Advertisement
Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021
Outlook.com

Pulsing It Strong

Indian food has cracked the code of mixing cereals and pulses in the right proportion to create plant protein combos that are easy to assimilate.

Pulsing It Strong
Illustration by Saahil
Pulsing It Strong
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Alright, the price of pulses is soaring; dal is no longer the ghar ki murgi, for she is now Rs 200 a kilo. Surely raids on hoarders will bring the prices down, but the real issue here is that we are no longer growing as much of pulses as we used to. To encourage cultivation of pulses and legumes all around the world, especially in the developing world, the UN FAO (Food and Agricultural Organisation) has declared 2016 as the ‘Year of Pulses’.

Pulses, as we all know, are a great source of minerals, fibre and amino acids. The trick is to mix them with cereals, and we have a complete source of proteins. So whether its regular food like dal chawal, khichdi, idli or delicacies like puran poli and dal kachori or even street food like missal and vada pav—Indian food has cracked the code of mixing cereals and pulses in the right proportion to create plant protein combos that are easy to assimilate and high on biological value.

The United Nations says that it’s plant protein that the world needs to counter the double burden of malnourishment. Obesity...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 16 Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Uttarakhand Rains Claim 16 Lives, Nainital Cut Off From Rest Of State

Incessant rains continued to lash various parts of the state, razing houses to the ground and leaving many trapped in the debris.

China Has Increased Activities At 'In-Depth' Areas Near Arunachal: Eastern Army Commander

China Has Increased Activities At 'In-Depth' Areas Near Arunachal: Eastern Army Commander

'The annual training exercise that the PLA carries out there has seen some increase in the level of activities in the depth areas,' Lt Gen Manoj Pande said.

T20 World Cup, Warm-Up: India Aim To Fix Middle-Order Blues Vs AUS

T20 World Cup, Warm-Up: India Aim To Fix Middle-Order Blues Vs AUS

Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur and Varun Chakravarthy are likely to get a game vs Australia before India open their ICC Men's T20 World Cup campaign against Pakistan on October 24.

US Court Rejects Nirav Modi's Plea For Dismissal Of Fraud Allegations

US Court Rejects Nirav Modi's Plea For Dismissal Of Fraud Allegations

The allegations were made by Richard Levin, the court appointed trustee of three US corporations, indirectly owned by Nirav Modi previously.

Advertisement