Gujarati cuisine originates from an area in west India called Gujurat. The food contains primarily of vegetables, which are typically low calorie. A single meal often consists of several smaller dishes served on a large metal tray called a thali.
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Some of the more popular main dishes include lentil dahl, which contains 209 calories per portion. Rice and beans, called khichdi, contains around 196 calories, according to the MyFood-a-pedia website. Dishes may also include stewed potato or eggplant.
Common Side Dishes
A portion of the flat bread roti contains around 60 calories. Kahdi, is a yogurt curd-based dish often used for dipping pakoras and other foods. A small bowl of kadhi contains 88 calories. Pickles may add around 25 calories.
A thali with several dishes and a roti may contain around 578 calories. However, larger thalis with more than 5 dishes can easily exceed that total. The many spices used in cooking contain almost no calories.