Power-Packed Bhel

With the rains around the corner, the taste buds will soon be calling out to the spicy, tangy chaats. But, the traditional chaats can create havoc in your diet plan with unhealthy ingredients.

However with this Bhel recipe, you can enjoy tasty chaat with no guilt.

Sunflower, watermelon and pumpkin seeds used here allow healthy snacking option.

Also, don’t underestimate the power of these little seeds.

Rich in Omega-3 fatty acid, they effectively help manage weight, blood glucose levels and other related health disorders.

These seeds are low in carbohydrates and high in healthy fats; and thus keep you full for longer and make you less susceptible to craving for unhealthy snacks.

A bowl of this Power-Packed Bhel, a cup of green tea and your favourite book or TV show may make for the ideal companions for a relaxed evening as the rain comes pouring down.

Ingredients (Makes 2 servings)

1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/3 cup watermelon seeds
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons peanuts
¼ cup tomatoes, diced fine
¼ cup cucumbers, diced fine
¼ cup onions, chopped fine
1 tablespoon coriander leaves, chopped fine
1 tablespoon mint leaves, chopped fine
1 green chilli, chopped fine
Red chilli powder, to taste
Salt, to taste
Lemon juice, to taste



  1. Make sure that the seeds and peanuts used are roasted but unsalted.
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and toss well. Serve immediately.
  3. Do not mix the seeds and almonds with the chopped veggies and seasoning too much in advance as the seeds will lose their crunch.

Bon Appetit!