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Diabetic Idli Recipe

(indian Diabetic Diet Recipes, Indian Style Diabetic Friendly Dishes)

(indian Diabetic Diet Recipes, Indian Style Diabetic Friendly Dishes)

Diabetes is a condition in which there is high sugar (glucose) level in the blood. The glucose comes from the food we eat. A hormone insulin produced by the pancreas is responsible for absorbing the glucose into our body cells. Diabetes can be caused by the pancreas not producing enough insulin (Type I) or due to insulin resistance (Type II) i.e. the body cells do not respond to the insulin produced.Diabetes causes frequent urination and increased hunger. A diabetic diet must include food with low glycemic index (GI). GI is an indication of how much the blood sugar level will rise when we eat something. Foods with low GI include fruits, vegetables,beans, oats and other whole grains. These are food which are high in vitamins and fiber content. If you have diabetes, try to restrict your diet to 1500-1800 calories in a day. Moderation is the key - eat everything in moderate quantities. Try to include lots of vegetables into your meal in order to increase the fiber content. For eg. : Try to use whole grain noodles or pastas, use brown rice to make all variety rice dishes and try to include lots of millets in your diet. In addition, try to include as many vegetables or sprouts as possible in the dish to increase the fiber content. Fruits are high in fiber too. However some fruits like mango, banana, grapes etc contain high sugar level. So consume these fruits in small portions. Our Indian diet is dominated by carbohydrates. As much as possible try to include more protein into your diet and reduce the carbohydrate intake. Also, try to expose your body to sunlight everyday and drink plenty of water. The Vitamin D that you get from sunlight is essential for a healthy life. Water helps in reducing the risk of many of the ailments related to diabetes. I have shared some Indian di 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 >>

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 >>

Instant Oats Idli-oats Idli Recipe-indian Oats Recipes

Instant Oats Idli-oats Idli Recipe-indian Oats Recipes

Oats provides us with a wide range of health benefits. Oats are a storehouse of essential vitamins and minerals. Even research studies have proved that including oats in our regular diet provides us with many health benefits. Oats are high in fiber and help to reduce cholesterol. It is also considered to be beneficial for diabetic patients and people who want to reduce weight. How can one reduce weight by including oats in their diet? The answer is simple-Since oats is rich in dietary fiber, it helps to keep you full for a longer time, so reduces your cravings and prevents you from binging on other unhealthy food stuff, thereby helps in weight loss also. Oats Idli is another way to include oats in our diet as some people may find drinking oats porridge everyday boring (well, I am not in that list as I love my oats porridge with dates very much) This is an instant oats recipe which I have prepared in the same method as my rava idli recipe but with the goodness of oats. Today let us learn how to prepare oats idli following our easy oats idly recipe. Prep Time : 05 mins Cook Time : 15 mins Yields: 6-7 Idlis Recipe Category: Breakfast Recipe Cuisine: South Indian Ingredients needed Oats -3/4 cup (before powdering) Rava/Sooji - 1/2 cup Curd - 1 cup Baking soda - little less than 1/2 tsp Salt as required For the seasoning Oil -2 tsp Mustard seeds -1 tsp Jeera/cumin seeds -3/4 tsp Urad dal - 1/2 tsp Hing - a generous pinch Whole black pepper (crushed) -1/4 tsp Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped) Green chilli - 1 (finely chopped) Carrot -1 grated Coriander leaves -little (finely chopped) Curry leaves -few Preparation Dry roast oats until it is slightly hot to touch.Powder it and keep it aside. Dry roast rava also until it is slightly hot to touch. Method Heat 2 tsp of oil, a 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 >>

Moong Dal Spicy Idli | Low Carb Idli | Diabetic Recipes

Moong Dal Spicy Idli | Low Carb Idli | Diabetic Recipes

Tired of eating the same Idli varieties ? Then try this fuss free Moong Dal Spicy Idli that's not only low on carbs (yes, there is but a handful of rice in the batter), but is also spicy and goes well with any chutney or Molagapudi for the breakfast time. I was looking for steamed food options, when a previous edition of "Prevention" magazine carried this Idli variety. For a South Indian like me, this was double jeopardy - too tempting to try ... Read Full Recipe 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 >>

