The quest to work towards a healthier body is a never-ending one. We often pick up new diets and weight loss regimes to get in shape and shed those stubborn kilos. Following a healthy meal plan is easier said than done. Sooner than later, we start to crave our favourite yummy snacks and hence end up derailing our weight loss plans. Thankfully, we have found an amazing recipe that will make for a yummy addition to your weight-loss diet. This oats vegetable dhokla is a simple and healthy snack that you can enjoy without hampering your weight loss plans.
Health Benefits Of Oats For Weight Loss | How Oats Can Help Lose Weight:
Oats or oatmeal is one of the healthiest grains out there for a weight loss diet. It is enriched with soluble fibre that smoothens the digestion process and facilitates healthy bowel movement. The protein content in oatmeal also keeps us full for longer. Further, studies have found a positive impact of eating oatmeal on heart health, as it is believed that whole grains may help improve good cholesterol levels. According to the book 'Healing Foods' by DK Publishing, "Oats contain multiple nutrients and a gummy, water-soluble fibre and beta-glucan, which helps reduce unhealthy (LDL) cholesterol. They are also known to be excellent for easing indigestion."
Why Dhokla For Weight Loss? | Why Dhokla Is A Healthy Weight Loss Snack:
The Gujarati favourite, Dhokla always finds a way into our most-loved snacks. The best part about dhokla is not just its incredible taste but also its wonderful health properties. Since dhokla is steamed, it is low in calories when compared to deep-fried, oil-laden goodies. Further, the preparation of dhokla requires minimal oil, thus making it an ideal weight-loss snack.
How To Make Oats Vegetable Dhokla For Weight Loss Diet | Oats Vegetable Dhokla Recipe:
The goodness of vegetables and oats in this dhokla recipe makes it a fulfilling and wholesome snack for a weight loss diet. Here's how you can make oats vegetable dhokla at home.
Take a bowl and mix together powdered oats, semolina (sooji), ginger-chilli paste, chilli powder and salt to taste.
Now, mix in the boiled vegetables like green peas, French beans, carrots, or any other local or seasonal vegetables of your choice.
Slowly add the dahi or yogurt to the batter. Keep mixing to avoid lumps from forming.
When the batter is ready, add the fruit salt and give it one last mix before setting the batter aside.
Now, take a greased thali and pour the batter into it. Shake the thali till the mixture spreads evenly.
Let it steam in a steamer for about 10 minutes or till the dhoklas are evenly cooked. Cut it into small squares, and garnish with coriander leaves and mustard seeds if desired. Enjoy the fresh chutney of choice!
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