Low calorie snacks ~ Jowar bhel

Incase you haven’t already heard from me (because my real life friends are the only ones still reading this blog) K lost a whopping 39 kilos over the last 10 months.

Before you ask why I haven’t, I don’t come in the ‘one plus one offer’ and hey no one trusts a skinny cook!

Anyway. Jowar is a millet, low GI and widely used in telangana and made into these yummy nutty rotis that are perfect for the winter and to mop up thick spicy gravies. But try asking K to eat jowari roti and he will screw up his nose. So we innovate.

I got a packet of jowar pops, the kernels, popped like popcorn using dry heat. They are quite insipid to be eaten as is. It is available spiced and salted too but there is just too much spice and salt for my taste, so I get the plain ones and use as needed.

Use your favourite simple chopped salad, add some jowar pops and salt and lemon juice and your done!

Jowar Bhel (serves 2)

1 cup popped jowar

1 cup finely chopped cucumber

1/2 cup finely chopped tomato

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh coriander leaves

salt to taste

1/4 teaspoon red chilli powder

1/4 teaspoon roasted cumin powder

1 tablespoon tomato sauce

1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix all of the above well in a large bowl, serve immediately. Thats it!


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