Fit India Dialogue 2020: Did You Know PM Modi Eats Paranthas Made With This Healthy Ingredient?

Fit India Dialogue 2020: PM Modi said he would often make paranthas at home with drumstick or moringa.

Aditi Ahuja  |  Updated: October 01, 2020 16:45 IST

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Fit India Dialogue 2020: Did You Know PM Modi Eats <i>Paranthas</i> Made With This Healthy Ingredient?

Fit India Dialogue 2020: PM Modi shared an interesting parantha recipe that he makes.

Highlights
  • PM Modi interacted with fitness influencers in the Fit India Dialogue
  • He spoke of one of his favourite parantha recipes made with drumstick
  • He said he eats the healthy dish once or twice a week

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with fitness and health influencers across spectrums as part of the 'Fit India Dialogue 2020'. Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, fitness enthusiast Milind Soman and nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar were some of the celebrities part of the one-hour long discussion with PM Modi. The idea was to encourage citizens to stay fit and pay attention to their health and diet during these testing times. PM Modi also spoke about mental health and its importance in keeping the body in shape, and vice versa.

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During the interaction with nutritionist Rujuta Diwekar, the PM showered praise on Diwekar's emphasis on the importance of eating local. Diwekar agreed that the idea was to support local economies by eating regionally-produced food which was indigenous to the region. Sharing an interesting anecdote, PM Modi said he would often make paranthas at home with drumstick. "Drumstick or moringa is known to be nutritionally beneficial. I would make paranthas with it and eat them. I still eat this once or twice a week. I would love to share the recipe soon," he said in the dialogue with Diwekar.

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Speaking about the importance of eating healthy, PM shared how the first question that his mother asks him is if he is eating Haldi (Turmeric) every day. The duo also discussed how it's important to chew our food slowly as our mothers and grandmothers would often tell us. "Rather than how much you are eating, it's more about what you eat and how you eat it," concluded PM Modi.

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