Ahar Darpan: Balanced, Dietary, Vegetarian Formulations


Author: Sima V Kamat

9789383662449 | PB | pp. 128 | 2017 | Prateeksha Publications

Ahar Darpan: Balanced, Dietary, Vegetarian Formulations by Sima V Kamat helps people on an Indian vegetarian diet to improve the overall quality of protein, amino acids and absorption rate of minerals from food consumed by them.

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The average Indian diet , though rich in proteins, contains proteins of poor quality. After considering various aspects, black gram dal(udid dal), green gram dal, check pea flour, curds, milk, ragi were selected as ingredients for various formulations. These formulations can be used as bulk compound in varous vegetarian preparations further described in this book for the purpose of increasing amino acid content as well as better absorption and utilisation of important minerals by the body. A prominent feature of this book is instead of giving total amount of proteins present in the recipes, approximate quantity of each each essential amino acid present in 100 grams of some nutritionally rich recipes is given.

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About the Author

The author is currently an Associate Professor of Botany in P.E.S’s R.S.N College of Arts and Science, Farmagudi, Ponda, Goa. She has previously worked as Vice-Principal and Head of the Department in the institution. She has experience of over 30 years in academics.

She is keenly interested in exploring Indian cuisine, in general, and the Goan Saraswat Cuisine (Bardeshkar group), in particular. She is a diet and nutrition enthusiast. Her passion has driven her to write this book.


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