This section is ideal for you if you're trying to get started living a heart-healthy lifestyle. It's full with healthy heart dishes that are prepared with low fat and a lot of whole grains, that helps to reduce cholesterol levels and improves healthy heart functions. We have used such ingredients that are good for your cardiovascular health, and are cooked with smart cooking techniques.
Oats & Jowar Pancakes
Being extremely satiating, they prevent you from binging on junk food and improves cardiovascular condition. Serve these oats jowar pancakes hot, along with green chutney for breakfast and it is one of the best foods for heart so you are all set to get your share of Protein, Vitamins and some amount of Iron in the morning.
- 1/4 cup quick cooking rolled oats
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (gehun ka atta)
- 1/4 cup jowar (white millet) flour
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onions
- 1/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
- Salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
- 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania)
- 3 tsp peanut oil for greasing and cooking
- To make Indian oats and jowar pancakes, combine all the ingredients in a deep bowl, add approx. 34 cup of water and mix well to make a thick batter.
- Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) and grease it lightly using 1/4 tsp of oil.
- Pour a ladleful of the batter on the tava (griddle) and spread in a circular motion to make a puri sized round pancake.
- Cook on a slow flame till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides, using 1/4 tsp of oil.
- Repeat with the remaining batter to make 3 more pancakes.
- Serve the Indian oats pancake with jowar hot with the green chutney.
Sprouts dhokla is a dhokla, but it's not your typical one because moong sprouts are included in its preparation, making it even healthier and also heart-healthy food! It is a traditional Gujarati steamed food that is light and fluffy. This classic sprouts and spinach dhokla is relished as an appetiser, a teatime snack, or even for breakfast and it also helps to lower cholesterol along with sugar control and in turn also helps with diabetes control. In essence, something you can eat whenever you're hungry!
- 1 cup sprouted moong (whole green gram)
- 1/2 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
- 3 green chillies, roughly chopped
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp besan (bengal gram flour)
- 1 tsp fruit salt
- 1 tbsp oil
- 1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
- 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)
- 3 to 4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
- 1 tsp finely chopped green chillies oil for greasing
- To make sprouts dhokla, combine the sprouted moong, spinach and green chillies and blend in a mixer using a little water to a smooth paste.
- Transfer the paste into a bowl, add the salt, besan along with 1/4 cup water and mix well to make a batter of pouring consistency.
- Just before steaming, add the fruit salt and 2 tsp of water over the batter.
- When the bubbles form, mix gently.
- Pour the batter into a greased 175 mm. (7") diameter thali and shake the thali clockwise to spread the batter in an even layer.
- Steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the dhoklas are cooked.
- Heat the oil in a small pan and add the sesame seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and green chillies and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
- Pour this tempering over the sprouts dhoklas, cool slightly and cut into equal diamond shaped pieces.
- Serve the sprouts dhokla immediately with green chutney.