10 Healthy Snacks For People With Diabetes

10 Healthy Snacks For People With Diabetes

Here are 10 healthy snacks for people with diabetes. World Diabetes Day is celebrated every year on 14th November and is an annual reminder of how this disease is taking over the lives of millions across the globe. The adverse effects of a combination of poor and unhealthy diet, a sedentary lifestyle and long working hours are becoming increasingly worrisome. Diabetes happens to be one of the most dangerous outcomes as it not only puts people at the risk of obesity, heart disease and a stroke, but also triggers an extreme lifestyle change. Diabetes is commonly known as the silent killer and in many cases is diagnosed accidentally. This makes it extremely important that we are aware of the symptoms which can help in an early diagnosis and possible recovery. If you're suffering from diabetes, then it's extremely important to keep a strict watch on your diet. You should eat small and healthy meals through the day in order to keep your blood-sugar levels in check and be sure to not include processed or high fattening food. Instead, find foods that perfectly combine protein, carbohydrates and fats. If you're confused about what to eat or have run out of ideas, then here's a list of 10 super healthy and delicious snacks: 1. Whole grain crackers - Crackers made of cracked wheat, quinoa, rye, oats are healthy as these grains help in lowering blood-glucose levels and cholesterol levels. You can eat crackers with hung curd dressings or cottage cheese to enhance the nutritional value of the snack. It also gives it a more delicious spin. (Recipe by Chef Seema Chandra) 2. Fruits for snacks - Fruits are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. So feel free to eat as many as you can. But be sure to select fruits that are relatively low on sugar - like apple, berries and guava. 3.Steamed 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 >>

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 >>

Green Moong Idlis ~diabetic Recipe

Green Moong Idlis ~diabetic Recipe

We are in the third week of BM#35 and I have chosen the theme healthy recipes for Diabetes . Diabetic diet refers to the diet recommended to the sufferer of Diabetes and consist of high in dietary fibers , low in fats and low in sugar. My Father in law is diabetic and we prepare food for him as suggested by doctors. Normally we tried to reduce the intake of carbohydrates and increase the intake of low carb in his diet . As for diabetic people healthy eating is depends not on what one is eating but also when one is eating . Timing is very important and there should be a balance between healthy eating and timing. To read more about diabetic diet click here. I found this recipe on Tarla Dalal’s site and made it , my father in law liked these steaming hot idlis very much . This is a wonderful recipe replacing rice with healthy moong beans and added with vegetables also. So let’s start the recipe . Yum Ingredients : 1 cup moong dal /whole green gram 3 to 4 tablespoon carrot , grated 3 to 4 tablespoon cabbage , grated 1 teaspoon ginger , grated 1 green chilli , chopped 2 teaspoon besan /gram flour 2 tablespoon coriander leaves , chopped 1 teaspoon Eno fruit salt salt to taste 1/2 teaspoon oil for greasing the mould Method: Wash and soak green gram in enough water for 1 day . Next day drain the excess water and grind the dal to a thick paste using little water if required. Add the grated carrot , cabbage, ginger , green chilli , besan, coriander leaves and salt and mix well. Add the fruit salt on it and mix gently. Pour the mixture into greased idli moulds and steam in a steamer for 10 to 12 minutes till they are done. Enjoy healthy idlis!! Serve-4. Cooking time -15 minutes Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#35 Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipe: Moong Idli

