The numerous customs and rituals associated with Navratri and other festivals make it vibrant and wholesome. One such important part of the festival is food. From decadent sweets to lavish meals, there is so much to savour during the festival of nine nights. But, in the middle of this, what happens to your diet plans? While enjoying the festival is important, you must not forget about your body and the kind of food it can digest easily. Wondering what to prepare? Nutritionist Pooja Makhija has shared a delectable recipe for shakarkand chaat that you can relish at home. Also known as sweet potato, shakarkand is filling and highly nutritious.
For the caption, she added, “This sweet-savoury shakarakand chaat is so healthy, so filling and so so delicious. You could just use boiled sweet potato but I prefer it a bit sautéed and crisp.”
Sautéed sweet potato
Anar dana powder (sumak)
How to make sweet savoury shakarakand chaat:
1) Just cut a sweet potato into pieces. It would be nice if you just sauté the chunks into a little bit of ghee or oil.
2) Place the sauteed pieces of sweet potato onto a plate. Start garnishing it with the other ingredients. Put anar dana powder, jeera powder, chaat masala, and sea salt. Decorate it further with green chutney, some ginger, imli chutney, pomegranate seeds, and roasted peanuts (for that extra crunch).
3) Finally, squeeze some lemon on top for that tangy flavour and sprinkle the coriander leaves on top. Your healthy chaat is ready!
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It's always a good idea to prepare some drool-worthy snacks that strike the right balance between health and taste. Pooja Makhija had previously shared an interesting recipe for flaxseed wrap that's delicious and healthy.
To make this, all you've got to do is take a cup of flaxseeds in a grinding jar and mix them well with salt, pepper, red chilli flakes, and parsley. Blend it all well and prepare a nice dough out of it. Make rotis from the dough and cook well on a pan. Once that part is done, take a roti, and add some hung curd and mustard sauce. Put vegetables of your choice like onion, tomato, carrot, and others followed by some seasoning and it's ready.
So, when are you rustling up these recipes?