South Indian Vegetarian Low Carb Diet – Snack – Roasted Chickpeas

roasted-chickpeas

When you are on a low carb diet you do need some snacks to eat in between meals. I read at a few places about Roasted Chickpeas. Since we started the diet, we brought a big tin of chickpeas from Costco.

Half of the tin I made chickpeas usli. The remaining I decided to make this crunchy yummy roasted chickpeas.

Ingredients:

  • Drained and washed chickpeas – 2 cups
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chili Powder to taste

Method:

  • Drain and wash the chickpeas. I brought the canned ones.
  • Place it on a paper towel for 1/2 day so all water is evaporated
  • In a bowl add Olive oil and coat the chickpeas.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in 400 degree F.
  • Take out and once cooled, add salt and red chilli powder.
  • Stays crunchy for weeks.
  • Store in an airtight container.

South Indian Vegetarian Low Carb Diet – Breakfast 1- Cracked Wheat Upma/Upittu

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Cracked Wheat Thick Variety
  • 4-5 green chillies
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 4-5 curry leaves finely chopped
  • 3 tsp finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt to taste
  • sugar to taste
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp channa dal, 1 tsp urad dal, 1/2 tsp turmeric, pinch of hing for seasoning

Method:

  • First, in a non stick pan or any deep vessel fry the cracked wheat continuously until it turns golden brown. Make sure it doesn’t burn out. Transfer this onto a plate.
  • Next, add 2 tsp oil. When it is hot enough add all the seasoning ingredients one after another.
  • Add green chillies and curry leaves also.
  • Add the peas and bell peppers and 2 cups of water and cover.
  • Let this boil until the peppers are cooked.
  • Now add salt.
  • Once this boils as well, slowly add the cracked wheat.
  • While you are adding cracked wheat, make sure there are no lumps, so keep stirring continuously.
  • It should look watery when you have added all the cracked wheat. See right side of the picture.
  • Now, cover the vessel, and cook on slow fire for another 15-20 minutes, once the wheat is cooked, add finely chopped cilantro and lemon juice.
  • Serve with chatnipudi and yogurt.

P.S: Use any vegetables you wish, no potatoes.

South Indian Vegetarian Low Carb Diet – Day 2 Lunch

A simple day 2 lunch which includes lots of proteins and vegetables. Colorful, delicious and completely healthy.

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So, the plate has Blackeyed Peas Salad, Steamed Carrots, Quinoa Salad, handful of cherry tomatoes and a bunch of walnuts.

I will post recipes for Blackeyed peas salad, and Quinoa Salad.

 

Important Dates in May 2016

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A few important dates in May.

May 3rd – Ekadashi

May 9th – Akshaya Thrithiya

May 12th – Guru Pushya Yoga, Reciting Sree Raghavendra Swamy Stotra is important

May 17th – Ekadashi

May 20th – Sree Narashima Jayanthi.

 

 

 

 

Naaraayanam Bhaje Lyrics

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Mr. krismaly has provided the wonderful lyrics for our Lord Narayana. If you listen to the song, you will feel so blessed. A million thanks to you. Just awesome. The little girls voice is just amazing. Kudos to their parents. God bless them a million times.:)

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ (Naaraayanam Bhaje)

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ವೃಂದಾವನಸ್ತಿತಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ದೇವ
ವೃಂದೈರಭಿಸ್ತುತಂ ನಾರಾಯಣ।
ವೃಂದಾವನಸ್ತಿತಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ದೇವ
ವೃಂದೈರಭಿಸ್ತುತಂ ನಾರಾಯಣ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ದಿನಕರಮದ್ಯಗಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ದಿವ್ಯ
ಕನಕಾಂಭರಧರಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ದಿನಕರಮದ್ಯಗಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ದಿವ್ಯ
ಕನಕಾಂಭರಧರಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ಪಂಕಜಲೋಚನಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಕ್ತ
ಸಂಕಟಮೋಚನಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ಪಂಕಜಲೋಚನಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಕ್ತ
ಸಂಕಟಮೋಚನಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ಅಜ್ಞಾನ ನಾಶಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಸುಧಾ
ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ಅಜ್ಞಾನ ನಾಶಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಸುಧಾ
ವಿಜ್ಞಾನದಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸ ಭೂಷಣಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ನಂದ
ಗೋವತ್ಸ ಪೊಶಣಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ಶ್ರೀವತ್ಸ ಭೂಷಣಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ನಂದ
ಗೋವತ್ಸ ಪೊಶಣಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ಶೃಂಗಾರನಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಪದ
ಗಂಗಾವಿದಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ಶೃಂಗಾರನಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಪದ
ಗಂಗಾವಿದಾಯಕಂ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।
ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ
ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ ಭಜೆ ನಾರಾಯಣಂ।

Video link
Narayanam Bhaje – Abirami & Charukesi

 

And below is the lyrics I translated in English for benefit of those not speaking Kannada.

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Vrindaavanasthitham Narayanam deva
Vrindairabhishtutham Narayanam
Vrindaavanasthitham Narayanam deva
Vrindairabhishtutham narayana

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Dinakara madhyagam Narayanam divya
Kanakambaradharam Narayanam
Dinakara madhyagam Narayanam divya
Kanakambaradharam Narayanam

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Pankajalochanam Narayanam bhaktha
Sankatamochanam Narayanam
Pankajalochanam Narayanam bhaktha
Sankatamochanam Narayanam

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Agnyana naashakam Narayanam sudha
Vignyana daayakam Narayanam
Agnyana naashakam Narayanam sudha
Vignyana daayakam Narayanam

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Sreevatsa bhooshanam Narayanam nanda
Govatsa poshanam Narayanam
Sreevatsa bhooshanam Narayanam nanda
Govatsa poshanam Narayanam

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Sringara naayakam Narayanam pada
Gangaa vidhaayakam Narayanam
Sringara naayakam Narayanam pada
Gangaa vidhaayakam Narayanam

Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Narayanam bhaje Narayanam
Lakshmi Narayanam bhaje Narayanam

Sree Raghavendra Swamy Mutta Panchanga

 

For those of you interested in the soft copy for Sree Raghavendra Swamy mutta, below is the link for the new Durmukhi Nama Samvatsara. Tha panchanga is available in Sanskrit, Kannada and Telugu.

South Indian Vegetarian Low Carb Diet – Day 1 Lunch

Yesterday, I wrote about going on Low carb diet. Like I said, it is all about carefully planning every meal. It is tedious, it is laborious, it is expensive, but it is very healthy. This should definitely motivate anyone to go on this diet.

So, on day 1 this was the lunch plate. All items listed here are posted on this blog. I have added links to all the recipes. Just wanted to emphasize, I am  vegetarian and not vegan. So, my plate does have low fat yogurt.

Lowcarb1_day1_lunch

So, the plate has Majjige Huli or Khadi, Nuccina Unde, Hesaru Kalu Usli or Sprouted Moong Dal Usli and a cup of low fat yogurt.

 

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