4 Protein-Rich Multigrain Indian Snacks
Many quintessential Indian snacks are packed with nutrients that fulfill our everyday dietary needs. These snacks are a tasty and quick way to satisfy your hunger pangs while making healthy choices. To boost the nutritional power of your snacks, choose a snack that uses multiple grains or flours. Multigrain mixes combine the nutritional benefits of a variety of grains, pulses, and legumes, making it a potent mix of nutrients such as proteins, fibre, minerals and calcium.
Here’s a list of some Indian snacks that are prepared using multigrain mixes.
This protein-rich, savory Indian version of a crepe combines moong flour, pea flour, gram flour, and spices. The combination of different flours amp up the protein content of this dish and spices make it appetizing. Chilla can be made with little to no oil, making it an ideal choice for a healthy breakfast or an evening snack. Choose the Tata Sampann’s multi-grain chilla mix to ensure health and taste while you make this at home.
A traditional Maharashtrian preparation, bhajani thalipeeth combines grains and pulses such as wheat, rice, jowar, chana dal, moong dal, moth dal, urad dal and many more. These are dry roasted and ground together to make a single flour. Spices such as cumin seeds, carom seeds, coriander seeds, methi seeds and red chilli powder are also added to flour to add taste and enhance flavor. This flour is made into a dough, mixed with vegetables, and used to make paratha-like flat-bread known as the thalipeet.
This Guajarati snack combines the goodness of grains and lentils such as rice, urad dal, chana dal and toor dal. These are either dry-roasted and ground to create a flour or can be soaked overnight and blended into a batter. This mixture is combined with dahi, different vegetables, herbs and spices to create a batter. It is steamed in a pan or it can also be baked in an oven. This savory lentil cake is nutritious, filling, flavorsome and easy to make and carry as a snack. Here’s a great recipe for Moong and Palak Handvo that you can try at home.
Also known as the Green Moong Dosa, Pesarattu is one of the most popular breakfast options in Andhra Pradesh. This traditional snack can be made using multiple grains and lentils along with green moong to increase the nutritional value. Add brown rice, barley, oats or flaxseeds to green moong and soak them overnight. Blend it with spices and preferred vegetables to create a batter to make this green dosa.
Using natural and unprocessed foods not only adds to the flavour of the dish but also guarantees maximum nutritional benefits. Get the most out of these healthy recipes by using good quality ingredient and spices.