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Healthy weight loss recipe: kale and bajra (white millet) soup

Looking for a delicious weight loss recipe? Try this wholesome, nutritious soup.

Written by Upneet Pansare |Updated : February 22, 2018 2:24 PM IST

Since superfoods like kale, sweet potato, avocado and bajra are having their moment now; it s not surprising that restaurants are experimenting with these super nutritious ingredients. It s easy to spot kale smoothies and bajra pancakes on the menus of popular restaurants across the country. Of course, there is demand for these from the fitness conscious millennials who are going back to local, natural, organic, unprocessed produce. This soup recipe by Chef Gyston Gracias of Smoke House Deli combines the goodness of kale and bajra.

Kale is great for lowering cholesterol, losing weight, improving vision and has essential vitamins and minerals. Daily consumption of kale juice can help lower cholesterol. In fact, it increases the amount of good cholesterol (HDL) and lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL). Along with this, kale juice can also reduce the risk of coronary artery diseases and promote heart health. Bajra is known for being good for heart health, helping digestion and preventing cancer and diabetes. Bajra is mainly made of starch, a high-energy food. Since it takes longer time to break-down starch, bajra is a long-acting source of energy that keeps you full for a longer time. It is also an excellent source of essential amino acids that make up protein molecules.Try making this recipe for your family. Have you tried this high-fibre, nutritious lunch recipe: jowar pasta with tomato-braised vegetables?

Ingredients

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Olive oil 5ml

Garlic 2gms

Onion 10gms

White wine 15ml

White millet (bajra) 20 gms

Red rice 20gms

Vegetable stock 250ml

Kale 10gms

Salt to taste

Fresh basil 2 gms

Parsley 2 gms

Thyme 2 gms

Method

- In a preheated stock pot, add olive oil, onion, garlic and saut it until translucent.

- Then add red rice (soaked overnight), white wine , thyme and vegetable stock.

- Lower the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

- Finally, add the millet and cook for about 15 minutes.

- Add kale and adjust seasoning. Garnish with kale chips and serve hot.

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