Our favorite four-letter word “C-H-A-I” has been famous in the sub-continent for ages. Doesn’t matter whether we are at work, home or on holiday, a day without Chai/ tea is not acceptable to most of us. Especially in evening tea or mid-meal snacking, our hearts and mind crave crispy and greasy snacks like kachoris, pakoras, or samosas. These are delicious without any doubt, however, eating them daily could be hazardous to our health.
It is not an option to skip snacking with our tea. Therefore, the best thing to do is to pick up healthy snacking. After well-versed research of nutritionist writings, we recommend choosing multigrain snacks.
Benefits of using Multigrain in snacking
- Multigrain flour is a good source of dietary fiber, and it will keep you full for a longer time
- Loaded with proteins, minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins
- Rich in healthy fats, which help to decrease cholesterols
- Low in calories, compared to maida or white flour, therefore ideal for weight loss without compromising on taste
Multigrain snacks are a great attraction for people who are health-conscious and looking for tasty recipes as well. These snacks are quick to prepare and simple in ingredients.
1. Multigrain Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is delicious and there is a better way to enjoy your favorite food. You can use multigrain bread, made from multigrain flour, easily available in the market. The recipe is simple and quick, follow the following easiest steps:
- Preheat the pan
- Chop 4 – 5 garlic cloves
- Cut 3 – 4 slices of multi-grain bread
- Add 4 Tbsp of butter to the hot pan
- Add 1 tsp chili flakes and chopped garlic and 1 tsp chili flakes
- Mix well, turn off the heat and let it cool
- Spread the fresh garlic butter on multigrain bread slices
- Place it in the oven for 2 – 3 minutes at 150 degrees
Enjoy crispy and delicious healthy multigrain bread with your Chai/tea.
2. Multigrain Paratha
This recipe can be consumed for breakfast or a meal. It is nutritious, delicious, and full filling a hungry stomach. The recipe is appended below:
- Mix 2 tbsp of jowar atta, 2 Tbsp multigrain atta, 1/2 tsp ajwain, 1 tsp fenugreek seeds, 1/2 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp red chili powder, 1/2 tsp salt.
- Combine these all well and knead a soft dough using water
- Make small size chapatis from this dough
- Cook these chapatis on a griddle and serve hot
3. Multigrain Idli
It is not difficult to prepare multigrain idlis; all you need to do is swap out the rice for nutritious flour, such as bajra, ragi, or jowar flour, along with a small amount of whole wheat.
- For two hours soak urad dal and fenugreek seeds in a bowl of water
- Drain it and add ½ cup of water to blend it to make a smooth batter
- Move the batter to a bowl and mix multigrain flour and jowar flour in it, add salt, and water and whisk it nicely
- Cover and keep it overnight
- In the morning, when the batter is fermented, mix it again
- Grease the idli with little oil, and pour the idli batter into greased molds
- Steam it for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Serve hot
Multigrain bread or flour receipts are highly recommended for snacking, and it is easy to find them in the supermarket. The best Multigrain atta available is Nutricles, which is made up of 14 grains, has no cholesterol, good source of protein, is fiber-rich, and contains omega 3, 6, and 9.
It is very convenient to make delicious recipes with the best multigrain flour in Pakistan, sold by Nutricles. These healthy snacks include naans, chapattis, parathas, pizza, cookies, muffins, waffles, idli, donuts, and numerous other delicious options.