Chana Madra (Himanchali Chickpeas in Yogurt Sauce)

Chana Madra is a Himachali style curry where Chickpeas are cooked in a yoghurt sauce along with spices. Serve it with steamed rice for a perfect meal. Here is how to make it. Ingredients ▢1 cup Kabuli Chana ▢3 tbsp Ghee ▢¼ tsp Hing ▢1 tsp Cumin Seeds ▢3-4 Cloves (Crushed) ▢2 Black Cardamom (Crushed) ▢1 inch Cinnamon (Crushed) ▢2-3 Dry Red Chillies ▢2 cups Curd ▢2 tsp Maida (I add it to avoid separation of curd….

Zucchini Bread

This recipe makes a super moist and soft bread that is loaded with zucchini goodness. If the people in your house like banana bread they’re going to love this loaf! Ingredients  ▢2 cups All Purpose Flour ▢½ tsp Baking Soda ▢1 tsp Baking Powder ▢2 tsp Ground Cinnamon ▢1 cup Brown Sugar ▢½ cup Vegetable Oil ▢2 Eggs ▢2 tsp Vanilla Extract ▢1 cup Zucchini (grated) ▢½ cup Pecans (chopped – see notes) ▢½ cup Milk Instructions…

My Generation vs. Today’s Generation

                                                                        There are vast differences between my generation and my daughters’ generations. My daughters generation’s thinking is related to our nation as well as the whole…

Myths in India

Considering that the world is more connected and people are better informed than at any time in history, it is somewhat amazing that certain areas of the world are still surrounded by an air of mystery, myth, and misunderstanding. This is especially surprising considering India’s long cultural heritage, its place as one of the emerging…

Egg Fried Rice

A delicious, easy-to-make Asian-inspired dish for those who are always on the go. This egg fried rice recipe combines scrambled eggs, rice, green onions, peas and bean sprouts for a filling and satisfying meal that’s perfect for vegetarians. Ingredients 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 2 eggs 2 egg whites 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 cup…

Spicy Tofu Scrambler

A mixture of spices and veggies makes this vegan, protein-packed tofu scrambler a tasty breakfast alternative. You won’t even miss the eggs! Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped ¼ cup green bell pepper, chopped 1 cup firm tofu (choose less than 10% calcium) 1 teaspoon onion powder ¼ teaspoon garlic…

Dahi Batata Puri Chaat

The Dahi Batata Puri Chaat Recipe is a favorite street food specialty and is daily simple to make if you have all the ingredients ready. This batata puri chaat is a favorite street food of Mumbai, so much so that it has spread all over India and every chaat wala “Street Food Vendor” has his own version…

Best Exercises for People with Diabetes

If you have diabetes, exercise offers surprising benefits. Not only does it lower your stress levels, it may also lower your blood sugar level and may even reduce your insulin requirements. Try to make a habit of doing the following exercises on a regular basis.  They’ll give you the maximum benefits to help you manage your diabetes, and are relatively easy to fit in each day. …

Zucchini-Tomato Saute – Diabetes Recipe

So easy to make and double or triple if needed. Serve as the main meal with a salad and crusty bread, or as a side dish Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, sliced 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 pounds zucchini, peeled and cut into 1 inch thick slices 1 green bell pepper, chopped salt to…

Sugar Free Blueberry Coffee Cake

A fabulous blueberry coffee cake with a crumb topping. I replaced all the sugar with substitutes because I kept in mind that people who are suffering from diabetes can definitely enjoy this cake without any guilt. I have received all praise and ‘I can’t believe it is sugar free.’ It is wonderful anyways !! Ingredients…

Oven Fried Okra – Diabetes Recipe

A favorite recipe for all age groups, but primarily we want Diabetes patients to taste and see Ingredients 1 (16 ounce) package frozen cut okra butter flavored cooking spray ¼ cup yellow cornmeal ¼ cup panko bread crumbs ½ teaspoon garlic salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper (Optional) Directions Step 1. Preheat an oven to…

Fried Plantains – Diabetes Recipe

Crispy fried plantains. A plantain is a very firm banana. Serve as side dish with your meal or as appetizers. Ingredients 5 tablespoons oil for frying 1 green plantain 3 cups cold water salt to taste Directions Step 1. Peel the plantain and cut it into 1-inch chunks. Step 2. Heat the oil in a…

Rosemary Roasted Butternut Squash- Diabetes Recipe

Butternut squash is a staple in my house during the fall months. In this dish, the squash is roasted with fresh rosemary, garlic, and olive oil. Makes an outstanding side dish with pork, fish, and chicken. Ingredients 1 butternut squash, peeled and cubed 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped 2 tablespoons…

Chicken-Spinach Soup: Diabetes

A delicious soup option for all the non-vegetarians, this recipe includes juicy and succulent chicken balls, fresh and crunchy vegetables and more. This soup is wholesome, yet light on the stomach. A subtle tasting and low fat soup. The flavor is light and lemony. Its full of healthy veggies, light chicken balls and is filling to…

Chickpea Curry – Diabetes Recipe

We usually recommend preparing the beans at home, but using canned chickpeas allows for a fast, convenient dish. Ingredients 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 onions, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, finely chopped 6 whole cloves 2 (2 inch) sticks cinnamon, crushed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander salt…