Weight Loss: Move Over Upma; Try These Weight Loss-Friendly Suji Breakfast Recipes (Watch Videos)
Rava or Suji, despite being calorie dense may help you in weight loss
Suji or rava may help in weight loss in a healthy way
Suji is calorie dense and can help boost energy when eaten for breakfast
Suji dosa, uthappam and dhokla recipes for you to try
Suji or semolina is a popular Indian grain that is consumed during the fasting season. However, the grain is not just restricted to only fasting days and can be used in preparing a number of other dishes, primarily South Indian preparations. Suji makes for an amazing breakfast, as it is energy-dense and helps keep you going throughout the day. Moreover, it is easily digested, light on the tummy and can be turned into yummy delights that will make your mornings interesting. Suji or semolina is made from rough and coarsely ground whole wheat, making it healthier than most processed grains or maida breads for breakfast.
Suji For Weight Loss
contains no cholesterol, but it is calorie dense. A 100 gm unenriched semolina contains 360 calories (as per data by United States Department of Agriculture). However, people who wish to lose weight may use this to their advantage by consuming suji in their breakfast meals. This is because suji is rich in important nutrients and makes for a filling and calorie-dense meal, which can help you sail through work mornings with ease, without feeling hungry. When your energy levels are sufficiently up, you won't need to snack more often. Pair your suji dishes with protein or fibre-rich fruits and vegetables to boost its weight loss benefits. Additionally, make sure you only pick up semolina flour made from whole wheat that is rich in fibre.
Here Are 3 Delicious And Weight Loss-Friendly Suji Recipes By Mumbai-Based YouTube Chef Alpa Modi:
1. Suji (Rava) Utthapam
This South Indian favourite can be made healthier by switching rice flour with rava or suji. Enriched with the nutrition from delightful low-calorie vegetables like carrots, green beans etc., this recipe will be a great addition to your weight loss diet. The utthapam is ready with minimal oil and can be prepared in no time, if you prepare the batter in advance. This rava utthapam will make your weight loss journey healthy and happy.
Rava Utthapam recipe from Something's Cooking By Alpa:
2. Suji (Rava) Dosa
Another South Indian favourite that you're going to be making again and again, this suji dosa is prepared using semolina, rice flour and even maida. All three types of flours are mixed together with salt, chopped onions and chopped green chillies and then made into a batter by adding water. If you are following a diet that completely eliminates processed grains, then you can skip out on the maida. is a filling dish that can be eaten at any time of the day, but is typically consumed during breakfast.
Rava Dosa recipe from Something's Cooking By Alpa:
3. Suji (Rava) Dhokla
The popular Gujarati dish dhokla has long been considered a healthy snack, due to the method of preparation that doesn't require any oil. Now you can prepare the dhokla with semolina and consume it either as breakfast or as a healthy evening snack, to help you along in your weight loss journey. This recipe will be a nice break from your usual healthy breakfast oatmeal.
Suji Dhokla recipe from Something's Cooking By Alpa:
Suji flour or semolina flour makes for a great healthy alternative for wheat flour and maida. What other suji dishes can be turned into breakfast meals? Let us know in the comments section below.(This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.)