Frying is definitely one of the least recommended methods of cooking and health experts suggest you keep fried food at arm's length. But if you still feel like indulging, rarely that is, we've got some great advice.The fried food you eat at restaurants or at a street stall can be tricky. You can't be sure of the kind of oil they use and how many times it's reused. But at home you can make the smart decision of choosing an oil that's probably healthier.(Olive, Sunflower or Canola - Which Oil is Healthier?)Canola oil is extracted from the seeds of the canola plant, part of the Brassica family, which also includes cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli. Seeds from mature canola plants are crushed to remove the oil, which is then processed, refined and bottled for consumption. The oil has a pale golden colour, is neutral in taste and odourless, with a high heat tolerance (smoke point of 242 °C).If you’re finding yourself being swept up in the tide of the latest fitness revolution, it is imperative to make all the right dietary choices. Dr. Anju Sood, a Bangalore based nutritionist says, “Canola oil is definitely one of the more preferable oils in recent times. Olive oil is recommended too because of its cold pressed method of extraction and high nutritional value, but its drawback in Indian cooking is its low smoking point.”(The Best Cooking Oils for Your Health)
1. Palak Puri with Canola Oil
Recipe by Chef Kunal Kapur
A hero in every North Indian kitchen, puris can be deep fried in canola oil to make them fluffier and less greasy.2. Churros with Chocolate Sauce
Recipe by Chef Joey MatthewCrispy, fried flour sticks drizzled with cinnamon and castor sugar and served with chocolate sauce, this Spanish dessert comes close to heaven. Fry them in canola oil for a healthier version.3. Amritsari Kulcha
Recipe by Chef Surjan SinghFor all those watching their weight, here’s the best news of the day. Presenting, Amritsari kulchas in a healthy avatar. Make sure you accompany the stuffed kulchas with a generous helping of spicy chole.4. Koli Sukka
Recipe by Chef Surjan SinghKori Sukka is a spicy coconut-based chicken delicacy, a perfect treat for your taste buds.