Healthy is not boring!

New Delhi, April 2 (IANSlife) Eating right is on everyone’s agenda. Who ever said that taste and healthy are at odds with each other?

Celebrity chef Amrita Raichand believes that “Healthy is not boring!”. A mummy herself, Raichand shares some quick recipes to make healthy eating more fun.



Boiled Potatoes – 2 ( medium )

Paneer – 100 Gms

Oats flour – 2 ½ tbsp

Soya granules – ½ cup

Garlic paste – 2 tbsp

Ginger paste – 1tbsp

Turmeric – ½ tsp

Pink salt – to taste

Raw mango powder – 1 tsp

Garam masala – 1 tsp

Cheese slice – 1 slice

Roasted peanuts – 2 tbsp ( crushed )

Lemon juice – ½ tsp

Oil – 1 ½ tbsp

Chopped coriander – for garnish


1. In a pan heat some oil, add the ginger- garlic paste, cook for 1 min, then add the turmeric and cook for another ½ a minute or so.

2. In a mixing bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and the paneer. Then add half of the cooked gg paste, mixing them well. Now add the Oats flour, some pink salt and raw mango powder and bring everything together to form a dough.

3. Now for the filling , heat the same pan in which the gg paste was cooked and add the soaked soya granules to the remaining gg paste. Cook for a few mins. Add the garam masala, crushed peanuts and cheese slice and cook till the cheese melts. Squeeze some lemon juice finish with some chopped coriander.

4. Once cool, take small balls of potato dough, stuff it with the filling, and shape them into small cylinders, about an inch in height.

5. Deep fry these in hot oil till golden brown and serve with a dip of your choice.



Boiled sweet potatoes-1cup

Soya granules-1/2cup


Pepper-1 tsp

Potato starch-1/2tbsp

Chopped coriander-1/4tbsp

Green peas mashed-1.5 tbsp

Carrot small dices-1.5 tbsp

Oats-2 tbsp

Schezwan Sauce-



Chopped onion-2tbsp

Chilly paste-3tbsp




Tomato paste-1tbsp


1. Soak the soya granules in warm water till plump and soft. Once done squeeze out the excess water and keep aside.

2. To make the schezwan sauce, heat the oil in a pan, add the chopped garlic & ginger and sauté for 5 to 7 minutes. Now add the chopped onion, once it gets translucent, add the chili paste and let it cook for 15 to 20 minutes. Then add the vinegar, tomato paste, sugar and salt and cook for another 5 minutes. Once the mixture starts releasing its oil, remove from the pan and keep aside.

3. Now take the boiled sweet potato and green peas in a bowl and mash properly. Add the soya granules, boiled carrot dice, a little of the prepared schezwan sauce (or more depending on your taste)and salt, pepper to taste. Mix the filling properly and add a little potato starch to bind the mixture.

4. Once well mixed, make small cutlets of around 35 to 40 gms each, coat with the oats and shallow fry patties till nicely cooked and golden on each side. Remove on kitchen towels to absorb the excess oil.

5. Cut healthy bread slices into roundels with a cookie cutter. Line it with lettuce, a slice of tomato and cheese slices. Then place the soya Pattie on it, drizzle the sauce of choice and serve.



Crushed cornflakes ¼ cup

Crushed chikki ¼ cup

Yogurt ½ cup

Papaya ½ cup (cut into small cubes)

Strawberries 5 whole (4 cut into small cubes and 1 for garnish)

Mint leaves a sprig (for garnish)


1. To make parfait, start with the layer of crushed cornflakes in a desired glass.

2. Add the next layer of papaya then add yogurt gently on top making sure it does not weigh the bottom layer down.

3. Add the next layer of crushed chikki followed by strawberry and then yogurt.

4. Cut a strawberry in the shape of a flower and garnish the Parfait along with a sprig of mint leaf.

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