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Snacks & Starters recipes





No one would like to give up snacks and starters, even when on a weight loss regime. This section is an attempt to make the weight loss menu more interesting. With more than 100 recipes in this section, you are sure to be pleased by a few.

With options like Baked Oats Puri and Buckwheat Dhoklas, Bajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa and Masala Vadai from South, Cauliflower and Oats Tikki and Healthy Moong Chaat from North along with Jowar and Til Nimki from East, this section has recipes to please people across India. Along with these also find a few more recipes like Lettuce Wraps , Masala Baked Twisters , Almond Bread, Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce etc. to add more variety to your snacks.

Remember to….
1. Befriend veggies and sprouts to create your own healthy snack.
2. Not get carried away too much with the flavours of these snacks. Keep a check on your portion size.
3. Cook certain snacks like Low Fat fries absolutely occasionally. Treat yourself with it when you have achieved a particular weight loss goal.
4. Not serve these snacks with fat laden accompaniments.

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Recipe# 34732
17 Nov 10

 
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe ) 
by Tarla Dalal
We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.
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Recipe# 40377
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 ....
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Recipe# 4070
30 Sep 16

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Low Fat Fries by Tarla Dalal
The Sun may rise in the west but Fries cannot be low-fat; that is what many people think! Sshh… we will tell you a secret today, so you can savour French Fries occasionally without adding too many inches to your waistline. With ....
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Recipe# 1439
19 Apr 16

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Bajra, Carrot and Onion Uttapa 
by Tarla Dalal
With humble origins as a simple, homely breakfast in South India, the uttappa has now become famous all over the world, because it lends itself to so much innovation. Here is yet another variant, made with whole bajra and its flour. Vegetables like carrots and onions lend a nice crunch to this sumpt ....
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Recipe# 32675
23 Dec 13

 
Chick Pea and Soya Tikki Roll ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
The piece de resistance of this recipe is the chick pea soya tikkis. And you will be surprised to know that this delicious wrap is great for weight-watchers and heart patients. Soya helps lower cholesterol and the low-cal mayonnaise adds to the taste without scaring the calorie-counter!
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Recipe# 41113
31 Aug 16

 
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
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Recipe# 33325
20 Apr 16

 
Low Cal Dahi Vada ( Non- Fried Snacks ) by Tarla Dalal
Who would have thought you can make the all-time favourite Dahi Vada without deep frying in oil! Here, we have cooked the flavourful vada batter in a non-stick tava greased with minimal oil, and used this to make delectable chutney-laced Dahi Vadas. Soak and squeeze the vadas just before servin ....
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Recipe# 39905
04 Oct 16

 
Cauliflower and Oats Tikki 
by Tarla Dalal
Normally tikkis are made by binding assorted ingredients with mashed potatoes. Here, however, we have used low calorie cauliflower with fibre-rich oats for that purpose! Two unusual ingredients, combined with colourful veggies results in a top ....
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Recipe# 39956
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. ....
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Recipe# 22291
16 Mar 16

 
Spinach and Paneer Dip by Tarla Dalal
Light and tasty, the Spinach and Paneer Dip has a perfect medley of textures and flavours. Creamy spinach, crumbly paneer and crunchy onions, delicately flavoured with herbs and lemon juice, this diabetic -friendly dip is quite a treat to the pala ....
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Recipe# 39887
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 ....
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Recipe# 32677
23 Dec 13

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Whole Wheat Salad Wrap ( Wraps and Rolls) by Tarla Dalal
I love this one because it is simple and nutritious! this no-fuss wrap is rich in anti-oxidant rich veggies like tomatoes, spring onions, carrots, bean sprouts and lettuce that help reverse ageing. Not only is this wrap nutritious, it is also luscious due to presence of fresh herbs like coriander an ....
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Recipe# 41166
04 Oct 16

 
Non Fried Besan Chakli, Diabetic Friendly by Tarla Dalal
This simple and delicious recipe is a real treat for diabetics and weight watchers . Chaklis, the popular Indian snack, is usually deep-fried and contains loads of ....
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Recipe# 41175
06 Oct 16

 
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs by Tarla Dalal
A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely awesome too. Behold the Almond Bread made with Almond Milk. This recipe is a better option for those that don’t have eggs as in the recipe Almond Flax Bread with Eggs . This ....
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