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Last Updated : Aug 18,2018
Healthy Veg Starters, Snack 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!
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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 ....
25 Aug 18
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 ....
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 ....
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
25 May 18
Hara Bhara Soya Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
The goodness of soya, garlic and spinach is reinforced in these tikkis. Fibre from soya and spinach along with allicin in garlic inhibit cholesterol synthesis in the body, helping to maintain normal blood cholesterol levels. Serve immediately with a fibre rich accompaniment like carrot garlic chutne ....
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.
11 Apr 18
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 ....
05 Apr 18
Oats Moong Dal Tikki by Tarla Dalal
Oats and moong dal combine excitingly with an assortment of Indian spices to make a fibre and protein rich snack that will satisfy the food lover and health freak in you! To get perfect Oats Moong Dal Tikkis, shape them thinly and cook on a slow flame to ensure complete and uniform cooking. These ti ....
Grilled Zucchini and Carrots by Tarla Dalal
Hungry kya? Try this instant snack instead of reaching out to junk foods. Grilled Zucchini and Carrots is an elegantly flavoured and healthy snack that cooks instantly.
A simple snack of veggies drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with sea-salt and pepper, this is a good way to benefit from the ....
Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Vinegar and Honey by Tarla Dalal
Some veggies and fruits make very tempting and satiating snacks because they have a wonderful taste and texture, especially when laced with tangy and spicy sauces and seasonings.
Here, we have made one such snack with Brussels sprouts. The Brussels sprouts are seasoned with salt and pepper, bake ....
Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries, Healthy Snack by Tarla Dalal
Health-conscious people are always on the lookout for tasty but healthy snacks, which will keep them off junk food! Baked veggies are really trendy snacks that classify as super healthy.
You will be amazed by how easy and tasty the Oven Baked Pumpkin Fries are. Just slice the pumpkin into finger ....
Multigrain Healthy Cracker, Lactose Free by Tarla Dalal
Here's a delectable lactose-free snack that all of you are sure to fall in love with!
Loaded with the goodness of wholesome flours and flaxseeds powder, this Multigrain Healthy Cracker tastes so awesome even without using butter or any type of dairy product.
You can enjoy it with tea, or car ....
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 sna ....
26 Mar 18
Healthy Moong Chaat by Tarla Dalal
Appetizing moong sprouts, onions and tomatoes topped with cooling dahi, this Healthy Moong Chaat is loaded with nutrients like iron, fibre, and vitamins A and C. Brimming with good health, this tasty snack can be tossed up in a jiffy and is the perfect answer to sudden hunger pangs. Always keep some ....
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 ....
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 ....
28 Jun 18
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
06 Jul 18
Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada by Tarla Dalal
Our Indian snacks, especially the savoury ones, have a knack of making one overeat, only to feel guilty later. Not if you make them the smart way, at home. Oats and Moong Dal Dahi Vada is one such brilliant snack – a non-fried version of dahi vadas, which can be enjoyed without any guilt! Fibre from ....
Mixed Sprouts Open Toast by Tarla Dalal
The Mixed Sprouts Open Toast looks very appealing with its dainty disc-like shape and appetizing toppings. Mixed sprouts perked up with chaat masala and other spice powders emerges as a real chatpata topping perfect for a cold or rainy day, while the abundance of protein, fibre, vitamins and antioxi ....
03 Sep 16
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
07 Sep 18
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
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