New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANSlife) During the festive season and winter months, the focus on healthy food often takes a backseat, even for those who are health conscious; but it doesn’t have to be the case. Small changes can help make your recipes healthier, while not compromising on the delicious taste.
Heart healthy ingredients like oats, millets, flaxseeds, almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, berries are a great way to add a heart healthy twist to your snacks. A blended oil like Saffola Gold is perfect for any type of cooking as its neutral taste brings out the natural flavors of the food. Try these delicious recipes curtesy Chef Kunal Kapur for Saffola Gold for a lovely treat:
Mazedaar Oats Spring Rolls
Oats – 1 pkt (preferably Classic Masala, Saffola Masala Oats)
Spring onions – 1/4 cup, chopped
Capsicum – 1/4 cup, chopped
Spring roll sheets – 10 Nos
Saffola Gold cooking oil – adequate for frying
Maida – 1/4 cup
Water – as required
Salt – as per taste
Tomato ketchup – 1 cup
Green chilies – 1 tsp, chopped
Onion – 1/4 cup, chopped
Chilli sauce – few dashes
Add oats in a pan, along with water and bring this to a boil. Now reduce the flame and cook them until they turn thick. Remove from heat and let it cool completely. Add the chopped spring onions and capsicum to the oats for some added crunch.
While the mixture is cooling, make a thick batter with flour and little water. This will be used to seal the sides of the spring roll sheets.
Spread the spring roll sheets and place a spoonful of the thick oats, roll it up like a cigar. Apply the thick batter on the edges and seal it. Repeat it with the remaining sheets. Heat oil in a pan and make the spring rolls golden brown. Remove and serve them.
For the sauce, mix together all of the ingredients and serve with the delicious plate of spring rolls.
Chatpata Soya Sattu Kebab
Soya chunks (dried) – 1 cup
Sattu (channa) – 2tbsp
Onion – 2 tbsp, chopped
Potato – 2 tbsp, boiled and mashed
Mint – handful, chopped
Coriander – handful, chopped
Green chilli – 1, chopped
Cumin – 2 tsp
Coriander seeds – 2 tsp
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder – 1tsp
Garam masala – 1/2 tsp
Saffola Gold cooking oil – 2 tbsp
Ginger – 2 tsp, chopped
Chaat masala – 2 tsp
Salt – as per taste
Soak soya chunks in hot water for half an hour. Now squeeze the water out and place it in a blender.
Add channa/sattu, chopped onions, mashed potato, mint, coriander, green chilli, cumin, coriander seeds, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, cooking oil, ginger chopped, chaat masala and salt. Mix it well and divide this into small portions in the size of golf balls. Shape it to your liking. Heat a pan and drizzle some cooking oil and cook the kebabs till it is brown on both sides. Serve hot.
Saffola encourages you to follow a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle!