Welcome to my Whole 30 life changing Airfryer Veggie Pakoras. Throw into it your leftovers, add some spice and you have the most delicious snack ever. Its perfect as an alternative for your fries during the Whole 30 or for something super healthy when you are feeling hungry.
I love Indian food. It is just one of those cuisines that always gets me excited and I can never stop once I start. I love a creamy chicken curry, fresh naan bread, loads of pakoras, pilau rice and a good dose of mango chutney.
I used to have a lot of curries growing up and I always remember my mum would make them in batches and then freeze them for a later date. When I left home and moved in with Dominic it was like my Indian food love was over as he hated curries and spices gave him IBS.
So I used to go home with my mums pre-made freezer curries and have these for dinner when Dominic was out working. It was heaven.
Nowadays (especially being a food blogger) you cook so many new and exciting things that Indian food has often been on the back burner.
But that is until now. What I love about this recipe (in my Philips Airfryer) is that you could easily mix up the batches so that you have one for you and one for others in your family that don’t like spice, or use less granola for less of a hot flavour.
Even better this recipe is a life changer. This is because you are just throwing together your leftovers and making a completely awesome side dish for your curry night. Plus Indian food is often off limits when you are following a healthy lifestyle, but this is the real deal and how to enjoy Indian cuisine the healthy way.
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- Peel and dice the sweet potato and place it into the Instant Pot on the steamer basket. Cook for 15 minutes on the steam function until it is mushy and easy to mash. I used the quick release method for doing this.
- Add it to the leftover vegetables and mash well until you have a thick mash substance.
- In a blender, blend the Indian granola until it resembles thick breadcrumbs. Mix with salt and pepper.
- Using your hands place the vegetables into pakora shapes.
- Roll the vegetables in the granola blend.
- Place them on a baking sheet in the Airfryer and cook for 20 minutes at 180c.
I use whatever vegetables that I have spare that have already been cooked and need using up. Usually it will involve cauliflower and carrots.
Whole 30 Day 4
I am back with my day 4 on the Whole 30. It is another day and I can stop feeling so bad about things and know in the knowledge that I have made it through 3 full days of the Whole 30. Today was shopping day, so I sent the hubby in the supermarket without me and was glad not to be there. After all I heard on the grapevine that Ben & Jerry’s is half price, so not the best place for me to be right now!
What I ATE On Day FOUR Of The Whole 30
Today has been the official day of our brand new Airfryer. We have this one now and it was shipped this morning from Amazon. We had the standard manual one before and now we have gone digital and its an XL so this is going to make cooking even easier!
Breakfast = Fruit Salad
Lunch = Veggie Pakoras & Chips
Dinner = Warm Chicken Salad
Exercise = 6km Mother & Baby Power Walk
For breakfast I have a fruit salad as by the time I have done my morning exercise and got home it is 11.30am and I want something that is not to filling before lunch.
Then for lunch we christen the new Airfryer with some veggie pakoras and chips. And if you don’t have one, please get one as they make your food so crispy!
The for dinner we have delicious chicken thighs with salad. I am incredibly hooked on chicken thighs and they are just so cheap to buy. You can cook them in the oven with a little coconut oil or in the Airfryer. I also love them baked in the Dutch Oven.
Introducing The Casa De Sante Spicy Granola
Each day over the next 30 days we are featuring tips, quotes, infographics or reviews that have helped us get through our Whole 30. Today is the turn of the spicy flavour of the Granola that is sold by Casa De Sante. We used to make these delicious veggie pakoras.
Here are 10 reasons to buy the spicy granola:
- Easy to open packages that have a resealable strip
- FODMAP friendly choice
- Gluten free
- High in iron
- Low sodium
- Natural ingredients
- Not overly sweet
- Single serving packages
- Spicy kick reminds me of vindaloo
- Vegan friendly
Our verdict – Expect a lot of spicy heat with Casa de Sante Artisan Savory Granola Indian Spicy Hot. The chillies in this granola don’t mess around. It doesn’t seem bad at first, but then the spicy heat hits you and it hits you hard! I can’t imagine having this one for breakfast, but the possibilities as a snack food or coating for fried foods are limitless.
Casa de Sante packages this granola in resealable foil bags. It’s a 1.6 ounce single-serving bag that you can take with you for a snack or have at home as a single meal. The Artisan Savory Granola is FODMAP friendly, too, making it a great choice if you suffer from IBS or other gastrointestinal issues.
With healthy ingredients, Indian Spicy Hot granola is a food you’ll not have to feel guilty eating. It’s packed with nuts, brown rice, and quinoa. It’s rich in iron and low in sodium. What more could you ask for?
Its best feature…has to be the fact that you can just add a tiny amount of this to your food and you have super spicy Indian food. As a crumble on top of a chicken curry or even in favourite Indian side dishes.
Overall – Indian Spicy Hot granola is definitely showcasing the spices used in curry blends. Think of it as being like vindaloo granola. If you’re a fan of Buffalo chicken fingers, you need to make an Indian version using this as a coating. As Artisan Savory Granola is gluten-free, you have the power to create some very tasty fried items that many will love. Serve them with something sweeter like a mango chutney, and you’ll get rave reviews.
Buy The Casa De Sante Spicy Granola
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Or alternatively you can purchase them on Amazon.
Now how about joining me in your own Whole 30? Join me in the whole 30 diet challenge and have 30 full days of delicious home cooked meals. Get better, get rid of the health problems associated with a bad diet and fall in love with food all over again.