|Pitla, bhaji bhakri at Aaswad|
I have in the past sporadically posted linked to articles I have written elsewhere on the blog too. I realised that I should make this a more regular practise. So I have started a section called Kalyan Karmakar Articles at the blog and will share the links to these articles. Here's the first one.
This picture is that of pithla bhakri bhaji, a simple Maharashtrian lunch that I had at Aaswad a few days back.
The pitla, made with besan, was flavourful and yet not spicy. Perfect for a hot muggy day. The Bhakri was made with nachni. While I am no nutritionist or expert, it did strike me that so many of the grains and ingredients used in Maharashtrian, and Indian food for that matter, reflect the talk that we hear in the modern media about healthy eating and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Wrote about the topic in my latest article for Scoopwhoop.
Here's the link to the article
Would be lovely if you share comments with more such examples of health benefits in Indian food. And please read the article to see more interesting observations such as the use of jaggery instead of refined sugar to sweeten food by Maharashtrians