We have often been told that we should always eat a balanced diet and cut back on calorie-laden heavy food to maintain healthy body weight and keep diseases at bay. But let’s be honest – eating healthy food all the time is a task easier said than done. Sometimes, all the heart desires is to dig into a scrumptious tikki or bite into a heavenly samosa. While these lip-smacking delights do tingle our taste buds, could it be possible to get the best of both worlds and make healthier versions of these indulgent treats? We’d say, definitely yes! We have some amazing recipes that’ll give a healthy spin to your favourite indulgent treats. So, dig into them to your heart’s content without worrying about loading up on calories.
Here Are 7 Recipes That’ll Give A Healthy Spin To Your Favourite Dishes:
1. No-Butter Butter Chicken – Our Recommendation
Butter chicken has a fan following of its own, but ingredients like cream and butter make the recipe high in calories. We have found a no-butter butter chicken that is not just low in fat, but also super delicious! Click here for the full recipe.
Desi Chinese lovers would swear by Manchurian to accompany their rice and noodles, but the fact that the Manchurian balls are deep-fried, however, makes health enthusiasts squirm. How about making a healthier version of Manchurian using sooji? These instant Manchurian balls can be steamed, baked or even air-fried to give the same taste. Find the full recipe here.
Sooji Manchurian is an instant and healthy version of the regular Manchurian.
If there is one comfort food we can binge on endlessly, it would have to be pizza. Now, you can sit back, relax and binge on this multigrain pizza guilt-free made with oatmeal, whole wheat and makki ka aata. Click here for this healthy multigrain pizza recipe.
Crispy vadas are one of our favourite snacks and are usually made with a rice batter and deep-fried till golden brown. What if we use oats in the recipe instead? These oats vadas don’t require any overnight preparation and will be ready instantly. You can even bake them or air-fry them for a healthy twist. Click here for the recipe.
Oats can make a world of a difference to the health quotient of vada.
When street-style tikki gets a healthy twist, who can refuse? These healthy Amaranth tikkis are not just gluten-free, but also extremely fulfilling. Amaranth seeds are used as the main ingredient and the tikkis are pan-fried for optimum taste without piling up on calories. Find the full recipe here.
Yes, it is possible to make a low-carb version of a heavy snack like kachori too! With ingredients like almond flour and psyllium husk, this healthy kachori may just become your go-to recipe. Bake it to perfection and enjoy your favourite snack in a healthier avatar. Click here for the full recipe.
7. Ragi Samosa
Samosa too can be transformed into a healthy snack with our wonderful ragi samosa recipe. Stuffed with cucumber, peas and cashewnut – this healthy samosa will become your go-to snack for tea time or even to satisfy untimely hunger pangs. Find the full recipe here.
Stay happy, stay healthy!
About Aditi AhujaAditi loves talking to and meeting like-minded foodies (especially the kind who like veg momos). Plus points if you get her bad jokes and sitcom references, or if you recommend a new place to eat at.