Idli, the traditional breakfast consumed in South India by more than 50 million people every day is perhaps the best breakfast in the world you have every day if you want a perfect healthy balanced breakfast. Idly is purely vegetarian and it is very simple to cook.
Idli and sambar is one of the most nutritious breakfasts one can eat. It is made from fermented black lentils and rice, the nutrient quotient of Idli is so good that it is recommended by many health organizations including WHO as a healthy breakfast.
Nutrient composition and protein quality of Idli and sambar.
- Energy: 229 kcal
- fat: 0.4 gm
- Carbohydrate: 49 gm
- Protein: 7.2 gm
- Dietary fiber: 5 gm
- Calcium: 30 mg
Sambar (1 cup)
- Energy: 273 kcal
- fat: 2.1 gm
- Carbohydrate: 15 gm
- Protein: 4 gm
- Dietary fiber: 3 gm
- Calcium: 38 mg
The best thing about Idli is it is full of carbohydrates, proteins, enzymes, fats, amino acids and fiber, and does not contain saturated fat and cholesterol at all.
Health benefits of Idli:
1. It is rich in protein, carbohydrate, and vitamin.
2. It fights with gastric problems.
3. It is easily digestible.
4. It is oil free.
5. It is considered as the complete meal.
6. It also helps in weight loss.
7. It is tasty along with spice free.
8. It reduces the risk of heart attack.
Have an Idli tomorrow as your breakfast. You can easily find it at any Indian restaurant in your city 😉