A bowl of spicy chaat can make anyone slurp. A popular street food across India, it is crunchy, spicy and offers a burst of flavours to our palate. And if you are anything like us, then a plate of papdi chaat or sev puri can melt your heart in no time. But these flavourful delights can be sinful at times. The deep-fried papdis, sev or the greasy aloo tikki are loaded with fat, calories and everything decadent. Hence, the ones who swear by clean and healthy eating often control their cravings for chaats or look for healthier options for guilt-free indulgence.
With more and more people indulging in healthy eating, we can find several delicious recipes around that offer you a truckload of flavours, sans any extra calories. One such amazing dish is chatpati dal. Sounds appetising, right?
Dal is a staple in every Indian household. It is easily accessible, affordable and loaded with every essential nutrient for a healthy and well-balanced diet. It is a storehouse of protein, fibre, minerals and more that promote metabolism, weight loss, control blood sugar and blood pressure levels et al. Besides being healthy, dal is versatile to the core. One can prepare a wide gamut of dishes with just a handful of dal. From the crunchy dal pakoda to the light and humble dal soup - the list of dal-based recipes is really long - chatpati dal being one such popular recipe. It is basically a dal-based chaat that can not only be enjoyed as an appetiser, but also makes for a wholesome meal when paired with some delicious tandoori roti or naan.
How To Make High-Protein Chatpati Dal | Chatpati Dal Recipe:
Chatpati dal is easy to make and can be customised as per your taste. For this recipe we used moong dal, onion, tomato, ginger, green chillies, coriander leaves, hing, dry red chilli and a few basic spices. All you need to do to prepare chatpati dal is boil yellow moong dal with turmeric and salt and add a tadka of ghee, hing and dry red chilli to it. Then transfer the dal in a bowl and top it with tamarind chutney or lemon juice, mint chutney, roasted jeera powder or chaat masala, black salt. You may also add some sev or roasted peanuts for some extra crunch.
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What are you waiting for? Get set with all your kitchen essentials and whip up chatpati dal to satiate your chaat cravings in the healthiest way possible. And do not forget to let us know how you like it.
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