Protein Rich Dishes Collage

October 2, 2017mayurisjikoni
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Can’t stop thinking of Proteins!

Finally, the Mega Blogging Marathon is over with all the Protein Rich Dishes. Being a vegetarian I had to think of plant based and dairy products that are rich in Protein. Surprising there’s so much choice out there. Yes, most do not provide the complete protein as animal or meat/fish do but a combination of plant based and dairy products does take care of your daily protein intake. A typical Indian meal usually consists of vegetables, lentils or beans in the form of dals and curries, grains in the form of rice or rotis, parathas, puris and most meals are incomplete without a glass of cold chaas/lassi (yogurt drink) or a raita (yogurt based salad).
A complete protein is a source of protein that contains the adequate amount of all nine essential amino acids that a human body requires.

The nine amino acids are tryptophan, threonine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine+cystine, phenylalanine + tyrosine, valine and histidine.

Some examples of foods that provide adequate proteins are:
Quinoa, Amaranth, Teff, Nuts and nut butters, Beans, Lentils. Soya, Dairy Products, Spinach, Asparagus, Mushrooms, Peas, Fresh Beans, Dried Apricot,  Seeds like chia, hemp, flax, sunflower, pumpkin and poppy, Triticale, Cauliflower, Guava, Sun dried tomatoes, Chickpeas, tempeh, tofu, seitan, moringa, rice especially brown and black variety.

I’ve tried to include most of the mentioned above except for a few. I didn’t like tempeh, don’t like soya, couldn’t find hemp, seitan,triticale, teff, sun dried tomatoes and ran out of days to include guava, amaranth, asparagus.

I tried to make a dish right from drinks to desserts. All you ovo vegetarians out there, this should take care of your protein intake for the day.

Moringa and Mint Iced Tea


Cauliflower Chickpea Soup


Mixed Dal Paddus

Moong and Spinach Muthia

Paneer and Naan Bites

Palak Pakodi Chaat

Lentil and Carrot Kebabs

Punugulu/Punukulu (Andhra Street Food)

Nectarine and French Bean Quinoa Salad

Phyllo Cup Salad

Veggie Shepherd’s Pie

Garlicky Broccoli Quinoa

Tofu Wraps

Veg Protein Burrito Bowl

Beans and Veggie Pot Pies



Sai Bhaji

Caprese Stuffed Portobello

Phyllo Cheesecake Cups

Quinoa Lapsi

Peanut Butter and Jelly Pudding

Baklava Flavored Sandesh

Besan Nankhatai (Chickpea Flour Cookies)


Fruit and Nut Yogurt Parfait

Huevos Rancheros (Mexican Breakfast)

Sattu ke Parathe


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  • Srivalli

    October 3, 2017 at 6:58 am

    You surely have come up with so much variety!..great job and I enjoyed reading about your life happenings too..

  • Priya Suresh

    October 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Kudos to you, and seriously enjoyed reading your posts daily and you came up with many fantastic dishes especially that green smoothie is my favourite. Keep rocking Mayuri.

  • vaishali sabnani

    October 6, 2017 at 3:50 am

    Kudos on your first Mega marathon ! You totally rocked with the variety you gave us ! Looking forward to more marathons with you .

  • Sharmila- The Happie Friends Potpourri corner

    October 9, 2017 at 10:13 am

    I have learned a lot of recipes from you. Such a lovely Collection of Protein Rich Dishes!!

  • Sapana Behl

    October 10, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Great job completing the first mega marathon. Love reading about your life in Montreal and Mombosa. Such a nice roundup dear.

  • Srividhya Gopalakrishnan

    October 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Kudos and yayyyy we all did it. Amazing recipes and your intro and writeup… Mayuri I have become a big fan of you now.

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