Cholesterol Reducing Low-cal Parantha for Winter
Paranthas are a staple diet option for any Indian table. In winters, craving for hot spicy paranthas among food lovers experience an all time high! Unfortunately, this gives a ‘high’ to many other aspects of body such as cholesterol (the bad one), blood pressure, and blood sugar. High cholesterol, high blood pressure and high blood sugar levels in the body are certainly not appreciable. They can lead to a number of health problems including diabetes, hypertension, heart diseases, strokes and many more.
Excess oil consumption and indulgence in fried foods can result in weight gain which is again an open invitation to many other health conditions.
Being a foodie is no sin. Seriously! However, not experimenting with food and trying out new healthy recipes is. Love for tastier foods sans any concern about health is the biggest blunder one can commit.
As already discussed, eating parantha for breakfast is a common feature in India. Parathas are also high energy/caloric food. You may be surprised to know that a single paratha provides around 500 calories. In earlier days, consuming about 2-3 parathas at breakfast was considered a sign of good appetite. Well, those were also good old golden days when people involved in a lot of physical activity.
Unfortunately, today’s era of inactivity and sedentary lifestyle followed by people, consuming 3 paranthas a day can be health devastating! This routine is certainly not advisable. It can cause high cholesterol, weight gain and many other diseases.
Well, this doesn’t mean that you need to abstain from paranthas for the rest of your life. The idea is to make your parantha a little more healthier and less in fat.
Here’s a paratha recipe which is low in calories, yet tasty and extremely easy to digest:
The Winter Spring Onion Paratha
- Whole wheat flour – ¼ cup
- Oats – 2 tsps
- Spring onion leaves – 4 tsp
- Low fat yogurt – 3 tsp
- Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp
- Garlic paste – 1/4 tsp
- Olive oil – 1/4 tsp
- Rock salt – To taste
Step 1: Mix all of the above ingredients.
Step 2: Prepare soft dough with warm water.
Step 3: Keep aside for 15 min.
Step 4: Take small portions of dough.
Step 5: Spread with a rolling pin into medium sized circles.
Step 6: Bake on a tawa/flat pan over a medium flame.
Step 7: Spread oil on it.
Step 8: Serve this health friendly spring onion winter parantha with low fat yogurt/curd and pickles.
Why is this Parantha Healthy and Cholesterol reducing?
- Garlic paste, high fiber wheat flour, and oats are known to reduce bad cholesterol.
- Cumin powder will help in improving digestion.
- Yogurt and wheat flour will provide the necessary protein.
- Olive oil provides the necessary healthy fat content.
So what are you waiting for? Try this amazing low cal cholesterol reducing parantha recipe today! Happy winter eating!