A unique batter of grated sweet corn, besan and rava is used to make this delicious and satiating Corn Panki. Without onion, garlic or any overwhelming spices, this dish is very soothing to the palate. Yet, it has a very irresistible flavour, thanks to coriander, green chillies, and the homely aroma and rustic flavour achieved by cooking the pankis between banana leaves.
Yes, this is healthy. But restrictions apply to some.
Let's understand the Ingredients.
Besan : Besan has more good fat than whole wheat flour and also higher protein content. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. Besan is high in Folate or folic acid, which is important for rapid growth and multiplication of red blood cells and white blood cells (WBC) in the bone marrow. Rich in complex carbohydrates and with a low glycemic index, besan is good for diabetics too. See detailed benefits of besan and why it's good for you.
Sweet Corn : The pros. Sweet corn in a rich in fibre. The high vitamin B3 – 2.61 mg / cup is known to reduce cholesterol levels in body and in turn promote heart health. Sweet corn is good for pregnancy as high folate content and antioxidants - lutein is good for the foetus.The cons. the glycemic index of sweet corn is said to be between 55 to 58 and hence not suited for diabetics. Read the article is sweet corn healthy?
What's the problem?
Rava (semolina, sooji) : What's good? Semolina is a fairly good source of Magnesium and phosphorus which is necessary to keep our nervous system healthy and working. What's the issue? Fibre is one key nutrient for weight loss and semolina is devoid of it. Semolina is not suitable for diabetics. For details read is sooji healthy?
Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have corn panki ?
No for diabetics. the glycemic index of sweet corn is said to be between 55 to 58 and hence not suited for diabetics. Yes for heart. The high vitamin B3 – 2.61 mg / cup in sweet corn is known to reduce cholesterol levels in body and in turn promote heart health. No for weight loss due to high gi of corn.
Can healthy individuals have corn panki?