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Ragi Flakes Poha(Recipe suitable for: Dialysis, Diabetics and CKD Stage 1-4)

Ingredients:  Ragi Flakes 1 cup (52g)Onion, medium, finely chopped 1 Green chillies, finely chopped ½ tsp Coriander, finely chopped 1 tsp Peanut 2 tsp (Optional) 1 tsp Mustard Seeds ½ tsp Curry leave 1 tsp sprigOil - or any choice of oil you prefer cooking (A sprig is a small stem with leaves on it which has been picked from a bush or plant, especially so that it can be used in cooking or as a decoration. 1 tsp Salt 1/8th tsp (A pinch)...

Faldhari Badam ki Barfi (Sugar free)

 A delicious festive treat, Faldhari badaam ki barfi has dehydrated fruits and nuts like almonds, pistachios and figs mixed with mawa to make this sugar-free mithai. You can serve this on festive occasions like Diwali and relish without worrying about health.  ngredients Of Faldhari Badam Ki Barfi (Sugar Free) 1 1/2 Cups mawa (crushed)1 cup dehydrated mix fruits, chopped1/2 cup mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios and figs), chopped1/4...

Two-In-One-Phirni (Sugar Free)

A classic creamy sweet pudding made with rice, milk, almonds, cardamom and a layer of pistas. Flavored with rose essence and minus the sugar, this recipe is just the right kick when you're craving something sweet. Phirni is a simple rice pudding which is made by boiling the milk slowly. This recipe has two layers - a pista layer and one flavored with rose essence. Ingredients Of Two-In-One Phirni (Sugar Free) 5 Cups skimmed milk60 gms rice...

Bikaneri wheat khichdi

Being diabetic doesn't mean that you must give up on good food. Perhaps, eating healthy does not mean eating dull. Here's a tasty, diabetes-friendly recipe that makes for a wholesome meal. KEY HIGHLIGHTS Diabetes occurs due to increase in the blood sugar count of body A diabetes diet usually includes foods that are low in carbohydrates, fats and calories Diabetes is a lifelong condition but can be controlled with a medications along with...

Caramelized carrots & onions – Diabetes

The perfect caramelized carrots to accompany any roast - try them alongside your Christmas turkey Ingredients 500g carrot, peeled and cut into long chunks50g butter1 tbsp olive oil8  red onions , peeled and quartered with root intact3  sprigs thyme1 tbsp soft brown sugar3 tbsp red wine1 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar Method STEP 1. Blanch carrots in a pan of boiling salted water for 3 mins, drain well, then pat dry. In a large pan,...

Palak Paneer Burji (Diabetes recipe)

Palak Paneer Bhurji is a healthy and delicious Indian dish made with spinach and scrambled paneer (Indian cottage cheese). This flavorful dish is very easy to cook and can be prepared in just a few minutes. To make this dish, finely chopped fresh palak (spinach) and freshly grated or crumbled paneer is cooked along with onions, tomatoes and a mild dose of Indian spices. This dish tastes best when using homemade paneer, since it crumbles...

Lemon Curry Chicken Salad

Ingredients ¼cup oil4tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed¼teaspoon ground ginger¼teaspoon curry powder⅛teaspoon garlic powder1½cups cooked diced chicken1½cups grapes, halved½cup sliced celery Directions In a large bowl, combine oil, lemonade concentrate and spices.Add remaining ingredients and toss lightly.Chill.

Oats (Savory Oatmeal)

Masala Oats is a savory oatmeal breakfast porridge cooked with lots of vegetables and aromatic Indian spices. A healthy & delicious vegan breakfast recipe for diabetes patients INGREDIENTS  ▢1 tablespoon ghee or oil use oil for vegan▢1 teaspoon cumin seeds ▢1 Green Chili Pepper diced, optional▢1 cup Onion diced▢1 teaspoon ginger grated▢1 teaspoon garlic...

Tomato Omlette with Paneer

Ingredients Besan: 1 cup (40g) Wheat flour: 2 tsp (10g) Rice flour: 2 tsp (10g) Onion, chopped: 1/3 wati (20g) Tomato, chopped: ¼ wati ( 10g) Salt: as per taste Turmeric powder: ¼ tsp Red chilli powder: ½ tsp Dhania powder: ¼ tsp Paneer: ¼ wati (10 g) for garnishing Oil: 2 tsp (10 ml) For green chutney: Coriander leaves: 2 tsp (10g) Green chilli paste: ¼ tsp Ginger paste: ¼ tsp Ground roasted jeera: pinch Salt: as per taste Directions...

Appam Balls with tofu

Ingredients Rawa: 1 Cup (50g) Curd: 2tsp (10g) Cabbage Carrot Capsicum Tofu (grated): ¼ wati (10g) Salt: as per taste Jeera: ½ tsp Oil: 1 tsp (5ml) Dal chutney powder: 1 tsp Directions Mix all the above ingredients, add 1 cup water to it and mix well. Now take an appam pan, grease it slightly with oil. Heat the pan and then add the batter in the grooves. Steam it for 5-7 mins and then flip the ball. Steam it again for 5 mins. Serve hot with...

Jowar Khichdi

Ingredients Jowar: 1/4th cup,Green peas:    French beans:  1 cupOnion: 1 smallTomato: 1 smallGarlic: 1 small Oil: 1 ½  tsp,Salt: as per tasteCumin seeds (Jeera): 1 tsp,Asafetida: 1/4th tsp,Turmeric powder: ½ tsp,Red chilli powder: ½ tsp,Coriander, chopped: for garnishing  Directions Soak jowar for 3 – 4 hours.Take oil in a pressure cooker, add cumin seeds, allow it to turn brown and then add asafoetida.Now add chopped garlic and...

Diet for Diabetes

What is diabetes? Diabetes refers to the condition in which there is either absence or inefficient response of hormone insulin in the body.  This leads to increased blood sugar. There are several factors that increase the risk of diabetes, including: Age above 45 years,Individuals who have first degree relatives with diabetes,Individuals with obesity,Individuals with sedentary lifestyle,Individuals with hypertension,Individuals having HDL...

Sweet Potato with White Chickpeas with Hummus

Yearning for a delicious dish to treat your taste buds on a weekend? Try this Sweet Potato with White Chickpeas and Hummus recipe, which is full of nutrition and fill your stomach as well while fulfilling your cravings. It's a mouth-watering one-pot meal that you can prepare for your loved ones any day. Do try it and us know in the comment box, if you liked it Ingredients 2 cup boiled, soaked overnight chickpeas2 tablespoon lemon juice5...

Green Moong and Yellow Moong Dal Recipe

Kerala Cherupayar Curry Recipe (Green Moong and Yellow Moong Dal Recipe) is a comforting dal made from a blend of green mung bean and yellow mung bean lentil. The curry is made with simple flavors and the addition of coconut oil in the dal lifts the whole flavor of the dish. Mung Beans are a high source of fiber, protein and antioxidants. As it has the high nutrient intensity it will be really helpful for fighting diseases like diabetes and...

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. ...