We are often advised that we should always eat a balanced diet and cut down on heavy calorie foods to maintain a healthy body weight and prevent disease. 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 enjoy a scrumptious tikki or bite into a heavenly piece of samosa. While these indulgent treats tickle our taste buds, is it possible to take the best of both worlds and create healthier versions of these mouthwatering treats? We would say, definitely yes! We have some great recipes that will give a healthy twist to your favorite treats. So, dig them into your heart’s content without worrying about taking in extra calories.
Here are 7 recipes that will give a healthy effect to your favorite dishes:
1. Butter Chicken Without Butter
Butter chicken has a lot of fans, but ingredients like cream and butter make this recipe high in calories. We found a butterless chicken that is not only low in fat, but super delicious! Click here to see the full recipe.
2. Sooji Manchurian
Lovers of Chinese food will swear that Manchuria will come with their rice and noodles, but the fact that the Manchurian balls are deep-fried has health enthusiasts worried. How about creating a healthier version of Manchurian using sooji? These instant Manchurian balls can be steamed, grilled, or even air-fried for a similar taste. Find the full recipe here.
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3. Mixed Pizza
If there is one comfort food that we can enjoy non-stop, it would be pizza. Now you can sit back, relax, and enjoy this guilt-free multigrain pizza made with oatmeal, whole wheat, and makki ka aata. Click here to see this healthy multigrain pizza recipe.
4. Masala Vada Oats
Deep-fried Vadas are one of our favorite snacks and are usually made with rice flour and fried until golden brown. What if we used oats in the recipe instead? These oat vadas require no overnight preparation and will be ready in no time. You can even grill them or air fry them for a healthy treat. Click here for the recipe.
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5. Amaranth Ki Tikki
When street-style tikki becomes healthy, who can say no? These healthy amaranth treats are not only gluten-free, but incredibly delicious. Amaranth is used as the main ingredient and tikkis are sautéed for optimal flavor without the accumulation of calories. Find the full recipe here.
6. Low-carb Kachori
Yes, you can also make a low-carb version of a snack like kachori! With ingredients like almond flour and psyllium pods, this healthy kachori could become the go-to recipe. Bake it to perfection and enjoy your favorite snack in a healthier avatar. Click here to see the full recipe.
7. Ragi Samosa
Samosa can also be transformed into a healthy snack with our amazing ragi samosa recipe. Stuffed with cucumbers, peas and cashews – this healthy samosa will become your go-to snack for tea or even to satisfy a ravenous hunger. Find the full recipe here.