Hariyali Chanki ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )


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Hariyali chanki, green as its name suggests, this non-fried snack combines seven green veggies with four different flours. Rich in iron, folic acid and fibre, it assists in hemoglobin production. A great alternative to oil laden snacks – ideal for health conscious mothers who want to lose weight the healthy way.

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Hariyali Chanki ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy ) recipe - How to make Hariyali Chanki ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
1 tbsp besan (Bengal gram flour)
1 tbsp ragi (nachni / red millet) or flour
1 tbsp soya flour
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped mint leaves (phudina) leaves
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped spinach (palak)
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped dill leaves
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped radish (mooli) leaves
1 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 1/2 tbsp low-fat curds
salt to taste
1/4 tsp oil for kneading
whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta) for rolling
2 tsp oil for cooking
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a soft dough using enough water. Keep aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Knead again using ¼ tsp oil till smooth and divide the dough into 30 equal portions.
  3. Sprinkle a little flour on a clean dry surface, place a portion of the dough and pat it lightly using your fingers to make a thick 25 mm. (1") diameter chanki.
  4. Cook the chanki on a non-stick tava (griddle), using a little oil till both sides are golden brown in colour. Serve immediately.

Handy tip:

  1. Roll a few chankis at a time and cook them in batches on the tava.

Nutrient values per serving
Energy 93 calories
Protein 3.6 gm
Carbohydrates 9.7 gm
Fat 4.8 gm
Fibre 0.5 gm
Iron 2.0 mg
Folic acid 16.0 mcg

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