Health is wealth. Heard many a times and followed, well hardly. In today’s modern and fast lifestyle, we often give priority to materialistic things and forget to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Easy options, erratic working hours and stress lead to an unhealthy lifestyle which in turn affects our mind, body and soul!
It’s great to wear make-up confidently and look your best but what we often forget is that it is essential to maintain a healthy skin from within. And how will you achieve that healthy skin? By eating clean and healthy!
So, today I am going to share a healthy recipe that you can inculcate in your daily routine and of course, modify is as you like, keeping the same ingredients. Just a few changes in the way you cook could make the whole thing way healthier. Switching to Olive oil instead of vegetable oil and baking or shallow frying instead of deep frying are healthy and easy options.
Now let me quickly share the ingredients and method to cook this healthy snack/meal dish. We are preparing ‘Oats and Moong Dal Tikki’ – fairly easy recipe thats super delicious!
- Moong dal – 2 cups
- Oats- 1 cup
- Rock salt- According to your taste
- Onions- ½ cup chopped and coarsely grinded
- Aamchur powder- A pinch
- Chilly powder- 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder- 1 teaspoon
- Chat masala- A pinch
- Coriander- For garnishing
Starting with moong dal, take dal and 2 cups of water and put it into a pressure cooker and cook it for 3 whistles. Do not let the dal turn very soupy, instead the consistency should be thick so as to make the tikki easily. After separating the water from dal, mix all the remaining ingredients (oats, salt, chopped onions, black salt, chili powder, rock salt) with dal and prepare the batter. Now comes the fun part, all you have to do is, either take a moulding tool or simply use your hands to place the batter on a non-stick pan to cook the tikkis.
The pan should be heated to medium heat. Let the tikki sit on the pan until it turns golden brown. If required, add a few drops of olive oil. And voila, you’re done. Garnish it the way you like. I would suggest fresh mint chutney or whipped yoghurt to go along with it.
Moong dal is extremely rich in protein and Oats as we know are filled with goodness of fiber. This dish can be eaten for breakfast, evening snack or even as a meal. Also notice, these are mostly the same ingredients that you use for your daily cooking but it’s just the preparation that makes the difference.
Lots of luv,