8 Indian Sabzis And Dals For Summer Dinners
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Deciding what to cook every day is quite a hassle because one has to make sure that the food is healthy and yet liked by everyone. An additional problem in summer is to choose recipes that are easy on the stomach so that they do not lead to indigestion and inflammation in the body. 

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In summer, it is always right to choose naturally hydrating vegetables that have a high water content and are also quite comforting and nutritious for the body. This includes bottle gourd, ivy gourd along with different types of dal and paneer. If you are having a tough time deciding what to cook for dinner tonight, then here are healthy and nutritious sabzi and daal recipes that you can try.

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* Dal Tadka

Dal tadka is a simple and soul-enriching dish that one can try making at home. For a lot of people in India, yellow dal is a part of their everyday diet. It is made by boiling some chana dal and then seasoning it with some aromatic spices like garlic, mustard seeds, and cumin seeds. It also has the freshness of onions and tomatoes and is best enjoyed with some boiled jeera rice and a lot of salad. Dal tadka is also quite easy to digest so it's a perfect summer dinner meal.

* Kundru Ki Sabzi

Kundru refers to the ivy gourd and is a very beneficial vegetable that should be specifically consumed during summer because of its high water content. It is made by stir-frying kundru with a lot of onions, tomatoes, and some fresh spices until they are cooked perfectly. It is crunchy, fresh, and a very flavourful addition to one's menu. For people who are more susceptible to stomach-related issues, making this sabzi at home can be a great option as it is extremely easy to digest.

* Parwal Ki Bhujia

Parwal ki bhujia is made from pointed gourd that is sautéed in mustard oil with a lot of green chillies, and fresh spices, like diced potatoes and turmeric. The key to making this vegetable is to not use a lot of spices and keep it very simple. The dish has to be served with rice and can also be eaten with some fresh roti. It can be a quick dinner option as it doesn't take a lot of time to get prepared.

* Baingan Bharta

Baingan bharta is a very popular dish in India that is made by mashing some roasted eggplant with onions, tomatoes, ginger, garlic and some spices. Roasting the eggplant before mashing gives it a very smoky and fresh flavour. Having it with some fresh rotis in summer can be a great meal option. Also, eggplant is quite nutritious and should be consumed in summer because it is fibrous and easy to digest.

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* Bhindi Fry

Bhindi fry is a mainstream Indian sabzi that most people in India must have tried. All that one needs to do is slice some fresh okra into half and then pan-fry it with a lot of spices. The best way to eat bhindi fry is to pair it with some crispy parathas and a cup of masala chai at home. Not only is it a satisfying and memorable meal, but it is also quite nutritious.

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* Mushroom Fry

Mushroom fry is for vegetarian people who want to eat something that resembles the taste and texture of meat. It is made by perfectly marinating pieces of mushroom in a marinade made from lemon juice, herbs, yoghurt, and some Indian spices. In this marinade, one has to perfectly mix some mushrooms, and then fry them with a little bit of olive oil along with capsicum, onions and tomatoes. One doesn't need to add too many spices and can simply do with salt, red chilli, and turmeric. 

* Paneer Bhurji

Paneer bhurji is yet another quintessential Indian sabzi that is made in a lot of Indian households. It is a paneer scramble made by mixing some crushed Paneer, with tomatoes, onions, salt, red, chilli, turmeric and some green chillies. It is an immensely soul-satisfying sabzi that is not just delicious but also quite rich in protein. Having this sabzi with some fresh rotis in a bowl of curd just makes the perfect meal. 

* Lauki Ki Sabzi

Lauki ki sabzi is a flavourful dish that is made from grated bottle gourd and a mixture of spices like turmeric, cumin and coriander. It is refreshing and very hydrating for summer. Have it with some fresh chapatis and a glass full of buttermilk or some boondi raita as it is going to taste well.