Samosas are the ultimate moral war in the unhealthy world of Indian snacks. They are irresistible, but so unhealthy. If only there could be healthy samosas, life for many would be easy. Read to know what makes samosas dangerous?
Well, we have some good news - a recipe for you to make healthy samosas. We still havent found a place where you can get healthy samosas, but we can tell you how to make them healthier.
- The maida (refined flour) used for the crust acts inside your body the same way sugar would. It has a high glycemic index, so it spikes your blood sugar, and promotes fat storage.
- So, you know, even samosas are not sweet, theyre not good for diabetics. Then, the samosa is deep fried, so the outer crust absorbs all the oil and gets loaded with calories.
- To further drop its health quotient, the unhealthy samosa is stuffed with potatoes that are cooked in oil and fat!
But worry not, make the following three swaps in the samosa recipe, and your samosas will be much healthier.
Step 1- In the dough, instead of using only maida (refined flour), mix in equal amounts of atta (whole wheat flour). So, the samosa will still retain its flaky and crisp crust, but will have more fiber, protein and vitamins.
Step 2-Instead of deep frying them, bake them in an oven. This saves all the calories and your heart from all that saturated fat and cholesterol.
Step 3-Instead of the same potato stuffing, use other veggies like peas, carrot, cauliflower. You can even stuff them with any kind of cooked meat, and turn up their protein content.
So, make these swaps in your samosa recipe, and load up on these samosas!
This article was originally published on Practo Health Feed by Ms. Swati Kapoor, Dietitian/Nutritionist