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Starters n Snacks recipes
This is one section that is sure to sweep you off your feet! You would never have even imagined, even in your wildest dreams that it is possible to make such a large variety of low-cal, low-fat, heart-friendly starters and snacks. You will realise after trying these recipes like the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki, Garlicky Methi Dhokli, Healthy Bean Quesadilla, etc., that is all boils down to choosing the right ingredients and right cooking methods.
Replacing refined flours with wholesome ones, rich dairy products with low-fat ones, starchy veggies with high-fibre ones, and deep-frying with shallow-frying or baking, are all some of the tricks used to make heart-friendly but delightfully tasty dishes. When served with apt accompaniments, these scrumptious, heart-friendly starters and snacks will make your heart race with delight!
11 Jan 11
Dal Pandoli by Tarla Dalal
Pandoli is a Gujarati
snack cooked in a unique style using a double boiler. Chola dal reinforces this recipe with nutrients like protein
20 Aug 11
Chana Dal Pancakes by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
17 Mar 16
Baked Masala Sev by Tarla Dalal
You will not believe that the humble sev can get so exciting and healthy too! For starters, the besan dough is perked up with tomato pulp and tongue-tickling spice powders, but the excitement just begins there. This lovely, tangy, crispy snack is interestingly baked instead of being deep-fried in oi ....
23 Aug 11
Oat and Raisin Cookies ( Healthy Heart and Low Cholesterol Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Oats are a great substitute for low-fibre maida and raisins are the least fat containing dry fruits, making these cookies healthy and tasty. Raisins also lend their sweetness to the cookies, reducing the required sugar content. These cookies can be enjoyed by people with heart related diseases in mo ....
12 Apr 15
Ragi and Oat Crackers with Cucumber Dip by Tarla Dalal
There are some who vow by crackers, while there are others who find them dull. However, there is no divided opinion on this brilliant combination of Ragi and Oats Crackers with Cucumber Dip. These light and wholesome crackers served with a refreshing curd-based dip make a great mid-afternoon snack. ....
23 Aug 11
Crunchy Cumin Seeds Cracker by Tarla Dalal
These crispy, low fat munchies are made with oats, maize flour and whole-wheat flour instead of refined maida. These are great to keep in your handbag so that you are prepared when hunger strikes. You can also serve them as an appetizer along with garlic tomato salsa.
14 Mar 15
Baked Oats Puri by Tarla Dalal
Puris, plain or stuffed, baked or fried, are a snack that Indians cannot live without! Here is a version that you can binge on, without any guilt. Made using fibre-rich oats, the Baked Oats Puri is flavoured with sesame seeds, garlic paste and kasuri methi too. Baking instead of deep-frying the puri ....
14 Mar 15
Sun-dried Tomato, Paneer and Basil Spread On Toast by Tarla Dalal
Tangy tomatoes, succulent paneer, fresh basil and perky green chillies, all in one flavourful Italian style spread, which sits perfectly atop a golden toast. Rich in nutrients, the Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Paneer and Basil Spread on Toast, is a snack that is sure to satiate your tummy and taste-buds. You ....
26 Jul 16
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of so ....
14 Mar 15
Masala Vadai by Tarla Dalal
The famous south Indian snack becomes unrecognisable in its new tava-cooked avatar! We have modified the traditional, deep-fried Masala Vadai recipe by adding iron and folic acid rich dill leaves, and tava-cooking the vadais. This delicious snack, made with chana dal is suitable for weight watchers ....
17 Nov 10
Baby Corn Phudina ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
One-dish-suits-all! mint and coriander add an interesting colour and flavour to the crunchy baby corn. Plus, by sautéing instead of deep-frying, we have zapped off the excess calories and pepped up the nutrient-content.
14 Mar 15
Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki by Tarla Dalal
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 ....
26 Nov 12
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
12 Apr 15
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
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