Diet food: what to cook?

Being on a diet is never easy. Especially when you have to cook for yourself. It is then that you can truly relate to your mother’s woe of ‘aj kia pakana hai’. I’m on a high protein diet for the past few weeks and every time I face such a dilemma, Google becomes my best friend but sometimes even Google is of no help and I have to rely on innovation. Since I’m not even remotely interested in cooking, even that is a problem. Here I’m sharing one of the few days of my life that I spent in the kitchen and what emerged as a result.

The other day, I stayed back home on a whim and therefore had nothing ready to eat for lunch. I decided to make some chicken. Like I said I’m not a great cook, so there were some problems that I had to face, but in the end, I had something edible and that is what counts right? I’m posting the ‘recipe’ (more like a combination of ingredients) for the poor souls that might face the same dilemma as me.

3 chicken pieces (your preference)

1 egg

Salt (acc to taste)

Red chili powder

Broast masala (I used Shan, cuz it’s the best in my opinion)

Oil for frying

It’s pretty simple. You beat the egg till the yolk and the white mix together perfectly, add salt, red chilli powder and broast masala. Then dip the chicken pieces in the mixture. MAKE SURE THEY ARE THAWED!!! Done? Now heat oil in a pan and fry the chicken.

It’s always good to have a sauce to go along in case the chicken is too dry or not flavoured properly. In my case, it was the latter. Here’s how I made mine:

2 tb spoons of butter/margarine

1 lemon

Chili sauce

Broast masala (optional)

Pinch of salt

Melt butter/margarine in a pan and squeeze lemon juice. Stir. Add some chili sauce. Stir. Add salt. Stir. Add broast masala (or not, your choice). Stir. The sauce is done.


If you get the spices right and the chicken is properly fried (something I am good at, surprisingly) you have a yummy lunch to look forward to.


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