Diabetic Recipe: Moong Idli

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Thus, when you are a diabetic patient preparing a breakfast everyday can be challenging, if you are a big fan of south Indian dishes like idlis and dosas, because most of these are carb based. What if you make this healthy? Our expert Saritha Rajiv - Dietitian and Nutritionist, Director at Nutrifull, shares a perfectly suitable idli recipe for all those you have sugar problem. Try out as your favourite breakfast recipe! Ingredients Parboiled rice- 1/2 cup Poha- ½ cup Whole Green Moong- 1 cup Sprouted methi seeds- 2 tsp or methi seeds- 1 tsp Grated Carrot- ¼ cup Finely chopped cabbage- ¼ cup Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tbsp Chopped green chillies- 1 tbsp Salt to taste Method - Soak rice and dal overnight. Sprinkle enough water on poha to soften it. Grind together with sprouted methi seeds. - Allow to ferment by keeping aside overnight. Smear a little oil on idli moulds. - Mix in the grated carrots, cabbage, green chillies and coriander leaves. - Add enough salt and mix well. Pour on to the greased idli moulds. - Steam cook for 7-8 minutes or until done. Serve hot with sambar and mint or tomato chutney Read more Personal Health, Diet & Fitness stories on www.healthmeup.com Continue reading >>

Diabetic Recipes: Rava Idli

Diabetic Recipes: Rava Idli

Semolina Cakes, Sooji ka Idli, Instant Idlis Rava Idli is a very interesting variation to the traditional idlis. It is a traditional dish from the state of Karnataka. The best part about making these idli is that it needs no planning ahead, no grinding the batter, no fermentaion etc. It can be made instantly with […] Continue reading >>

Moong Dal Idly

Moong Dal Idly

Moong Dal Idly Ingredients needed to make Moong Dal Idly: 1cup Moong Dal 1cup Urad Dal Methi Seeds/Fenugreek, a pinch Water, to soak Salt Method : Wash Moong Dal & Urad Dal well and soak them for about 3-4hrs in enough water along with Methi Seeds. Using your grinder or blender, grind them into fine smooth paste. Try to use less water while you grind. Transfer the batter into a large bowl & allow it to ferment at least 10hrs or over night. Grease your Idly molds with cooking spray & pour a small ladle full of batter in each mold. Steam the Idli’s in a low flame for about 15-20min or until its cooked through. Carefully remove the Idli’s from the mold. Serve Moong Dal Idly hot with Sambar or Coconut Chutney. Enjoy !!!!!! *Notes: Add some cooked Rice into the Dal while you grind them, it will make Idli’s softer. While grinding for this Moong Dal Idly you need very less water comparing to other Idly recipes. So be careful while you add water. Moong Dal Idly is a great alternative food for diabetic patients to enjoy their favorite breakfast. Check how to make normal Idly. Continue reading >>

20 Healthy Idli Recipes For The Whole Family

20 Healthy Idli Recipes For The Whole Family

For anyone who has eaten idlis before, the very mention of the name will bring back memories of spongy white circles, steaming hot sambar and thick coconut chutney. I for one, would happily eat idlis every day for breakfast! But of course, normal people would want some variety, and that’s another great thing about idlis – they’re super versatile! You can mix any kind of ingredient to get a brand new idli recipe, while keeping it yummy and nutritious. So here are 20 healthy idli recipes for you to try, so you’re set for all the weekdays of the month! Poha is used across India in various forms, but this poha idli recipe from Hebbar’s Kitchen is one that unites everyone! Requiring no fermentation, you get soft, spongy idlis with a limited set of ingredients. 2. Vermicelli Idli Vermicelli upma is pretty common, but I’m not that used to vermicelli idlis. However, this recipe from Aromatic Essence looks absolutely gorgeous and is packed with flavor. Give your kids a pleasant surprise in their lunch box with these stuffed idlis from Dishes from My Kitchen! One bite and it will reveal a lovely potato masala stuffed inside – be sure of empty tiffins coming home! 4. Oats Idli We all know about the various benefits of oats, but let’s face it – plain old porridge can be really boring! Yummy Tummy Aarthi has an easy oats idli recipe that makes for a welcome change! 5. Quinoa Idli Quinoa is something that is yet to become popular in India. Being one of the few plant sources of complete protein, this is actually something that can help a vegetarian Indian diet! Try out this quinoa idli recipe from Padhu’s Kitchen – it’s easier than you think! 6. Rava Idli Skip the fried snacks at your child’s next party, and try these instant rava idlis instead. With a fun sm Continue reading >>

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