Good food definitely equals a good mood! So when Karisma Kapoor, sister Kareena Kapoor Khan and their nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar caught up for ‘Maharashtrian Food Day’ over the weekend, it was a day full of feasting and fun.
giving us a glimpse into their day and delicious Maharashtrian Thali They rejoiced, Karisma took to Instagram to share a picture, which she captioned, “Maharashtrian Meal Day. Delicious.”
Rujuza also shared a picture and wrote: “3 company if it’s a foodie. Dining out with people who love to eat, who have an appetite for everything local, who aren’t afraid of carbs or counting calories, are among the rare gifts.
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Also sharing a picture of the plate, the nutritionist said: “What do the stars eat in the afternoon.”
The thali included jowar bhakri, jhunka, kothimbirwadi, bhopalache bharit, ambadi bhaji, kokum kadhi and ghee or tup.
“This plate has all the food groups, like vegetables, protein, complex carbs, and good fats, and also a drink to improve digestion. Cutting the salad by the side will increase the vegetable portion, while a few more shakes, or a glass of buttermilk, or a bowl of curd can increase the protein portion,” said Avanti Deshpande, gut health expert and nutritionist.
Listing the benefits of each dish, nutritionist and dietitian Silver Sethi said:
Kokum Kadhi (Dried kokum fruit mixed with coconut milk and tempered with spices)
*Aids in digestion and acidity control.
* Rich in antioxidants that promote skin health.
*Kokum is naturally cooling.
*Kokum also helps weight loss,
jowar roti (Sorghum Chapati)
,gluten free Bread option.
*High in fiber and aids in digestion.
*Good source of protein and iron.
“Jwar ki roti also embodies the essence of eating locally grown bajra, which was advocated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” Deshpande told indianexpress.com.
ambada bhajik (leafy greens with lentils)
*Gongura leaves are a great source of folate.
Cooking it with lentils makes it an option for high protein food.
It has medicinal properties and is rich in antioxidants.
bowed: (gram flour, garlic pulp dish)
*Easy to prepare and can be modified as per taste.
kothimbir wadi (gram flour, coriander, peanut cutlet)
* Besan and Walnuts High in protein.
* Rich in iron and calcium.
* Rich in antioxidants.
“Coriander leaves are chopped and mixed with chana dal flour (gram flour), to which spices are added and the dough is kneaded. It is then steamed, cut into pieces, and eaten as is or lightly fried. Rich in protein, iron, vitamins and fibre, it can also be taken as a snack,” Deshpande said.
bhopal bharti (pumpkin raita)
* Rich in beta carotene, it is great for eyesight.
*Helps in controlling high blood pressure.
*Good for the skin.
* High energy food.
*Easy on the gut.
“Adding a spoonful of ghee to the roti will help slow down the release of sugar. Ghee is also important for improving gut health and hormone balanceDeshpande said.
Why is this plate important?
Deshpande said such a plate represents the ‘healthy plate method’ by Harvard University that includes all the food groups in the right proportions for proper nutrition.
“According to this method, if you consider a whole food plate, half of the plate should be vegetable partDeshpande explained, should be the protein portion, and good fats and complex carbs along with probiotics for better gut health and digestion.
“Healthy Plate can be adapted to any meal pattern, and as nutritionists, we support the consumption of locally grown food for better nutrition,” he added.
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