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  1. Govind Gadiyar
    September 28, 2011

    The problem is a fried Samosa or Vada satiates the hunger and you feel good. The same thing when baked does not give that fullness or satisfaction. The companies marketing baked snack food are facing this challenge from marketing angle.

    Finally there is no alternative to reasonable quantity of fried food being part of our diet.

  2. G. Shobha
    September 29, 2011

    Mr Govind, the problem you mentioned is very true but now there are improvised methods which will lessen the oil absorption. For eg addition of gums like Xanthan gum to products significantly reduces oil absorption and also adds bulk in terms of fibre. Same can be done for high sugary products for eg FOS(fructo-oligo-saccharide) can be added for the sweetness and fibre. So food tchnology is also advancing to combat some problems like these. But as Sanjana correctly mentions, fat is necessary for some functions and also to keep our skin supple. So one must not eliminate it but keep it in moderation.
    Feel good factor can still be preserved :)

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