Boost your digestive health with these 5 fibre-rich foods

fibre rich foods

Need a little help getting things moving?

No worries, fibre is here to lend a hand! Fibre is an essential nutrient that helps keep your digestive system running smoothly. Foods high in fibre like fruits, veggies, whole grains, and beans can boost your digestive health.
Who knew that India had such a secret weapon for promoting gut health – fibre! This magical ingredient is in many of the country’s delicious and nutritious fibre-rich foods, from daal and roti to samosas and chutney.

Here is the list of 5 fibre-rich Indian foods:


Chapatti - fibre-rich foods

What’s up, flatbread lovers? Today, we’re talking chapatis – those whole grain, delicious, little flatbread that come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Some people say they look like mini-continental plates or even entire continents you’ve never seen on a map before. Who knows? All we know is that these little flatbread are a great source of fibre and a good source of thiamine, iron, and potassium.
Total time to make Chapati: 20 minutes.

Further reading: 10 Varieties Of Indian Breads Everyone Should Try


Daal- fibre-rich foods
Indian Daal

Oh, the orange-coloured dal is all the rage these days in the country! We mean the Masoor Dal, of course, not that other inconvenience. No daal is the same, as it is often flavoured with various spices, herbs, and other ingredients like tomatoes or onions. Daal is a good source of fibre, protein, folate, and vitamins like thiamine, riboflavin, and vitamin B12.
Total time to make Daal: 30 mins

Further reading: 5 Century-Old Eateries In India That Justify The Phrase Old Is Gold



Some say, “Serve Pulav with good Raita to make it Veg Biryani.”
This super refreshing curry side is an excellent source of fibre which is fantastic for your digestive health! Try our simple raita recipe with cilantro and mint for a zippy twist on this fibre-rich ingredient.
Total time to make raita: 15 mins

Further reading: 6 Body Cooling Foods to Beat the Heat This Summer

Onion Bhaji

Onion Bhaji

If your friends say they know how to cook, they’re probably just trying to impress you with their onion bhaji skills. This delicious deep-fried onion treat is an excellent source of fibre and surprisingly easy to make. So simple, even your friends could make it!
Total time to make Onion Bhaji: 5 mins

Gobi Manchurian

Gobi Machurian

We were highly concerned that this dish would be banned when there was a countrywide boycott against Chinese products. However, it survived because the Chinese had not even heard of this desi dish with a misleading name. This super tasty cauliflower dish is a superb source of fibre and vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin A.
Total time to make Gobi Manchurian: 60 mins

Further reading: 6 Indianised Foreign Dishes That Somehow Just Make Sense

So, if you’re looking to keep your digestive system running smoothly, make sure to add some desi fare to your diet. Your gut will thank you!

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