Avocado Dip (Mexican Guacamole)

recipe for weight loss

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Hey, it’s snack time!!!!
I always (to a certain extend) have tried to add some healthy recipes here .But snacking is real fun, and healthy snacking is good for our body also. Only thing is that, we should try to keep a time for snacking.
Avocado is Mexican in origin and packed with mono saturated fat.Avocado  speeds up metabolism and thus helps to loose weight.
Monounsaturated fats help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol while also boosting HDL (good) cholesterol.
This recipe is also called Guacamole.
You can serve this with Nachos/Tortilla corn chips.
Avocado – 2 numbers

Lime juice - 2 tsp

Jalapeno - 2 numbers
Salt- to taste
Onion- ½ medium sized
Cilantro – 1-2 tablespoon
In a bowl, scoop out Avocado pulp; Mix lime juice and make it a smooth paste.
Add in finely chopped Onion, Jalapeno peppers, cilantro and salt. Make it a smooth mix using a fork.
If you are using picked Jalapeno (which is easily available), then pour in some of its syrup, to get more flavor.
(Optional: If you are planning this recipe  for a Party, then you can add 1table spoon cream to this dip, to make it rich and tastier)
Serve it chilled with Tortilla Chips/Nachos. 
Happy Snacking ! 
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Soy Chunks Curry

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meal maker curry,Indian style masala

Here is a simple recipe using Meal maker or Soya Chunks.
Is Soy healthy? It’s a topic of debate today. In my opinion, we can take it once in a while, not making it part of our every day diet. This fact applies to Tofu or any other Soy product.
Soy has good Protein content in it. Let’s enjoy a simple and delicious curry, which can be served with any kind of Bread.
Shall we start?

Soya chunks – 1 cup
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 1 Big
Ginger-Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Cardamom and cinnamon – powdered 2 tsp
Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
Red chilly powder- 2 tsp
Coriander powder – 1 tbsp
Tomato sauce – 1 tsp
Cilantro – To taste
Sugar - 1 tsp
Salt - To taste
Method of preparation
Wash Soy chunks and soak it in cold water for 15 minutes. Squeeze the water off .
Boil a cup of water with a pinch of Salt. Cook Soy chunks well, squeeze off any remaining water from it.
Or, you can Pressure cook it until 1 whistle on high flame.
Blanch 1 big sized onion and a Tomato in 1 cup of boiling water for 5 minutes.
Cool and grind them separately to a fine paste.
In a sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil (Canola oil).
Add ginger-garlic paste, fry well.
Add in onion paste, cook for 3 minutes. To this add Salt and Cilantro chopped.
Mix in Tomato paste and all other powdered Spices, cook for 2-3 minutes. Add one tsp of sugar and keep it on low flame until oil separates. To this, add 1 tsp tomato sauce.

Mix cooked Soya chunks into this paste and add 1 cup of water to it.

When it starts boiling, add 4 tbsp Milk and cover and cook for 5 minutes on low flame until gravy is thick.
Garnish with Fresh Cream and serve it with Chapati,Nan or any other bread.

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