Which are the various kinds of Healthy & Unhealthy Indian food items?

The cuisine of every country is sure to get influenced by physical and demographic factors. Such is the case with Indian food. The cuisines are diversified and authentic so that people around the world are admiring their taste, aroma and healthiness. But!

Are all Indian foods healthy?

No, Well, There are certain Indian dishes which can be enlisted in the top healthiest category while there are others which we condemn you to eat because of their unhealthy nature.

So in this article, we are going to enlist all such foods (Both Healthy and Unhealthy) as per the reputed chefs practising in the world-famous Indian restaurant Sydney.


Dosa (Made of Green Grams)

This kind of dosa is made up of green grams rather than split black grams. Because of this, it is considered the healthiest food. It has super health benefits as t is rich in the following:

  • Protein
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B

Palak Raita with the skimmed curd

Curd has many cooling properties and because of it is a summer favourite. When the spinach is added to it, then the healthiest version can be expired. It has only 66 calories.

Wheat Daliya

There are two ways to make the wheat Daliya. One is with the sugar and the milk and the other with the vegetables. Both are considered the healthiest versions. One Katori of the wheat daliya accompanied with the vegetables equates to the presence of approximately 94 calories.


If you want to have a balanced diet in which the proteins and the carbs are nicely balanced, then you must go for the Pongal version. It is not only light but gets easily disgusted. When you want something light, consider having a Pongal on top of it.



These are one of the most common and reliable street foods. As these contain a lot of fats these can be highly problematic for the heart.


Pakoras which are also known as fritters are also one of the items enlisted in the fried category of Indian foods. With the consumption of these. The good cholesterol gets lowered and the bad cholesterol gets levelled up.

Vada Pav

The only unhealthy element in the dish is the bread which is made of non-refined flour. A single pav may contain 221 calories.

Puri Bhaji

A single plate of the puri bhaji contains a total of 331 calories which is not at all good for the body. Besides that, it makes the bad cholesterol rise and the good cholesterol get dropped.

Bottom Line

The unhealthy foods which are mentioned in this article can be made healthy by making a few transformations in the technique with which they are prepared, the use of the ingredients and the quantity in which these are intaken. For example, The vada pav can be made healthy if the bread is not made of all-purpose flour (maida). By using wheat or multigrain flour we can make it the healthiest.



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