February 2023

Top 8 Nutritious Dishes from Across India

By Parul Dube

The rich Indian culture offers an array of highly nutritious foods and the variety allows everyone to choose their favourite. Here are some of the most popular Indian dishes that are exceptionally nutritious.

Moong Dal Chilla (Moong Lentil Pancake)

Chilla's main ingredient is chickpea flour, also known as besan. Alternatively, sprouted mung beans can be used. Chickpeas and mung beans are both high in protein.

Alleppey Fish Curry

Alleppey fish curry is a well-known southern Indian dish. It has a variety of health benefits, including improved heart health. All of the ingredients used in this curry not only add flavour but also nutrition.

Baingan Bharta

Baingan bharta is made with grilled brinjal, tomatoes, and onions. It is an excellent source of fibre and antioxidants making them good for diabetics and heart patients.


Dal is a fragrant lentil curry that features lentils as the main ingredient. According to studies, lentils are high in protein and fibre. Lentils and legumes are also part of a high-protein vegetarian diet.


Jalfrezi is a stir-fried curry with Bengali origins. Meat, fish, paneer, and vegetables are used in jalfrezi, which has numerous health benefits such as being good for hair health and diabetes.

Masala Bhindi

Masala bhindi is a fried version of the vegetable Okra, also known as Lady Finger. Okra is high in fibre and has anti-inflammatory properties. According to one study, it also aids in the reversal and cure of metabolic syndrome.

Chole Masala

Chickpeas  also known as chole are a key ingredient in chole masala. Chickpeas contain nine amino acid profiles, making them a complete protein source.

Steamed Poha (Steamed Flattened Rice)

Poha is a popular healthy breakfast dish in India. It is a fat-free dish high in carbohydrates that will keep you going all day. Poha is a tasty and easily digestible meal.

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