Roasted Poha (Flattened Rice) Chivda

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 3


3 cups Thin Poha
1 tbsp Oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves
2 tbsp roasted Chana dal (Bengal gram dal)
2 tbsp peanuts
1 tbsp dried coconut slices
½ tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp powdered sugar
1 tsp chilli powder
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)


1. Roast the poha in a pan on medium flame for 5 minstill it turns crisp or microwave it for 1 min in an oven.
2.Turn off the flame and transfer the crispy poha to a large plate.
3.In a large deep pan, heat some oil on medium flame. Once it is hot, add mustard seeds, hing& curry leaves.
4.After the leaves turn crispy add chana dal, dried coconut slices and peanuts. Roast & mix them well till they turn crispy & light brown in color.
5.Now add powdered sugar, turmeric powder& chilli powder. Further add the roasted poha and gently mix well& switch off the flame.
6.Once the poha cools down completely, store the chivda in an airtight container.

Health Information:

Easy, quick& healthy snack.

Baked Chaklis

Preparation Time: 20mins

Cooking Time: 25mins

Total Time: 35mins

Servings: 4



1 cup Rice Flour

½ cup Low-fat curd

2 tsp sesame seeds

2 tsp chili powder

2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder

1 tsp sunflower or any other healthy oil

A pinch of asafoetida (hing)

Water for kneading

Salt as per taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients properly. Knead a soft, smooth & moist dough and keep it aside for 20 mins.
  2. Place a baking paper on a baking tray and grease it with 1 tsp of oil.
  3. Add the kneaded dough of enough size to a chakli press machine and start making chaklis in spiral shape on the tray.
  4. Brush the chaklis with little bit of oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven @ 180°C for 20 mins, till they turn golden
  6. Store the chaklis in an airtight container once they cool down.

 Health Information:

Diwali diet plan will not be ruined and one can enjoy the low-fat chakli with the same taste & crispiness.

Soya Patty Recipe

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 2


Boiled soybeans 1 cup
Mashed potato 2
Chilli powder 1tbsp
Turmeric powder ½ tbsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tbsp
Finely chopped onion 2
Salt as per your taste


1. Take one cup of soybeans and soak them in water overnight.
2. Pressure cook the soybean and potato for about 4 whistles.
3. Take a large bowl to mix this pressure-cooked soybean, mashed potato, red chili powder, onion, coriander leaves, and salt.
4. Mix it well to form dough.
5. Make small balls from this dough and gently flatten them the way you do for making patties.
6. Heat the pan and grease it with oil.
7. Place the patties on the pan and roast till it turns golden brown.
8. Once done flip the patty and let this roast from another side too till it turns golden brown.
9. Follow the same process for remaining patties.
10. Serve your healthy patties with tomato ketchup or chutney.

Health Information:

Soya patty is very healthy as soybeans have a very high protein content as well as a lot of fiber, calcium, magnesium. Soybean contains all the essential amino acids.

Paneer Garlic Nuggets

Preparation Time:


Cooking Time: 15mins

Total Time: 40 mins

Servings: 2



250 gms Paneer

1 tbsp cornflour

½ tbsp black pepper powder

½ tbsp red chili powder

1 tbsp garlic paste

1 tbsp red chili sauce

½ tbsp oregano




  1. Cut paneer (cottage cheese) in medium size cubes.
  2. Take a mixing bowl add corn flour, black pepper powder, red chili powder, salt, garlic paste, red chili sauce, dried oregano, and mix them properly.
  3. Add a little bit of water and mix it again.
  4. Put the paneer cubes in this mixture and coat it properly with the mixture.
  5. Leave it for 15 Mins.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan and place these marinated paneer cubes in it and fry them for 5 mins on low flame till they turn golden.
  7. Turn off the flame and serve them hot with any chutney or ketchup.

Health Information:

A good choice for proteins especially vegetarian as paneer is rich in protein, carbohydrates, and fats.

Cheese Carrot Toast


Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Servings: 2


2 grated carrots
1 cup grated processed cheese
4 toasted bread slices
2 tbsp chili sauce
Salt as per taste

1. Take 2 carrots wash them properly and peel them. Grate the carrot using the grater.
2. Mix this grated carrot with grated cheese, butter, add salt, chili sauce and mix it properly.
3. Meanwhile place the bread slice in toaster and toast it.
4. After toasting place this mixture on the toasted bread.
5. Take a pan add butter to it let it heat put your bread on it and cover it with a lid. Let it cook for 5 mins.
6. Your cheese carrot toast is ready.

Health Information:
This yummy cheese carrot toast is very healthy as carrots are good source of beta carotene, fiber, vitamin K1, potassium, and antioxidant.

Lemon Rice

Preparation Time: 5mins
Cooking Time: 25mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Servings: 4


1 cup cooked basmati rice
1-2tbsp.sesame oil or sunflower
1 tsp mustard seeds
1tsp uraddaal
1 whole red dry chilli
1 tsp green chilli finely chopped
½ inch finely chopped ginger
A pinch of asafoetida (hing)
½ cup curry leaves
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp. peanuts
2 tbsp. lemon juice



1. In a pan heat oil, first roast the peanuts and set them aside.
2. In the same oil, add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add uraddaal, red dried chilli, green chilli, ginger, pinch of hing& curry leaves. Sauté on low flame.
3. Add turmeric and sauté slightly.
4. Now add the cooked rice, peanuts and salt as per taste.
5. Mix well turning around the rice few times
6. Now add lemon juice & mix well.
7. Serve hot


Cashews can also be added along with peanuts.

Health Information:
Packed with vitamin B1,B3, C, magnesium & phosphorous.
Simple, filling & healthy.