Khichdi – That Makes The Ultimate Indian Comfort Food

Do you know why Khichdi is actually good for you? We’ve listed 3 health benefits of Khichdi and what makes it such an integral part of Indian food.

3 Health Benefits of Khichdi

1. Wholesome Meal

Khichdi is the perfect balance of carbohydrates
and protein, thanks to rice and lentils. Moong beans are a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. It consists of all 10 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. If you eat khichdi with desi ghee, you’ll even get the right amount of macronutrients, complex carbs, and fats. You can also add vegetables for added fiber, vitamins and minerals. “It’s a complete meal when had with a bowl of curd or a glass of buttermilk”.

2. Easy to Digest

Khichdi helps in easy digestion and assimilation and is hence recommended by doctors during illness for fast recovery. It also heals and soothes the intestinal wall. Khichdi is also the first solid that babies are introduced to in India

3. It’s Gluten-Free

People who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, or opt to go gluten-free as a lifestyle change, can eat khichdi. It packs enough nutrition and yet is really light on the stomach.

 



2 Comments

  • Bella Patwala

    Very true.. Khichdi is easy to cook .. it’s ingredients are easy to available.. it’s nutritious.. cheap.. and even can be rich by adding nuts n all .. it’s delicious.. favourable for each n every time seasons or weather.. matches with curd curry pickles n crunchy items like papad or frayums… ? 🙂

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