curry leaves
¾ cup soaked beaten rice (poha)
¾ cup cooked dry green gram sprouts
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp sugar
Salt, to taste
2 tbsp chopped coriander
1 pack of Kawan Multigrain Paratha (cut into strips)
3 tbsp water
Oil, for baking
Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds and asafoetida.
When the seeds start to crackle, add onions, green chilli paste and curry leaves. Mix well and sauté until the onions turn translucent.
Add poha, green gram sprouts, turmeric powder, lemon juice, sugar and salt. Mix well and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally (sprinkle a little water if the mixture looks dry).
Add the coriander and mix well.
Divide the stuffing into 12 equal portions and keep aside.
To make the samosas, fold a Kawan Paratha strip into a cone and stuff with one portion of the stuffing.
Mix the flour and water to make a paste. Apply the paste on the edges and press lightly to seal. Repeat to make 11 more samosas.
Grease the samosas with oil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes at 200°C.
Serve hot with tea, coffee or tomato sauce.
Hummus With Avocado Rolls
250 gms boiled chickpeas
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp tahini
1 tsp curry powder
1 red cabbage
Blend boiled chickpeas along with garlic cloves, tahini, lemon juice, & curry powder.
Spread hummus on a cooked Kawan MultiGrain paratha & add chopped red cabbage, cucumber, onion, tomatoes & avocado dressed with salt, pepper powder, lemon juice & olive oil.
Serve it with some hummus drizzled with olive oil & a pinch of red chilli powder
Kawan Veggie Breakfast Wraps
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
10 large eggs
2 large sweet peppers thinly sliced into strips
2 large tomatoes diced
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
8 Kawan Multigrain Paratha
Grease a medium saucepan with oil, then add eggs, whisking until combined. Stir over medium heat until eggs are cooked. Remove from heat and stir in peppers, tomato, onion, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.
Divide egg filling between parathas. Roll up the parathas and serve hot.
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