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Tasty recipes using less oil from celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar
There is a common misconception that oil-less food or food made with less oil is not tasty. But if made well, with the right ingredients, recipe, and cookware, it’s very much possible. While fried dishes can be whipped up in a matter of minutes or on the go, they are bad for us in the long run and can pose serious health problems. Oil-less or food made with less oil can taste as good as – or sometimes even better than – heavy-fried dishes and come with the bonus of being good for your mind and body.
That’s why Home Centre, with celebrity chef Ranveer Brar, has come up with five tasty yet healthy dishes that are easy to make and go easy with the oil.
Hare Chane ki Chaat
Hare Chane, also known as green chickpeas, is a protein-packed and fibre-rich food. They are rich in vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorus, and iron. Apart from helping control chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, hara chana cuts unhealthy cravings and instils satiety. This feeling speeds up the process of weight loss and improves overall body functioning. Hare Chane ki Chaat takes no more than 15 minutes to make if you have the necessary cookware in place and have boiled the chana overnight or a few hours before preparation. Also, a wide-base cutting board can help you cut multiple veggies needed for the chaat easily.
Black Rice Pudding
Black Rice Pudding is made from a special variety of rice that regular people were forbidden to eat in ancient China; it was reserved for royalty. Thankfully, black rice is available in abundance these days, and one of the reasons for its wide usage is that it requires little to no oil for its preparation. Black rice is rich in antioxidants, protein, and other nutrients. Black rice pudding is a sweet, natural detoxifier and is also gluten-free. It doesn’t taste anything like white rice and has a chewy and nutty kind of texture. This feature makes black rice ideal for making sweet dishes. It takes little time to cook and is a life-saver when visitors drop in unannounced. Use some colourful yet functional cookware to add visual appeal and make your preparation stand out even more!
Champorado, better known as chocolate rice pudding, is a native health-infused sweet dish from the Philippines. Unlike black rice pudding, this uses white rice. But the result is a dish that has an uncanny resemblance to black rice pudding. Champorado requires not even a drop of oil; it gets its smooth, chewy texture from the water added during preparation. Champorado doesn’t have many health benefits. But compared to desserts high in white sugar, it is a godsend. This is probably due to the use of dark chocolate and brown sugar that are healthy substitutes for milk chocolate and white sugar. Indulge in some delicious champorado guilt-free with some of our prettiest textured, patterned, and printed serve ware.
Sassam is a traditional Assamese dish that is a fine blend of sweet and sour. Each bite can surprise you as the taste palate will vary from sweet to tangy in milliseconds. From mustard seeds and mint leaves to fruits like mango, pineapple, and grapes – sassam teases your taste buds. Making Sassam takes no more than half an hour and requires very little oil. This makes it a very gut-friendly and healthy dish. For sassam to turn out right, it needs a lot of proper measuring and the perfect timing. With our measuring spoons, you can measure multiple ingredients at once. There’s no need to feel shy while using these. Even an expert like Ranveer Brar uses measuring cups and spoons to make his signature dishes.
Teliya Maah is a classic Himachal delicacy. It is a delicious creamy curry made from black gram or green gram dal. It also uses kidney beans, curd, and several other spices and masalas. It is a very healthy dish that is rich in protein, iron, and folate. It might seem that making a dal dish like Teliya Maah will require copious amounts of oil. Don’t worry, this curry only needs a few teaspoons of oil. You can make it in no time, and once you do, you will realise it works well as a house staple. As teliya maah requires the use of different oils such as mustard and ghee, you might need to switch between oil jars more than once. To make it easy, you can use our spill-proof and easy-pour spout oil jars.
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