A delicious, wholesome dinner is what each one of us would love to enjoy after a tiring day. But often at the end of a hectic day, we all struggle to make ourselves even a basic meal. But while you might think that preparing an elaborate and delectable dinner is a task that can exhaust you completely, you would be glad to know that there are ways to whip up a yummy meal without a lot of effort. 

Dinner has an important role to play in our overall diet. During the night, our metabolism is quite slow, as compared to morning. And the last meal of the day helps in keeping our metabolism strong and active. A heavy dinner may pile on the unwanted body weight. So, to avoid all those extra pounds, one must try and eat a light dinner on most nights. Not only does it keep your weight in check, but also it doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare. Here’re a few light dinner recipes that you can try. 

1. Masala Dal 

This is a delicious mix of spices, dals, sambar masala, and more. While Masala Dal might look like an indulgent affair, it is super easy to make and comes brimming with nutrients. Pair this flavourful dal with rice or roti for a wholesome meal.  

2. Ghee Rice 

It can’t get more comforting than this. Ghee Rice is prepared using milk and spices - such as cinnamon, cloves, bay leaf, and cashews. This wholesome rice is light, easy on the stomach, absolutely delicious, and super quick to make. Isn’t that all we want for our dinner? 

3. Instant Oats Idli 

Perfect for those looking to give a healthy spin to their meals. While south Indian cuisine is primarily known for being light and tasty, this Oats Idli recipe is just the dish you need for a quick, delicious and healthy meal. Made with rolled oats, semolina, mustard seeds, and urad dal, along with cashews and chillies, these soft and delicious idlis are packed with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. 

4. Oats Khichdi 

Packed with the goodness of oats, toor dal and mixed vegetables along with a host of flavourful spices, Oats Khichdi is light on the stomach, yet high on nutrients and taste. Can be prepared in less than an hour, this light dinner recipe is just what you need for a healthy and quick dinner after a tiring day at work.