No mention of Gujarati food can be complete without the quintessential "Dhokla".Simple steamed protein rich and super tasty.Most people know the"Khaman" version.We use chickpea flour or 'besan' to make Khaman.It has a distinct yellow color.The dal & rice version is the actual dhokla.Mixed dal dhokla is also a great way to start your day. It is fermented so is great for gut & is a powerhouse of nutrients.Mix dal recipe is a great way to have proteins.
Another must have variety is a sandwich dhokla.It combines both rava and besan dhokla.
Kids and aged people can also enjoy mixed dal dhokla.It has minimal oil & spices.It has everything for everyone.Bit of sweetness,some acidity and loads of nutrients.
Low oil yet great flavors.
Fermented foods and Indian subcontinent
Fermented food may be a fad now in the western world.However, Indian cuisine uses a lot of fermented cooking.You have various foods in all parts of the country which cater to your digestive needs.It helps you improve your gut without actually popping a probiotic or a prebiotic and countless pills.
Idli,Dosa in the South ,Dhokla in the west,Gundruk and Sinki in the east and Kanji in the North.
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