Fry, Fry Kitna Fry? Snack On Non-Fried Bites For Healthier Treat
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The easy way out of cooking a meal is either ordering it from outside or making use of packaged and frozen food in your kitchen. While it may seem convenient at the time, it is not always the best option. When it comes to snacking in the evening, we might resort to sugary cookies, wafers, chips, etc., and this is when the diet is tossed out the window.

Instead of consuming fatty, oily, and fried snacks, it is preferable to prepare quick and easy non-fried bites at home. Wondering how? Well, we’ve got plenty of ideas for recipes that are healthy, non-fried, and tasty that you can munch on guilt-free in the evening.

1.   Palak Dhokla

The classic Gujarati dish that doubles up as both a breakfast and a snack is dhokla. The spongy, square-shaped bites are made by adding palak or spinach to besan or gram flour batter and steaming it. The dhokla is served hot with a tempering of mustard seeds. Little to no oil is required in this steamed dhokla recipe that you can pair with green chillies and mint chutney to enjoy.

2.  Hariyali Paneer Tikka

Light and easy, this is a fuss-free snack that you can make at home. The paneer is diced into small cubes and coated in coriander and mint-based marinade. Bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes are roughly chopped and skewered along with the paneer. This is then grilled in a pan until the paneer has charred grill marks.

3.  Hummus With Carrots And Celery Sticks 

Did you know that you can easily make a healthy dip and pair it with veggies? Hummus is a rich and smooth Mediterranean condiment made with chickpeas, tahini, and garlic. Slice some carrots and celery into sticks and dip them in the hummus to enjoy the crunch and creaminess.

4.   Steamed Dahi Vada

Vadas are usually regarded as fried delicacies. However, this recipe calls for steamed vadas. The vada batter, made of chana dal and yogurt, is dipped in a bowl of freshly whipped dahi. Seasoned with red chilli powder, black pepper powder, and crunchy boondi, the dish is finished off with some tangy tamarind and mint chutney.

5.   Chana Dal Chaat

This is a super-easy hack. The soaked chana dal is tossed in a bowl with some chopped onions and tomatoes. Then, it is mixed well with salt and red chilli powder. After being seasoned with chaat masala and finished with a dash of lemon juice, the chana dal chaat tastes chatpata and is ready to be served.