Baingan, brinjal, aubergine, eggplant – we know this oval-shaped, dark purple vegetable with many names, but for some reason, we don’t get excited by the thought of this vegetable. As kids, we would often avoid having baingan ki sabzi and as adults, we aren’t excited at the thought of having baingan for lunch. But why so? The baingan is filled with all kinds of health benefits that are good for our health! Being a low-calorie vegetable, you can consume more of this vegetable without worrying about your calorie intake. The high fibre content from the baingan also acts as a natural laxative, keeping your digestive system clean and healthy. Adding this vegetable to your diet is a smart choice, and thanks to us, it shall be a delicious one as well! We have found healthy baingan snack recipes that are bound to make you drool.
Here’re 5 Baingan Snacks For A Guilt-Free Indulgence:
1. Baingan Chips – Our Recommendation
While we were searching for low-calorie foods, we came across this yummy recipe of baingan (brinjal) chips that will be a good alternative to the packed chips we find in stores. These baingan chips can be enjoyed guilt-free!
2. Baingan Palita
Another delicious baingan snack, the baingan slices are marinated in garlic, coriander, red chilli powder and oil to give them a rich flavour. The recipe requires shallow frying but you either air fry the slices or bake the slices as well.
3. Baingan Bhaja
This healthy baked snack is made from thinly cut slices of eggplant and later is tossed in spices and can be made in just 20 minutes! The result shall be crispy slices of baked baingan, coated with flavourful masalas.
4. Baingan Chaat
Baingan chaat (or eggplant salad) is basically cubed baingan tossed in a sweet-and-tangy homemade dressing and served with chopped coriander, mint and onion in it. Besides being flavorful, this dish also makes a perfect healthy treat for the ones who are on a low-carb diet.
Who doesn’t enjoy a nice, crispy cutlet?! Now you can use the low-calorie brinjal to make a healthier version of the cutlets we enjoy in the restaurant! With basic ingredients that are available at home, you can easily whip up this delicious snack.
Try out these baingan snack recipes and let us know which one is your favourite in the comments section below!
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