I love food! don’t we all?. well, food is the basis of life and provides us energy to keep going, so we must all love food :). agree?
Having said that, I am in a constant challenge when it comes to eating something tasteful, which also provides nourishment to my body. It is tough to achieve that balance as we easily get swayed by yummy junk food (which tastes great btw!) but are so poor in nutritional value, that it leaves you feeling drained and awful at the end. This happens to us all and yes I do get swayed on daily basis, however, most of the times I am able to reason the pros and cons in my head and control the junk temptations. It’s mind over matter after all 🙂
The trick that works for me is having healthy and yummy food cooked ahead of time (i.e. before the hunger pang strikes!), so I don’t give in to my mind secretly seeding junk food names in my consciousness 🙂
Well, to help you out, here is a recipe that is both tasteful, satisfying and above all highly nutritious!! Give this a try as opposed to ordering take-out this weekend!
This recipe calls for Beets, Potatoes and Long Squash!
Beets as we know are high in anti-oxidants, anti-aging, rich in folic acid and iron. Long Squash is commonly used in Vedic Indian cooking, given it’s cooling properties which promotes healthy digestive track and easily digestible over other vegetables. If you can’t find Long Squash in the market, feel free to replace with Zucchini.
- One Green Long Squash (use 1-2 zucchini for replacement)
- One Beetroot
- One potato (boiled)
- One chopped onion
- Chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Chopped fresh mint leaves
- 4-5 tablespoons of Besan (Chickpea flour)
- Spices - ½ teaspoon of salt and black pepper, chillies (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil of your choice
- Grate Beetroot, Potato and Squash all in one bowl
- Add in the spices and mix well
- Add in a few tablespoons of chickpea flour (besan) and mix well. The mixture will start to stick together due to natural moisture in squash and beetroot. Mashes well with hands. You can play around with adding more besan or few tablespoons of water to get the right consistency to make it into patties ->Take a handful of mixture in your palm and pat it to make it a patty and cook it over a non-stick pan. Add in a few drops of oil.
- Serve crispy with buns and sauce of your choice.