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Bulgur Wheat Idli – Diabetic Friendly

Bulgur Wheat Idli – Diabetic Friendly

This recipe is shared at the event Diabetes Friendly Thursday. bulgur wheat idli – diabetic friendly What is Bulgur Wheat? To explain in a simple way , bulgar wheat is a quick cooking form of whole wheat. It is in fact made from the kernels of different kinds of wheat, cleaned, parboiled, dried and ground to different sizes. A nutritious and versatile wheat product having more fiber and protein, a lower glycemic index, and higher levels of most vitamins and minerals as opposed to regular white rice, it can surely be considered a perfect whole grain. So, one can see that it is a good choice not just for diabetics but for everyone. Any specific reason why its good for diabetics? Every kind of food we consume can be rendered good or not so good for a person with diabetes, based on its GI or Glycemic Index. Glycemic Index is nothing but the amount of rise in blood sugar levels after consumption of a particular food. Therefore foods with additional nutritional elements such as fiber, protein, vitamins, minerals, will render slower breakdown of that particular food thereby causing a slower rise in blood sugar level. Such foods are considered to have a Low GI. One such food is bulgur wheat. Bulgur wheat idli is one recipe that can be cooked using this whole grain cereal. ‘Idli’ is a steamed, soft, rice and lentil savory cake; a very well known breakfast dish in India. Originally from south India, it is now popular country-wide (even world-wide). Perfect in every way for toddlers to elderly, it is a regular dish cooked in nearly every household. Although the process involves soaking, fermenting followed by steaming; having become a part of nearly everyone’s life, it need not be considered a tedious task. This recipe is not very different from any idli recipe. One can sw Continue reading >>

How To Eat Rice Without Affecting Blood Sugar Levels

How To Eat Rice Without Affecting Blood Sugar Levels

Expert-reviewed by Ashwini S.Kanade, Registered Dietician and Certified Diabetes Educator with 17 years of experience Fact-checked by Aditya Nar, B.Pharm, MSc. Public Health and Health Economics As a diabetic, one of the first foods you are asked to give up is rice (and sugar, of course!). Which, let’s face it, is not easy for most of us. But why do you have to give up something that’s been part of your staple diet all your life? Do you have to eliminate it altogether? Are any healthier substitutes just as satisfying to the taste buds? Are all types of rice bad for you? Let’s find out. What makes rice risky for diabetics? To understand how rice causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels, you first need to understand what glycemic index or GI score is. GI is a score given to different food items (between 0-100) and indicates how they affect your blood sugar levels. For eg., refined sugar with a high GI of 100, instantly increases your blood sugar levels but a natural form like those found in fruits with a medium GI range increases it slowly. [1] You must’ve figured out by now that you need to include food with a low or medium GI in your diet and try to avoid ones with a high GI. High GI foods fall in the range of 70 and above, medium GI foods in the range of 56 to 69, and low GI foods in the 55 or less range. The rice variety most of us eat unfortunately falls into the first category. However, you don’t have to give it up completely (but don’t start celebrating just yet). Is there a way to continue eating rice safely? Try other varieties of rice: Brown rice, wild rice or wholegrain basmati rice. Brown rice is white rice that has not been stripped of its nutrients. It is rich in fibre and magnesium, that help regulate blood sugar levels. Wholegrain basmati rice Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes

Diabetic Recipes

It is not easy being a diabetic. Oral drugs or insulin are of absolutely no use if the person concerned is not willing to change the life style and the eating habits. Diet then is an important part of the daily routine of a diabetic. All diabetic recipes must avoid Sugar as far as possible. Artificial sweeteners can be resorted to, but remember products high in fat and cholesterol, which have been artificially sweetened by aspartame, or saccharin should not be consumed in the name of a being a diabetic diet. Their high calorific content makes them unsuitable for diabetics. A vegetarian diet is an inherent part of any diabetic recipe. South Indian dishes like idlis and dosa, which have very little fat content, are good for them. Idlis contain a mixture of rice and Bengal gram dal, which is soaked, ground and then allowed to ferment. As idlis are steam cooked, the question of fats do not arise. Idlis or dosas can be taken for breakfast. A little known but very good for diabetics is porridge made from ragi (nachni). The ragi is ground into flour and this flour is mixed with water and cooked for a while. A semi solid paste when mixed with buttermilk or curd is not only filling but also good to control the blood sugar levels. In India, Khichidis, which are a mixture of rice and toor dal, are filling and acceptable for diabetics. Broken wheat cooked just like rice is another alternative. It can be eaten in the same way as rice is. However, there is nothing like the ubiquitous Indian roti, which is filling and can be prepared in many ways. Wheat flour made into a dough and rolled into rotis which can be prepared on a tava or tandoori rotis which can be made on a tandoor, bhakris and naan are nutritive and at the same time fat free. The good thing about them is that they raise Continue reading >>

