Every area has its own specific cultural practices that tend to the physical and mental health of the residents. Similarly, the cuisine. With regards to the cuisine of Karnataka, there exist both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes. We have already written on one of the prominent dishes of South Karnataka – Ragi Mudde. In this article, you gain information about Jolad Rotti, one of the prominent food recipes in North Karnataka. It is called as Jwarichi Bhakri in Maharashtra.
Are you a teenager within 20s? Or are you a professional within the 30s? No, then you must be a person who has settled in life and the age is in the 40s and 50s. Now we come to the question. If you have studied in Bengaluru, at least you have gone to meet your friends who stay in the hostel. Did you have friends who came from North Karnataka? Then how about their cuisine? Any student who has returned from their native place must have bought at least 100 Jolada Rottis and Sengai Chutney Pudis. Then when you had gone to his room, you also had relished the unique combination? And yes, there is another way of eating Jolad Rotti. You take green chilies, take a bite of the green chili and eat a piece of the famous dish.
Jolada Rotti perfectly suits the areas of North Karnataka. Usually, a region of farmers, the present generation’s ancestors lived in tandem with the land. They made food which can sustain for longer periods. Do you know Jolad Rotti can be stored for a month? And yes, it has numerous health and nutritional benefits. It has moved from a traditional food for the animal feed to becoming a major part of diet source for humans.
Health Benefits of Jolad Rotti
In comparison with wheat and rice, it has a high percentage of calcium and packed with fiber, protein, and iron. It can reduce cholesterol levels. The grain is grown mostly in regions which suffer from drought. Jowar has the ability to give good yields even with limited water supply.
It contains high quality of fiber. So, a regular consumption of this grain can help in reducing diseases such as obesity, paralytic stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.
Iron is required by the body to prepare RBCs as well ATP or adenosine triphosphate. Did the information take you to a flashback? In school, you have studied a low amount of iron can result in anemia or neurological disorders such as ADHD.
This mineral is necessary for the growth and maintenance of bones. In addition, it forms the main component of DNA, RNA, phospholipids and can trigger the action of enzymes, hormones.
In a daily diet, every human being requires 38 percent of thiamine and Jolada rotti offers the relevant amount. The inclusion of jolad rotti in your daily diet can reduce the risk of heart failure, cataracts and neurodegenerative problems such as Alzheimer disease.
To the cuisine rich heritage of North Karnataka belongs Jolad Rotti. You can experience them even in Bangalore, and the food definitely lives up to its reputations. Usually, in homes, it is eaten with Brinjal curry, and after the milk, you can definitely drink a cup of buttermilk. And the drink is spiced with garlic, coriander leaves, and garlic to liven the occasion.
Jolad rotti is usually consumed with pulse curries or chutneys. If properly prepared, it has a shelf life of six to nine months. Making Jolada rotti is not an easy task. But yes, the taste is worth the hard job. In fact, it is the rural delicious cuisine. Ask a die-hard fan of North Karnataka and he will exchange the topmost cuisine in the world for a Jolada Rotti.
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