It is the season of garam chai and pakoras, the season of khichdi and papad, the perfect weather to curl up on your bed and enjoy a book along with a cup of adrak chai. Well I hope I did not have to step out in this season and could spend all rainy days my way! ;)
Though we all love pakoras with our cup of steaming hot cup of tea/ coffee, health conscious youngsters and weight watchers are increasingly looking out for healthier versions of comfort food.
Well, one of my most favourite monsoon food has gone off the shelves *sob sob*. It is off course the most dependable and easy to make Maggi. Hope it makes a comeback super soon. I can't wait to lay my hands on a pack of Maggi. I was so crazy about it that the aroma of it used to make me hungry. I am sure everyone who has ever stayed in hostels understand the importance of having a pack of Maggi in their kitchen stock. It has so many memories attached to it. Pure nostalgia.
Before I get carried away with Maggi, here is a list of healthy comfort food that I swear by:
1. Chicken Soup : Nothing is more inviting than coming back home to a bowl of hot chicken soup after getting wet in the rains. Not only is it tasty, it also has a host of health benefits ! It keeps all the sneezing and coughing at bay. I love a bowl of chicken clear soup with just onions, garlic and chicken thrown in, seasoned with pepper, vinegar and chilies.
|Chicken Stew (Source:|
3. Khichdi: I am sure this one is everyone's favourites. A generous one pot meal of rice, daal and veggies, this one is extremely healthy.Just make sure its hot and I am sure you will enjoy the meal.
4. Vegetable Tikkis : If you are craving for something fried, try these healthy soya tikkis. Just make sure you use a non stick tawa and use minimum oil for making the tikkis. Non stick tawa will avoid sticking of the tikkis and will minimize oil usage. I had posted the recipe on the blog sometime back, you can take a look at it here.
|Vegetable tikkis ( Source: http://foodviva.com/)|
Happy Eating. Do share your idea of a healthy comfort meal.