Regional dishes and their importance- West Indian-Dhokla                

Indian food is different from rest of the world not only in taste but also in cooking methods. It reflects a perfect blend of various cultures and ages. Given the range of diversity in soil type, climate and occupations these cuisines vary significantly from each other and have different nutritional significance.

West Indian Food“Dhoklas” 

                                                                     Dhokla with Chutney

Has high soluble fiber content- beneficial for heart health. Used as a low calorie food –helps in losing weight and beneficial for diabetics. Good combination of carbohydrate and protein – therefore used as a complete meal. Fermentation provides an ideal environment for good bacteria- keeping digestive tract healthy.

Significance: The staple Gujarati snack, dhokla is made with gram flour and subsequently steamed. The fermentation of the flour enhances its nutritive value. Dhokla has a low glycaemic index (it releases glucose at a more sustained rate) which makes it good for diabetics. 

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