Almost every household in India is familiar with 'khichdi, a traditional Indian dish made with a mixture of rice and a variety of lentils and spices.
Khichdi, which most of us have grown up eating, especially when sick, will be promoted as 'Brand India Food' globally, says a report in The Times of India. The humble dish will be unveiled as an Indian 'superfood' at the global food show, World Food India, which is being organised from 3rd November to 5th November 2017 in New Delhi by the Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India along with CII.
Filled with essential nutrients, khichdi can be eaten just as it is or with curd.
Many consider 'khichdi' as a plain and boring dish due to its simple composition. However, this comforting meal is filled with healthful components. We bring you some amazing health benefits of eating khichdi:
Good for your gut
The reason why khichdi always makes an ideal choice for sick people, babies and the elderly is that it gets easily digested by your stomach and intestines. The spices used in this dish are good for the gut.
Loaded with nutrients
Khichdi is definitely a wholesome meal perfect for your body â€“ think of the combination of rice, lentils, ghee and other vegetables used here. They provide various essential nutrients your body requires such as carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fibre, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Khichdi is an ancient Ayurvedic recipe and is considered a 'Tridoshic' food, which means it keeps a good balance of the three Doshas - Vatta, Pitta and Kapha - within themselves. The ingredients in Khichdi calm and detoxify the digestive system, help improve energy, immunity as well as aid in digestion.
Khichdi can be eaten by anyone, including those who are sensitive to gluten. Gluten - a family of proteins found in grains like wheat, spelt, rye and barley - can be harmful to people with certain health conditions, including celiac disease. Since khichdi is gluten-free, it can be consumed by anyone.
Dr Darshan Talreja(PT)
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