Recipes to try out on World No Diet Day
What if you were told you can eat whatever you want, without a worry in the world? What if you never had to give a thought or feel guilty about what you eat? Sounds like a dream doesn’t it? Well, some of us have given up or adjusted our diets during this lockdown, and are enjoying eating junk food for no good reason. There are some who might still be sticking to their healthy diets, this is for them! There’s no better time to let it go, ditch the diet and enjoy this day; World No Diet Day. Break free from the diets and eat what your heart desires for a day.
World No Diet Day was created in acceptance of all body types, and to end fat shaming, weight discrimination.and develop more body positivity. You’re already wondering what your no diet meal should be aren’t you? Check out these 5 recipes on ZEE5.
1. Dilli Ki Aloo Tikki Chaat
You might not be able to go out in the streets but can make the street food at home with this Aloo Tikki chaat. In a bowl take boiled potatoes and mix it with salt and water. In another bowl take urad dal, coriander leaves, green chillies, black salt, asafoetida, ginger, chaat masala and red chilli powder and mix well. Make round balls of the potato mixture and add the urad dal mixture in the middle. Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the tikkis till they are golden brown. Serve the tikki on a plate and top with dahi, tamarind chutney and coriander chutney, cumin powder, black salt,
2. Crispy Fried Chicken
Here’s how you can have your own almost KFC style chicken at home. Take 8-10 pieces of chicken breast in a bowl. Use 2 tablespoons of ginger and garlic paste, and marinate the chicken with it. Add sambar masala, chilli powder to the mix, and further marinate the chicken. In another bowl add one cup of breadcrumbs and mix it with sambar masala, and chilli powder. Add salt to taste in both the bowls. Take one egg white and coat the chicken with it. Dip the chicken in the breadcrumbs, and coat the chicken properly before frying.
3. Chicken Biryani
Biryani is one of the most ordered dishes in restaurants. Here’s how you can make it at home too. Heat oil in a pan and add cinnamon, bay leaves, cloves, cumin, green elaichi. Add chopped onions to this mix and saute it together. Add slit green chillies, chicken and turmeric while continuing to saute these for a while. To this add tomatoes, salt, ginger garlic paste, yogurt, red chilli powder and mix well. In another bowl, boil rice and then add it on top of the chicken mixture. Top off this biryani with pudina and coriander leaves, as well as fried onions, and let it cook for a few more minutes.
Malpuas are the simplest and most delicious ghee laden desserts you can make at home. Pour one cup of sugar in a heated pan with water, and let it dissolve. In another bowl add one cup of maida and suji. To this mixture add some saunf (fennel seeds) and mix gently. Let the sugar syrup cool before pouring it into the suji and maida mixture. Let this batter ferment for a few hours. Heat ghee in a pan, and pour the batter as flat round circles. Fry the malpuas till the edges turn golden brown.
5. Fried Ice-cream
Nothing says comfort food better than fried ice-cream. It’s summertime and we’re sure you have a bowl of ice-cream in your freezers. Here’s how you can give it a different twist. Take a few scoops of ice cream and coat them with crushed corn flakes. Once the ice-cream scoops are coated properly, keep them in a freezer for an hour. Heat oil in a pan, and when it is boiling hot, place the ice-cream scoops in it for just 15 seconds, till the cornflakes get a light brown colour. You can top this ice-cream with either honey or chocolate sauce or both!