Street food! Aren’t you picturing yummy food from various corners of India? We Indians definitely love savoring hot and freshly made delicacies from specialty stalls or on entire streets typically called khao gallis in some cities and towns.
We swear by the scrumptious street food – but indulging frequently can take a toll on your health!
Worried about having to look at the calories after gobbling that heavenly vada pav?!
Don't you worry, because street food can be healthy too!
Kolkata Egg Roll:
Kolkata is well known for its jhalmuri and the puchkas, but the Kolkata Egg Roll too, is fast becoming a hit with foodies.
Yes, you heard right. We've got you some fabulous – and healthy – recipes of street food lined up for you.
We think the Kolkata Egg Rolls are something basic, healthy and tasty too. Here is the healthier version of the famous egg roll for you:
Ingredients: Whole-wheat paranthas, eggs, thinly sliced onion, capsicum, cabbage, finely chopped green chilies, lemon juice, tomato ketchup, chaat masala, mustard sauce, Fortune Kachi Ghani Mustard oil.
Make the whole-wheat paranthas in little Fortune Kachi Ghani Mustard oil and keep aside.
In a bowl, combine the thinly sliced onions, cabbage, capsicum and green chilies. Sprinkle lemon juice, salt and chaat masala over the veggies and mix them together.
Heat a pan and add a teaspoon of oil. Pour a whisked egg in the hot pan and cook on one side. When you flip the omelets, place the parantha on the cooked side and let it cook for a few minutes.
Remove from the pan. Place the egg-parantha on a plate (egg side facing up) and drop a portion of the veggie mix along the center.
Squeeze tomato ketchup and mustard sauce over the parantha and roll it from one end to another. Cut the roll into half and serve.
You could also make vegetarian rolls with crumbled paneer replacing the omelets.
These tasty dumplings are a popular snack from the North East and are quite a street-food rage all over India. These soft white pouches holding delicious filling inside, taste best when steaming hot. Momos are usually made from maida, but we have a healthy version for you!
Dumpling dough: Oats flour and wheat flour in equal quantity, little maida, salt, baking powder, water.
Filling: Grated paneer, carrots, cabbage, chopped garlic, spring onion greens, ginger, green chilies, soya sauce, vinegar, salt and oil.
Mix all the ingredients for the dumpling covering together and using little water, knead it into a stiff dough.
Heat oil in a pan and sauté chopped ginger, garlic, chilies and the onion greens.
Turn up the heat and add grated carrots, cabbage and paneer to the pan. Sauté till glossy.
Once done, take it off heat and add in salt, soya sauce and vinegar.
Roll out the wheat-oats dough thinly and cut small circles sized 4-5 inches.
Take a dough circle and place some filling in its center. Wet the circle’s edges and bring them together in the middle to seal the filling inside. Twist the ends.
Steam the momos for 10 minutes and enjoy with hot and sweet chili sauce.
The sinfully sweet malpuas can lure anyone to a food stall. These soft pancakes dunked in an aromatic sweet syrup, or laced with a sweet dressing, are a melt-in-the-mouth treat available in various forms around the country.
We make it even more special by making it healthier for you to indulge a little more in these sweet cravings.
Ingredients:Ragi flour, wholewheat atta, oats flour, ground sugar, milk, Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil, pomegranate, freshly grated coconut, honey.
Mix all the flours together, adding milk to form a runny paste. Add powdered sugar and whisk together.
In a flat pan, spread a tsp of Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil and put a ladleful of the malpua batter onto it. Spread the malpua batter in a small circle.
Let the malpua brown on one side. As soon as the sides come off, flip it to cook the other side.
Take it off the heat before it becomes too crisp. Mix the coconut, honey and pomegranate seeds together. Fill each malpua with the coconut filling and fold.
The Papad Chaat is colorful, crunchy and everything nice! A quick and filling snack, the chaat comes with healthy raw vegetables mixed in spices and crispy pieces of papad.
The healthier version of this fun snack is right here!
Ingredients: Ragi papad, roasted peanuts, finely chopped onions, tomatoes, green chilies, cucumber, sprouted moong dal, diced boiled potatoes, lemon juice, chaat masala, chopped coriander leaves.
Roast the ragi papads and break them into small pieces. In a large bowl, mix all other ingredients and toss them gently. Add the crushed papads to the bowl and mix well. Serve immediately!