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis ~ Diabetic Friendly

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis ~ Diabetic Friendly

Oats Broken Wheat Idlis is a wonderful option when you are looking for a variety in your breakfast. This uses oats and broken wheat and doesn’t require much soaking and fermentation. This is part of Vegetarian Meal Ideas for dinner for BM#72 Week 3 Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes - Collection Of Low Gi Recipes For Diabetics

Diabetic Recipes - Collection Of Low Gi Recipes For Diabetics

Quinoa pronounced as “kheen-wah” is a seed that is gluten free and is much used like a grain in various dishes. Though they are high in carbs, considered as a super food due to their high nutritional profile like amino acids, protein, minerals, antioxidants and are low in glycemic index. Hence suitable for diabetics and can […] Quinoa upma recipe with step by step photos – A healthy & quick Indian recipe using quinoa. Quinoa is a seed but can very much be used like a grain to make Indian foods like upma, pulao, pongal or biryani. This quinoa upma is very easy and quick to make just like any other upma. […] Lemon millet rice recipe – Simple, healthy, delicious and refreshing millet recipe. Apart from oats, rice and atta, we also eat millets 3 to 4 times in a week. Some times I cook the millets plain or with rice to serve with sambar, curry or even with curd. Most times I make the variety millet […] Tahini recipe – Tahini is a condiment made using sesame seeds and is commonly used in the Mediterranean and middle eastern cuisines. Apart from serving it as a dip, it is also used to make Hummus, Baba Ghanoush and tahini sauce to serve with falafel, chicken shawarma, wraps and burger. There are so many ways […] Chana sundal recipe for naivedyam. Sundal or guggillu is a stir fried South Indian dish mostly made with lentils. These are very commonly made in almost every house hold during some festivals as these are offered to the gods or goddess. Based on the family customs and traditions these are made for festivals. We make […] Garlic mushroom recipe – This hot & spicy garlic mushrooms go good with just any thing plain rice, inside a sandwich bread or wrap, fried rice, noodles or serve as a starter. Made with very few ingredients and tastes super deliciou Continue reading >>

Jowar Rava Idli~diabetic Friendly

Jowar Rava Idli~diabetic Friendly

My father-in-law is diabetic so we have been careful of his diet, but these days we have to be a bit more careful so cooking at home have undergone a sea change. The occasional batata chalega, cake okay has come down. The extra sugar does show up on his next blood sugar readings. What is diabetics? What is reason for the increase in blood sugar? What are the side-effects? These questions I have tried answering here do check it out. So like I was saying there are changes at home. One of them is the way I made idlis. My SIL had when she came down last time brought with her a packet of jowar rava and packets of jowar rava idli instant idli. Let me tell you the instant idlis were delicious and the girls also loved them. I kept wondering when to make idlis from the jowar rava. My chance came for my husband’s birthday. He did not want a party but I know his friends, at least the ones closest, will turn up. What is simple to make that is healthy and yet delicious? Something that all of us can eat? Idlis! But as it was a special occasion I mad Masala Jowar Rava Idlis with the regular chutney and sambhar!! Idlis are healthy food that is like you all know made from fermented batter and steamed. The regular rice rava or rice I have replaced with jowar rava. So how do you make idlis with jowar rava? Ingredients: For the Idlis: 4 cups jowar rava 2 cups urid dal 2 tsp methi seeds For the Masala: 1 carrot, diced fine or grated ½ cup peas 6 green chillies (adjust as per taste) A few springs coriander Salt to taste Method: Wash and soak the urid dal overnight with the methi seeds. In the morning rinse and decant the water from the jowar rava twice. Drain completely. Grind the urid dal to a fine paste and add to the washed jowar rava and mix well. Set aside to rise/ferment till evenin Continue reading >>

