Super Easy And Yummy Healthy Iftaar Recipes You Must Try
Ramadan or Ramzaan is the month of prayers and fasting, but as most you know post fasting come eating! Lots of eating! There have been times when instead of loosing weight people have actually put on weight post Ramadan! Surprising? Don't be. Putting on weight is super easy with all the fried high on calorie food that iftaar is made up of. However, you can change that, and take a healthy turn this Ramadan, with these healthy iftaar recipes that have for you. High on taste, but low on calories, these recipes are not to be missed.
100 grams chickpeas (kabuli chana)
1 lemon juiced
4 medium cloves of garlic (lehsun)
Virgin olive oil
Salt (to taste)
Red chilli powder
Soak the chickpeas in water and leave it over night or till they have doubled in size.
Boil the soaked chickpeas in a pressure cooker or in vessel with a lid. Add some salt to the water.
Strain the chickpeas and keep the cooking water aside. You will need this later.
Grind the chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice and salt in a food processor.
Add the chickpea-liquid little by little till a pasty consistency is achieved.
Mix in 2 teaspoons of virgin olive oil, and blend it once more.
Empty the hummus in a bowl or plate. Drizzle with virgin olive oil and sprinkle on some chilli powder.
Serve with your choice of bread or even use it as a side with grilled chicken.
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Sprouted Moong Chaat
100 grams sprouted green gram (moong)
One medium onion (chopped)
One medium tomato (chopped)
One medium cucumber (chopped)
2 teaspoons red chilli powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon oil
Salt (to taste)
Yoghurt (dahi) (optional)
Heat oil in a non-stick bottomed vessel. Crack cumin seeds in the oil.
Add in the onions, chilli powder and salt. Toss for a few seconds.
Add the sprouted moong and stir. Add some water to this and cover with a lid for 3-5 minutes on a low flame.
Check if the moong is cooked, but is still crunchy. Turn off the flame.
Add the tomatoes and cucumber and toss it up.
Transfer to a plate and serve.
You can top it up with yoghurt if you so prefer.
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Baked Barbeque Chicken Tikkas
500 grams boneless chicken (cut in cubes)
3 cloves garlic (crushed or minced)
3 tablespoons barbeque sauce
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt (to taste)
2 green chillies (crushed or minced)
½ teaspoon mustard sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
Marinate the chicken cubes in barbeque sauce, garlic, green chillies, salt, lemon juice, mustard sauce and olive oil. Leave it to marinate for 3-4 hours.
Take metal or wooden skewers and pass them through the chicken cubes.
Place baking paper on a baking tray. Place the chicken skewers on the tray.
Preheat you oven on max for 5 minutes.
Bake the skewers for 20 minute on 170 degrees Celsius.
Check if the chicken is done. If not leave it for a few more minutes.
Serve hot with your choice accompaniment.
Don't miss out on these delicious healthy iftaar recipes this Ramadan. Do try them out. Stay healthy, stay happy! :)