3 Healthy Recipes For Chai Time During Monsoon Season

Healthy Food to Eat in Rainy Season

Monsoon is here, and we know you must be craving some lip-smacking, hot pakoras, spicy chaat, and all-time favorite fried potato chips. 

Even health-conscious people can’t control their drooling taste buds during the monsoon season. As an outcome, we eat a lot of fried high calories food and then start complaining about increased belly fat.

So, the question is can we make healthy recipes during the monsoon? – Well, yes definitely you can!

But what if today we are going to share the most “healthy + delicious” = Healthylicious chia time snacks recipes with you? 

Do not be surprised because, yes we are going to share the three healthy food to eat in rainy season as a snack. So, that you would neither compromise on your family’s taste nor their health. Let us dig in!!

1. Baked Apple Chips

Forget that store-bought, full of sodium and preservatives potato chips. Buy some fresh red apples and simply bake them for a chewy, semi-sweet, and healthy snack.

Ingredients

  • Fresh 2-3 Apples
  • Cinnamon Powder
  •  Granulated Organic Brown Sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven at 200 F.
  • Wash your apples and cut circular thin strips with a knife. 
  • If you want to remove seed part, use a mini bottle cap to press in the middle and remove the seed part. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • Place thin slices of apples on the baking sheet. 
  • Sprinkle, some cinnamon powder and brown sugar on the apple slices.
  • Baked the apple slices for 1 hour. 
  • Flip after an hour then, baked these again on the other side for an hour.
  • Turn off the oven and let your chips rest in the oven for 2 hours. 
  • The elongated baking time help you get, super crispy apple chips. 

Note – In few circumstances, baking this long still can result in few chewy chips. This is normal. 

Store these at room temperature in an air-tight container and you can serve these to your kids, whenever they crave chips.

2. Baked Whole Wheat Murukku

Murukku is a famous South-Indian snacking recipe. Mostly served as a fried delicacy. But here, we are going to make some healthier twists by baking them in the oven.

To make these you will need a Muslin Cloth, Steamer, and a Murukku Maker or Namkeen Maker with a murukku shape plate. You can find one on amazon easily. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 3/4 cup Rice Flour (finely ground)
  • 1 Teaspoon Asetofida Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon White Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water For Mixing
  • 1 Teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1 Spray Oil Can
  • Salt To Taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven at 200 C.
  • Line a baking sheet with a greased parchment paper. 
  • Mix wheat, rice flour and all spices together in a bowl. 
  • Pour the flour mix in a muslin cloth, taking all sides of the cloth, tie a knot.
  • Put this cloth in a steamer for 10 to 15 minutes and let the flour mix steam. 
  • Allow it to cool down at room temperature. 
  •  Open the cloth and you will see a block of flour. 
  • Crumble the block with hands into powder.
  • Sieve the powder once and to insure not lumps are there. Add some warm water to this to make a soft dough.
  • Use oil to grease the murukku maker. Add the dough inside murukku maker.
  • In a spiral motion make murukku shape on the baking sheet. Keep them at equal distance. 
  • Spray some oil on the murukku’s. Bake these for 20 minutes. 
  • Flip and again bake these from other side for next 20 minutes. 

Cool these completely at room temperature and store them in an air-tight container for a healthy snacking time. 

3. Baked Onion Pakora

Indians know very well that pakora and monsoon are snacking soulmates. Hence, we must not leave our list without a Pakora recipe. 

But as promised, we will make it healthy for you. So, no oil, and no frying. Let’s bake our pakora’s today!

Ingredients

  • 3 Large Onions
  • 1/4 cup Rice Flour
  • 1/2 cup Chickpea Flour or Besan
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Chilli Flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoon Chat Masala
  • 1/2 cup Water For Mixing 
  • Salt To Taste

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven at 200 C.
  • Line a baking sheet with a greased parchment paper. 
  • Combine chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, turmeric, garam masala, red chilli flakes, and chat masala in a bowl. 
  • Add water in the bowl and well combine all to form a smooth batter without any lumps. 
  • Batter should have a medium runny consistency. 
  • Pour medium sliced onion rings in the batter bowl.
  • Place a tablespoonful of onion rings at equal distance on the baking sheet. 
  • Make sure you drip-off any excess batter from the rings by shaking. 
  • Bake these for 20 to 25 minutes until golden brown. 

Sprinkle some chaat masala on the top of pakoras and serve these hot and fresh with some homemade fresh green chutney.

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