5 Surprisingly Healthy Indian Dishes To Make Your Taste Buds Happy

Eating healthy is a new concept that has recently found recognition among the masses. People today are highly conscious about their lifestyle and the food that they eat. As the years pass by, things have changed and technology has improved. This change has brought with it several new diseases. If you want a change in life then it is time to switch to a healthy diet and good food habits.

Indian cuisine has always been one of the best to try when it comes to choosing tasty healthy food. The aromatic spices and the blend of these spices fused together, to create a hypnotic sensation allow the experience of eating Indian food a wonderful one. As India is a secular country, the food available here are in variety. Let us check out few Indian food items and ingredients that are healthy to eat.

1. Idli


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The unpretentious Idli comes straight from the South and is a staple breakfast item of every south Indian household. These dollops of rice and dal mixture are a great source of carbohydrates and proteins. Due to the fermentation process, the mix gets an increased boost of proteins and vitamin B in its content. The cooking method used here is steaming. By now, every Indian knows that steaming is good for health; it decreases the fat content in the food and makes it easy to digest. Use of rice and dal brings in more amino acids that complement the other accompaniments with which it is eaten. If you do not want to eat, conventional Idli, try making it different by using different ingredients.

2. Dhokla


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Dhokla belongs to the state of Gujarat and with every bite; this food item melts in your mouth and makes you feel blissful. Dhokla is made from gram flour and then cooked through steaming. The fermentation of the gram flour increases the nutritive value of the mix. Dhokla is known to have a low glycemic index, i.e., it releases glucose at a steadier rate. This makes it an ideal food for people with diabetes. Today different variations of Dhoklas are available. Additional nutritive ingredients are added to make it more tasty and unique.

3. Sattu

Sattu Paratha
Sattu Paratha

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Staple food for the North Indians, Sattu is originally roasted gram flour but also includes more nutritious flour mixes like barley, wheat, etc. This powder can be used to make several types of innovative mouthwatering food. Parathas, litti-chokhas, laddoos are many such simple but interesting items. In addition, other items and nutritious ingredients like spinach and cottage cheese can be added altogether to this item to create mouthwatering food.

4. Daliya

Millet Porridge

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Daliya is another interesting North Indian breakfast cereal that has high nutritional value. Daliya is made of whole-wheat grits or broken wheat grains. It is a versatile grain that can be mixed to make tasty dishes.The item is a complex carbohydrate and so the body digests it slowly while releasing glucose at a sustained rate. Daliya is an ideal food for diabetics and people who want to lose weight.

5. Sprouts


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Nothing can be more healthy and nutritious than sprouts. The health benefits of sprouts are innumerable. As seeds go through a germination process during which all the nutrient value it has is broken into simplest form, it becomes easy to digest. The predigested nutrients are easily absorbed by the body. Sprouts are a great source of protein, mineral, vitamins, and fibers. They can be added to any recipes or made into tasty salads for anytime snack.

So many interesting options are available when it comes to tasting Indian food, which are highly nutritious and healthy. Food should not only satisfy the taste buds, but it should also satisfy the body with its rich properties and the soul with its taste, sound, aroma, etc. These ingredients when used to make innumerable dishes. They are beneficialto the body and keep you fit and active. There is no date to start a healthy diet and the sooner you start the better.