Biscuits are handy snacks that are relished by kids and adults alike. But then most variants available in the market are made using maida, sugar, colours etc. How about making your own biscuits! Yes, put together some easily available & healthy ingredients and make healthful, tasty biscuits!
Oil-free, quick to rustle up, easy to find ingredients. Lobhiya ki phalli is also called Chauli or long green beans. Thoran is a dry vegetable preparation in South Indian cuisine that is minimally spiced and has a generous amount of freshly grated coconut. Vegetables cooked this way can even make a great snack.
How about giving the humble millet a snazzy make-over? A healthy, flavorful and wholesome way to incorporate millet into our diet. It could double as a kid-friendly, lunch box idea. Filled with spiced coconut and served with luscious green chutney and shredded vegetables, makes it the ideal platter for a balanced meal.
Think noodles and you are concerned about all the unhealthy stuff used making them! This recipe uses millet based noodles in place of the regular refined flour ones. Jaggery is used instead of refined sugar. So try this recipe with all healthy and natural ingredients!
Often struggle to offer a healthy snacking option to your family in the evening! Try making paniyarams! Paniyaram is a traditional south Indian snack, which could be made sweet or savory. Here's the recipe for making the sweet versions using red rice.
Ragi dumplings, known as Ragi Amini Kozhakattai is a traditional gluten-free snack from the Palakkad cuisine. Originally made using rice flour, here is a version using finger millet flour. You could experiment with any other millet flour for similar results.
Gluten-free baked snack made of besan. Inspired by a traditional Egyptian spice mix with nuts and seeds called Dukkah. It is used as a sprinkle on top of soups and other dishes. I made my own version. It adds an extra crunch to every bite. This is a very versatile recipe where you can change the spices according to your taste and personal preference of spices and flavors.
Beetroot has always been rich in nutrients, though seasonal variety which we will not find now this is the recipe for you to savour this winter. There are a lot of things which we need to put in perspective when talking about beetroot cutlets, it can be tried with a lot of variations, but this is the healthier version of it. As not only beetroot but it also got Corn, which is another healthy ingredient. Beetroot and corn are rich in Vitamins and Minerals. Mainly, this recipe consists of rice flour, which is an excellent replacement for all-purpose flour. So, you must try have tried this recipe with amazing benefits. Here is the way to do it.
This is a famous cuisine of South Canara ( Malnad region of Karnataka). Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit in summer and is grown in abundance at this time. There are plenty of sweet dishes that get made with jackfruit and idly is one of them. It's usually made with rice rawa, jaggery and savoured with a pickle. I have used kodo millet rawa, dates and green chutney. Enjoy!
Ragi or Finger Millet is a whole grain, that is gluten-free. It is a staple in South India. It is rich in fibre, iron, protein and calcium. Hence is highly beneficial for children. It is also very versatile and is used in various recipes as a whole grain or ground into flour. This recipe uses whole grains of ragi to make an all-time favourite for everyone - idlis! Steam the fermented batter and serve healthy idlis along with chutney of your choice.
Black chana is you whole natural foods, nature's powerhouse which provides perfect body building material for growing kids. Why have kala chana only as a curry? Here is a simple healthful snack. Offer to kid's in lunch box or as evening time. Serve it with homemade green chutney or sugar-free imli chutney.
These baked masala vadas are healthy and oilfree. Perfect party snack and crispy for a rainy evening. It has two major steps. We steam it and then bake it. One can enjoy the steamed ones as is or bake it too. It's called nucchina unde in Karnataka when we consume just the steamed ones. The crispy version can be enjoyed after it's baked.
Chocolate brownie is a much-loved snack for kids! But the ones you get in stores or bakery shops are loaded with sugar! Here's a quick raw brownie recipe you can make in your kitchen. Enjoy guilt-free!
Add on the goodness of millets to your meals - they are high on fibre, nutritious and gluten-free. Ragi upma is a great option when you want to serve a healthy breakfast yet easy to prepare. In this recipe, ragi is cooked with vegetables of choice. Steam vegetables are used with the purpose of retaining the maximum nutritional value of the veggies. Ragi upma turns out to be a tasty breakfast option and is a filling one too!
Matra Chaat is a famous street food from Delhi. It is a semi-gravy dish made with dried green peas. Try making this simple, oil-free snack at home! It is not only spicy and tangy, but a yummy way to have raw veggies. It could also be had along with roti just like your regular curry. For variation, you could play around with flavours – try adding dried mint leaves powder or green coriander chutney for a change!
Whole dals are a great source of proteins and fibre and hence must be added to your dietary intake. Other than the routine way of cooking them as dals, you could introduce them to your family members as a tasty savoury/ snack! This recipe combines a variety of dals along with brown rice to make the famous and much-relished dhokla! Plan and prepare to make this yummy, nutritious dhokla a little in advance. Discover how snack time could be so much more fun and healthy!
It's delightful to discover the ample variety we have in nature when it comes to grains - a major ingredient of our daily food intake! Millets for one is a wonderful option! Whether you choose to be gluten-free or simply want to incorporate the high nutritional content in your diet, Sama rice is a great option. Try making the much-loved idlies, this time using sama rice paired with urad dal! Wellcure Soaking tip:When in a hurry do the following: Soak the Urad dal and Sama rice in morning. In evening just before sleeping, grind the two. Mix and keep in a patila with cover (utensil). Let it ferment. Idli batter is ready to cook in the morning.
Poha is an all-time favourite as a snack or even as a breakfast option in many Indian households. Ever wondered if you could skip the oil required to prepare it! Try this quick, no-cooking involved recipe of preparing masala poha. And yes, it oil-free too! Goodness of raw vegetable simply put together with the regular flattened rice to give a healthy, tasty snacking option.
A dairy free, quick to make, restaurant-style cheesy creamy stuffed mushrooms. Mushrooms usually give out a lot of water while cooking. Baking them helped to retain the moisture and still give it a good texture. Baking at high temperatures is not exactly an ideal cooking method but can be used occasionally to bring in variety to tatse and texture.
Bhindi is a common summer vegetable and is relished by kids and adults alike. While there are many versions of making bhindi, most of the recipes use oil. Here is an oil-free recipe!Also, in this recipe, the lady's finger is steamed thereby retaining maximum nutrition. The stuffing further adds to variety and taste to the dish. Enjoy with your cooked meals or even as a snack!