Fed Up Of Diet Food? Try These ‘Healthy’ Chaats!

Somehow in our minds, the word diet means tasteless. But dieting can be made so much easier with these recipes without compromising on the taste.

Fed Up Of Diet Food? Try These ‘Healthy’ Chaats!

Let’s face it we all love the street food chaats, come what may! Even if ek plate is on a diet, ek plate can’t resist the temptation of Chaat. It is tasty, appetising and probably not all that unhealthy. Ek plate is here to help you find out a middle way out! Yes, we will help you eat chaat but in a healthy way! Listed below are some of the most popular chaats and their calorie values and ways to make it healthy!

Diet friendly Channa chaat 

Healthy Chaat

Ingredients: 1 cup boiled black channa, 1/2 cup mixed sprouts, 1 potato, boiled and chopped, 1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, chopped, 1 cucumber, chopped, 1 green chilli, chopped, 2 tsp chana masala, 1 tsp lemon juice. Salt to taste, 1/4 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped

Method: Chop tomato, onion, potato and cucumber in small cubes, roughly similar in size. In a big mixing bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Give them a nice toss. Check seasoning and adjust to your taste. You may or may not add chillies depending on your taste buds. Keep in refrigerator for about 30 minutes, serve cold and enjoy without guilt.

Corn Flakes Fruits Chaat

Healthy Chaat

Ingredients: 

Method: For making this healthy chaat recipe, combine apples, oranges, pomegranate seeds, fresh cream (choose homemade malai, if you don’t have fresh cream available) along with corn flakes in a large bowl. Toss well until combined. Add cumin powder, chaat masala powder and salt in all the ingredients. Toss again. Serve at once after garnishing it with chopped coriander leaves.

Oats Chaat 

Healthy Chaat

Ingredients: 1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats, 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes, 1 cup beaten low-fat curds, 1 tbsp meetha chutney, 1/4 cup sprouted and boiled Kala chana (brown chickpeas), 1 tsp chilli powder, 2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder, 1 tsp black salt, 1 tsp chaat masala. For The Meetha Chutney: 1 cup deseeded dates, 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera) powder, 1/2 tsp black salt, salt to taste. For The Garnish: 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander, 1/4 cup fresh pomegranate

Method: For the meetha chutney: Combine the dates and 1½ cups of water in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid and keep aside to cool slightly. Once cooled, blend it in a mixer to a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water. Transfer it into a deep bowl, add the chilli powder, cumin seeds powder, black salt and salt and mix well. Keep aside. How to proceed: Heat a broad non-stick pan and dry roast the oats on a medium flame for 4 minutes to remove the raw taste of oats. Keep aside to cool completely. Combine all the ingredients, including the oats, in a deep bowl and mix well. Serve immediately garnished with coriander and pomegranate.

Sprouts Chaat

Healthy Chaat

Ingredients: 1 cup mung sprouts/whole green gram, soaked overnight 1 onion finely chopped 1 tomato finely chopped 1 small cucumber finely chopped 2 small boiled potatoes, peeled and cut into small pieces 1 tomato finely chopped salt lemon juice black pepper powder chaat masala tamarind chutney coriander leaves for garnishing

Method: Add mung sprouts in a large bowl with the vegetables. Mix well. Now add salt, lemon juice, chaat masala, tamarind chutney and black pepper powder in the bowl and mix sprouts well. Serve on a plate and garnish with coriander leaves.

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