Healthy Recipe For Diabetics: Mung Dal Idli

Healthy Recipe For Diabetics: Mung Dal Idli

Fond of the South Indian delicacy idli? Try mung dal idli which is extremely healthy and tastes very well. Mung beans are low in calories which make them a welcome addition to calorie-controlled diets. They are rich in vitamin K and C which strengthens the tissues of the cartilage and skin. They are also diabetic-friendly. Ingredients 1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), soaked for 3 hours and drained 3/4 cup blanched and roughly chopped spinach (palak) 3 green chillies, roughly chopped 1 tbsp fresh low-fat curds salt to taste 1/2 tsp fruit salt 1/4 tsp oil for greasing For Serving Healthy coconut chutney Method Combine the yellow moong dal, spinach and green chillies and blend in a mixer to a smooth paste without using any water. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the curds and salt and mix well. Just before steaming, add the fruit salt to the batter and pour 2 tsp water over it. When the bubbles form, mix gently. Grease the idli moulds using oil, put spoonfuls of the batter into idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes or till the idli are cooked. Cool slightly, demould and serve immediately with healthy coconut chutney. Image for representation Image source: Getty Images Continue reading >>

Bombay Rava Idli | Upma Rava Idli | Simple And Quick Diabetes Diet

Bombay Rava Idli | Upma Rava Idli | Simple And Quick Diabetes Diet

Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, one has to make sure they don’t skip it. Most Diettian advice against rice based dishes. When you are on a diabetic diet, the usual idli and Dosa doesn’t suit as it is again made with rice. So finding better options with wheat really helps. This Idli made with Bombay Rava is another diabetes dish that is very quick and Diet friendly recipe. As we think of different dishes for a morning variety, this serves as a quick option. We just soaked the batter for 10 minutes for it to get ready. Bombay Rava Idli Ingredients Needed: Bombay Rava – 1 cup Hot Milk – as required Soda a pinch Salt to taste Urad dal paste – 1 tbsp (opt) Method to prepare: In a bowl, take all the ingredients and slowly mix it with hot milk using a spoon. The consistency should be of pouring state as the regular Idli batter. Allow it to rest for 10 – 15 mins. Check the consistency to make sure the rava has not absorbed all the milk, if required add little more hot milk. Then pour the batter into greased idli moulds and steam as you would do with regular idlis Notes: Add Urad Dal paste is optional. First time when we made this, we had some Urad dal paste taken from the regular Idlis. But we have checked it again to see if that really made any difference. If you can make it without adding the Urad dal paste also. If you are grinding Urad dal at home, you can refrigerate it for couple of days. Continue reading >>

Diet Chart

Diet Chart

Hello All, I am publishing this Diet Chart for the benefit of all my readers. This Diet Chart will help you organize your daily meal and eat the right dish everyday. This Diet Chart is targeted at people with diet restrictions, Diabetics and people who want to fight Obesity. The aim of this diet plan is to help you keep control of your overall blood glucose level, if you are a diabetic and to help you maintain the right weight, if you are overweight or obese. The carbohydrate present in food is the cause for significant increase in blood glucose level after the meal . The increase is proportionate to the amount of carbohydrate present in the food , the size of the meal, and the quantum of insulin in the body. If the amount of carbohydrate is maintained at the same level in the breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day, then it is easy to keep the blood glucose levels consistently within the limit. For this, you hav to be sure of the quantity of the food you take . Increased presence of carbohydrate can affect the blood sugar level . Research is still going on regarding the relationship between carbohydrates, blood glucose, insulin and obesity. David Jenkins and Thomas Wolever of the University of Toronto have developed a new system(Glycemic Index)for classifying foods (carbohydrate contents), based on how fast they raise blood sugar level inside the body. According to them, a food with a higher glycemic value raises blood glucose faster and is less beneficial to diabetics . The glycemic index method replaces the older method of classifying carbohydrates according to their chemical structure of either “simple” or “complex” carbohydrates. According to reported clinical trials, Glycemic Index method also provide an excellent dietary approach for people who want Continue reading >>

