Diwali is here and all you are worried about is how to make it healthy for your family. Here are quick under 100 calorie snacks recipes! This gives you a healthier alternative without spoiling your festive mood.
We live in a country where festive food is all about calories, calories and calories. While cooking during the festivities, we often focus more on making it delicious using oil and fats, instead of making it healthy and tasty at the same time.
This year, why not focus on making the festival delectable yet healthy for your family as well the guests? To help you in your bid to cook healthy and serve delicious food to your guests, we bring you some interesting under 100 calories snacks recipes that will do complete justice to your taste buds. Trust us, they will not be harsh to your weight management goals.
1. Corn Methi Kebab
- 1 cup boiled and coarsely crushed corns
- 1/2 cup chopped fenugreek (methi) leaves
- 1/2 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
- 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies
- 2 tbsp rice flour
- 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
- 1/4 tsp chaat masala
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp oil for cooking
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into flattened round tikkis
- Cook each tikki on a non-stick tava (griddle) using a little oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
- Serve hot with ketchup or green chutney
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2. Crispy vegetables in Barbecue Sauce
- 1/2 cup mushrooms (khumbh) , quartered
- 1/4 cup onion cubes
- 1/4 cup green capsicum cubes
- 1/4 cup yellow capsicum cubes
- 1/4 cup red capsicum cubes
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 tsp oil
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well
- Keep them aside to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes
- Thread a piece of each of the green capsicum, onion, yellow capsicum, mushroom, red capsicum and on a satay stick
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients
- Cook each satay on a non-stick tava (griddle), brushing lightly with oil
- Cook till the vegetables turn golden brown in color on all the sides.
- Serve hot with barbecue sauce.
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3. Non-Fried Chakli
- 1 cup rice flour (chawal ka atta)
- 1 1/2 tbsp low-fat butter
- 1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentil) flour
- 3/4 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
- 1/2 tsp garlic (lehsun) paste
- 1 tsp sugar
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp oil for greasing
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and knead into a semi-soft dough
- Divide the dough into 2 equal portions
- Put 1 portion of the dough into a chakli press and press out long whirls of the dough onto a greased baking tray
- Bake these chaklis in a pre-heated oven at 180°c for approx. 20 minutes or till they are crisp and light brown in color
- Gently flip them over once in between using a flat spoon
- Cool them down and break into 2” pieces
- Store in an air-tight container and serve with tea
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4. Broccoli and Paneer Satay in Red Pepper Sauce
For The Red Pepper Sauce (makes 1/2 Cup)
- 1 big red capsicum , roughly chopped and blanched
- 1/2 tsp oil
- 2 tbsp cornflour
- 1 tsp dried mixed herbs
- 1/2 tsp tabasco sauce
- 2 tbsp low-fat milk (99.7% fat-free)
- 1 tsp tomato ketchup
- 1 tsp schezwan sauce
- salt to taste
- 1 3/4 tsp oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 tsp chopped garlic (lehsun)
- 12 broccoli florets , blanched
- salt to taste
- 6 pieces low-fat paneer (cottage cheese) , cut into 50 mm. (2”) cubes
For the red pepper sauce
- Blend red capsicum with 1 tsp of water to make a smooth puree
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add all the remaining ingredients including the red capsicum purée and cook on a medium flame for 3 to 4 minutes
- Cool slightly and keep aside.
How to proceed
- Saute onions and garlic in a non-stick pan with 1 tsp oil on a medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
- Add the broccoli and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Cool slightly, combine the broccoli and paneer with ¼ cup of red pepper sauce in a bowl
- Keep them aside to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Thread a piece of a broccoli and paneer followed by another piece of broccoli on a satay stick, repeat with remaining ingredients
- Cook each satay on a non-stick tava (griddle), using oil, till the paneer turns golden brown on all the sides.
- Serve hot with the remaining ¼ cup of red pepper sauce.
Try out these healthy under 100 calories snacks this Diwali to serve a platter full of good health, taste, and of course festive fervor.