Healthy Indian Snack Recipes using Sprouts
Snacking is a good habit provided its wisely chosen. Snacking bridges the energy requirement between main meals, fuel our body, balances blood sugar levels and make up for a part of daily’s nutrient requirement too. It is more harmful to avoid snacking to stay healthy.
Snack daily, but sensibly. Most often fried foods, burgers, wada pav and so on find place in our snacking plates. However, nuts like almonds and walnuts, whole fruits, non-creamy salads and sprouts are more smarter choices. You just need to master the art of substituting nutritious foods using these later ingredients to stay healthy. In this section we have thrown light on cooking healthy snacks using SPROUTS. Learn how to make the perfect sprouts and boil them to perfection with us. Click here. Sprouted and Boiled Moong. Scroll down the pages and find interesting snacks using sprouts.
How To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans
Healthy Indian Steamed Snack Recipes using Sprouts
Steaming is one of the best ways to save on cooking time as well conserve nutrients. It requires no oil or ghee, so its minus the calories. Here we have chosen sprouts as the base ingredients for steamed snacks, as they are known to be the tiny living food. The nutrient content of sprouts is much higher. Also Read Benefits of Sprouting.
The famous South Indian snack can be made using sprouts. We have experimented it and presented it in the form of Sprouts and Palak Idli. The batter of this idli gains its appetising aroma and taste from ingredients like sesame and green chillies. This batter does not any fermentation too! This recipe is suitable for diabetics and weight watchers both who are advised to avoid high glycemic index rice.
Sprouts and Palak Idli
Gujaratis on the other hand would love to indulge into Sprouts Dhokla. Once a Gujarati staple, steamed and low cal dhoklas are universally popular these days! they make a particularly wholesome and light snack. 3 pieces of these dhoklas are enough to satiate you at snack time. You will gain about 5.7 g of protein and 4.2 g of fiber as well.
Healthy Indian Tikki Recipes using Sprouts
Tikkis and kebabs can lure anyone. But we all know that these are laden with calories and fats and they do not fit into a healthy menu. Do not despair… We have exhibited a few non-fried tikka recipes using a variety of sprouts for you to enjoy them at snack time without guilt.
The simplest of all is the Sprouts Tikki. Made with moong sprouts and flavoured with coriander and mint leaves, it is just irresistible. Try it and you are sure to make it again and again. 2 tikkis is what we would recommend as a healthy snack.
Sprouts Tikki, Healthy- Starter Sprouts Tikki Recipe
Have some left-over mixed sprouts? Combine them with an unusual green like Cauliflower greens to make a nourishing tikka like Cauliflower Greens and Mixed Sprouts Tikki. You would be surprised that this recipe doesn’t make use of high carb potatoes for binding. Sprouts themselves are binding agent in this recipe. Cook them on a non-stick tava with minimal oil and you will gain in only 23 calories per Cauliflower Greens and Mixed Sprouts Tikki.
Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki
Another superb example to relish your snack in a healthy way is to try making Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki. The dals, sprouts and paneer are a triple dose of protein. Try including this protein rich snack in the evening instead of fat laden fried vada. This is very satiating and you will not feel hungry soon.
Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki
Healthy Indian Rotis and Wrap Recipes using Sprouts
Rotis and parathas are Indian staple food. People enjoy not only at lunch and dinner time, but also for breakfast and snacks. You can make them more interesting and healthy by addition of sprouts.
An iron rich snack would be Mixed Sprouts and Bajra Roti. This snack is a way to boost your iron levels and prevent or overcome anaemia. A good level of iron in the blood is a must to ensure a proper supply of oxygen to all the cells, tissues and organs of the body.
Mixed Sprouts and Bajra Roti
Wraps are another healthy snack in which a stuffing is filled in a roti. This serves as a wholesome and filling snack.
How about a Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap? A simple roti with protein laden sprouts. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. The highlight of this recipe is the curd-onion spread. It will leave a lingering taste which is difficult to forget for days.
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Healthy Indian Salad Recipes using Sprouts
If you are one amongst those who don’t mind trying some interesting salads once or twice a week for snack, we have recipes for you too. Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad. This quick and easy salad has ample of protein, iron, fiber and also vitamin C due to the addition of lemon juice.
Sprouts, Spring Onion and Tomato Salad
The charm of Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sea Salt lies in its simplicity. Brussels sprouts are roasted in a grill pan to just the right level – such that their crunch is still retained, and served immediately.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Sea Salt, Healthy Snack
Indian Snacks Made Healthy with Sprouts
The aroma of a samosa being fried and the chaats being tossed by a roadside bhaiya are a beautifully put together masterpiece. They have a very special place in Indian cuisine. But alas! They are filled with unnecessary calories.
We have a samosa which is stuffed with sprouts instead of aloo and is baked to perfection. The spices used in the stuffing of sprouts blend so delightfully, that you are sure to dwell in its aroma and flavour. Try the Baked Samosa with Mixed Sprouts.
Baked Samosa with Mixed Sprouts, Healthy Snack
Moong Bhel is yet another Indian snack made healthy. We have reduced the quantity of puffed rice in this bhel and instead added sprouts to it. This recipe doesn’t have chutney too. The flavour is by way of onions and tomatoes perked up with coriander, lemon juice, chaat masala and chilli powder. It’s surely worth a try!
Maharashtrian Poha can also be made slightly more noursishing by the addition of sprouts.
What you get is Mixed Sprouts Poha. Protein, fiber, iron, vitamins and a lot many other nutrients can be gained by this one snack. This yummy variation is easy to make and easy to serve style snack.
Mixed Sprouts Poha
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