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Multigrain mixes: Ready-to-cook delicious meals for winter

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Bonny Shah
31 March 2020

This article is authored by Bonny Shah. Bonny is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

It wouldn’t be unusual if cooking was the last thing on your mind on a cold winter’s day. After all, sweater weather is meant for staying curled up and cosy. But you know ordering in all the time is not the healthiest option. So how do you save yourself the trouble of spending hours in the kitchen without compromising on your family’s nutrition? Try these healthy food ideas and do winter nutrition right!

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Multigrain Chilla Mix

What could be better than some nice steamy chillas? With pea flour, chana flour and moong flour, Tata Sampann Multigrain Chilla Mix is your quick and easy breakfast solution for a chilly winter morning. The besan is made from 100% unpolished chana dal while the moong dal used in this mixture is unpolished to ensure you maximum nutrition. This pre-mixed flour is packed with nutrients and is high in fibre, which may help improve blood fat levels. Chickpea flour, a key ingredient in this chilla mix, is a low-GI food that has a gradual effect on blood sugar, which helps in maintaining blood sugar levels.

Follow the instructions on the pack and you’ll be enjoying perfectly spiced chillas in no time! Serve with your favourite chutney.

Tip - To further cut cooking time, you can make a large portion of chutney and freeze it for use over the next couple of weeks.

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Wholesome Multigrain Mix Khichdi

There’s no comfort food quite like a bowlful of khichdi. But the idea of making a meal from scratch isn’t always as comforting. For those days when you just don’t feel like cooking, Tata Sampann Multigrain Khichdi Mix is a great idea. This delicious, high-protein mix contains rice, moong dal chilka and Indian super grains - ragi, amaranth or rajgira, jowar and bajra.

The combination of rice with lentils makes this classic dish a source of complete protein as it comprises of all the essential amino acids which our body does not make and that has to be substituted by food. Additionally, ragi is a good source of calcium, amaranth provides plenty of fibre, protein and micronutrients. Jowar is a good source of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. The grains are unpolished so they retain their natural flavour and nutrients. Follow the instructions on the pack for tasty khichdi in minutes. Serve with a dollop of ghee.

Tip - For some fibre and added nutrition, toss in some green peas, chopped carrots and french beans while cooking.

A Healthy Advantage

Most ready-to-cook mixes are heavy on preservatives such as sodium which can have negative implications on your health. However, Tata Sampann Ready-to-cook mixes are 100% natural and free from preservatives.

Have you tried any of these ready mixes? What are your special winter time cooking hacks? Tell us in the comments below.



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