7 healthy snack ideas that you can easily prepare and carry anywhere

It’s a task in its own to maintain a healthy lifestyle in our busy lives. We are always on a look out for a healthy full stop to our instant food cravings but instead, what do we do? We end up eating unhealthy snacks and junk food with loads of guilt. Well, following a strict fitness regime demands discipline and time and in case you aren’t that determined, it’s all right. We don’t ask you to have a particular diet plan, but everyone should pay little attention to his/her eating…

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Tea-time snack: How to make Masala Baby Potatoes

Potatoes have to be the most loved vegetable in Indian cuisine. No chaat (snack) party is complete without a lot of potato dishes. The samosas, the kachoris, the pani puris… nothing would be the same if you remove the potato from them. So today I thought of making a snack/chaat with just potatoes. Not a stuffing, but purely as is. There’s actually very little room to go wrong with potatoes. Wash them, cut them and toss them with spices. Yesterday when I went to my grocery shop, I saw a…

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What Makes Idli The Healthiest Snack We Know!

Steamed, puffy and delectable,Idli doused in the ever-so soothing sambhar sure makes for one of the nation’s most favourite breakfast. South Indian cuisine is a treasure trove of flavour and spice, while most of its hidden gems are making its way and becoming popular in the food circuit. Idli, for the longest time has been making the south Indian cuisine proud across the sub-continent. It is not oily or greasy, yet it is considered to be one of the most delicious regional snacks. It is a popular street food, yet shares no infamous reputation of…

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Mutton Chops: The Spicy Mutton Cutlet That Is Every Bengali’s Go-To Snack

It was slightly hard for my Kolkata based aunt to adjust to the ways of Delhi. In her last visit, one of the most bizarre things that she pointed out was us having teawith no or bare minimum snacks in the evenings. Back in Bengal, chai-time is incomplete without a round of complimentary snacks. The wide array of snacksincludes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. According to food critic Bikramjit Ray, “One of the specialties of Bengal is that they have such wholesome non-vegetarian snacks. If you see snacks across the country, they…

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Tamil Nadu’s Crispy Cashew Pakoda is the Perfect Evening Snack During Monsoon

Who doesn’t love crispy pakodas on a rainy day? Well, we all do. Our undying love for fried snacks is just beyond imagination and why not? They make for a great accompaniment with a piping hot cup of tea. Talk about pakodas, we all end up gorging on the same ol’ pyaaz ka pakoda, aloo ka pakoda or mirchi ka pakoda , but have you ever thought of trying the delectably crispy cashew pakoda or Munthiri Puruppu Pakoda popular in Tamil Nadu? This rich delicacy is religiously gorged on as evening snacks with a cup…

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Tea time snack: Try making these yummy, healthy Sooji Dhoklas

I came home (India) after almost 5 months, craving for mom’s cooking and all things nice. The first morning, mom made sprouts salad for breakfast and I almost cringed saying I eat this all the time. I told her – This one week that I am at home is my food binge week and I want no healthy stuff. Well we can’t really take ‘healthy’ out of mother’s cooking. My mom doesn’t like to make the traditional besan dhokla but dad loves it so she came up with sooji dhoklas….

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Snack of the day: Noodles Spring Rolls

A classic Chinese preparation, today Spring Rolls is one of the most popular snacks in India. Noodles give an edge to this preparation. Check out the recipe of Noodles Spring Rolls. INGREDIENTS FOR KNEADING DOUGH 1 cup Maida ¼ tsp Salt 2 tsp Oil FOR STUFFING 1 cup (boiled) Noodles ¼ cup (cut into small chunks) Paneer ½ cup (finely chopped) Cabbage ¼ cup Green peas ¼ cup (finely chopped) Capsicum 2-3 tbsp Green coriander 1-2 (finely chopped) Green chilly ½ inch baton (grated) or ½ tsp paste Ginger 1…

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Instant snack: How to make crispy Noodles Pakora

Indians swear as much by their pakoras as by the noodles. So making a noodles pakora is not a bad idea. It’s fun to make and fun to eat. Here goes the recipe NOODLES PAKORA   INGREDIENTS 1 chup Gram flour 2 tbsp Corn flour 1 cup boiled noodles 2 finely chopped Mushroom ½ cup finely chopped cabbage 1-2 finely chopped Green chilly 1 inch piece thinly chopped Ginger 2 tbsp finely chopped Green coriander Salt as per taste ¼ tsp Red chilly powder Oil for frying METHOD Take gram…

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Gujarat’s Famous Snack Khandvi is All About Getting the Technique Right

Gujarati cuisine  is known for its variety of snacks – from the famous khakdas and theplas to the all-time favourite khandvi and dhokla. Most of their snacks offer a unique combination of sweet and spicy flavours in one bite and are often served with an array of chutneys, fresh coriander, sev and slit green chilies. These are popularly known as ‘Nasta’ or ‘Nashta’ in Gujarat and are enjoyed especially during tea-time. Out of all these delights, khandvi is loved by many and is also very nutritious to snack on. What is Khandvi? According to MasterChef contestant Siddharth Talwar,…

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This 3-Ingredient Chocolate Bark Recipe Is the Perfect Weekday Snack

Tired of the overly processed, questionable ingredients and high prices of packaged candies on store shelves? Me, too. That’s why I came up with this simple, three-ingredient dark chocolate bark that any foodie will appreciate. But I didn’t choose ingredients at random. These three—dark chocolate, pistachios, and pomegranate arils—are all you need to create a healthy, mouthwatering masterpiece. Each one is loaded with antioxidants, but there are other health benefits you score, too. Dark chocolate can boost brain power, pistachios offer up healthy, unsaturated fats (not to mention they’re one of…

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