Do you happen to be someone who loves to snack? If the fear of weight gain has been keeping you from digging into your favourite snacks then let us tell you: you’re not alone. Most of us think that snacks are unhealthy; but the truth is they don’t need to be.
There are plenty of ingredients out there that don’t just make for yummy snacks but also protect your health. These ingredients can be prepared in a way that suits your taste buds. And turns out, mushrooms are one of the best options when it comes to healthy snacking!
Did you know that one cup of mushrooms contains just 28 calories approximately? If you’re someone who loves spicy and chatpata snacks, then you’re going to love this low-calorie mushroom tikka recipe.
Here are the things you will need:
- 200 gms mushrooms
- ½ cup curd
- 1 tbsp besan
- ½ tsp red mirchi powder
- ½ tsp garam masala
- ¼ tsp turmeric
- ½ tsp ginger garlic paste
- ¼ tsp ajwain,
- ¼ tsp coriander powder
- ¼ tsp cumin powder
- Lemon/amchur/chaat masala to taste
- Salt to taste
Here’s how you can make it:
1. The power of this dish lies in marination. So mix the curd, besan, and spices to make a smooth paste. Add in the mushrooms to this mix for marination. Leave this aside for a minimum of thirty minutes so that the mushrooms can fully take on the flavour of this mix.
2. Place the mushroom pieces on to skewers. Alternatively, you can line up the pieces on an aluminum foil as well. Now, heat the oven at 200°C and cook the mushroom for about 20 minutes, or till they’re done.
3. Serve these with onions and green chutney!
Apart from being low in calories and high on taste, this dish is loaded with antioxidants and some essential vitamins! In fact, according to the American National Cancer Institute, mushrooms have the power to prevent lung and breast cancer if consumed regularly.
Moreover, the vitamin C content in mushrooms will ensure that your immune system stays healthy enough to fight off infections. The potassium content of mushrooms further ensures your heart stays healthy by regulating blood pressure. Even the American Heart Association recommends mushrooms to increase potassium intake.
So, don’t ever give up on snacking! Try this chatpata mushroom tikka recipe instead.