Idly is a traditional breakfast made by steaming rice and uraddahl(black gram). They are Soft, fluffy, spongy white rice cakes made by steaming rice. Idly is usually served with hot sambar or chutney which is of different varieties like coconut, pudhina or tomato chutney. This south Indian cuisine has become one of India’s most favorite breakfasts, the great thing about Idli is thatIt is not oily or greasy, yet it is considered to be one of the most delicious regional snacks. It is a popular street food, yet it is not unhealthy like its competition or full of calories, today we will take a look at why Idli is considered as the healthiest breakfast in the world:-
Helps in Weight loss
idlis are made by steaming, which cuts down on your butter/oil intake in the most important meal for the day. Unlike most of our Indian snacks, they are not fried in fattening oil or filled with butter. Since the grease content in idli is so less, the calories intake is also relatively low. This makes idli a great alternative if you are looking to eat healthy and looking to lose some weight.
Idli is a highly nutritious dish, as it is made from rice and urad dal, it is rich in Carbohydrates and Protein. And by addingRava and vegetables to your idlis, you can increase the vitamin component of it. And asidlis are steamed, the nutrients are not lost, they are retained.
Light and easy to digest
One of the reason why Idli is popular is because it is light and fills you with energy, making it perfect for a healthy breakfast. Since idli is fermented, it is easy to digest. Fermented food is great as it enables better breakdown of minerals and vitamins in our body, which helps in digestion, fermentation also increases bio-availability of minerals in food, helping the body assimilate more nutrition. Idly also helps in balancing the PH in the intestines, which is associated with long life and good health.
The bottom line
Breakfast is supposed to make you feel light and full of energy. Making Idli the perfect choice and it is a soft food, which means that people with teething or not teeth issues can also eat it, and since it is steamed, it retains all it nutrients.