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If you’re a chaat lover but hate to pile on the unnecessary calories, then we’ve got some great news for you! You can now satiate your appetite for spicy food without gaining weight — yes, it’s true. Boiled egg chaat is the answer to your spicy food cravings; after all, it blends both taste and health in one snack!
Not only does it satiate your craving for something spicy, but it also ensures you stay healthy. This is because the egg chaat is high in nutrition, and if you’re someone who’s looking to lose weight or build muscles, then this is perfect for you.
What’s more, it hardly takes any time and effort to make this snack, which means you can do it whenever you crave for spicy food!
And here’s the recipe…
Calories: 139 per serving
What you need:
6 boiled eggs, peeled
2 tbsp coriander and mint chutney
1 medium cucumber, peeled
2-3 green chillies
15-20 fresh mint leaves
2 tbsp fresh coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Chaat masala to taste
¾ tsp roasted cumin seeds, crushed
1 medium onion
Chopped red capsicum (for garnishing)
This is how you can make it
Step 1: Finely chop the onion. Cut the cucumber vertically, and slice.
Step 2: Finely chop green chillies, mint leaves and coriander leaves.
Step 3: Mix all the chopped and sliced ingredients in a bowl.
Step 4: Add salt, chaat masala, crushed roasted cumin seeds, and mint and coriander chutney to the mixture.
Step 6: Add vertically sliced eggs to the mixture (you may remove the yolk as per taste preferences) and mix well.
Step 7: Garnish with the reserved red capsicum and serve immediately.
Here’s what makes this recipe so healthy
While you enjoy this spicy chaat, remember that eggs are not just delicious, they also keep you full for longer by increasing the levels of leptin, a hormone that helps you feel satisfied after consuming food. Besides being protein-rich, eggs also contain essential nutrients and minerals, including vitamin D, A, E, B5, and B12, folate, riboflavin (vitamin B2), selenium, iron, iodine and phosphorus.
The protein in eggs is unlike any other: it contains all nine essential amino acids that are needed by the body for optimum growth and maintenance. In addition, eggs help increase levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also commonly known as “good cholesterol”. Higher levels of HDL help to reduce the risk of heart disease.
So, the next time you really want something chatpata, don’t think twice and prepare a plate of this healthy and delicious egg chaat!