A hygienic and soothing meal, which is made with a combination of rice and either green or yellow lentils. it can be served plain or with curd. India’s one of the most favorite food is often called a super-food.
During our childhood, mom used to give us when we are sick. So in our mind, because the is always plain and boring. In India, this food is most often provided to babies and the elderly as it is easily digestible and nourishing.
Most doctors recommend this dish as the ‘go-to’ food to people when they have digestive problems, fever, or are in poor health as it has got all essential nutrients and easy to digest.
However, there are major surprising health benefits that make it a great meal to eat even when you’re well. Off late, this dish has gained popularity nationally and internationally because of its powerful nutritional properties.
Khichdi has got the right mix of carbohydrates, dietary fiber, and protein because of the combination of rice in lentil.
Khichdi is often eaten with ghee or butter which itself is a great source of macro-nutrients, protein, complex carbohydrates and essential fibers.
Check out some great benefits which may motivate you to have more often:
Easy to digest
Very easy to digest so it is a healthy option for babies and elderly people. Khichdi eases stomach and intestines thus making it perfect food when you are sick. Khichdi also has the perfect balance of all basic nutritional elements required to improve energy, immunity, and digestion.
Packed with nutrition
Khichdi dish is one of the most beneficial foods which is having the perfect balance of minerals and nutrients. Khichdi has got the combination of rice, lentils, and ghee.
Because of which khichdi help to feed your body with carbohydrates, proteins, dietary fiber, Vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. You also add vegetables to khichdi to enhance its nutritional value.
Khichdi, gluten-free vegetarian food has got all essential amino acids, making it a complete nutrition source.
Beneficial for people who suffer from gluten sensitivity. Since rice doesn’t contain gluten people who are avoiding gluten can safely eat.
The use of cumin in khichdi helps to increase digestive enzymes in the body. Because of the increased digestion, its helps to detoxify your body which essentially leads to weight loss.
Khichdi is an important part of an Ayurveda diet as well because it is a simple and wholesome food that contains a deadly combination of all essential nutrients namely protein, carbohydrates, and essential fibers.
This Khichdi dish also contains essential vitamins and minerals namely vitamin C, vitamin B complex, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and phosphorus, etc.
To put it simply, the importance of this dish in an Indian’s life is perhaps the same as that of noodles in a Chinese person’s life. it is treated as a super-food among the Indian diaspora.