7 Best Light Dinner Recipes | Easy & Light Dinner Recipes

Light Dinner Recipes- Find here a list of light dinner recipes that you can prepare at home easily and quickly. From panchratna da, palak dal khichdi to steamed vegetables and quinoa risotto, we have everything with key ingredients and a step by step process.

Aanchal Mathur  |  Updated: April 01, 2019 16:05 IST

7 Best Light Dinner Recipes | Easy & Light Dinner Recipes

Light Dinner Recipes: Prepare these easy and light dinner recipes at home after a long and tiring day.

Light Dinner Recipes: A delicious dinner is what each one of us loves to go home to after a tiring day, even though cooking one would be one of the most dreadful tasks. While you might think preparing an elaborated and delectable dinner is an exhausting task, you would be happy to know it is actually possible to have a tasty meal for dinner without putting much of an effort. As the last meal of the day, dinner has an important role to play in keeping our metabolism strong and healthy. During night, our metabolism is slow or quite inactive, as compared to morning; therefore, eating heavy dinner may pile on the unwanted pounds of weight.

To make your dinner woes easy, here we have curated a list of 7 best light dinner recipes that you can easily prepare at home:

1. Palak Dal Khichdi

Packed with the goodness of spinach (palak) and dal along with flavourful spices, this khichdi recipe is light on the stomach yet high on nutrients and taste. Prepared in less than hour, this light dinner recipe is just what you need to prepare a healthy yet quick dinner after a tiring day at work.

Palak Dal Khichdi is an easy and quick recipe loaded with nutrients without compromising on the taste.

2. Low-Calorie Oats Idli

Perfect for the calorie conscious! South Indian cuisine is known to be light and healthy and this oats idli recipe is just the right dish to prepare. Made with carrots, oats, chana and urad dal along with spices and chillies, this soft and delicious idli recipe is packed with vitamins, minerals and proteins.

g49icpdkLow on carbs and healthy idlis made with oats and grated carrots. Ideal for those who are calorie conscious. 

3. Panchratna Dal

A delicious mix of five lentils! Urad, moong, chana, masoor and arhar come together with a host of spices to prepare a flavourful dal that you can serve with rice or roti.

panchratna dal
A tasty and healthy Rajasthani dal preparation with five lentils.

4. Quinoa Risotto with Mushroom

This risotto recipe is all things light and healthy! Prepared with quinoa, mushroom, thyme, parsley, onion and garlic, it is seasoned with salt and black pepper for taste.

quinoa risotto
Delicious and nutrition packed quinoa risotto for easy, lazy brunches that will serve your appetite well.

5. Coconut Lime Quinoa Salad

A salad is best for when you want it light and healthy. Here is a sumptuous salad recipe with the goodness of super grain quinoa along with coconut and a tang of lime. This is easy, light and a super delicious meal bowl.

Healthy, filling, flavourful and simply delicious salad to prepare at home. 

6. Steamed Vegetables

One of the easiest way to get veggies on our plates, steamed vegetables is one recipe we don't need to put much effort into. Just toss the vegetables together and put to steam while you do other chores. Super healthy, light, quick and easy!

steamed vegetables
An excellent way to cook vegetables, that helps to soften the veggies yet retain their flavor, colour and goodness!

7. Hawaiian Papaya Salad

A perfect mix of fresh fruits, coconut, flavoured yogurt and tangy lime - Hawaiian papaya salad will surely tantalise your taste buds, without adding on extra calories. Freshly cut papaya cubes mixed with watermelon, pineapple and coconut and tossed with yogurt and lime - this salad recipe is a quick fix for your lazy evenings.

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This is just the perfect recipe to have all your vitamins in a delicious way!

Armed with the best of easy, innovative and light dinner recipes, you wouldn't mind going back to the kitchen after a long day to prepare a delicious dinner meal.


About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.

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