Snacking after a workout

At two poles of the country, Mumbai and Kolkata, the same thing is known by two different names: masala bhel and jhal muri. I replaced the bhel/muri by roasted chana and peanuts. Kept the chopped veggies: cucumber, tomato, carrots, Shimla mirch (bell pepper). Dropped in a bit of chopped green chili, and ginger. This is the season for fresh turmeric root, so a little of that also went in. I didn’t want any chutneys in it, so I squeezed in half a lime, added a sprinkle of black salt. It was ready before you could say “full toss.” The tea was a bag; I’m too hungry after the weights to wait to steep leaves. A tasty bowlful of protein, fiber, and fats; and rather filling. Just right for after a workout.

I suppose it is not hard to figure out that part of the photo is in black and white. I must snap out of this. Monochrome has its place, but not front and center of modern life.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

9 thoughts on “Snacking after a workout”

  1. This is a great idea, a fulfilling balanced snack. And the tea is a lot better than a bland protein shake 🙂
    Would it be ok to keep the muri also? Nothing beats jhal muri for a snack.

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      1. This was a dish of fresh and seasonal veggies thrown together. You could substitute with whatever is fresh. The roasted chana (horse gram) is a crunchy vegetable protein. The roasted peanuts are calories from fat. The rest is taste. Enjoy

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