Consuming healthy, nutritious and wholesome food is very important if you want to lead a productive life. So to help you with your daily food habits and to assist you in rustling up some healthy recipes for your family and friends, we present to you seven incredible recipes. You can make these easily in your oven toaster grill (OTG). Additionally, these wholesome yet delicious dishes will be a hit every time you make them!
So, keep reading while we talk about the top healthy recipes for you:
Chips and dip
For this recipe, thinly slice 250g of potatoes. Keep the slices under water to avoid it from getting brown in colour. Then remove from water and pat dry. Now grease the potato slices with oil and massage with your favorite seasonings. Lay on a baking tray lined with parchment and cook in your preheated OTG at 160 degrees for 15 mins. Keep checking your chips to prevent them from burning and turn the slices halfway for even browning on both sides. Cool and serve with your favorite dip!
Kebabs may sound daunting, but this recipe has been tweaked keeping your health in mind. For this recipe you will need the following:
- 2 cups of boiled and mashed potatoes, carrots, beans, and peas
- 1 tsp chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp chopped ginger
- 2 tsp chopped coriander
- 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
- 1/3rd cup grated cottage cheese or paneer
- 1/3rd cup grated cheese (optional)
- 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
- ½ tsp sugar
- Salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients and form small balls. Flatten the balls between the palms of your hands and form the kebabs. Grease both sides with oil and lay on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Then bake them in a preheated OTG oven at 200 degrees for 30 mins or until done. The kebabs must be crispy on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. Serve with tangy tomato chutney and enjoy with your guests.
Samosa is an Indian snack and everyone’s favorite. For this recipe you will need the following:
- 1 cup potatoes, boiled and fried in mustard oil and spices for the filling
- 2 tbsp fried peanuts
- A dough made with all-purpose flour, salt, ajwain, and hing
- Oil for baking in the OTG
Make balls out of the dough and roll out long ovals. Cut them in half and fold them to join the ends and make a cone shape. Now mix the potato filling and peanuts and fill your samosa cones with them. Seal the samosas, brush with enough oil, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment. Preheat the OTG to 180 degrees and cook the samosas till they are brown and crispy. Serve with a tangy dip and enjoy these baked samosas guilt-free!
This healthy accompaniment is a great way to make your veggies tasty and add them to your meal. Dice all your veggies into equal-sized pieces. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and your favorite seasonings. Add aromatics like bay leaves, a garlic head, rosemary, etc. Place the baking tray in your preheated OTG oven for baking at 170 degrees for 20 minutes or until completely done. Turn the veggies halfway to achieve an even browning effect and caramelization.
This is a healthy option for breakfast and can be easily made in your OTG, saving you from buying store-bought versions that might be laden with lots of sugar. For this recipe just add your nuts, seeds, oats, dried fruits, and jaggery (or honey) into a baking tray. Add a pinch of salt and mix these well. Then bake this in a preheated OTG oven at 200 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until all the ingredients turn crunchy. Make sure to stir the ingredients midway so that all the components get crunchy. Air-dry the ready granola and store it in an air-tight container. Enjoy with milk every morning and give yourself a health boost!
Healthy paneer tikka
For this recipe, you will need the following:
- 1 cup diced paneer
- 1 cup diced bell peppers
- 1 tbsp oil or butter
- 1 tsp tikka masala
- Salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients well and line the paneer and vegetables on skewers. Place them on your grill rack and grill these in a preheated OTG at 170 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until it is cooked properly. Serve with a yogurt dip and enjoy with your family and friends.
For this healthy and tasty recipe, you will need the following ingredients:
- 300g of chicken breast, sliced into strips
- 1 tbsp of butter or olive oil
- Salt, to taste
- 1 tbsp seasoning of choice
Massage the chicken strips with the rest of the ingredients and roast them in a baking tray in a preheated OTG at 200 degrees for 30 minutes. Change the side halfway to allow even browning. You can also add garlic and rosemary or some diced veggies like potatoes and carrots with the chicken and make it a complete meal!
With these healthy recipes at your disposal, you can make great use of your oven toaster grill to dish delicious and mouthwatering meals for your friends and family, without compromising their health. So, bring out your cooking gear and make some healthy recipes in your incredible OTG today!