7 Easy-To-Make Steam Cooked Snacks For Midnight Hunger Pangs
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The variety of delicious steamed snacks is endless. Whether you are a fan of Indian idli or dhokla, or you like momos or buns, every steamed snack creates a heavenly joy for the tastebuds. In addition to that, steamed snacks are extremely healthy and nutritious and can help you adhere to your fitness goals without sacrificing the joy.

Another fun fact about steamed snacks is they are surprisingly low in calories, which is why they can be easily digested. Also, these snacks have a very high content of nutrients which helps in keeping you full for a long period of time. Several steamed snacks also include a fermentation process, which increases the concentration of probiotics in them improves gut health and induces sleep.

Try these amazing steamed snacks for the night and indulge in healthy goodness while satisfying your cravings.

7 Steamed Snacks For Late-Night Cravings

1) Idli

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For preparing idli easily, you can use readymade idli mix to skip the fermentation process. Or you can use fine texture rava or sooji, as they take less time to soak and get ready in 30 minutes. If you want to try traditional rice idli, use rice flour instead of rice grains, soak the flour for a few minutes and your batter is ready. You can make delicious idli in no time using these hacks.

2) Dhokla

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The warmth of besan and the sour taste of yoghurt together create this delicious steamy treat loaded with flavours. Dhokla, while being an extremely delicious snack, is a health-packed food filled with probiotics and fulfilling nutrients. On top of that, it's a low-calorie food that helps you keep up with your fitness regime and also induces sleep.

3) Momos

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The light, comforting and umami momos have become a cult favourite snack in the world of Indian street foods. They are so easy to make and so versatile that you can have your favourite treat at home in just a few steps. You can use leftover vegetables in your fridge for the filling and also add cheese, corn or paneer as the filling.

4) Appe

Crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside, appe is a perfect bite-sized treat that gives the joy of eating with every bite. You can create appe with besan batter, rava batter, rice flour batter or even wheat flour. All you have to do is add your favourite veggies to the flour batter and season it with some salt and spices. Then make appe as usual and eat right away.

5) Steamed Buns

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Steamed buns are what you call the height of steamy satisfaction. The yeast-risen batter, when steamed to fluffy dizziness, can be a perfect bun for your salad or stir-fried filling to create a gratifying snack for the night. You can make these buns with wheat flour or all-purpose flour, make a batter by including some yoghurt and water in it,  and use instant yeast to raise it. Then steam these buns in an idli maker and you'll get beautifully fluffy buns.

6) Palak Methi Muthiya

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This Gujarato delicacy never fails to impress. Palak methi muthia packs amusing and warming flavours in it which adds more joy to nighttime snacking. For this, besan batter is normally used. The batter is mixed with chopped spinach, methi leaves, cumin, coriander, salt, spices and some ajwain. Then it is spread on a flat tray and steamed just like dhokla till the texture becomes firm.

7) Steamed Vegetable Cutlets

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This is another recipe that you can create by employing all the leftover veggies in your fridge. Just chop the veggies and mix them in wheat flour along with spices and seasonings. Make a dough with it and divide it into small balls, then steam these tikkis using the same idli maker till it becomes firm. Optionally, you can fry it from both sides on a griddle using some drops of oil for a better texture.

Try these steamed snacks and relish the overwhelming flavours while fueling your health. All of these recipes are easy to make and come together without a hassle.