Can I eat Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters) in IBS?

Last Updated on June 8, 2023 by Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters) is a very tasty and crunchy food. They are eaten very fondly in Asia as well as Asian people in the world. The ingredients that are added make it tasty and crunchy. Various ingredients like lentil fritters, ginger, onion, curd, tomato, potato chutney, etc. are used to make Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters). Apart from these, various hot spices are used. The main reason for the taste of this food is the hot spices in them.

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

IBS is a chronic disease that if a person gets it, it will last for almost the rest of their life. Its effects get involved in the patient’s life and the patient cannot live his life like normal people. Due to this, the patient suffers from behavioral and mental disturbance.

Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramping in the intestines, indigestion, constipation, gas, and diarrhea. IBS does not cause death but the patient has to face a lot of problems due to it. Such as mental anxiety and physical fatigue. The patient takes measures to reduce these symptoms so that they can go about their lives easily, such as exercise and dietary changes. Apart from this, the patient also changes his lifestyle to minimize symptoms. For more and complete information about IBS Click Here.

Yoghurt lentil fritters (Dahi baray) good for IBS?

As mentioned above Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters) are prepared by mixing different spices and ingredients. It is eaten very fondly in many countries. It has eaten in every season, But in Ramadan (Holy month) it is eaten with great enthusiasm. It is a favorite food of young adults.

It is a favorite food of women and they use a lot of spices in it. But this food has disadvantages for some peoples. As this food is delicious and flavorful. In the same way, it has a very bad effect on the human stomach. The food items they are mixed with are the cause of pleasure and they also can disturb the gastrointestinal track, this has reported by Pretty et. al in European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine [1]article_2678_b4977c50362f4f3e23cef76ac52a66f3.pdf (

They are so spicy when ingested by humans, it combines with HCL to cause gas and indigestion. And they cause problems for humans. An IBS patient needs to be very careful about what he eats and drinks. If an IBS patient consumes Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters), he/she will have to face many problems like gas, discomforts, abdominal pain etc. Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters) are not at all suitable for IBS patients and plays a major role in the symptoms. IBS patients avoid to eat it.

Due to said food the patient will have diarrhea and when he goes to the washroom, he will have a lot of burning while defecating, If too many spices are consumed in this food. If the patient consumes too much of it, he may also get anal fissures. Because this food has a lot of red chillies and this has documented by Pravin J. Gupta in Gastroenterology journal [2]Red Hot Chilli Consumption Is Harmful in Patients Operated for Anal Fissure – A Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Study | Digestive Surgery | Karger Publishers. Similarly, If the patient eats this food at night, the symptoms of IBS will start appearing and sleep may disturbed.

What should be used to reduce symptoms due to Dahi baray (yoghurt lentil fritters)?

Following some solution options for reducing the symptoms after eating yoghurt lentil fritters

  • Eat ice cream
  • Psyllium husk may be consumed
  • Use coffee made with cardamom, fennel
  • If the medicine prescribed by the doctor should be used, the symptoms will reduce and the patient will get some relief.

Written By:

  • Dr. Abadullah Sajid Bashir

Reviewed By:

  • Dr. Muhammad Khan Malik
  • Syeda Noor-ul-Ain Naqvi

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