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India Today - - CONTENTS - Kavita de­v­gan Nu­tri­tion­ist, Delhi

10 tra­di­tional dishes to have, with their calorific count

Bhutte ki Kees

The milk and corn-based light break­fast from In­dore is is loaded with pro­tein and fi­bre, but also carotenoids lutein and zeax­an­thin. De­liv­ers 11 gm pro­tein and 270 calo­ries per serv­ing

Ragi Kuzhu (por­ridge)

This ragi and but­ter­milk dish is an ex­cel­lent cooler. Gluten-free, one-pot meal from Tamil Nadu, it is low in calo­ries, and rich in cal­cium and iron. De­liv­ers 10 gm pro­tein and 250 calo­ries per serv­ing

Kosam­bari (lentil chaat)

Packed with pro­teins, the re­fresh­ing salad from Kar­nataka has es­sen­tial en­zymes that cooked food lacks. De­liv­ers 7 gm pro­tein and 200 calo­ries per serv­ing

Sattu Paran­tha (makuni roti)

Sattu is a high en­ergy, pro­tein giv­ing food com­pris­ing all es­sen­tial in­gre­di­ents. This pop­u­lar Bi­hari sta­ple is good for weight watch­ers. De­liv­ers 11 gm pro­tein and 200 calo­ries per serv­ing

Ba­jra Khichri

This de­li­cious khichri from Ra­jasthan de­liv­ers lots of in­sol­u­ble fi­bre and is rich in niacin, a vi­ta­min that helps in low­er­ing choles­terol lev­els. De­liv­ers 10 gm pro­tein and 270 calo­ries per serv­ing

Rice Pon­gal

The rice and dal mix south In­dian com­fort food is light on the stom­ach and can be pre­pared in a jiffy. It is packed with pro­teins, and is great for days when you want to give your stom­ach some rest. De­liv­ers 10 gm pro­tein and 300 calo­ries per serv­ing

Kely­achi Shikran

Made from ba­nana, milk, and jag­gery, the dessert from Ma­ha­rash­tra is a quick, healthy sweet crav­ings set­tler. De­liv­ers 7.5 gm pro­tein and 220 calo­ries per serv­ing


The tra­di­tional Bohra cold lentil, yo­ghurt soup is re­fresh­ing and re­plen­ish­ing and de­liv­ers ben­e­fits of both lentils and dairy. De­liv­ers 12 gm pro­tein and 350 calo­ries per serv­ing

Beet­root Chaach

The yo­ghurt and beet­root com­bi­na­tion helps in low­er­ing blood pres­sure due to the high ni­trate con­tent of beet­root. De­liv­ers 6 gm pro­tein and 200 calo­ries per serv­ing

Sabja lemon­ade

Loaded with an­tiox­i­dants, the sum­mer cooler made with sabja seeds and lemon juice is a im­mu­nity booster and a low calo­rie snack­ing op­tion. De­liv­ers 60 calo­ries per serv­ing

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