From Bland to Grand: How She Recreated Papdi Chaat with a Healthy Twist!

At Nutreat, we're passionate about promoting healthy, traditional Indian flavors. That's why we were so excited to launch the "Suvai-2024: Taste with Goodness" contest, where home cooks like Shalini Giri could showcase their creativity and reinvent classic street food dishes with a healthy twist.

Shalini's entry truly impressed our judges. Her story perfectly embodies the spirit of Nutreat – taking beloved Indian flavors and making them accessible for everyone to enjoy, regardless of dietary restrictions.

Inspiration Blooms: A Papdi Chaat with a Healthy Heart

Shalini's inspiration came from a personal desire to create healthy versions of her parents' favorite foods. They loved chaat, but health concerns often prevented them from indulging. Determined to find a solution, Shalini decided to enter the Suvai-2024 contest and create a healthy papdi chaat recipe they could enjoy.

The Nutreat Advantage: Ingredients for Success

Shalini turned to Nutreatlife for all her ingredient needs. Our wide range of healthy, high-quality products provided the perfect foundation for her culinary creativity. Here's how Shalini used Nutreatlife ingredients to create her winning dish:

  • Sprouted Multigrain Magic: Instead of using refined flour, Shalini opted for our Nutreat sprouted sari multigrain premix. This not only made her papdi baskets lighter but also packed them with extra nutrients.
  • Millet Muesli Marvel: For the filling, Shalini chose Nutreat's millet muesli, a delicious and nutritious alternative to the usual potato filling. This swap added protein and fiber, making the chaat more satiating.
  • Freshness Reigns Supreme: Processed condiments were a no-go for Shalini. She created a flavorful coriander-coconut chutney using fresh ingredients, adding a burst of authentic taste.

A Delicious Journey and a Winning Recipe

Throughout the recipe development process, Shalini found Nutreatlife's customer service to be exceptional. Our team was always happy to answer her questions and provide support. But the true reward came when Shalini and her parents finally tasted the creation – a healthy papdi chaat that was both delicious and guilt-free!


Nutreat Multigrain Papdi Chaat



Beyond the Competition: A Love for Healthy Cooking Ignited

Shalini's Suvai-2024 experience has been transformative. As a biotechnologist with a passion for healthy cooking, the contest provided a platform to explore new culinary horizons. Here are some key takeaways from Shalini's journey:

  • The Power of Healthy Ingredients: Nutreatlife's range of healthy products opened Shalini's eyes to the possibilities of creating flavorful dishes that are good for you.
  • The Magic of Sprouting: One of Shalini's discoveries during the competition was the power of sprouted grains. She learned how sprouting enhances flavor and makes grains easier to digest.


Shalini’s Healthy Papdi Chaat Recipe

Here’s the innovative recipe that earned Shalini her runner-up position in the Suvai-2024 contest:


  • Nutreat sprouted sari multigrain premix - 200 gms
  • Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Nutreat millets muesli - 150 gms
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 14 leaves
  • Carom seeds - 1 tsp
  • Water for kneading
  • 1 small tomato
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 small cucumber
  • Green chillies as preferred
  • Coriander leaves - 1/2 cup packed
  • Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews - 6 nos.
  • Raisins - 6 nos.
  • Almonds - 6 nos.
  • Pistachios - 6 nos.


  1. Knead 200 grams of Nutreat sprouted sari multigrain premix with 1 tbsp ghee, 1/2 tsp salt, 8 crushed curry leaves, 1 tsp carom seeds, and water. Cover with a muslin cloth for 20 minutes.
  2. Make small balls and roll them into small rounds.
  3. Grease a mould for papdi basket and cover it with the prepared rolled multigrain sheet. Prepare 6 more.
  4. Air fry or bake at 180 degrees for 6 minutes or until slightly brown and crisp.
  5. Finely chop the tomato, onion, cucumber, and green chillies.
  6. For the millet muesli bhel, heat 1 tsp ghee in a pan, add chopped dried fruits (cashews, almonds, raisins, pistachios), then add 7 tbsp Nutreat millet muesli and roast for a minute. Add 6 curry leaves, chopped coriander leaves, and 1 tbsp lemon juice.
  7. Blend 1/2 cup coriander leaves with 1/2 cup grated coconut for the fresh chaat chutney.
  8. Assemble the chaat by placing the baked multigrain baskets, topping them with the prepared millets muesli bhel, and garnishing with chopped vegetables, fresh curd, freshly made coriander coconut chutney, and coriander leaves.
  9. Serve and enjoy a delicious, delightful, and nutritious snack.


A Note from the Author: Embrace Healthy and Delicious!


Shalini Suvai Runner-Up
Shalini says, "I am incredibly grateful to Nutreat for providing a platform like Suvai-2024. This competition not only allowed me to showcase my culinary skills but also inspired me to delve deeper into the world of healthy Indian food. It's a world brimming with flavor and possibilities!"
So, the next time you're craving your favorite Indian street food, remember – there's a healthy way to enjoy it!" - Says Shalini
We at Nutreatlife are truly inspired by Shalini's passion and creativity. Her story is a testament to the fact that healthy and delicious can go hand in hand. So, the next time you crave your favorite Indian street food, remember – there's a healthy way to enjoy it! 


Stay tuned for more Suvai-2024 success stories as we celebrate the creativity of home cooks across India!

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