Fried foods for many is first love. Be it the world famous fries or the variety of appetisers available at many restaurants. Fried food is delicious but has a lot of reasons for us to avoid them. They are unhealthy and tend to make you fat. Fried food is a staple of any dining but we all know that obesity, diabetes and heart disease are on the rise and fried food is filled with unhealthy fats. Even if we start out with a low-fat vegetable, it absorbs a lot of fat when fried. There are healthier ways to cook our food that involve less or no fat and not sacrifice any of the flavor.
Here are 5 alternatives to frying food that taste great.
1. Baked Samosa – one of the best North Indian snacks is usually stuffed with potato and deep fried. That is what makes it so delicious. Instead of frying, try baking the samosa. The taste is the same, but reduces the fat intake, because no oil. If you are making one, make sure the outer portion is a little not too hard.
2. Baked Fries – Have you ever tried to bake your fries? Toss your Fries into a large bowl, sprinkle with any Seasonings and Salt you desire, and stir well. If you are dining outside, make sure you ask them if they have a baked alternative.
3. Baked Onion/Capsicum rings – Onion rings are a part of many starter platters. They are crisp and always make you happy. Instead of the fried onion rings, ask for baked onion rings. They taste the same almost and not give you the guilt.
There are a lot of places in Mumbai that offer baked food instead of fried. If you are cooking, it’s the best way to deal with a No Fry Diet. So get your bake mode on and try all your favourite food.