Thali- The Full Balanced Meal
Thalis provide nutritionally complete and well balanced meals because of the nutrition and nutrients in the carefully chosen balance of ingredients in the various dishes.
Green vegetables provide Vitamin A Vitamin B, Carotene, Iron, Calcium, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Folic Acid, Iron, and Potassium.
Dals are rich sources of protein, and in addition contain Phosphorous, Magnesium, Manganese, and Copper. Dals boiled with herbs and tomatoes, seasoned with spice and eaten with Chapatis or rice provide the amino-acid balance that constitutes complete protein.
Raita is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin D, Phosphorous, as well as protein; it also introduces flora into the digestive system.
Cereal provides the carbohydrates. In addition the whole wheat provides nutrients such as Vitamin B1, B3, Zinc, Potassium, Magnesium, Chromium, Manganese, as well as roughage to aid digestion. Rice provides Iron, Thiamin, Niacin, and Folate.
Meat provides protein.
Onions provide selenium.
Spices play an important role in keeping the intestines decongested. The properties of individual spices include being anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, digestive, and diuretic.