Raksha Bandhan 2022: 5 Healthy Chaats For Your Chatpata Bond
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You may fight and quarrel with your brothers and sisters all the time but these are the sweet moments that you cherish and takeaway as memories. What could be a better way to define the chatpata-ness of your bond than chaat? For the unversed, chaat is a culmination of several crunchy, sweet, tangy and spicy dishes that are considered a popular street food in India. 

This Raksha Bandhan, there might be scores of sweets on your plate but these savoury chaats will help you balance all that overdose of sweetness. However, these aren’t usual chaat recipes but those with a healthy twist so that you and your brother can enjoy them guilt-free on this Rakhi. 

1. Oats Chaat 

Who said oats are only meant for breakfast? You can surely add them to your snack menu this Rakhi, by making an oats chaat. The rolled oats are soaked overnight. Mixed with beaten, low-fat curd, the oats are turned into a thick, sticky and creamy mixture. This mixture is then spruced up with sprouted and boiled chana as well as chopped tomatoes. Garnished with coriander leaves and pomegranate seeds, this is a refreshing recipe. 

2.  Egg Chaat 

If your brother is trying to build his body and spends hours in the gym, eggs would be a part of his daily diet. Since eggs are a great source of protein and strengthen your muscles too, the boiled eggs can be spruced up into a chaat on this special day. Surprise him with a chaat made with mashed eggs, sprouts, boiled potatoes, onions, tomatoes, green chutney, salt and pepper. 

3.  Sprouted Moong Chaat 

Moong dal is rich in protein and this chaat recipe brings the goodness of the lentil in a chatpata form. The moong dal is sprouted and then mixed with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Tossed in a pot and sprinkled with red chilli powder and salt, the moong dal chaat is a healthy way to snack with your brother this Rakhi. 

4.  Sweet Corn Bhel 

Bhel, for the uninitiated, is a tangy and crunchy combination of a variety of ingredients. These include sweet corn, crunchy sev along with tomatoes and onions. The bhel is tossed in some lime juice and chaat masala is added to it. Garnished with coriander leaves, the sweet corn bhel comes packed with sweet and tangy flavours. This is easy to make and is ready in a few minutes without much hassle. Pop it in the mouth and enjoy the day with your sibling. 

5.  Palak Patta Chaat 

While some may not consider it that healthy, the fact that this chaat contains palak makes it a healthy treat. The spinach leaves are separated and dipped in besan to be deep-fried. The crispy palak pakora then forms the base of the chaat, on which onions, tomatoes, coriander leaves and sev is added. Drizzle some tamarind chutney and green chutney on top and you are good to go.