Soya Khaman Dhokla brings a healthy twist to the traditional favourite by combining soya flour with the gram flour used to make the batter. This peps up the iron, protein and folic acid content of this desi snack, making it a healthy treat for pregnant women. Remember that the consistency of the bat ....
Even health enthusiasts will queue up for a second helping of this kebab that is made of chana dal, spinach, methi leaves and aromatic spices. Proper cooking techniques such as shallow-frying with minimal oil and a thoughtful combination of ingredients qualifies this North Indian starter for a healt ....
Though unpleasantly bitter, karela tops the list of diabetes-friendly foods. It contains 'gurmarin', a polypeptide that works like insulin in our body and helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Combine karela with carrots and low - fat paneer to make these surprisingly delicious tikkis.
Popular Maharashtrian snack made healthier. It is usually considered to be a fried snack...but I tried making them without using any oil and the vadis turned out to be just as scrumptious. Kothimbir means coriander, which is the main ingredient in this recipe. Make sure you use fresh and green coria ....
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
A delicious starter made with low-fat butter, celery and garlic ground together to make an aromatic spread. Both celery and garlic are beneficial for diabetics. I have chosen celery for this recipe as it is very low in carbohydrates and is a storehouse of vitamin A, vitamin C and iron (which is requ ....
Sukha Bhel is now a world famous snack, as it is not only tasty but convenient too, for both serving at parties and for carrying along in a picnic basket! You can make the sukha chutney is advance, keep the dry ingredients also ready, and toss it up any time you feel like. Here is a healthier versio ....
This healthier version of nachos will be any weight watchers delight. With as little as around 100 calories per serving you’ll surely not miss the real thing. Remember it’s an occasional treat only. Crispy baked tortilla chips and the tangy calcium rich tomato bean salsa make for a yummy, healthy tr ....
On rainy days, nothing gives greater joy than standing next to a hot and steaming tava on which delicious tikkis are being cooked. When the oil vapours, thick with the aroma of the tikki’s ingredients reach your nostrils, your appetite shoots up! Yet, the fact remains that the traditional tikkis are ....
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
This Gujarati staple is traditionally made and served with a lot of ghee. Here is a healthier version made using just 1 teaspoon of oil. Mint and chillies add flavour to this popular snack, one of my favorites. Use innovative toppings for added taste. Carry them with you on your travels and you'll f ....
Sprouts stir-fry, a spicy stir-fry version of the famed chana masala. Sprouts are a good source of protein, calcium and iron. Iron and folic acid builds hemoglobin and blood that is required to provide oxygen whereas protein and calcium are required for the growth, maintenance and wear and tear of m ....
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki is nothing short of magic for garlic lovers. Sprouted matki, a storehouse of nutrients, is hardly used in routine cooking. This delectable tikki is a great way to use this wonder ingredient. To avoid losing nutrients, make sure you cook the matki in a covered pan. These too ....
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas, raita, etc., here we present a very inno ....
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