Nutrition 1 MIN READ

From Gram Flour to Good Health: Making Your Dhokla Glucose-Friendly

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Deciding upon a healthy snack that doesn’t cause a high spike in your sugar levels cannot be easy. Dhokla is a great bite-sized snack that is prepared using gram flour. Gram flour has high amounts of carbohydrates and less protein than chana dal. Dhokla is usually served with tempering and sugar syrup. Sugar syrup is made of table sugar which is sucrose, and can easily cause a spike in sugar levels.

Let’s make the Dhokla healthy
• Making dhokla at home gives you control over the ingredients you use. Instead of using sugar syrup, try adding some lemon juice and salt to the batter to give it a tangy flavour.
• Pairing dhokla with a vegetable salad adds fibre to the meal and makes it more filling. Incorporate lots of carrots and cucumbers to slow down the carb absorption rate.
• Instead of using gram flour, you can try using alternative flour like almond flour, coconut flour, or lupin flour.
• Adding some protein to your dhokla can also help prevent blood sugar spikes. You can add some paneer or tofu to the batter to increase the protein content.
• Physical activity helps the body use glucose for energy, which can help lower blood sugar levels. Taking a 10-minute walk after consuming dhokla can help prevent blood sugar spikes

Compared to chana dal, gram flour has a high glycemic index. Avoiding carbohydrates in your diet might be difficult. However, including fibres and hypoglycemic agents can slow down the release of carbs in your system. These tips will let you enjoy your dhokla without worrying about blood sugar spikes.

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