When monsoon strikes, all you crave is fried snacks like pakodas and samosas but consuming all that isn't healthy. Look for healthy substitutes instead, says an expert.
Vijayant Rawat, Executive chef of Mosaic Hotel, Noida, shares a list of a few healthy snacks you can munch on in monsoon:
- Chakli: A fried South Indian snack prepared from rice flour goes well with a steaming cup of tea. Substitute: Sprout salad! To satisfy your taste buds, you can add chopped onion, cucumber and limejuice.
- Samosa: Stuffed potato or vegetables coated with all purpose flour and deep-fried. It is a favourite of many, thanks to the delicious stuffing and its aroma. Substitute: Baking the samosa is a better option, as very less oil is used in the process.
- Pakodas: Be it onion, potato or spinach, pakodas made with besan flour are addictive especially in the rainy season. Substitute: Retain the vegetables, and make sandwiches with brown bread.
- Chole bhature: Chole bhature have managed to get some space in the heart of every Indian. Substitute: Replace the oily food item with pav bhaji, made from finely chopped vegetables. Cook in less oil to make it healthy.