Feb 25, 2024, 10:34 AM IST

10 Indian fermented foods and drinks to boost digestion

Sonali Sharma

Enduri Pitha: This is a food item native to the state of Odisha. The food is easy to digest and can be eaten by people of any age group. 

Dahi (Indian Yoghurt) is prepared by naturally fermenting cow or buffalo’s milk. It is a rich source of folic acid, riboflavin, vitamin B-complex, and lactic acid bacteria.

A traditional fermented food, Dhokla is a staple food item of Gujarat. It helps in combating age-related diseases and diabetes.

Sol kadhi is a popular Indian probiotic food. It is a refreshing beverage made with coconut milk, kokum, and spices.

Kanji is a traditional probiotic drink from North India. Made by fermenting black carrots with water, mustard seeds, and spices. Kanji not only quenches thirst but also aids digestion.

Idli and dosa are popular South Indian probiotic foods. They are rich in beneficial bacteria due to the fermentation process, promoting good gut health.

Buttermilk is made by adding a bacteria culture to nonfat or low-fat milk. Buttermilk is rich in probiotics.

Pitha is a type of rice cake. The batter of this fermented Indian food is made with fermented rice, coconut, and jaggery, giving it a soft and fluffy texture.

Pickles are amazing for the health of your gut. They contain tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, which a store-bought jar of fermented pickles might not contain.

Thepla is a popular flatbread from Gujarat that is made with fermented dough, wheat flour, and spices.

Disclaimer: This content including advice gives generic information only and is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion.