01/6Savour these street snacks guilt-free while on a diet
Craving some street food but can’t have it because you are currently on a diet? Do you know that there are so many delicious street foods that you can enjoy without ruining your diet? Street foods are infamous for being oily and full of calories. Not all street foods are bad for your health, as many of them will satiate your cravings and will also benefit your health. Here are some popular street foods that are perfect for those who are following a diet. (image credits- istock)
From tandoori paneer tikka and malai paneer tikka to masala paneer tikka, there are a number of tikka varieties that you can enjoy guilt-free. Paneer tikka is prepared with almost zero oil by either grilling them or cooking in a tandoor. Marinated with curd and spice paste, paneer tikka is lip-smacking and filling at the same time. Pair them up with onion rings and mint chutney for best taste. (image credits- istock)
Moonglet is basically a fluffy version of besan cheela that is prepared with yellow moong dal. Moonglet is loaded with protein which is perfect for you if you are following a weight loss diet. Moong dal batter is prepared by grinding soaked moong dal and mixing it with spices and veggies like onion, tomato and capsicum. The batter is whisked for some time until it is fluffy and frothy. The batter is then poured into a small pan and cooked until crispy from both sides. Pair it with imli chutney and enjoy the moonglet which is crisp from the outside and soft from inside. (image credits- istock)
Bhel Puri is a popular Maharashtrian snack that is quite popular all around India. Made with puffed rice, sev, onion, tomato, tamarind chutney, mint chutney, lemon juice and mathri, Bhel Puri is an ideal snack that you can pair up with a piping hot cup of tea. This ‘beach snack’ is low on calories and can be savoured even on a diet. (image credits- istock)
Shakarkandi chaat or sweet potato chaat is a popular North Indian snack that is loved by all street food lovers. The chaat is prepared with boiled sweet potato and some spices, which makes the snack a healthy one. All you need to do is peel boiled sweet potatoes, chop them into cubes and mix the cubes with lemon juice, chaat masala, cumin powder and rock salt. Garnish the chaat with sev and pomegranate seeds for best taste. (image credits- istock)
Boiled corn kernels loaded with different types of spices is the perfect snack to enjoy monsoons with. This lip-smacking snack is prepared with boiled corn which makes it ideal for those on a diet. It is quite low on calories and doesn’t include excess calories or fat. This street food is prepared by first boiling the snack and then mixing it with lemon juice, green chilli, onion, tomato, chaat masala, red chilli powder, cumin powder and garam masala powder. Satiate your taste buds by indulging in this healthy street food. (image credits- istock)
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