Millet Idli Recipe | Siridhanya Recipes

Millet Idli Recipe | Siridhanya Recipes

Millet idli recipe using Foxtail millet /navane . Idlis are the most popular breakfast of Southern India. It is steamed, healthy, balanced breakfast to start the day. Best food for the growing kids too. Generally idli is made of rice and urad dal, in this particular recipe I am using millets to make the idli. You can use any millet available to prepare this healthy dish. Interested in side dishes for the Idli? check these: Darshini style sambar for idli Restaurant style chutney for Idli Tomato Onion Chutney for soft traditional rice idli click on this Millets/ Siridhanyas believed to be good for diabetic patients since it releases the glucose slowly. All millets are non glutinous grains. Different millets: Navane – Foxtail millet, Harka – Kodo Millet, saame – little millet, Oodalu – barnyard millet, sajje – pearl millet, Raagi – finger millet, jola – Sorghum, Metric Wash and soak urad dal in 1¼ water overnight or minimum 3 to 4 hours. Wash and soak millets along with methi seeds in 1 cup water overnight or minimum 3 to 4 hours. Grind the urad dal in a grinder or mixer(use water as needed) along with soaked water to fine paste(takes around 12 minutes in grinder). Add little more water if needed. Drain the water from the soaked millet, add only millet to the grinder, grind it for a minute. Transfer the batter to a big bowl. Add salt, mix it with hand or ladle, cover it and keep aside to ferment.(may take 8 hours to 18 hours) Grease the idli plates keep it ready. Mix the fermented batter thoroughly, pour it to the greased idli plates. Steam cook this idlis on medium high heat for 12 to 14 minutes and then turn off the heat. After a minute, remove the idli from the plates using the wet spoon. Eat these hot idlis with chutney, sambar, …… Continue reading >>

Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Recipe: Diabetes-friendly Idli

Healthy Homemade Oatmeal Recipe: Diabetes-friendly Idli

Oatmeal idlis, surprised, are you? Made of hulled oat grains, oatmeal has become a part of my dietary regimen. Oats idli is one such healthy oatmeal recipe that you would want to try again and again. Yes, the best thing about idlis is that they are steamed. The oatmeal idli recipe uses rolled oats or old-fashioned oats that are thin flakes, which have been ground into a corase mixture for idlis. I am glad with the results with this idli for I have tried to make it a diabetes friendly recipe for my parents in law. All of us love idli. After having tried suji (semolina) idli, I wanted to make it even healthier. So this time I have added oats for an even healthier twist. A Little About Oats The term "oatmeal" is used in Canada, U.S., and Australia for oat porridge made using rolled, steel-cut, or ground oats. Oatmeal makes not only a healthy, but also quick breakfast option. Did I say tasty? If you are yet to experiment with oatmeal, better start with this healthy oatmeal idli recipe. This was my first attempt with oatmeal and I was pleasantly surprised with the result. This was how my oatmeal experimentation spree was kick-started! There is no looking back! The highly nutritious, fiber-rich oatmeal makes a perfect breakfast meal. On top of it, oatmeal is diabetes friendly ingredient. Kick-start your day with steamed dumplings or idlis using oatmeal or you may simply make oats porridge with fruits and nuts for a quick, power-packed oatmeal breakfast. Sweet or savory, oatmeal recipes are a keeper. You would never feel bored of this so-called bland cereal grain. Trust me, you will never say oats is boring! Give your morning breakfast a makeover with dry roasted and steamed oatmeal idlis. The beta glucan content in oatmeal can help lower cholesterol and the fiber can boost yo Continue reading >>

Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (savory Steamed Millet Cakes)

Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (savory Steamed Millet Cakes)

Directions for Ragi Rava Idli Recipe (Savory Steamed Millet Cakes) To begin making the Ragi Rava Idli Recipe, combine the ragi flour, rava, yogurt and a little salt in a large mixing bowl. Add a little water at a time to make a thick batter (approximately 1 cup). Allow the mixture to rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Heat oil in a pan; add in the mustard seeds and curry leaves and allow it to crackle. Turn off heat and keep aside. After the batter has rested for 15 minutes; stir in any additional water if the batter is become too think, it should fall thick and not in blogs. Next add in the seasoning, green chillies, ginger, enos fruit salt and the tablespoon of oil. Stir well to combine. Preheat a steamer with water. Pour the Ragi Rava Idli batter into the idli mold cavities. Place into the preheated steamer and steam the rava idli's for 10 minutes until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean. Once steamed, remove the Ragi Rava Idli from the steamer and keep aside for 5 minutes. Sprinkle some water over the idli's so they come out clean when you take them out of the cavities. Use a spoon to run through the sides of the cavities to remove idli's. Serve the Ragi Rava Idli's with Tomato Chutney and also Idli Milagai Podi for breakfast or pack it for the school lunch box Continue reading >>

