5 Protein-Rich Desi Dinner Recipes You Can Make In 30 Minutes
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You must’ve heard doctors and nutritionists stressing upon eating a light yet healthy dinner, essentially full of protein. Ever wondered why? Well, proteins are the building blocks of our body, one of the most important nutrients which we need for muscular strength and to build skin and hair tissue. If you are on a weight loss diet, a protein-rich diet is of utmost important. However, more often than not, we tend to avoid cooking, elaborate, wholesome meals due to our hectic schedule. Hence, we all look for something easy and quick to make for dinner. But easy and quick need to mean 2-minute noodles or package, ready to eat meals. Keeping this in mind, here we have a list of 5 protein-rich dinner recipes that you can rustle up in no more than 30 minutes. Yes, you read that right! All you need are some very basic ingredients including paneer, dal, eggs, some spices. So, without much ado, let's see what these recipes are and how can we make them at home. 

1. Paneer Bhurji 

A classic North Indian recipe, paneer bhurji is one that is liked by all across age groups. Paneer chunks tossed in tomato-onion gravy, this bhurji is full of rich and aromatic spices. You can top it with butter, and coriander leaves and serve hot. You can have it as is, or pair it with chapati for a wholesome meal. 

2. Egg Bhurji  

The egg version of bhurji offers a burst of flavours. Scrambled eggs tossed in a pool of spices and crunchy veggies like onion, capsicum and more, makes for one irresistible delicacy that you just won’t want to miss. 

3. Khichdi 

This is comfort food at its best! Khichdi is one of the most popular Indian foods, and the reason is its jigh nutritive value.  Besides, it is super light on the stomach, simply top it with some ghee and you have a delicious meal to enjoy.  

4. Paneer Masala 

Paneer lovers, raise your hands! Crispy chunks of paneer simmered in a tomato-onion based smooth gravy with loads of aromatic masalas. You can enjoy this protein-rich recipe with rotis like bajra roti, multi grain roti and more.

5. Beetroot Pulao 

Here we bring you another recipe that spells comfort, health as well as indulgence. Whether you want to prepare a mid-day meal or you want to end your day on a delicious note, this protein and fibre-rich pulao recipe made with beetroot, carrot and other veggies, is suitable for anything and everything.