Bhakri Zunka or Zunka Bhakar
This is my Blogging Marathon entry for the month long Marathon under the theme” Traditional”!
Its Bhakari & Zunka or Zunka & Bhakar !
Bhakari/ bhakar as they are known in Karnataka /Maharashtra are traditional foods. A very healthy food that is the staple of most of the hard working labourers and farmers. Today I have teamed it with Baigan Bharta but this is not necessary. For Zunka takes care of your protein and vegetables too. But then tongue loves its variations so Baigan Bharta was also a part of the menu.
Bhakari/bhakar is made from jowar or from bajara. It has a low gylcemic index.
You can check what Wikipedia has to say about GI here.
But I will like to just make it concise.
“G.I. stands for Glycemic Index used to measure short-term changes in blood glucose levels in humans after a carbohydrate rich food. Glucose being the source of energy is set at 100 rest of the foods are measured against this.
A diet based on foods with low glycemic index has been associated with diabetes management, improved blood lipids (cholesterol), reduced risk of heart disease and weight management.
Foods with a low glycemic index take longer to digest (therefore prolonging satiety) they will also maintain blood glucose levels at a relatively constant state unlike foods with high GI.
Low glycemic foods contain: Fat, Whole grains, Protein, Raw Starches, legumes, vegetables, fruits and dairy products.
High Glycemic Foods contain: Refined grains, refined sugars, increased amylopectin: amylose ratio, and often high sugar fruits have a high glycemic index.”
So with this do I need to say more?