Baingan, brinjal, aubergine, eggplant - we know this oval-shaped, dark purple vegetable with many names, but for some reason, we don't get excited by the thought of this vegetable. As kids, we would often avoid having baingan ki sabzi and as adults, we aren't excited at the thought of having baingan for lunch. But why so? The baingan is filled with all kinds of health benefits that are good for our health! Being a low-calorie vegetable, you can consume more of this vegetable without worrying about your calorie intake. The high fibre content from the baingan also acts as a natural laxative, keeping your digestive system clean and healthy. Adding this vegetable to your diet is a smart choice, and thanks to us, it shall be a delicious one as well! We have found healthy baingan snack recipes that are bound to make you drool.
Here're 5 Baingan Snacks For A Guilt-Free Indulgence:
1. Baingan Chips - Our Recommendation
Who doesn't love chips?! This is probably the go-to snack for our weekday munchies. Now, this snack just got healthier! With these baingan chips, you shall get a baked snack that is low in calories as well.
2. Baingan Palita
Another delicious baingan snack, the baingan slices are marinated in garlic, coriander, red chilli powder and oil to give them a rich flavour. The recipe requires shallow frying but you either air fry the slices or bake the slices as well.
3. Baingan Bhaja
This snack is prepared using the big baingans that are used for baingan ka bharta. This low-cal snack is also baked, making it low-fat too! Slices of baingan are marinated in spices and baked for 20 minutes to get a crispy and delicious slice of baingan.
4. Baingan Chaat
To make this chaat, all you have to do is toss cubed baingan in a sweet and tangy dressing and garnish it with coriander, mint and onions. This flavourful eggplant salad shall make for a chatpata treat on a low-carb diet.
Who doesn't enjoy a nice, crispy cutlet?! Now you can use the low-calorie brinjal to make a healthier version of the cutlets we enjoy in the restaurant! With basic ingredients that are available at home, you can easily whip up this delicious snack.
Try out these baingan snack recipes and let us know which one is your favourite in the comments section below!