With the nip in the air comes the craving for delicious deep fried food. The fact that it is the most festive time of the year doesn’t help! In a situation where you want to enjoy the festivities but not at the stake of your waistline or health, the best thing to do is to cook smart. Use techniques like baking and air frying to give your all-time favourite deep fried delights a healthy makeover. Need fool proof recipes? We’ve got them all. Here is a little sneak peak.
Air Fried Masala Chana
Crisp chatpata chana is the ultimate chakhna for any gathering or get together. You can skip out on all the calories that come with its deliciousness, by just using an air fryer instead of deep frying it. Here is how to do it.
The only problem in a kachori is probably the fact that it is deep fried but baking takes care of that too. Check out these crisp refined flour flatbread filled with a dal and spice mixture in its brilliant new baked version.
Aloo and onions coated in crunchy gram flour and deep-fried – pakoras are a must-have on a monsoon day. But indulging in these oily delights isn’t doing any good to your heart. However, what if you bake them instead? Yes, even the oil-drenched pakoras can be baked to perfection, making these a healthy indulgence.
Baked Vada Pav
You don’t have to kill your vada pav craving because of the calories that come with the deep fried vada. Try out this baked contemporary version where you bake your own multigrain pav stuffed with a delicious and healthy raw banana and sweet potato mixture. Lives up to the deliciousness of the original and is much healthier!
These crunchy deep-fried pockets with sweet stuffing of almonds, cashews, and pistachios are a must on every festival or celebration; however a baked alternative never hurt anyone! Baking the Gujiyas is particularly a great idea when you want to make a large batch.
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