Rajasthani gatta subji is one of the few preparations which is rich in proteins. Made up from besan and tempered with ghee making this not only delicious but very nutritious too. Besan is good source of not only protein but minerals also , plus Ghee has fat known as CLA – conjugated linoleic Acid, which has property to mobilize the stored fat from the body and utilize for energy making it a fat burner. Don’t forget Ghee is the one who makes your brain work smoother, so add a dash of ghee over your meal and enjoy the goodness. Lets see how to make the authentic rajasthani Gatta .
Varan is an authentic maharashtrian dish, its basically plain tur dal having tempered with Ghee. It contains almost all the amino acid our body needs for good skin, good hair, and the ones who moves your fat from its stores. And yes have your ghee here, the CLA – conjugated linoleic Acid – the kind of essential fat will help the fats to be used for energy and not to be stored. Bright yellow colour of turmeric not just makes the dal palatable but also removes toxins and kills germs inside the digestive tract. Mash the rice, add dal , add extra dash of ghee and your little toothless baby will love it.
A little spicy but simple marination and a quick stir fry will turn boiled baby potatoes into exotic Tandoori Aloo. Can be made in microwave or on gas stove easily. Its myth that potatoes are fattening, its us who make them fattening by consuming it in wrong way. This powerhouse of complex carbs, various b vitamins and minerals make it a wonderful food. So go ahead and make a super tasty version of Aloo.
Khichdi is one of the wholesome food, which is easy to digest, yet filling, good to taste, easy on pocket and easy to make too. You don’t need any mastery over kitchen to make good khichdi, just add some water & salt with goodness of grains and khichdi is ready. Today lets see one variety of the popular mung dal khichdi. Those who wants to avoid rice at night this is the good choice. This variety contains lots of fibre as we are using broken wheat and plus it contains easily digestible protein of yellow mung dal. Its a power food for babies too, you can give this khichdi over 6 months and above. Add some veggies of your choice and serve it with curd will make it a complete meal in itself.
A balance diet is the one, which consist of balanced combination of Complex carbohydrates, lean protein, healthy fat and vegetables. One of the complete meal in itself and a yummy pure gujarati dish. Yes it contains dhoklis made up of whole wheat, plus the dholklis are swimming in pool of dal, a lean protein and traditionally potatoes, are added to it making it a wholesome complete meal in itself. Lets make the yummy dal dhoklis.
Lets make one more wholesome basic bread from Gujarat, its popular in one or another form in almost all regions of Gujarat. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, it accompanies every dal and veggies. There are mainly two varieties of it, in west region of gujarat , its roasted in clay griddles and made bit thick and crispy, while in northern and southern gujarat, its small in size, thin and roasted on regular griddle making it thin and soft..if we talk about its nutritional profile, then its rich in fibers so in many ways good for heart, though it has most of the carbohydrates but the complex one, so its slow rising and good for diabetic people too.
When we talk about Indian bread, how can we forget a very low calorie roti from the black millet(pearl millet) or popularly known as Bajari. Pearl millet is rich in B vitamins, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, zinc copper and manganese. Pearl millet is a gluten free grain and is the only grain that retains it’s alkaline properties after being cooked which is ideal for people with wheat allergies. It is having very good amount of fiber too which helps in digestion and helps prevent conditions like high cholesterol and fat accumulation.
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Do you know coconut is not a fruit or nut, but actually its a seed, which contains one of the healthiest natural fat. The coconut contains MCT – medium chain triglyceride, which is considered to be very friendly for heart. Dosa or Idli are mainly carbohydrates and by eating them in combination of coconut chutney not just only adds the healthy fats to carbohydrates but also decrease the glycemic index of the dish – meaning it reduces the chances of food to turn into fat, so don’t neglect your coconut chutney while having dosa/ Idli.