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Indian Recipes – Secrets to Healthy Indian Cooking

Indian Recipes – Secrets to Healthy Indian Cooking
Think of India and one of the first things that comes to mind is its diversity. A large country, its population is second only to China, its languages are numerous and every state (of which there are 28 and seven Union territories) is unique in its traditions and very importantly, its food.

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Indian kitchen is the place where you can get healthiest food that is in good taste and flavor.  People from western countries love to eat Indian food, but often complain for the spiciness. By using spices in lesser quantity, Indian food can be prepared without creating any health problems to the westerners who are not used to eating spicy food. This article will take the readers through few Indian recipes, secrets to healthy Indian cooking.

Healthy South Indian Recipes:
For people having lower digestive power, food from south Indian cuisine help in great deal. Idli, Idiyappam and pongal (without butter or ghee) are few food items that help people with digestion problems. Rice is the main ingredient used in preparing all these dishes, but easier to digest and do not create any health problems because less oil is used during preparation. Fenugreek is the spice majorly used in south Indian receipes to balance the heat and moisture level in the body.

Rice is properly cooked in different forms before it reaches the eatable state. Ragi dosa, wheat upma are few dishes that help people suffering from Diabetes, since they need to avoid too much of rice intake. Spices and lentils used in different forms to prepare variety of dishes without compromising the taste and flavor is the best part in Indian cuisine. Different lentils are used while preparing sambaar and other south Indian receipes. Vegetables are the must in every south Indian cuisine that adds necessary protein, vitamins, minerals and other health factors to one’s body.

Healthy North Indian Recipes:
Wheat is the major source being used in preparing North Indian dishes. Wheat in form chapathi, pulka roti, parotta are few bread varieties made with North Indian style cooking. These breads are served along with curd or buttermilk to reduce the body heat generated because of wheat. When roti or parotta is stuffed with various vegetables like potato, carrot, Mulli, fenugreek leaves, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, onion it brings in unique flavor, taste and energy.

Diary products like cheese, paneer (Indian cottage cheese) are also used in making stuffed parathas and rotis. Lentils are majorly used in north Indian recipes as a side dish for Chapathis, rotis and parottas. Cooked rice is also taken during lunch or dinner to compensate the rice intake in north Indian cuisines. Spices like cumin seeds, carom seeds, turmeric are commonly used ingredients in receipes from North India.

Indian cooking can be made healthy, if the traditional and authentic style is used appropriately. Indian receipes are sure having various secrets to healthy Indian cooking and living. It is important to use the spices and ingredients appropriately to get an authentic taste and flavor.

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