Rice Idli

Rice Idli

Diet types: Recipe created by the mother of DaVita dialysis patient Aditya from California and submitted by DaVita dietitian Shawna from California. 3 cups rice, uncooked 1 cup black lentils, uncooked, split without skin 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda Soak rice and lentils in water. Grind the lentils in a food processor or liquidizer to a smooth paste. Grind rice not too fine, a little coarse. Mix the two pastes and add salt. Let the batter ferment for 12-14 hours at a warm place (avoid the inside of the oven or on top of a gas stove). Just before cooking, add the baking soda. Steam idlis on idli moulds. Serve with sambar. Calories 168 Protein 7 g Carbohydrates 35 g Fat 0 g Cholesterol 0 mg Sodium 93 mg Potassium 161 mg Phosphorus 90 mg Fiber 3.1 g Renal and renal diabetic food choices 2 starch 1/2 vegetable, medium potassium Lentils contribute extra potassium and phosphorus, so portion must be limited to 2 rice idles. Sambar is a vegetable stew containing pigeon peas, tamarind, vegetables and ground spices. It is very popular in southern India. Serve with cilantro chutney or with a dollop of butter topped with a spoon of sugar. Continue reading >>

Barnyard Millet Idli & Dosa – Gluten Free Diabetic Friendly Recipe For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

Barnyard Millet Idli & Dosa – Gluten Free Diabetic Friendly Recipe For Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family

Health watchers, aren’t you aware of Barnyard Millet? Haven’t tried your hands on this nutritious Millet? Well better late than never, lets know more about Barnyard Millet and also a simple recipe tagged along with this. One step towards monitoring our own health. What Is Barnyard Millet Barnyard Millet is known as Kuthiravali in Tamil, Oodalu in Kannada, Odalu in Telugu, Jhangora in Hindi and Kavadapullu in Malayalam. Barnyard Millet is gluten free and a vegan cereal, belongs to Millet family, which is a tiny white, round grain “The Siruthaniyam”. Nutritional Value of Barnyard Millet High in fiber hence curbs the hunger pangs Good source of minerals like Zinc and Manganese Maintains the fluctuations of body temperature Rich Antioxidant properties High in Carbohydrate profile Bran layer has good fat and minerals content Good source of B-complex Vitamins The other Indian names for Barnyard Millet are Vari, Varai, Sanwa, Samwa and Swang. The nutritional profile of Barnyard Millet is 6 times more fiber than wheat. Barnyard Millet is rich sources of bone-building minerals material that is the essential Calcium and Phosphorus on daily basis. How to make BARNYARD MILLET IDLI & DOSA – GLUTEN FREE DIABETIC FRIENDLY RECIPE for Babies, Toddlers, Kids & Family Highly beneficial in detoxifying ones body Lowers the blood cholesterol level Prevents the occurance of Breast Cancer Helps in preventing the Type 2 Diabetes Reducing Blood Pressure Protects and takes care against Heart Disease Constipation, bloating and cramping of the body could be prevented An ideal replacement of food grains like Rice in making of dosa and idli batter due to its good antioxidant profile nature. Continue reading >>

Okra Idli Recipe, How To Make Bhindi Idli Recipe| Idli Recipes

Okra Idli Recipe, How To Make Bhindi Idli Recipe| Idli Recipes

okra idli or bhindi idli recipe with step by step photos – soft, fluffy, delicious idli recipe prepared using bhindi/okra. this might come as a surprise for some, using bhindi/okra/ladies finger in making idlis. it was for me too until i came across this dosa recipe inspired by sadashiva rao mailankodi’s recipe on facebook foodie group, which was highly inspiring to say the least. i had made up my mind to try it out some time. my kids love idli as i have mentioned before. hence i made idlis with the recipe. idlis bring the convenience of ‘many in one go’. so bhindi idli/ladies finger idli it had to be. i made it with just a few changes to the recipe. to my surprise they came out soft, fluffy and perfect in texture. thank you sadashiva rao sir for the thought and recipe. some food for thought – did you know, the soluble fiber in bhindi/okra helps slowing down digestion. it slows down the break down of carbohydrates in the food, there by slowing the rate of conversion to glucose. this results in low glycemic index and there by beneficial in diabetics, termed as diabetic superfood by some. now does that mean this is probably one of the best ways in which a diabetic can have idlis – some food for thought! it keeps one fuller for longer, hence helpful in weight loss. it reduces cholesterol too. not simply that, the insoluble fiber in bhindi/okra helps in maintaining the gut health, preventing colon cancer. helps avoid constipation. being also rich in vitamins and minerals, including bhindi/okra in the diet has many benefits in addition to the deliciousness it contributes to various dishes. now that’s a lot of reasons to eat bhindi/okra however, as always i must mention, if you are on an advised diet for any reason, do consult your doctor/dietitian before making Continue reading >>

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