5 Tips To Make Your Samosa More Healthy
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Samosa is one such snack that most of us love eating. But we cannot deny that it can be extremely unhealthy and doesn't have the required nutrition. It is also a fact that resisting your favourite snack for a very long time is quite difficult. Not eating it for a very long time may lead to overeating at once. There are so many ways through which you can make your samosas healthy and add the right kind of ingredients. This way you won't have to feel guilty every time you have some Samosas. Also in general, adding the required nutrients in almost all our meals is extremely beneficial for our body. Let's look at some ways to make your Samosa healthy and guilt-free.

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* Use Air Fryer

Using an air fryer for cooking your snacks that are generally deep-fried is a very well-known way of not using excess oil and still getting a similar crunch to the food. Deep frying samosas means adding a lot of oil to the food and also making it full of unhealthy calories. A healthier option is to air fry your samosas which require very little oil. It is almost like baking and you don't have to feel guilty about eating samosas at all. If you don't have an air fryer, then you can bake your samosas as well in the oven. Both of these ways are quite healthy and you can eat your favourite snacks without any hesitation.

* Healthier Stuffing

Another way of making your Samosa healthy is by adding very nutritious stuffing inside your Samosa. Conventionally samosas have a flavourful stuffing of mashed potatoes and peas that are full of spices. Although it tastes delicious, it doesn't have the necessary nutrients at all and is just full of carbohydrates. So, instead of using potatoes for your stuffing, you can add other high-fibre and protein-rich condiments like Paneer, tofu, chicken and vegetables like capsicum, carrot and other vegetables of your choice. This will increase the nutritional value of the Samosa and make it more health-friendly.

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* Portion Size

Eating even healthy food in a large quantity can become unhealthy for our body. This is why it is extremely important to be mindful of the portion size of your Samosa. No matter how healthy Samosa is, it still contains a lot of unnecessary calories. So instead of eating too many samosas at a time, you should only eat one or two. This will satiate your cravings and at the same time not lead to weight gain or any other health-related problem. Try to limit your portion size as much as possible when it comes to eating unhealthy food.

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* Make Healthy Chutney

Samosas are generally enjoyed with red and green Chutney. The red chutney is sweet and the green Chutney is a bit spicy and tangy. Instead of eating samosas with market-bought red Chutney, you can make this Chutney at home by using some tamarind and jaggery. This is a more healthy way of eating Samosa with your favourite chutney as it's not filled with artificial ingredients that will hamper your health. Green Chutney can also be made easily at home by using some simple ingredients like mint, coriander, green chillies and some lemon juice. All of these ingredients are extremely healthy and you don't have to feel even a bit guilty about eating these chutneys. Simple changes like these can make a significant impact on your health.

* Use Whole Grain Flour 

Instead of using maida to make samosas, you can use whole grain flour to make the samosa covering from the outside. The dough used to prepare a Samosa is generally made from all-purpose flour, which is not good for our health. It does provide the outer shell of Samosa with a very crispy texture, but it's filled with carbohydrates and is not that easy to digest. Also, it doesn't have any important nutrients. So a simple way of making your Samosa healthy is by using whole grain flour. Whole grain flour consists of a mixture of a lot of grains like wheat flour, suji and even chickpea flour. These are high in fibre and quite nutritious so you can make a mindful switch by opting for a whole grain flour for your samosa. 

All of these are some excellent ways of making your Samosa healthy and not feeling guilty after eating a couple of delicious samosas. Making smart choices will benefit your health in the long run and you can continue to enjoy your favourite snacks but in a more thoughtful manner.